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Senior Merchandiser - NSW

Date: 21-Sep-2022

Location: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, AU, 2127

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

About our Role:


Are you ready to start your sales career with one of Australia’s largest food manufacturers? 


We have a great opportunity to join our Commercial division as a Merchandiser (known internally as a Sales Support Representative). Based in North/Inner West Sydney and reporting to our Retail Field Manager - NSW, this is a permanent, part-time position. This is a varied role, where you will take responsibility for the distribution, shelf management, promotion, and presentation of our range of known and trusted household products. 


In addition, this role will include evaluating ongoing sales performance within your territory. There will be a strong coaching component, including leading and directing a team of Merchandisers.


Working weekdays, this part-time position will require you to work 35 hours per week with flexibility around start and finish times. You will be responsible for Grocery and Independent stores across North/Inner West, including Chatswood, Neutral Bay, Crows Nest, Lane Cove, Leichardt and Marrickville.

What you will do:


  • Build strong ongoing relationship with our customers
  • Provide appropriate services to meet objectives of both Simplot Australia and our customers
  • Build and maintain displays
  • Ensure all Simplot products are presented with correct facings and in the best possible position
  • Coaching and mentoring a team of SSR’s (taking on a leadership role)
  • Review and implementation of store planograms and layouts
  • Ensure sales and field plans are executed in each store
  • Achieve Territory Key Performance Indicators and field drive incentives

What we can provide:


  • A flexible, family-friendly culture
  • Simplot Australia branded clothing
  • All the tools required to enable your creativity when building displays with point of sale
  • Learning and development programs
  • The opportunity to progress your career
  • Extra incentives to reward your performance, such as?
  • An allowance of $0.91c per kilometre travelled on your return trip from home

About you:


Candidates with a background or degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or Finance, or who are currently studying, are welcome to apply.


Previous Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) merchandising experience would be highly beneficial (but not essential), as is the desire and motivation to succeed in the FMCG industry. This is the perfect opportunity if you are studying and looking for a role to complement your timetable, that may also accelerate your career within sales and marketing. You may have lead or managed a team. 


You will be energetic, driven, and enthusiastic, with the ability to build lasting relationships. You will have exceptional planning skills and importantly enjoy working within a highly motivated Sales Team.


You will need a current driver's license and have a roadworthy vehicle.

Culture and Benefits:


At Simplot, we are fueled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected, and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

Job Requisition ID: 10070 

Travel Required: Up to 100% 

Location(s): Office - Sydney Olympic Park 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at