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Merchandiser (Southern CA)

FOLSOM, CA, US, 95630

<span 10pt="">At Gourmet Garden (a wholly owned subsidiary of McCormick & Company), we<span 10pt=""> are passionate about making fresh herbs and spices easy for everyday  cooking. Our product is Australian grown, unique, and is exported around the world including the United States, Canada, Asia, the UK and Europe. We<span 10pt=""> have over 200 employees globally, with over half located at our<span 10pt=""> manufacturing facility in Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Gourmet Garden (a wholly owned subsidiary of McCormick & Company), is seeking a full-time Merchandiser on the North America Consumer Sales Team.  This new hire will work in the field, and support the Southern California / Downey / Pomona / Anaheim region.



This Merchandiser (Full-Time/hourly) will be focused on servicing Retail Supermarkets, to increase sales of the Gourmet Garden range.  Mechandiser will serve as Brand Ambassadors, assisting Product Departments in merchandising Gourmet Garden stock, addressing out of stocks with suggested orders, manage out of code product and educate department staff on the features and benefits of the Gourmet Garden range.  The role of Territory Representative will allow the teams to focus on and increase sales in all banners while providing our in-store Produce Departments with the highest quality of customer service. 



  1. Shelf Presentation - In Store Presence.
  • All authorized items available in each banner at all times per Planogram
  • All shelf ticketing (UPTs) in place
  • Display and POS materials clean and in good working order
  • Attention to “Best Before” date via rotation of stock (FIFO-first in first out), use of IRC (instant rebate coupon) as authorized.  
  • Support promotional activity in place where required and executed effectively at store level; communication with Produce Department and customers


  1. Order Generation – No Out of Stocks
  • Territory Representatives will work in tandem with Produce Manager/department assisting them in ordering product. 
  • Will prepare a suggested order using the one step order pad or scan sheet; will check back room/coolers for stock and refill as necessary
  • Develop trust and integrity with the Product Department; serve as the order liaison with the goal of having the full range of authorized items available in all banners for customer purchase


  1. Territory Sales/Marketing Opportunities
  • Identify and implement store level opportunities for increased sales in all banners
  • Incorporate and communicate core marketing messages that resonate with Produce Departments to serve their needs in the fresh herb category
  • Be the trusted representative that surpasses the Produce Department expectations for service, knowledge and presentation
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal Sales team on Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats in territory via SWOT Analysis
  • Participate in Regional/National shows as requested and as reasonable
  • Assist in Blitzes to assigned accounts when requested and as reasonable


  1. Administrative Responsibilities


  • Develop efficient and time effective territory routing
  • Record daily calls with appropriate before and after photograph
  • Submit all field activity prior to the 15th and 30th of each month
  • Prepare and submit accurate and compliant expense report
  • Check email upon commencing day in the field and respond to email in a timely manner
  • Participate in regularly scheduled calls or meetings



  • Proven and successful track record in retail or merchandising environment.
  • Experience communicating with store management and associates and building positive relationships.
  • Prior success in meeting performance goals within a structured environment.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Must be at least 18 years or older and eligible to work for any employer in the U.S. without sponsorship, for U.S.-based positions.
  • 24 hour/7 days a week computer access for online reporting systems.
  • Strong computer skills utilizing the Internet, email and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Independent, self-motivated and organized.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work a flexible Monday thru Friday daytime schedule.
  • Access to reliable daily transportation to travel within your territory.
  • High school graduate.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and car insurance with the STATE REQUIRED MINIMUM coverage.


Gourmet Garden is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


First consideration will be given to employees who have been displaced from their jobs for positions with the same grade or lower.  If there are no qualified candidates, all other employees will then be considered.  No displaced employee will receive preferential consideration for a promotional opportunity.

McCormick may recruit external candidates concurrently in order to expedite the recruitment process.  Qualified internal candidates submitting bids within the first ten (10) days of the job being posted will be considered before external candidates.  Internal bids received after the tenth (10th) day will be considered along with external candidates.  It is the policy of McCormick and Company to select and promote for all positions without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento