Graduate Trainee – Field Merchandiser at TOTAL May, 2021

Job Description

The Field Merchandiser is in charge of several shops and will work in conjunction with the Network Sales Teams, and the Category Manager. He/She optimizes sales and margins for each shop thanks to actions on products, merchandising, promotion and prices.

  • He/she is in charge of the installation of SFS concepts (Shops, Products Order, Meal Service, Maintenance)
  • He/she is responsible for the implementation of Product Offer, Merchandising Plans in the shop (defined by Category manager of SFS Manager). He must ensure the follow-up of these actions in shops
  • He/she is responsible for the implementation of communication tools, highlighting products, promotions in shop.
  • He/she must follow figures within his perimeter of stations: turnover, margin, stocks, shrinkage, prices…
  • He/she must forwards information to SFS Manager and to Territory Managers about anomalies in shops and implements remedial actions and about potential changes in shop.
  • He/she analyzes the competition and the stations’ trading areas so as to be able to locally optimize the SFS offerings (range, merchandising, promotion…)
  • He/she optimizes with Station Managers and Territory Managers the management of stocks in the shops
  • He/she complies with HSEQ rules and regulations (e.g. respecting hygiene procedures, the cold chain etc.)

Context and environment

  • The SFS revenue is becoming a major lever for improving the Network’s results.
  • Highly competitive environment
  • Frequent travel to stations countrywide
  • Acquisition of GAPCO by TOTAL: need to reinforce SFS team

Candidate profile

  • Bachelors Degree (minimum)
  • Good knowledge of the Network or experience in distribution of FMCG in supermarkets.
  • Autonomy, feeling for organization, training skills.
  • Analytical skills and ability to see the overall picture. Concern for economic performance.
  • Basic level business acumen
  • Creativity