Smithfield Foods

Job ID
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.  Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


The Merchandiser Supervisor's primary function is to independently supervise, merchandise, and stock products at various customer sites in accordance with specifications; improve shelf positioning and increase product display space.  This position maintains all Point-of-Sales materials and utilizes current flavor schematics for all products. Follows established route lists, keeps route materials up to date and demonstrates sound safety practices. Provides supervision with responsiblity for training, leading and managing an assigned team of merchandisers to maintain presentation standards for all products in accordance with mutually agreed upon customer standards. In addition, this position is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and communicating support activities for the team to achieve budgeted sales and profit objectives and may assist with staffing needs. 

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Provides Merchandising and retail support for all accounts. Executes store sets; works with warehouses for product placement.
  • Maintains all Point-of-Sales material.
  • Ensures all retail stores have the proper Smithfield and Private Label items on the shelves in order to increase product distribution.
  • Assists with promotions and executing advertising campaigns.
  • Develops relationships at store, wholesale and manufacturing levels.
  • Utilizes market data (rankings, sales trends, etc.) to improve placement and retail support.
  • Coordinates demos and training to incorporate product knowledge, merchandising and food safety, as necessary.
  • Provides training, guidance and supervision to other Store Merchandisers.
  • Schedules assigned Store Merchandisers to accomplish account objectives in support of merchandising and presentation standards.
  • Trains, evaluates and mentors staff for positive and sustainable performance in accordance with the highest of Kretschmar standards providing consistent feedback to both assigned sales merchandisers and sales management.
  • Communicates opportunities and successes observed in the field with recommendations for ongoing improvement in all facets and activities in support of sales and profit objectives. 
  • Works as a lead of special projects or programs that are important to merchandising focus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Business or related field and 3+ years experience in Sales; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word and Sales software.
  • Planning, organization, and execution skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Customer service and organizational skills
  • Current driver’s license and clean record, required.
  • Ability to travel in market 100% of the time. Ability to travel outside of market up to 40% of the time.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and guidance to staff of Merchandising Specialists .
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Corporate working environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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