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Careers at Dolce & Gourmando

In-store and Web Sales Merchandising Associate

Objective of the position:
Maximize the sales productivity of retail brick-and-mortar and eCommerce through improved merchandising

Duties:
• Conceptualize, design and plan seasonal merchandising strategies for window and creative in-store displays, as well as for online store that enhance the brand
• Execute product merchandising across physical locations as well as on-line, in order to increase traffic in the store, to enhance customer experience and to improve sales
• Improve digital experience in order to create effective layouts for various product groups and content
• Collaborate with staff and management on end-to-end processes from buying and product selection to merchandise placement
• Assist in the planning and ordering of inventory and communicate with suppliers
• Interact with customers and build direct client relationships
• Ensure an excellent client experience by maintaining a positive and pleasant in-store environment that resonates with target clientele

Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interact with clients and supplies in a consistently personable manner
• Strong understanding of creative merchandising and artistic flair
• Ability to work independently and produce high-quality work
• Ability to proactively initiate corrective action without being prompted
• Effective collaboration skills and team-player
• High level of initiative and attention to detail
• Passionate about specialty foods

Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in retail
• Visual Merchandising course/diploma preferred, and/or proven experience in creative visual and digital merchandising
• Understanding of the high-end food and giftware retail markets and experience in servicing these markets
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop required
• Have valid driver’s license
• Experience with google analytical tools and knowledge of eCommerce practices

What Dolce & Gourmando provides:
• A collaborative and entrepreneurial culture
• A dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere
• A compensation package commensurate with your skills and experience
• A fun & flexible work hours and environment

This position is currently a 4 day per week and will get to full time by the end of the year.
Please, no phone calls, send your resume to HR@dolcegourmando.com
Posting Date: April 20, 2016

About Dolce & Gourmando Inc.
Dolce & Gourmando is a Specialty Food, Gifts and Gift Baskets retailer and operates from 3 locations; On Bayview (at Davisville), inside McEwan Foods at shops at Don Mills, and McEwan at TD Centre.  Dolce and Gourmando Inc. also operates through eCommerce, eCommerce Marketplace and is a Drop Ship Merchant throughout North America