The Hershey Company Hershey's Part-Time Territory Sales Associate (Bakersfield, CA) in California
*Summary:* Location: Bakersfield, CA Flexible Schedules Available * To be considered for this role, candidates must reside in or be willing to commute to: Bakersfield, CA or within 15 miles of this location. * This is a remote position; candidates must be comfortable traveling to each of these zip codes and store locations: *Bakersfield, Shafter and Wasco. This position will require you to drive your personal vehicle 60 miles per day in your assigned territory. Mileage may vary depending on where you live in comparison to the territory. No car allowance is provided; however, mileage for travel will be reimbursed at 62 cents per mile. A Part-Time role as a Territory Sales Associate (TSA) is a great way for a relationship-oriented person to flex their selling skills while representing some of the biggest and most exciting brands in America! Our TSAs will sell and insure best in class merchandising to include building displays, increasing distribution of our top selling items, and replenishing permanent secondary displays. * Work Schedule This position is considered “Continuous Part-Time” working 20-25 hours per week. On average, a TSA will visit between 6-10+ accounts per day. This role offers flexible work schedules based on personal needs, territory needs and being present in stores when key decision makers are available. Your workday should overlap the core hours of 6:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise required by business needs. A TSA earns an hourly wage plus an annual cash bonus, 401k, and paid vacation. _ Major Duties & Responsibilities_ * Sell and maintain 100% distribution of all “authorized” Hershey Items in assigned territory. Ensuring flawless retail execution of Headquarter Sales and Merchandising Plans (Retail Execution Plan) with various retailers. * Achieve all merchandising objectives through the effective use of Permanent Secondary Displays and other display vehicles established within the Retail Execution Plan. * Reporting of weekly activity, expenses, account changes, promotions and all administrative functions within assigned territory. * Reporting of Daily activities through the use of tablets, submitting upon completion of each day. * Responsible for Sales Territory - Varies due to territory size, number of retailers, and location. _ Job Requirements Needed:_ * Must have a valid US state issued driver’s license * Must have a personal vehicle in sound operating condition * Must maintain personal auto insurance indicating minimum coverage of $100,000 per person / $100,000 per accident / $100,000 property damage. The policy must permit business use. * Must reside or be willing to commute within the territory boundaries as listed in the job description * Must be able to drive long distances to make multiple sales calls on a daily basis * Must be able to lift 10-40 lbs. on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodations * Must be able to bend, kneel, stoop down and demonstrate manual dexterity on a frequent basis with or without reasonable accommodations * Must be able to use tablet technology * Must have daily access to wireless internet * Must have flexibility and adaptability to changes in territory coverage * Availability to work 20-25 hours per week * Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent * Experience: 3-4 years food merchandising is preferred but not required So, what do you say? Would you like to represent fun brands like Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Twizzlers and Jolly Ranchers in your spare time? If so…apply today! We’d love to hear from you! 2/2023 The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center (email@example.com).