Merchandiser – Des Moines

Atlantic Bottling Co.

Des Moines, IA

Job Details

Level:    Entry
Job Location:    Des Moines Branch - Des Moines, IA
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Shift:    1st Shift


Overview/Function: The Merchandiser plays a key role in the sales process of Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company products. They visit customer locations setting out product, rotating new product, and install and maintain point-of-sale displays. Schedule is a 4/10 schedule. Work week will involve 3 weekdays & 1 weekend day.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Follow Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling’s merchandising standards and sales campaign diagrams.
  • Set out and rotate products to make visually appealing to consumers and to positively reflect the company and iconic Coca-Cola brand image.
  • Act as corporate liaison for sales team and ensure professional contact with customers, while maintaining a clean and neat appearance at all times.
  • Follow proper rotation procedure for all product areas (i.e. shelving, coolers, displays and back-stock).
  • Install and maintain point of sale items such as: discount coupons, channel price tags, display headers, pole signs, static clings, etc.
  • Assist Account Manager with price-management issues.
  • Communicate timely to the sales/account manager and/or supervisor any account issues or potential opportunities.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area while ensuring a safe environment for themselves, customers, and consumers. Keep back stock area organized, clean, and condensed per company and customer standards.
  • Regularly perform minor as-needed maintenance on displays, and report escalated repairs to Merchandising Supervisor.
  • Other duties as required.


Experience & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent team-player
  • Customer-focused with the ability to positively and effectively interact with customers is essential
  • Ability to make frequent visits to multiple customer sites each day
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze and effectively solve on-site problems, while under potentially stressful situations
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to varying situations
  • Regular, consistent attendance is an essential job function


  • The role will travel to various customer sites, as a result each environment will vary.
  • This position is very active and requires regular standing, walking, twisting, grasping, reaching, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, sitting, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climb stairs. The employee may frequently lift and/or move items over 55 lbs.  Some manual finger, hand, and arm dexterity, and to potentially work around cramped and tight spaces will be needed. 
  • Extensive regional day travel is required with this role.
  • The role is considered a safety sensitive position.

Note: No posting can contain a fully comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required in this role.  Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company offers a dynamic, ever-changing environment requiring flexibility and a willing, team-based attitude.  Some duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

To ensure the safety of our employees, our customers, and our products, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company offers a drug-free workplace.  Employees are subject to pre-employment/post-offer drug and random drug testing.