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Requisition Number 18-0061
Post Date 5/21/2018
Title Floral Merchandiser/Floral Assistant
City North Haven
State CT
Description Position Overview:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: System file maintenance, purchase order maintenance, order guide maintenance and creation, cost changes, distributions, order entry, running reports, and communications with the customer and vendor base. Candidate must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and have a strong working knowledge of plant, cut flower, bouquet, and outdoor garden categories. Travel to retail locations & industry events as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide effective merchandising guidelines for retail stores that provide the customer with a point of difference
• Understand and develop a complete working knowledge of the business systems required to be proficient in the job role of merchandiser – promote Bozzuto’s Floral programs to develop and improve warehouse sales
• Provide a category analysis of product positioning, assortment, and tiers as needed throughout floral department. Provide specific recommendations on assortment needs for cut flowers, bouquets, plants and outdoor garden materials.
• Develop plans to resolve excess waste and shrink through retail system, both from the procurement side and the retail side through inventory management plans, display plans, production plans, sanitation and preparation plans, etc.
• Receive and enter orders from high priority customers
• Submit orders to vendors and file those orders
• Compile weekly/seasonal floral selections and create order guides with the information provided
• Communicate weekly availabilities to chain accounts as well as information on booked orders
• Visit independent accounts to train floral/produce personnel on merchandising as well as care and handling procedures
• Attend Bozzuto’s functions and industry events as needed
• Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email
• Coordinate agendas, make arrangements and set up/coordinate meetings and conferences as needed
• Support staff in assigned project based work
• Performs other functions including making photocopies, data entry, faxing, mailing and other duties as assigned
• Handle all account related inquiries, and problems with final solutions
• Walk warehouse & work in cold conditions when needed
• To be cross trained to assist rest of perishable department
• Professional and productive daily interaction with retail and internal community
• Ability to learn and use fluently the AS400 and WIMS systems are required
• Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities in a professional and timely manner
• Ability to work closely with all levels within various departments
• Responsible for tracking inbound floral loads as needed
• Act as backup and support as needed for Floral Category Manager
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements Education/Experience Required:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• 5 years of retail or wholesale floral experience
• Floral experience with a working knowledge of plant, cut flower, bouquet, and outdoor garden materials
• Mass market merchandising skills with the ability to travel
• Positive attitude with a drive to be the best
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to be flexible and reassess priorities on a whim to get the job done
• Strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Work in a refrigerated environment
• Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work under minimal guidance
• Must be deadline sensitive
• Sales skills and customer service skills are required along with working knowledge of retail floral business, which must include good business aptitude relating to pricing and margins

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
• Standing/Walking, Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling, Lifting/Pushing/Pulling up to 30 pounds,
• Working in a cooler with temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit
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Bozzuto’s Inc. | 275 Schoolhouse Road | Cheshire, CT 06410 | 203. 272.3511