Merchandiser & Counselor-1 in Pickering at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

Join the #1 Lawn and Garden Company in the World! The grass is greener on our side! 

Do you enjoy hands-on, physical work and being outdoors? 

Do you want a job that keeps you busy, physically fit and challenged creatively?

Do you want to work for a tier-1 Consumer Packaged Goods company?

Do you want to have the winter months off for travel/leisure/school? 

Do you have previous merchandising and/or retail experience and are you willing to learn?

Do you have a passion for gardening/horticulture and/or lawn care?

If any of the above sound like you and you are interested in learning more, then we'd love to chat with you! 

As a Merchandiser Counselor you will be merchandising in the Seasonal/Garden Centre departments of Home Depots located in Pickering and Ajax. Candidates must live within a reasonable distance to stores in assigned area.

This a contract position with a start date of approximately March 15th, 2021 and ending end of August 2021. There is however a high probability of extension into September-November if budget allows.

Below are the type of hours you can expect per week per month:

8-16 hours (March-April)

24-30 hours ( May- June) with hours diminishing through July to November.

Typical weekday shift is 8am - 4p with some flexibility

Weekend merchandising shifts are required (Saturdays 9am-4pm) from late April to Early June.

Hourly wage: $17/hr


Key Work Performed

  • Merchandise Scotts products including: restocking shelves, racks, and displays; cleaning and facing product; repairing or removing damaged items, etc. 

  • Drive in-store sales in conjunction with Scotts Sales Manager

  • Assemble fixtures and displays in-store. 

  • Install and maintain point of purchase materials. 

  • Provide recommendations and product knowledge to both consumers and retail customer associates.

  • Provide consumer counselling sessions including lawn and garden educational clinics, promotional events and in-aisle consumer education as needed. 

Job Specifications (Minimum Requirements)

Skill Factors (education, experience, communication, technical, etc.)

  • Strong initiative, self-directed and able to work independently with little supervision 

  • Reliable  

  • Good organization and planning skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills due to interaction with retail partners and customers, selling

  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English (fluency in French required for some territories) 

  • Basic computer skills 

Effort Factors (physical and mental demands)

  • Must be able to lift up to 20kg, push and pull up to 54 kg with assistance on a regular basis

Working Conditions

  • Early morning, evening and weekend work may be necessary

  • Ability to travel locally by car as needed

  • Works in "big box" retail stores with natural and artificial light exposure; forklifts and/or similar machinery is present

  • Will be exposed to changes in temperatures and humidity including indoor/outdoor working conditions

A few other things we’ll expect from you: 

  • Current valid Driver's License, Driver's Abstract/Record which meets Company Criteria

  • Must have full access to a car during work hrs (mileage reimbursed)

  • Must have access to a computer with high speed internet and printing capabilities

  • Must have daily use of a cell phone

  • Must have Steel Toe boots/shoes

THIS IS NOT AN EXCLUSIVE OR EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DEMANDS THAT AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS JOB MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM FROM TIME TO TIME.

#SMGLO

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer.

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.