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Current Available Positions:

National Sales Support Coordinator
Senior Product Merchant
Accounts Receivable Specialist

National Sales Support Coordinator

Position Summary (Sales Support):

The National Sales Support Coordinator’s focus will be to support all levels of a national customer account, side by side with the Account Manager. This position is responsible for reporting, analysis, maintenance of customer accounts, compliance, quotes and price-list. This role will also confirm all orders and shipments are scheduled to ship on time.

Position Responsibilities (Sales Support):

  • Provide timely response to customer inquiries
  • Monitor progress of accounts to ensure 100% compliance
  • Must be able to understand all costs/margins involved in each account
  • Review and confirm purchase orders against quotes
  • Process new orders using Excel/Word or customer portals
  • Work with Purchasing to insure items are setup properly
  • Work with Quality Assurance to arrange testing
  • Monitor shipments to ensure timely delivery
  • Assist account manager in preparing presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements (Sales Support):

  • It’s all in the details so bring a keen eye to your work
  • Ability to work and adjust to a crazy fast-paced environment
  • Passion for leading/inspiring cooperation and collaboration
  • A self-motivated, self-starter
  • A high sense of urgency and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work with customers, internal and external
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Proactive and resourceful in getting the answers needed

Click the following link to apply for the National Sales Support position: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/3E30CC.

Senior Product Merchant

Position Summary (Sr. Product Merchant):

The successful candidate will be responsible for all duties related to new item design and development, achieving wholesale profit objectives, inventory management and sales strategy execution for key product lines sold to Gerson’s independent customer base and national retail chains. This key position’s primary responsibilities are the profitable management of the Everlasting Glow&reg LED Candles and Lanterns product category and Garden Meadow&reg solar product line.
The Sr. Product Merchant role has direct responsibility for launching products that maximize sales while minimizing financial risk. This role partners with Gerson’s in-house Design Team, overseas factories and Key Account Sales Team to develop new product concepts and provide both the strategic vision and analytical sales perspective for the managed product lines. The Sr. Product Merchant represents the managed product lines and assists in all aspects to execute the Company’s vision to get it to market on time, on budget and in focus for the target customers/markets. This position reports directly to the Company’s CEO.

Position Responsibilities (Sr. Product Merchant):

  • Directly responsible for the product line composition, design and development for The Gerson Companies’ Everlasting Glow&reg Candles & Lanterns, and Garden Meadow&reg proprietary product lines. Must be able to quickly understand the vision and target customer for each of the existing product lines, and create new item and product line additions and extensions.
  • Directly responsible for sourcing all of the new products designed. Sourcing includes working with the existing overseas factories and also finding and qualifying new factory sources.
  • Work with Executive Team to set and maintain product wholesale pricing according to established gross profit margin targets for each of the product lines.
  • Work with product vendors to create a finished product sample of new items and provide final sign off and approval.
  • Directly responsible to maintain product quality standards for each product line.
  • Ensure new product samples are ordered as needed. Ensure samples are produced correctly and delivered on time.
  • Work with the Creative Department on catalog design and layout.
  • Work with staff on showroom setups including schedule planning, showroom presentation layout, and showroom setup.
  • Travel to attend trade shows, to meet with customers, sales team, as well as, walk the trade shows looking for new product trends, product ideas and product inspiration.
  • Continually research the retail market and other on line shopping venues looking for product ideas, trends and new product opportunities, including retail comparison shopping.
  • Work with sales team, as needed, on key account presentations to help gain new business as well as grow existing accounts. Experience presenting to key accounts required.
  • Manage the assigned product line’s inventory.

Qualification Requirements (Sr. Product Merchant):

  • Five years minimum experience souring products, traveling to China/Southeast Asia
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 10+ years’ retail experience in one or more of the following areas: merchandise planning, allocation, inventory management, or home décor product design
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to translate product ideas to graphic designer(s) for creating production-ready product drawings
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to identify trends
  • Attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency, strong time management skills
  • Strong communication and team collaboration skills
  • Ability to travel 40% of the time, and at least 5 years’ experience working with factories abroad
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes required to produce wax, plastic, LED and metal products is a plus

Click the following link to apply for the Senior Product Merchant position: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/3E30CC.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Position Summary (Accounts Receivable):

We are seeking a Accounts Receivable Specialist to post customer payments by recording cash, checks, wire, and credit card transactions. This position must maintain positive business relationships while handling collection issues, processing refunds, resolving discrepancies, and short payments.

Position Responsibilities (Accounts Receivable):

  • Manages and maintains customer accounts
  • Makes a combination of customer service and/or collection type calls to customers
  • Investigates short payment or claims issues
  • Takes the appropriate escalation action when needed
  • Partners with the appropriate personnel in Sales, Sales Support, Distribution, and Accounting to resolve customer issues
  • Ensures completion of account reconciliation
  • Validates billing accuracy
  • Prepares reports or analysis on a monthly basis
  • Provide above and beyond customer service
  • Enters payment information into the system
  • Prepares bank deposit
  • Multi-tasking using multiple screens
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements (Accounts Receivable):

  • Accounts Receivable experience with business to business customers
  • Ability to run circles around the computer; proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel is a must
  • It’s all in the details so bring a keen eye to your work
  • Bring your type, type, typing skills
  • Above average communication skills both verbal and written
  • A self-motivated, self-starter
  • A high sense of urgency and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work with customers, internal and external
  • Team player promotes team atmosphere, collaborate with others and shares best practices

Click the following link to apply for the Accounts Receivable Specialist position: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/3E30CC.

To apply for any position within The Gerson Companies, please visit the
following hyperlink and complete the survey:  https://www.cindexinc.com/c/3E30CC.


Important Dates:

Olathe Showroom Opens (Fall/Holiday):
December 4, 2017
Atlanta Market:
January 9th - 16th, 2018
Dallas Market:
January 17th - 23rd, 2018
Olathe Open House:
January 26th - 29th, 2018
Las Vegas Market:
January 28th - February 1st, 2018
GIL Fall/Order 2018 Order Deadline:
February 16, 2018