In my position I set Books to a planogram and pull books for the client to return. I also manage remote employees.
There was no learning curve. POG’s are pictures of books and I already am familiar with most merchandising apps.
Management is great if you have the right one. Their are stores in MN, SD, and IA that are sending complaints because they are not being serviced appropriately and it just remains the same. They also keep rearranging territories.
Culture is good. Most stores understand that they profit from allowing vendors to do their job. If the products not out it can’t be bought. I am getting tired of hearing complaints about stores that are not in my area, but are the same chain. They believe I can fix it when all I can do is report it.
Hardest part is the constant bending and being on your knees. You place books on the bottom shelf to five feet high.
I enjoy seeing books that are organized and set correctly instead just “get the books out”! If you keep up with your POG on a weekly basis it takes a lot less time on your weekly visits.
The reason I do not agree with the CEO is because their is an apparent problem and nothing is being done.
There are some good managers
Need a new district manager and corporate will not listen.