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Sr Merchandise Handler

Beresford, South Dakota

Job ID 10784363 Salary Job Type Full-time Date posted 02/04/2019


Primary Objective & Scope of Position:
This position is responsible for performing duties associated with merchandise movement: storing, moving, and distributing product. Lead by example and provide some training to other employees.
Essential Functions and Accountabilities:
Merchandise Movement
  • Move and condense merchandise within locations to ensure space efficiency.
  • Store Operations Only: Move merchandise to and from show floor; display or rewrap for storage, delivery, customer pickup or shipment.
  • Use Warehouse Management System AND/OR Point of Sale System to manage flow.
  • Ensure accuracy on customer orders and system records
  • Incoming: unload, identify, inspect, tag, and receive. Outgoing: unpack, inspect, assemble and wrap to ensure unblemished arrival.


  • Lead by example. Provide some training to other employees.

Customer Service

  • Communicate professionally with customers, colleagues, vendors. Ensure inventory accuracy by resolving discrepancies; keep management informed on inventory.


  • Lean practices. All other duties as directed by supervisor including working a different schedule or in a different location. Grounds and building maintenance; lighting assistance.


  • Adheres to safety policies and practices and consistently models safe behaviors and risk reduction procedures. Avoid damage to equipment/merchandise through proper handling, operating, and maintenance of equipment. Follow pre-established guidelines and manufacturers specifications. Maintain a safe, organized facility. Abide by company rules and expectations.

Non-Essential Functions

Maintains a safe and insurable driving record that will allow for driving on company business.


Knowledge & Education Requirements:
High school diploma or GED (or currently working towards). Basic math. Knowledge of tools and hardware components and product assembly. A valid driver's license is required. Basic computer knowledge is required. POS knowledge desirable.
Physical Demands/Work Environment/Equipment:
Regularly lift and/or move up to 75 lbs. and occasionally up to 200 lbs. Stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb (ladder), balance, turn around, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend at the knees. Extensive walking on concrete floor. Near and farsighted vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; talk, hear. Regularly extended hours of more than 8 hour shift. May be excessive noise levels at times from trucks and equipment. In some markets, moving between buildings is required. Exposure to facility, lawn, and product chemicals. Exposure to inclement weather. Use bedding carts, pallet jack, dock plates, compactors, navigational device, 2-wheeled dolly, hand & power tools, computer, multi-function device, calculator, telephone.

Reasoning Ability/Mental Effort:

Organization: Ability to prioritize and apply time management to meet short and long-term projects and objectives.

Problem Solving: Ability to evaluate variables and apply solutions.

Math skills: Ability to construct benchmarks, measurements, basic percentages, fractions, or ratios

Analytical: Quickly analyze, create and interpret complex issues or statistics and provide timely resolution

Key Competencies:

Communication: Effectively present ideas and information to a wide range of audiences in written and verbal formats and to influence and advance decisions and organizational objectives.

Individual Characteristics: Lead with honesty and integrity. Treat others with love, dignity and respect. Personal excellence

Judgment/Discernment: Ability to assess situations and use discretion to resolve while protecting brand and minimizing risk.

Leadership: Strategic planning -- Balance of daily work pace and improvement initiatives -- Teach and model

Organizational: First time quality- Elimination of waste - Lean concepts -- Community involvement -- Profitability -- Project management.

Team Building: Collaboration -- Focus on plan -- Work standardization -- metrics for decisions and benchmarking.

Additional Description

EEOC Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Information on race, gender and national origin will only be used for statistical and recordkeeping purposes, and will not be used in making any employment decisions. All information provided will be kept separate from your expression of interest. Providing this information is strictly voluntary, and you will not be subjected to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not to provide this information. If you do not choose to answer these questions, we ask that you select "Decline to Identify" for each question. Thank you for your voluntary cooperation.

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