• Merchandizer Opportunity

Position: Merchandizer (Full-time)

Application Deadline: 7th June 2024

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Java House is excited to announce an opening for a Merchandizer to join our dynamic team. We are looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to ensure the optimal presentation and availability of our products in supermarkets.

Primary Purpose and Scope of the Job:

  • Achieve the budgeted sales volume through effective maintenance of allocated shelf space in supermarkets.
  • Ensure Java SKU’s are available, tidy, and replenished on time.
  • Manage in-store product sampling and promotions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain presentable and well-stocked shelf space for all listed Java retail products.
  • Ensure Java house SKU’s are correctly priced with properly marked shelf labels.
  • Initiate orders with shelf stockers and arrange for replenishment through the procurement team.
  • Monitor slow-moving SKU’s and advise the Sales Supervisor.
  • Check for short expiries and inform the Category Manager and Sales Supervisor for solutions.
  • Facilitate inter-branch stock transfers for key accounts.
  • Collect market intelligence on competitors’ activities.
  • Conduct planned sales and in-store promotions.
  • Report customer feedback and needs to the Sales Supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Present a weekly status report on sales, shelf conditions, slow stocks, and LPO turnover rates.
  • Maintain stores, sets, testers, merchandising units, displays, and product literature.
  • Assist in sales payments collection for the accounts/routes attended.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure allocated retail space is well-stocked and maintained.
  • Maintain 95% stocking of retail space with 100% agreed shelf space.
  • Raise orders and LPO’s in good time to prevent stockouts.
  • Ensure no Java SKU’s are out of stock at any time.
  • Monitor and advise on short expiries and slow-moving SKU’s.
  • Coordinate product sampling and promotions within allocated stores.

Performance Indicators:

  • Execute promotions at a 90-100% rate, aiming for at least 15% growth in sales for promoted items.
  • Keep daily activity reports updated for the supervisor.
  • Provide prompt reporting and escalate urgent matters via phone call.

Core Competencies:


  • 1+ year of retail merchandising experience within the beverage industry.
  • Experience interacting directly with retailers and shelf-line teams.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and great follow-up skills.
  • Knowledge of allocated territory/accounts.
  • Good communication and strong organizational skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the assigned geography.
  • Customer influence with a proven record in delivering visible results.
  • Passionate about growing brands, persuasive with ideas and opinions.
  • Customer-focused, enjoys meeting new people and learning about their businesses.
  • Results-driven and able to find solutions to achieve objectives.


  • Diploma in business, sales, or marketing, or a certificate in sales and marketing.
  • Basic coffee knowledge.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Self-motivated, driven achiever able to implement both formal and informal KPIs.
  • Uses extensive merchandising knowledge to spot opportunities.

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  • Industry: Food & Beverage (F&B)
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

Join Java House and be part of a team that values excellence, creativity, and customer satisfaction. We look forward to your application!

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