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Become A Driver/Merchandiser

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Working As A Driver/Merchandiser

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $28,900

    Average Salary

What Does A Driver/Merchandiser Do At Coca Cola Northern New England

Deliver products to customers on assigned route Merchandise, display, and rotate products according to company standards Pick up company property and returns Move, lift and load product and company property Invoice and collect amounts due; settle accounts daily Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures Provide superior customer service and foster relationships with store management and personnel

How To Become A Driver/Merchandiser

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent. However, some opportunities exist for those without a high school diploma. Workers undergo 1 month or less of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license from the state in which they work and possess a clean driving record.

Education

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Training

Companies train new delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers on the job. This may include driving training from a driver-mentor who rides along with a new employee to ensure that a new driver is able to operate a truck safely on crowded streets.

New drivers also have training to learn company policies about package dropoffs and returns, taking payment, and what to do with damaged goods.

Driver/sales workers must learn detailed information about the products they offer. Their company also may teach them proper sales techniques, such as how to approach potential new customers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Other Experience

Some delivery drivers begin as package loaders at warehouse facilities, especially if the driver works for a large company. For more information on package loaders, see the profile on hand laborers and material movers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. When completing deliveries, drivers often interact with customers and should make a good impression to ensure repeat business.

Hand-eye coordination. When driving, delivery drivers need to observe their surroundings while simultaneously operating a complex machine.

Math skills. Because delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers sometimes take payment, they must be able to count cash and make change quickly and accurately.

Patience. When driving through heavy traffic congestion, delivery drivers must remain calm and composed.

Sales skills. Driver/sales workers are expected to persuade customers to purchase new or different products from them.

Visual ability. To have a driver’s license, delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers must be able to pass a state vision test.

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Top Skills for A Driver/Merchandiser

RotateProductsMerchandiseProductDeliveryTruckCustomerServiceCoca-ColaProductsCompanyPoliciesCompanyStandardsElectricPalletJackCDLCompanyPropertyTractorTrailerPepsiGroceryStoresCompanyAssetsCustomerRelationsCustomerSatisfactionCompanyVehicleStockShelvesProductDisplaysConvenienceStores

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Top Driver/Merchandiser Skills

  1. Rotate Products
  2. Merchandise Product
  3. Delivery Truck
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reset Rotate products Display product Drive product from vendor to vendor Maintaining great customer service
  • Unload truck and merchandise product in the store.
  • Warehouse environment loading and unloading delivery trucks.
  • Route Driver/Merchandiser/Customer Service filled and maintained kiosks on a weekly static route Regularly had interactions with customers Changed art work following plan-o-grams
  • Delivered Coca-Cola products to customers on an assigned route.

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