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Power Distributing, LLC Red Bull Beverage Merchandiser (Sales Trainee) - Kankakee / Bourbounnais in Kankakee, Illinois


Power Distributing is the exclusive direct store distributor in Illinois, northern Indiana and southwest Michigan for Red Bull, the best-selling energy drink in the world. Since its founding in 2000, Power Distributing has provided best-in-class training for our employees and our talented employees allow us to grant best-in-class service to our customers. We are a sales-driven, family-owned business that believes in providing opportunities and promoting from within our organization. We are always looking for solid individuals who will lead our charge as we continue to be one of the best and largest Red Bull distributors in the world!

You will be a part of a demanding and professional sales culture where initiative and perseverance are recognized and rewarded. Power Distributing has been successful directly due to the quality of our staff. We hire individuals that have a proven record of achievement and not only possess tremendous potential as merchandisers or sales representatives, but also show strong leadership potential. Our track record of developing merchandisers into talented salespeople and ultimately into managers in both sales and marketing has earned us the recognition as one of Red Bull?s most valued distributors in their entire sales network.

Power Distributing also puts its employees? safety first. Power provides driver training, promotes an overall healthy lifestyle, and adheres to strict COVID protocols (mask requirements, clean workplace, practicing Social-Distancing, etc).


The Beverage Merchandiser (Sales Trainee) will service, sell, and deliver Red Bull to, an assigned route of accounts; while maintaining Red Bull merchandising standards in all accounts. A Beverage Merchandiser (Sales Trainee) is a position designed to evolve into our Account Manager role.


  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday

  • Union

  • FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt


  • Service, sell, and deliver Red Bull products, to an assigned route of accounts

  • Ensure that a proper level of stock is maintained and that the merchandise is displayed appropriately with proper signage and favorable shelf placement.

  • Proper rotation of Red Bull products to avoid out of code or damaged product

  • Ensure all Red Bull products are merchandised in compliance with shelf schematics in chain and independent stores

  • Perform resets to Red Bull product standards

  • Develop and maintain friendly and professional relationships with customers

  • As business needs adjust, other duties may be assigned


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Thorough understanding of Power Distributing?s sales processes and merchandising procedures

  • Basic understanding of or ability to quickly learn company product codes and terminology

  • Good analytical skills and ability to make sound judgments relative to inventory

  • Understanding of using navigation device to travel on and off route

  • Basic math aptitude


  • Valid state motor vehicle operator?s license and proof of insurance

  • Proven safe driving record

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen

  • Must be at least 21 years old


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Merchandising or sales experience (preferred)


  • Must be able to regularly lift 25 pounds at a time

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb ladder, be on feet for a long period of time

  • Must be prepared to travel, drive, and engage in considerable physical activity


  • $16.95 per hour

  • Benefits package upon eligibility

  • Overtime when available

    Equal Employment

    Power Distributing, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Power Distributing, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    Drugs and Alcohol

    The Company prohibits employees from reporting to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs and from using alcohol or illegal drugs while at work, while performing Company business or job-related duties, while on Company property or while operating Company equipment or driving Company vehicles or any vehicle in the course of employment for the company.

    All employees are advised that remaining alcohol and illegal drug-free are conditions of continued employment with the Company.