Merchandising Specialist

Yay Lunch

Yay Lunch

Sales & Business Development
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Yay, lunch is our favorite subject. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to enjoy a freshly made, wholesome meal they’ll love while at school, and that parents should trust that their child feels cared for and nourished.

Founded by parents for parents in 2018, we’ve expanded quickly through the mid-Atlantic and East Coast with even more growth to come. We have exciting plans backed by experienced venture capital partners, and we can’t wait to bring our mission to more schools.

We’d love to have you on the team! As a startup, we hustle with heart. We’re team players and self-starters. We want you to love what you do, and we give you the tools to succeed with our commitment to flexibility, transparency, respect, empowerment, and positivity. Come join us!

Position Overview:

The Merchandising Specialist is responsible for ensuring the effective presentation and organization of pantry items in our Yay Cafes. The Merchandising specialist will collaborate with the Merchandising and Operations department to implement strategies to drive GMV and enhance the customer experience. The Merchandising Specialist will assist at several schools in the market. You will be working in various locations across the Atlanta metro area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate personal vehicle safely and in compliance with traffic laws and company policies.
  • Adhere to safety standards and protocols to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Pick up goods from the warehouse or vendor and follow the hotsheet (route) for delivery.
  • Deliver school lunches or products in a timely manner.
  • Use Google Maps or maps to navigate unfamiliar routes and avoid delays.
  • Provide friendly and professional customer service during deliveries, including greeting customers and answering any questions they may have.
  • Handle deliveries with care and attention to detail to ensure the integrity of the goods.
  • Report any delivery issues or discrepancies to the appropriate supervisor or manager.


        • Assist operations team with auditing and upkeep of TYC planograms.
        • Training Lunch coordinators on placement, upkeep of pantry items, following FIFO, and other merchandising standards.
        • Arrange merchandise on shelves, racks, and displays according to brand guidelines and seasonal promotions.
        • Ensure that product displays are visually appealing, well-stocked, and easy for customers to navigate.
        • Collaborate with operations and merchandising teams to monitor inventory levels and communicate restocking needs.
        • Assist with receiving shipments, unpacking merchandise, and verifying product quantities.
        • Conduct regular inventory audits to identify discrepancies and maintain accurate stock levels.
        • Collaborate with marketing and merchandising for promotional support.
        • Collaborate with the merchandising team and other merchandising specialists to implement new and exciting pantry items through engagement and feedback with lunchers.


            • $19 per hour
            • Data stipend
            • Mileage reimbursement