Merchandising Director – Broadview, Illinois

August 9, 2012

Merchandising Director – Broadview, Illinois

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. is searching for an experienced Merchandizing Director to be based in our Broadview, Illinois corporate office. We serve the needs of the death care industry through our independent licensee network with the highest quality products and services.  Wilbert serves over 18,000 funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories in North America.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  •  Development & execution of a business strategy for cremation products & services


  •  Establish long-term vision & strategy for the sale of cremation products & services


  •  Develop a business plan and set sales goals


  •  Work with Sales & Marketing, Supply Team & Licensee Network to determine appropriate products for sale


  •  Coordinate and develop promotional efforts


  •  Provide sales & merchandizing training for licensees & their representatives


Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in a Business discipline preferred
  • Five years of experience as a Merchandizing Director preferably in the death care industry
  • Proven track record in developing and administering a marketing program
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows

Desired personal qualities:

  • Self starter, highly organized
  • Must work well with all levels of the organization
  •  Polished presentation skills
  • Top level business management, interpersonal and facilitation skills

Benefits & Rewards:
Wilbert Funeral Services offers a competitive salary & bonus opportunity and a full benefits package including; health, dental, life, HSA & 401k.