As a service unit fall product manager, you facilitate Snacks & Magazines, our fall product program, within your service unit. By helping the girls in your service unit have a successful sale, they’ll earn start-up funds and develop life skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-boarding
Once you register as a service unit fall product manager, we have an online service unit orientation to help you understand your role. Then, each service unit volunteer must complete the position agreement every year, which includes a full position description.
September: Training and Seller Registration
Before the sale, you are required to take our online Snacks & Magazines training. You should also read and understand all the Service Unit Snacks & Magazines Guide as well as the Troop Snacks & Magazines Guide. Encourage troops and Juliettes to participate in the sale and help troop fall product managers register participating girls.
September: Before the Sale Preparations
Before the sale begins, make sure all your troop fall product managers complete the online training. Assemble and distribute sale materials to participating troops and remind them to complete the ACH Elect Debit Authorization Form by October 1. Using Nut-E, an online management tool, you will update your service unit’s contact information and add participating troops to the system.
October: Manage Your Troop During the Sale
On Go Day (October 1), girls can begin taking in-person and online orders. You will support participating troops by ensuring they are following sales dates, adhering to banking procedures, and maintaining their Nut-E accounts.
October–December: Wrap-Up After the Sale
After the sale ends, the snacks and rewards will be delivered to you, which you will count ensure snack and reward inventory is correct, and then distribute to troop fall product managers. You will report any discrepancies to River Valleys immediately.
You will also oversee the banking closeout process for all participating troops. This includes ensuring troop fall product managers have deposited all sale money into their troop bank accounts. If troops encountered any financial issues throughout the sale, be sure they complete the Collection Problem Report.