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At Premium, we are passionate about connecting job candidates with roles that match their skills and strengths. We are proud to count veterans, reservists, and active-duty military spouses among our team members.  

Premium is a veteran-friendly employer with careers available across North America. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining military spouses as a participant of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network.

Continue to grow at Premium.

We seek out solutions-oriented minds to build winning strategies for our clients and strive for excellence in all we do.

A few #PeopleofPremium shared what led them to Premium and what they carried over from the military that contributes to their success now. 

Andrew Walters | Client Account Manager | U.S. Army 2006-2008  

“The leadership characteristics that are taught, as well as critical thinking, are crucial to reflect upon in your civilian career. Stressful situations will arise, just as they did in the military – but usually don’t have as big of a consequence. Remember to look forward, as you cannot change the past. Take constructive criticism and don’t be afraid to fail. Sometimes it takes several attempts. As long as you learn and get back up, that’s what matters.” 

Will Neese | Regional Manager | U.S. Marine Corps 2000-2005

“As a leader of Marines, I knew how to bring out the best version of people, helping to mold them into leaders. Transitioning to civilian life was like a square peg in a round hole. It takes time for those edges to round out. At Premium, I have a similar opportunity to spark self-actualization in our people and incite change. I like helping our reps realize their potential by nurturing their abilities and pushing them to do more and be more.” 

“The military pushed me outside of my comfort zone and shaped who I am today. Our missions required accountability and a willingness to learn — characteristics I still use every day at Premium.”
– Melissa Raethka
Premium EVP, Operations and U.S. Air Force Veteran

Melissa Raethka | EVP, Operations | U.S. Air Force 1989-1996 

“I met my husband in the Air Force when we were both stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. When I exited the Air Force, I joined a retail services company as a Territory Manager. The retail sector provided career advancement opportunities and I could transfer my job as we moved to new duty stations. We moved nine times during my husband’s 26 years of service, so not having to start over each time was phenomenal.”

Cindy Fluharty | Sr. Client Account Coordinator | U.S. Army 1985-1988  

“A Premium employee suggested I apply. She described the company as welcoming and full of people who care about each other. My job here requires the same hard work, accountability, attention to detail, and teamwork that were so important during my time in the Army. I’m proud of the great working relationship I’ve developed with Ghirardelli and the accomplishments of our Lindt & Sprungli team.” 

Larry Dabney | Operations Support Specialist | U.S. Air Force 1978-1981 

“My experience as a Top Secret Data Communications Operations Specialist in Washington, D.C. was completely transferrable to the private sector. My career in public relations and information technology enhances my customer relations performance today as I assist our field reps in delivering exceptional service to stores.” 

Find where you’ll thrive.

There are substantial opportunities for veterans and military spouses to build a career at Premium. Passion and willingness to learn can offer limitless possibilities for growth. We promote from within whenever possible with field representatives often advancing into market leadership or corporate roles.

Retail experience isn’t required; instead, we look for people eager to work hard and build rewarding relationships and skills. Our managers will ensure you have the support you need to thrive in your role with Premium. 

Search for career opportunities or sign up for our talent community to stay connected to new positions as they open. 

  • Retail Merchandising jobs: We provide the support and the tools; you set the hours. You’ll thrive as a merchandiser if you’re organized and love tackling projects from start to finish. 
  • Consumer Sales jobs: If you’re energetic, approachable, and have a passion for customer service, you’re sure to succeed. 
  • Corporate jobs: You’ll enjoy independence in your work supporting talent acquisition, training, client service or analytics. 
  • Field Operations jobs: Enjoy managing and guiding field team members in your territory and deliver an immediate impact at scale. 


Thank you to all of our military veterans, as well as their families, for your service. Your dedication to serving your country inspires us all. 

Hear more from Premium veterans here.  

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