Find jobs in Canada today!

To post a job, login or create an account |  Post a Job

Acosta Business Manager


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 10, 2021.

Business ManagerCostco Eastern Canada Food & Sundries Depts ADW Acosta is a specialized sales and marketing organization that has served Costco Wholesale exclusively since 1983.

We employ approximately 200 full-time Costco specialists in 11 offices worldwide, each located adjacent to Costco’s corporate and regional offices.Our Mission Statement is to source, develop, and sell products and services that will provide the Costco member the greatest quality/value proposition available.

We have the experience and expertise you need to build successful supplier relationships with the Costco buying teams.Job Description:The Business Manager is a top sales position responsible for developing and managing relationships with the customer, supplier partners and other associates.Business Manager responsibilities include sales negotiation, presentations, promotional planning, budgeting, product development, category management, and supplier development.The Business Manager will have financial accountability to a sales budget and will also be responsible for providing support functions related to sales.Light travel can be required.Responsibilities:Develop and maintain trusting and ethical relationships with ADW associates, vendors, and Costco’s buying staffExceed the sales budget by prioritizing and actively pursuing all sales opportunitiesCommunicate and apply ADW and Costco policies / philosophies clearly and accuratelyProtect and secure all confidential and proprietary informationDevelop a business strategy parallel to the Buyer’s strategy for the assigned categoriesPresent the Costco Buyers with up-to-date market trends and industry informationBecome an expert; constantly expand product, vendor category and industry knowledgeDevelop new and innovative items for Costco in partnership with existing vendorsAdd value to all calls, presentations and meetingsProvide insight to all vendors relative to Costco and the generation of salesConsult with assigned vendors to determine the appropriate product formulation and packaging prior to presenting products to the BuyersIdentify and develop strategic relationships with potential vendors through direct or indirect contact and prospectingUnderstand, evaluate, execute and manage marketing programs for all assigned vendorsEnsure the timely resolution of issues involving deliveries, product quality, packaging, billing, etc.Resolve any political conflicts that arise.Proactively provide solutionsQualifications:Candidate must have at least 3-5 years of direct selling experience calling on buyers/decision makersBilingual in English and French is a strong asset but not requiredUniversity or College Degree is considered an asset with a strong CPG backgroundThe candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skillsCould successfully work on numerous projects at the same time and be able to work cohesively in a team environmentConfidence/“can do” attitudeStrong negotiation and closing skillsStrategic/creative thinkingBusiness savvy is an important attribute that the right candidate must possessThe candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of generating incremental salesTo Apply: Please send resumes [email protected] Why Acosta?Consistently voted one of the best places to work, Acosta gives you the opportunity to work with the world’s most beloved brands that you know and use every day.

Every employee is given the keys to charter new ground as they collectively live in the moment of building experiences together.

We are a cast of diverse, yet like-minded individuals and we believe in taking risks, creating shared experiences not just for our clients, but for each other to guarantee we’re making the next chapter of everyone’s story the most memorable one yet.DISCLAIMER:Acosta/Mosaic North America is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Mosaic reserves the right to modify all or part of any job descriptions at its discretion in order to meet and or exceed the needs of the business.We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities.

If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs, to the extent required by law.By submitting your application, you agree with and accept the Acosta/Mosaic Privacy Statement and Terms of Conditions.