CDS Full Time Event Manager - Product Demonstration

Job Locations US-CA-Laguna Niguel
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(10/17/2023 2:01 PM)
Primary Posting Location : Address
27972 Cabot Rd
Primary Posting Location : City
Laguna Niguel
Primary Posting Location : State/Province
Primary Posting Location : Country
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Product and Event Demonstrations
USD $66,560.00/Yr.
USD $66,560.00/Yr.


CDS Full Time Event Manager - Product Demonstration


Are you a friendly, outgoing person with close attention to detail? If you’ve ever received a sample at Costco, you’ve interacted with our in-house product sampling company for Costco Wholesale, Club Demonstration Services (CDS). If overseeing the recruitment, hiring and supervision of this team sounds appealing, then Costco might be the place for you!


As the in-house product sampling company for Costco, CDS has friendly, professional and talented employees who provide high quality product demonstrations and marketing services to Costco Wholesale and its vendors. The Event Manager is responsible for overseeing product preparation and presentation, training the team, and providing a superb member service. This position requires you to communicate between warehouse managers, vendors and the product demonstrators as well as to participate in new location grand openings as required.


CDS is the preferred in-house event marketing provider to Costco. We offer the best person-to-person marketing services in the industry, driving sales for our customers and Costco. APPY TODAY!



What We Offer:

  • Consistent work schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, off on Sunday and Monday
  • Great work hours: 8:30 – 5:30 (may vary based on needs)
  • Work-life balance!
  • Full Time Benefits


  • Recruit, train and hire part-time staff.
  • Oversee product preparation and presentation, including food safety and sanitation.
  • Train Product Demonstrators in demonstration preparation and excellent customer services.
  • Communicate between multiple manager, vendors and demonstrators.
  • Participate in new location grand openings as required.


  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Two to four years of related experience in retail, hospitality, or food environments.
  • Detail oriented with excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead well performing teams.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement.
  • Able to coach and counsel employees, take correct measures as needs.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast paced environment


Job Will Remain Open Until Filled


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

Job Duty

  • Direct all activities engaged in successful events, promotion and sales of vendor products
  • Communicate strategies and tactics to achieve sales, service and operational excellence
  • Support the maintenance and ongoing development of corporate governance framework, policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with the District Manager to evaluate various event performance metrics, including execution rates, sales performance, labor hours and operational costs and make adjustments as necessary
  • Achieve defined revenue and net income objectives through sales activation, strategy and expense management
  • Optimize customer satisfaction/loyalty through improved operations


Supervisory Responsibilities


Direct Reports
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports
- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports


Minimum Qualifications


The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required): Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree Or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Degree Program/Major (e.g. Marketing, Business Administration or related field)
3-5 Years of experience in a client-side, branded, consumer-packaged goods company; or a combination of supplier-side and client-side experience


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Ability to Work Independently & Prioritize with minimal supervision, in order to Meet Deadlines
  • Supervising Skills, to include Delegating Responsibility, Training, & Evaluating Performance
  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment
  • Track Record of Building & Maintaining Customer/Client Relationships
  • Ability to Direct, Lead, & Develop People
  • Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers
  • NEHA Professional Food Handler Certification required


Environmental & Physical Requirements


Field / Administrative Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.


Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions


Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.


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