Account Manager

Job Locations US-WA-Issaquah | US-WA-Seattle
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(1/4/2024 6:28 PM)
Primary Posting Location : City
Issaquah
Primary Posting Location : State/Province
WA
Primary Posting Location : Country
US
Requisition ID
2024-431071
Category (Portal Searching)
Client Services/Account Management
Minimum
USD $70,000.00/Yr.
Maximum
USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Summary

Account Manager

 

The Account Executive is responsible to sell, develop and manage special event programs for client’s that sell their products inside Costco. S/he will collaborate with the Director of Sales in developing and monitoring clients’ special event marketing strategy. The Account Executive will direct and champion the day-to-day logistics of each special event while proactively identifying additional opportunities to enhance the business. 


For more than 25 years, Club Demonstration Services (CDS) has helped Costco members make shopping decisions and shaped the identity that Costco is perhaps best known for: its awesome free samples. As the in-house product sampling company for Costco Wholesale, CDS has friendly, professional and talented employees who provide high quality product demonstrations and marketing services to Costco Wholesale and its vendors. Apply Today!

 

What We Offer:

  • Full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision after 30 days  
  • Short and Long-Term Disability  
  • 401(K) with company match  
  • Generous paid time off  
  • Paid training and ongoing career development certifications and courses 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the daily scheduling of demo events across assigned Costco departments 
  • Partners with key Costco buying contacts to develop demo programs and drive sales:  Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Inventory Control Specialists 
  • Works with external vendors to develop demo programs and continuously monitor program execution, performance and objectives and provide relevant recaps of each program or event 
  • Manages communication, process, policies and procedures with Costco and vendor partners 
  • Collaborates with Country Manager to create necessary reports on events 
  • Partners with Operations on changes and client requests in accordance to business standards 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Management, Communication or related field required 
  • Must have five (5) years of experience in sales developing new business while executing the logistics of events  
  • Ability and disciplined in handling confidential information with a sense of urgency 
  • Working knowledge of marketing skills is an asset  
  • Very strong leadership, relationship building, customer focus and project management skills 
  • Highly proficient user of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task across multiple projects and customers 
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills with the capability to present to the top executive levels of any organization

 

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

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

  • Manage, train, coach and inspire account teams
  • Promote a culture of excellence
  • Cultivate and grow customer relationships 
  • Program management: create, implement, execute, reconcile and track
  • Support partners with deliverables, updates and reporting
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Direct Reports
- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct 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): Bachelor'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)
5+ Years of experience in executing the logistics of events within a fast-paced team environment with strong attention to detail while managing

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Research & Analysing Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Ability to Exercise Sound Judgement
  • Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment
  • Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

 

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.

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