CDS Account Executive

Club Demonstration Services - Oakbrook Terrace, IL (30+ days ago)3.7


Summary
CDS Account Executive

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.

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
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.

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.