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Advantage Solutions CDS District Manager in Naperville, Illinois

Summary

CDS District Manager

Club Demonstration Services (CDS) is looking for a well-rounded District Manager to oversee Product Demonstrators within Costco locations. As a District Manager, you have a passion for driving sales and providing exceptional customer experiences. The ideal candidate takes pride in developing and successfully leading multi-unit teams inside Costco while flawlessly executing CDS sales strategies.

Advance your career by joining North America’s leading business solutions provider to retailers, where you will work with amazing people and earn competitive pay rates! APPLY TODAY!

What We Offer:

  • Full Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(K) with company match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Paid training and ongoing career development

  • Mileage reimbursement

Responsibilities:

  • Program management of all part-time Product Demonstrators in the assigned district, including measuring performance management, metrics and execution goals.

  • Recruitment and Retention of retail associates through effective training and development

  • Build and maintain professional and value oriented relationships with various levels of field retail management to drive positive relationships

  • Drive demonstration events within your district through execution and results management

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience managing multi-unit locations program/project supervisor or similar leadership experience

  • 2-5 years in retail management working with part-time employees

  • Flexible retail schedule including weekends

  • Home office required, with the ability to travel up to 40%

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other web applications

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

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of operational responsibilities for the organization, including project planning, management, execution, managing a budget, profit and loss responsibility, and using activity-based costing.

  • Support the maintenance and ongoing development of corporate governance framework, policies and procedures.

  • Manage financial goals of assigned regions. Use analytics to assess ways to improve financial position. Review operational standing of assigned regions to identify areas of opportunity for increased profit margin.

  • Collaborate with the VP of Operations 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

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to 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): 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 at a client-side, branded, consumer-packaged goods company; or a combination of supplier-side and client-side experience.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills

  • Supervising Skills, to include Delegating Responsibility, Training, & Evaluating Performance

  • Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

  • Track Record of Building & Maintaining Customer/Client Relationships

  • Ability to Gather Data, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

  • Decision Making Skills

  • 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.

Job Locations US-IL-Naperville

Primary Posting Location : City Naperville

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-424576

Position Type Full Time

Category Field Operations/Field Management

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