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Acosta Distributor Manager in Mississauga, Ontario

Distributor Manager


* Customer Manager - Distributor*

Responsible for the management of the assigned clients’ business (division and/or geographic), within designated “customer accounts - Distributors”. Primary responsibility includes managing distributor listing base, establishing promotional activity calendar, increasing retail distribution, increasing sales and market share of the brands represented, while earning a profit for our manufacturers and Acosta.

* The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following ACOSTA values:*

People Minded – Must show dignity and respect to all people

Integrity – Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior

Results Oriented – Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed

Trust – Must be honest, sincere and confident

Teamwork – Must build trusting relationships

Innovation – Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision

Balance – Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life

* Some Essential Functions of this Position:*

  • Deliver clients’ objectives to include volume and sales fundamentals (merchandising, assortment, pricing and shelving) goals at the assigned customers at the lowest cost.

  • Develop a Customer Business Plan that will deliver the clients’ business priorities.

  • Personally, call on all decision-makers at the Distributor to sell in business plans, programs and concepts that improve long-term business results.

  • Achieve results at the lowest possible selling cost while maximizing company revenue (to include brokerage, commissions, bonuses, contest earnings, etc.). Oversee all clients’ expenditures at the customer.

  • Achieve competitively superior in-store presence in the assigned stores. Personally, call on headquarters, supervisors and other customer operations personnel for both direct and indirect customers. Manage clients’ trade marketing funds, process direct shipments (via the Sales Support Coordinator) and leverage data to sell concepts to the customer.

  • Operate within the designated budget.

  • Pro-actively communicate with key principals.

  • Collaborate with Distributors on all major initiatives (new product introductions, selling drives, contests, etc.).

  • Effectively use knowledge of Distibutor, market and client—involve marketing, technology and administrative resources to accomplish objectives.

  • Provide timely information of selling priorities to Retail Sales Managers, supervisor and shared resources (marketing, technology and administration)

  • Pro-actively share Distibutor/Client information with other team members to build organization capacity.

  • Utilize computer systems and technology to achieve the objectives of the Distributor Business Plan. Develop and maintain skill levels to support the use of Acosta communication systems.

  • Provide feedback to the Director and/or SVP on how to build organizational capacity and improve our busine

  • Complete special projects as requested

  • Ensure Client products are listed within the distributor customer


* Experience Requirement:*

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in retail (CPG industry), marketing, space management and/or resets. Sales administration or finance experience preferred. Past experience working for or dealing with a Distributor within CPG is an asset.

* Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:*

  • Expertise in Microsoft software: PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook and thorough knowledge of web based applications. Must have excellent presentation and communication skills. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

* Physical Requirements:*

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • This position requires that you drive on behalf of Acosta Sales & Marketing, and as such, any DUI/DWI conviction in the past 36 months will be an immediate disqualifier for this position

DISCLAIMER: Acosta/ Mosaic North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The 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

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Primary Location CA-ON-Mississauga

Shift Day Job

Job Posting Jan 20, 2023, 12:45:51 PM