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Acosta VP, Retail Services Product Owner in United States - Remote, United States


Acosta Sales and Marketing is engaged in the process of transforming and modernizing the suite of products that power the Retail Services business. The technical enablement will be part of a company-wide business transformation program unified under the banner of SMART Retail.

In addition to the responsibilities of delivering the SMART Retail program the VP – Retail Services Product Owner will also own other software products within the Retail Services IT Domain. These include oversight of existing planning and execution products and the downstream measurement of Acosta’s in-store execution effectiveness

The VP – Retail Services Product Owner will need to collaborate with leaders within both the IT and Business community.


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.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide accurate and concise updates to senior leadership in the form of presentations and steering committee content

  • Ensure the successful design and deployment of SMART Retail (formerly Retail 3.0)

  • Work closely with the IT Cloud Data Platform team to jointly plan the sequencing of key 3rd party data integration services

  • Jointly manage relationships with any 3rd party vendors who provide significant software products for the SMART Retail program

  • Ensure that existing retail software products are maintained and improved

  • Ensure that existing retail software products are retired or migrated at the right time as part of SMART Retail

  • Work with other IT leaders to understand the dependencies, overlaps and integrations between other Acosta programs

  • Other duties as assigned


Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 10 – 12 years of related work experience

  • 8+ years of supervisory/management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Domain Expertise – deep knowledge of CPG and/or Retail

  • Empathy – develops a deep & nuanced understanding of the people they are creating products for

  • Creative – the ability to think differently and lead the creation of innovative products

  • Passionate – this isn’t a job, it’s a calling

  • Positive – the worldview of “they aren’t problems, they are opportunities”

  • T-Shaped – depth in at least one area, AND knowledge of many things

  • Technology Literate – awareness of what is possible by leveraging (modern) technology

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Work State US

Job ID 2021-195159

Work City United States - Remote

PCN Sourcing

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 00000

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +

Category Corporate Jobs