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Business Manager, Costco

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
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Shearer's is a privately held producer, leading co-manufacturer, and distributor of quality snack foods sold under private labels across the nation. Ranking number one in private brand and contract manufactured salty snacks, as well as the number two supplier of private brand cookies and crackers in North America, you love our products, although you may not be familiar with our name! We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to embrace significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at

Business Manager, Costco

Location: Remote or Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary

This position works closely with the Costco & Natural Team Lead, the internal cross-functional teams and the customer (specifically the Costco region buying offices in both the US and International Regions). This role is responsible for managing the relationships with Costco Region Buying offices, selling in new regional programs, overseeing/ managing the current sales and day-to-day operational activities for our current business in the regions, identifying opportunities and managing internal projects from idea to launch.

Your Seat at the Table:

  • Managing Costco Region Buying Relationships
    • Meet with each US Region Buying team regularly to build relationships in all locations
  • Selling
    • Work with Region Buyer regularly to incorporate feedback on which items to present.
    • Present regularly with to all Regions on capabilities, innovation, new item opportunities.
    • Build presentation material.
    • Work with Region Buyers and internal cross functional teams to successfully implement and leverage promotional opportunities.
  • Project Support
    • Assist with internal project approvals, support pricing/ quoting work and assist with project management for new item launches with internal cross functional teams
    • Lead and monitor new item launches, from idea to sell in to launch.
  • Admin Duties
    • Order support
    • Forecasting support
    • Provide Deduction support
    • Costco paperwork support - new item paperwork, merchandising paperwork, pricing paperwork, etc.
    • Retail Audit support
    • Other reporting support as needed
  • Other administrative duties as required
  • Additional sales support as needed

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferable analytical/business related) and 3-5 years related Costco specific sales experience
  • Reflect Shearer's core values of People, Win, Grow, Impact
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time
  • Driver's License is required
  • Clear communicator
  • Must be detail oriented, able to manage complexity, lead/ support projects with a large number of cross functional team members
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to prioritize initiatives and balance daily tasks
  • Must possess a strong sense of urgency
  • Customer expert and advocate
  • Proficient in Windows Office
  • Proficient in Syndicated data systems
    • AC Nielsen or IRI

*Remote role. Preference for Chicago area.

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer's, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is your invitation to apply now!

To all recruitment agencies: Shearer's Snacks does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, employees or any other company location. Shearer's is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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