This position is located in Kent, Washington area. Limited work from home opportunities after the probationary period. Any qualified candidate must be located in that area or willing to relocate to that area if hired.

Objective: To support dynamic sales and operational activities through effective management of timelines, communication, and process development, catering specifically to the needs of Costco, retail customers and various suppliers.

Key Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage detailed project timelines, ensuring alignment with the requirements of both Costco, other retail accounts, and suppliers
  • Experience in managing retail programs, with the capability to navigate the intricacies of inline and online sales channels effectively.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing efficient processes and procedures to enhance workflow and project outcomes regarding retail accounts like Costco and

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee comprehensive timelines for all programs, coordinating closely with Costco and suppliers to meet project deadlines and expectations.
  • Maintain rigorous attention to detail in all aspects of project management, from documentation to communication, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills, adept at engaging via email, over the phone, and in-person meetings, to maintain clear and consistent dialogue with all stakeholders.
  • Utilize advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and Outlook to manage projects, communicate updates, and organize information systematically.
  • Apply a proactive and strategic approach to problem-solving, capable of anticipating challenges and devising effective solutions.
  • Innovate and establish streamlined processes and procedures to optimize workflow, project tracking, and stakeholder communication.
  • Conduct market research to gather competitive data, images, and analysis, providing actionable insights to support strategic decision-making.
  • Coordinate team meetings and manage special office projects, ensuring effective collaboration and project success.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills, with a focus on maintaining detailed records and ensuring easy access to information for the team.
  • Proven experience in working with various Costco buying teams.
  • A person who excels at and enjoys taking ownership in getting things done.
  • A solid comfort level in being client and customer facing. 
  • A clear working knowledge of Costco’s current processes, supplier paperwork and timelines.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment, ensuring all deadlines are met with high-quality results.
  • Excellent communication abilities, capable of tailoring interactions to suit the needs of Costco, suppliers, and internal teams effectively.

Desired Attributes:

  • A dynamic individual who thrives in roles requiring adaptability, precision, and a high degree of organizational acumen.
  • Have already established business relationships within the Costco buying teams.
  • Someone who not only excels in following instructions but also in creating and implementing new processes to improve efficiency and outcomes.
  • A team player who is enthusiastic about working in a collaborative environment, yet capable of taking initiative and working independently to drive projects to completion.

Additional Consideration:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a forward-thinking mindset, eager to embrace challenges and changes within the role, contributing to continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • A strong desire to work in a position where adaptability, innovation, and effective communication are key to success.