Leadership and Development Program Associate

Work State US-FL | US-Multiple Locations
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Sourcing Req
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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Starting average hours per week
37.5 +


The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a 12 months rotational platform designed to develop cross-functional Business Managers through hands-on exposure to Acosta’s 3 core pillars of business; Retail, Business Intelligence, & Headquarter Sales. LDP Associates will meet program objectives through hands-on experience, executive mentorship, advanced industry exposure, and virtual and classroom leadership training, to ensure a 360o view of the organization upon graduation.





Phase 1 - Retail:
Engage as a Retail Coverage Merchandiser with experience as a Retail Business Manager and Retail Team Manager. Designed to advance knowledge and skills in:

  • CPG industry
  • Acosta foundational business and culture.
  • Customer and client relationships.
  • Fiscal year planning for in-store execution.
  • In-store selling of client products.
  • Self-leadership and supervisory management.
  • Retail specific technology.

Phase 2 – Business Intelligence:
Engage as a Corporate and Local Analyst. Designed to advance knowledge and skills in:

  • Collecting and analyzing syndicated scan data
  • Prioritizing requirements to act as a partner in headquarter-selling.
  • Translating client and customer needs into practical business objectives.
  • Presenting high impact strategic value to clients and customers.
  • Best practices for effective communication and problem-solving.
  • Customer and client relationships.
  • Cross-functional team member.

Phase 3 - Sales:
Engage as an Associate Business Manager. Designed to advance knowledge and skills in:

  • Managing, growing and maximizing accounts.
  • Fulfilling client and customer objectives related to sales, productivity, profitability, and marketing strategy.
  • Data analysis for strategic selling and negotiating.
  • Customer and client relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Communications or applicable major.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Strong computer application skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, organizational, presentation, negotiation and sales skills.
  • Ability to speak, hear and sit for long periods of time.
  • Good vision and dexterous use of both hands.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive a car.

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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