Sales Execution Manager

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 04-23-2018


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.



The Sales Execution Manager is a vital part of the Costco Customer Business Team.  The SEM helps identify new item opportunities at Costco and then helps bring those ideas to market.  The SEM helps manage all Costco innovation projects to ensure they run flawlessly.  On these projects, the SEM works closely with many cross functional teams such as Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Finance, Packaging Technology, Supply Chain and Manufacturing.  While working with these teams the SEM acts as the customer expert and provides Costco’s perspective to ensure we meet their expectations.
This is an exciting entrepreneurial role where you have an opportunity to contribute to a winning team by creating exciting new items for Costco which is one of the fastest growing retailers in the Canadian market.  The experience gained in this role is invaluable as you grow your career at Maple Leaf Foods.  By working closely with multiple functions, you gain a robust understanding of how Maple Leaf works and how to navigate the organization to accomplish important objectives.  This unique role will give you the opportunity to build a skill set that will help you be successful as you grow at Maple Leaf Foods.   



  • Identify new items to sell to Costco based on consumer, market and customer insight
  • Work with cross functional teams to determine feasibility of new item opportunities
  • Help build item presentations that include pricing, retail slopes, product specifications, samples, consumer and market trends
  • Once Costco accepts a new proposed item the SEM will work closely with cross functional teams to bring the item to market
  • As the customer expert, the SEM is responsible for monitoring competitive changes and market trends at Costco and the rest of retail to help identify new item opportunities
  • The SEM supports the CBT in achieving volume and GP targets by bringing innovation to market, winning business from competitors and enhancing current products at Costco 
  • The SEM also assists CBDM’s with daily activities as required such as trade tracking, internal paper work, analytics, etc.


  • Strong CPG background with experience launching innovation in the market
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of cross functional teams 
  • An entrepreneurial approach to building the MLF product portfolio at Costco
  • Understanding of P&L statements and the factors that influence profitability in a business
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and find creative solutions
  • Strong Project Management skills with the ability to multi task in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent organization, planning skills with strong attention to detail
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Interest and willingness to learn and teach others
  • University degree or college diploma preferably in a business or marketing concentration

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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