Vanessa Nguyen

Job Title: Business Manager - Costco Pacific Rim
Company: ADW Acosta
Industry: Consumer Goods
Mentor Since: Fall 2019
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Job Description

- Responsible for sales negotiation, presentations, promotional planning, budgeting, product development, category management, and supplier development.
- Develop a business strategy parallel to the Buyer’s strategy for the assigned category.
- Provide insight to all vendors relative to Costco and the generation of sales.
- Present each region's Costco Buyer with up-to-date market trends and industry information.

Company Description

ADW Acosta specializes in sales and marketing working exclusively with Costco globally since 1983.

Employment History

ADW Acosta: Business Manager; August 2015-Present
Mondelez International: District Deployment Manager; June 2015-August 2015
Mondelez International: Territory Manager; October 2012-June 2015
Kraft Foods: Sr. Sales Service Representative; July 2010-June 2015


Seattle University Bachelors Degree in Marketing and minor in International Business

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Learning how to product develop and sell items in different international markets. Help the student develop skills to be successful in sales and marketing.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Coffee shop any time of the weekday; I can work remotely.