Samantha Bartman

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Bartman, SamanthaSamantha Bartman

Acosta Sales and Marketing
Business Manager, Ahold USA

Years with company: 4 ½ years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • B.S. Business Management; Concentration in Retail and Supply Chain Management, Babson College
  • Member of Network of Executive Women
  • Co-Chair of the Acosta Mechanicsburg Culture Committee

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Throughout my life, I have had numerous mentors in a variety of different roles who have helped shape me into the person I am today. My family, who fostered my strong work ethic and drive for achievement; coaches/professors, who taught me that hard work and dedication will allow you to achieve your goals; and colleagues/supervisors, who have taught me about this industry and have helped me navigate through the challenges we face day to day.  All of these people have generously donated their time and knowledge to mentor me and for that I am extremely grateful.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateA defining moment in my career was when I accepted an offer to relocate to Pennsylvania and be a part of the Acosta Ahold team. The Ahold business is incredibly important to Acosta as it is our largest retailer in the eastern region. I was honored to be viewed as someone who could make a positive difference on this important team.

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging part of my job is balancing customer and client needs while adapting to a constantly changing environment. Every day we encounter situations that require quick problem solving and decision making. In my role, it is important to understand the priorities of both the customer and client to be able to find a solution that will be beneficial to both parties.

 Advice for upcoming younger executives: My advice for upcoming executives is to always be true to yourself and stand by your values. Use those values to guide you through tough decision, no matter how hard it may be. Be trustworthy and true to your word; always follow through on your commitments.

Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports, cooking and travelling.