Julie Capuzziello

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Julie Capuzziello, AcostaJulie Capuzziello

Acosta Sales & Marketing
Business Manager

Years with company:  8 ½ years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:
B.S. – Bryant University


Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
I began my career with Acosta as a college graduate and joined Acosta’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) in 2004. It was during this time in the two-year LDP that I began to form mentoring relationships and continue to do so today. My mentors have varied from Acosta supervisors, to peers, to client colleagues; and all have helped me with my career and challenged me.  A good mentor is someone who pushes you, knows your potential and what you are capable of achieving, and offers constructive criticism but gives you independence for you to shine.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
Something that I am very proud of in my career is how I have progressed with Clorox client representation and gained more account management responsibility over a short period of time. A recent significant moment is being recognized on a national level for a major Clorox product launch at Delhaize banners. I was honored with the prestigious Clorox Bell Jar Award for having successfully executed a bleach conversion project and introduced new items.

Most challenging part of your job:
The most challenging part of my job is keeping a balance between my clients and customers while adjusting to an ever-changing industry. One of my mentors stressed the importance of “having a raving client” and it is my goal to do just that every day. Have the attitude to let your work speak for itself and you will succeed.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
The advice that I have for younger executives is to not be afraid to make mistakes. Take risks, because the rewards will be that much greater if you do. If you end up making a mistake, admit it, and figure out how to fix it. Most importantly, remember to have a sense of humor!  It’s important to work hard but not so much that you lose the work-life balance. Take time out to pause and reflect, to learn something new and always keep your mind active.

In my spare time I enjoy playing golf with my husband, working out, and spending time with my family and young nephews and niece.