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Retail Vendor Manager III

Company: Aerotek
Location: San Jose
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

SERVICES TO BE PERFORMEDThe Vendor Manager position is for a passionate customer and category advocate with proven analytical capabilities and project management skills, great attention to detail, and the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task and a proven record of driving category growth. The SVM must be an effective leader and communicator in working with some most important partners and vendors, as well as with internal colleague and cross-functional leaders. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for retail and a high level of flexibility and commitment.The successful SVM will be able to:Act as the 'business owner' for assigned vendors, possessing a complete understanding (inclusive of the strategic context) of internal and external variables that impact your business (this entails owning forecasting, monitoring, understanding and reporting on the business, along with responsibility for driving projects and promotions to achieve business objectives) Have a thorough understanding of the industry, seasonality and business trends/events, and continually monitor competitor/industry developments Maximize business profitability and selection expansion opportunities Have a complete understanding of the customer needs, both existing and potential, and use that knowledge to advocate for and drive delivery of site features that provide customers with an unparalleled shopping experience Manage vendor relationships - manage supplier/partner contracts, manage day-to-day relationships, and negotiate and secure marketing funds Create business plans for new opportunities and develop and execute project plans for the launch of new features, incorporating merchandising and pricing strategies Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability targetsSkills:Vendor management, Vendor relations, Negotiation, Category management, Procurement, PPETop Skills Details:Must Haves:-Negotiating & Cost Savings Experience -Proficient in Excel-Vendor Management -We are looking for someone with more buying or vendor management experience (less emphasis on sales/marketing) and examples of the individual's measurable impact (cost savings $ or %) on resume.Additional Skills & Qualifications:REQUIRED SKILLSBachelor's degree in Finance, Engineering, Business, or Management 5+ years of relevant level experience in retail, operations, and/or business management/consulting with a proven track record of delivering results 5+ years' experience in negotiations and vendor management specifically in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industryPREFERRED SKILLSMBA with relevant business experience Relevant level experience in retail, operations, and/or business management with a proven history of delivering results Proven experience leading teams & cross-functional projects Influencing abilities and vendor management experience Ability to think and react in a fast-paced environment Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development Advanced experience with Excel, or other analytical/Business Intelligence tools Highly polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes A willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done About Aerotek:We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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