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Supplier Relationship Specialist (6 month contract)

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Marketing / Merchandising
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122104 Requisition #
POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for a wide variety of projects and activities as it relates to the Supplier Relationship Management team. Responsible for facilitating retained income revenue and promotional activities from a variety of income sources – Incentives, GAP Recovery, Marketing Programs, etc. Establishes professional working relationships with internal and external customers in order to provide insights and guidance to facilitate retained income revenue opportunities. 

JOB TYPE: 6 month contract

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
  • Establishes, facilitates and provides analytical insights to the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) team as it relates to promotional and marketing vehicles. Insights provide guidance that enables the SRM to target opportunities for promotional and/or marketing revenue. 
  • Recommends analytical solutions that enable a more complete understanding of customer’s promotional behavior within or across selected channels, markets and programs. Insights will provide SRM the ability to target key suppliers that fit the business need based on these promotional behaviors. 
  • Faciliates negotations/implementation of programs to achieve retained income. Works with SRM Analyst team to create/develop/deply reports/tools to support the SRM team. 
  • Develop/Maintain user documentation/training on all tasks/responsibilities.
  • Develops/Maintains accurate tracking/reporting for work-related tasks.
  • Develops/Maintains strong working relationships with both internal and external customers. 
  • Interacts with other departments to address issues, requests and questions. 
  • Executes promotional events on behalf of suppliers and brokers. 
  • Actively participates in Trade Shows. 
  • Stays current with technology/new trends. 
  • Develop Reporting as needed/requested.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 
QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field or equivalent work experience 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications 
  • Thorough understanding of company products and services 
  • Strong understanding of promotional elements, customer motivations, marketing functions, procedures and standards 
  • Strong customer service skills 
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in office environment within a related field preferred 
SKILLS/ABILITIES
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office applications and necessary functions to capture, execute and translate data 
  • Well organized and ability to work on multiple projects and maintain flexibility Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment 
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy 
  • Ability to translate data into meaningful and actionable recommendations Ability to negotiate deals 
  • Ability to travel

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