Performs daily administrative management of assigned vendor lines. Develops and builds solid relationships with assigned vendors. Serves as a liaison to Sales and MSO in order to assist with the design of sales and product promotional strategies to enhance line performance.
Ensures accuracy and timeliness of all Vendor Partner orders. Understands Returns process and guidelines. Monitors Returns status daily Manages all promotions ensuring budget availability and correct authorizations. Monitors expirations dates. Timely set-up and accuracy of new part numbers. Assists with the development of marketing strategies in order to drive vendor and customer programs. Performs market planning and forecasting in order to identify new opportunities that will increase market share. Provides responsive, courteous support to sales, vendor partners and other internal departments. Works collaboratively with Purchasing to monitor purchase/pricing strategies for products. Works with Marketing Services department to develop promotional programs supported by vendor co-op funding resulting in product line growth and profitability. Assists Product Marketing and Marketing Services with the development of marketing strategies in order to drive Vendor Partner and customer programs. May manage smaller product lines and is accountable for sales growth and attainment of profit goals.*Performs additional duties as assigned *Meets attendance and punctuality standards
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Able to build solid, effective working relationships with others. Able to constructively work under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines. Able to adjust readily to change and adapt as needed. Able to be attentive and foster two-way conversation. Able to express ideas clearly and convey necessary information. Able to identify areas of risk/concern in area of responsibility. Able to recognize and attend to important details with accuracy and efficiency. Able to use relevant computer system applications (which may include spreadsheets, word processors, databases, etc) at a basic level. Able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of criticism, rejection, or failure. Able to negotiate skillfully, promote/sell ideas persuasively, and close transactions with mutually beneficial results. Able to prepare/analyze appropriate reports and other business correspondence. Able to provide courteous, timely service when addressing customer questions and concerns. Possesses strong data entry skills. Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion. Previous Experience (Years & Type): Marketing/purchasing experience not necessarily required due to being an entry-level position in Product Marketing division.*Able to maintain confidentiality of senstitive information.