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Associate Vendor Manager

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Global eCommerce team is focused on delivering a world-class customer experience, bringing customers unparalleled selection and convenience. This temporary role will support the instock management team on the Toys team. They are looking for a bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate to play a critical role in improving selection for our customers. It will be important to have professional instincts, an ability to communicate confidently both externally and internally and to operate autonomously. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done in a fast-paced environment. High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications, data-driven thinking, and proven ability to manage multiple, and competing priorities are musts. Candidates who are process-minded and drive towards continuous innovation are desired. The candidate must be savvy with MS Office (particularly Excel) and be receptive to working with new tools and databases.

Responsibilities:
-Communicate with vendor partners to ensure ordered product is available and shipping on time.
-Manage the purchase order pipeline to facilitate the flow of high velocity product, and minimize out of stocks in key product categories.
-Manage key performance indicator process to deliver critical reports in time for weekly business review.
-Handle vendor contacts to resolve open questions and educate vendor partners on a variety of processes related to the order pipeline.

Basic Qualifications
· Bachelor's degree
· Proficiency in data analysis using Excel
· Candidate must be adept at problem-solving and managing multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
· Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), strong attention to detail, and good follow-through
· Self-motivated and highly goal oriented
· Ability to think and react in a very high-energy, fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications
· Knowledge of SQL helpful but not required
· Background in retail or e-commerce desired, preferably in a buying, vendor management, or negotiations function
· Knowledge of logistics and supply chain desired

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