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Retail Vendor Manager

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Our client is looking for a driven, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic Associate Vendor Manager (AVM) to join their team in a temporary role. This role is an excellent opportunity to learn the buying function and eCommerce business from an experienced team. The AVM will leverage strong project management skills and demonstrate ownership over key deliverables during the 2014 Holiday season.

A successful candidate for the this role will have a natural affinity for project management, is motivated by a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where every idea is heard, and will have an interest in working collaboratively with cross-functional and global teams. The successful candidate will also be intellectually curious, have a goal-oriented approach, and be a great communicator, with a keen understanding of customer needs. The candidate should have strong Excel skills and be able to process data/trends comfortably.

This temporary assignment will include performing the following tasks:
•Monitoring offers from online retail competitors
•Analyzing demand spikes and recommending appropriate pricing actions depending on inventory levels
•Setting up online promotions and feature discounts on select SKUs
•Running sales analysis to make sure appropriate level of discounts are being taken on items
•Inventory management execution including reorders and order cancellations
•Updating catalog content to make sure we have accurate product information on our site
•Troubleshoot problems around product receiving or compliance
•Interface with vendors on required solutions
•Expand catalog with new product selection and acquiring new vendors for 2014

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
· Background in retail or e-commerce desired, preferably in a buying, vendor management, or negotiations function

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