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VENDOR ACQUISITION MANAGER

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VENDOR ACQUISITION MANAGER
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 1 YEAR
LOCATION: SAN BRUNO
PAY: DOE

** A FORTUNE 500 RETAIL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL VENDOR ACQUISITION MANAGER! **

You will develop relationships with key brands, driving the vendor acquisitions that will make immediate contributions to this rapidly growing business. We are focused on growing, developing and expanding upon the millions of products and brands we offer to our customer’s daily.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure new vendor acquisition is fully brought on-boarded at the best in class speed.
• Attend trade shows, assess new vendor opportunities, and identify opportunities to improve assortment acquisition that increase revenue.
• Own the presentation of pitch decks across multiple product lines.
• Manage the on boarding process of all new brands and serving as the primary contact point for all new brand communication.
• Serve as a key customer and category advocate, serving on cross-functional teams tasked with driving initiatives and process change to continually improve the on boarding process.

MUST HAVE:
• Previous vendor acquisitions and/or sales or buying experience
• Experience analyzing and presenting data to support business decisions
• Experience leveraging Excel and other software tools to analyze a business
• A proven track record in taking ownership, driving results and moving with speed to implement ideas in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects including work prioritization
• College degree preferred
• Wholesale and retail experience preferred
• Buying and/or planning experience in multiple product categories preferred
• Willingness to travel
• Ability to coordinate projects across multiple groups
• Outstanding presentation skills; experience presenting at all levels of an organization
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Highly collaborative and team-focused

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