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Company website is looking for a talented, driven and experienced Sr. Vendor Manager, Home Entertainment (TVs). The successful candidate will be responsible for selection expansion including identifying potential brand and product business opportunities, building direct relationships with key suppliers, negotiating contracts, terms & conditions, managing vendor setup and new item setup processes, working with suppliers to build comprehensive selection, setting prices, developing collaborative marketing and promotions, driving sales and margin improvements. The candidate should have experience analyzing new business opportunities, building strong relationships, driving significant top and bottom line results, and be comfortable managing multiple responsibilities within a fast-paced environment. They will work with vendors of all sizes – and must have the leadership presence and communication skills to represent Company at all levels of these organizations. The candidate must also possess strong analytical acumen and be comfortable drawing metric-based conclusions by managing an extensive amount of data. The right candidate stays on top of industry and competitive trends, and is able to execute at both a tactical and strategic level to drive selection, sales, and margin growth. In addition, the Sr. Vendor Manager must be an effective leader and communicator in working with Company internal groups such as in-stock management, site merchandising, marketing, PR, finance, operations, and retail systems.
The ideal candidate has strong business judgment with a track record of successful negotiations and overall relationship management. Proven analytical thinking, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills are musts. The Sr. Vendor Manager is an effective leader and communicator and a seasoned problem-solver.
This role provides a key opportunity for those looking to build or round-out general management skillsets. It is highly cross-functional and needs influencing abilities while collaborating within and outside Company.
5+ years in buying, account management, product management, project management, financial analysis and/or marketing
Strong business judgement with a track record of successful relationship management and people management skills
Proven analytical skills
2+ years negotiation experience
Successful candidates will be autonomous and creative. They will quickly adapt to work in a fast paced environment where prioritization and multi-tasking are essential.
Experience in building and developing a high performance team
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; strong writing and speaking skills
Track record of taking ownership and driving results
Ability to think both strategically and tactically with good attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects - prioritization, planning and task delegation
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