Full Job Description
(Job Number: SAL010101)
Primary Location US-IL-Northfield
We are seeking a Vendor Relations Manager in our Distributed Products division located in our office headquarters in Northfield, IL.
What will you do?
This individual will serve as a primary liaison between vendor and Medline and will oversee/manage a portfolio of branded suppliers to obtain best financial and operational position.
Negotiate agreements with vendors to achieve improved financial terms and conditions
Build collaborative partnerships with vendors.
Develop, sell, and implement marketing programs designed to sell more profitable products and deliver value and savings to Medline customers and sales reps.
Communicate and maintain vendor scorecards and manage vendor relationships towards achieving top level performance.
Perform as the escalation point for all functional areas in the distribution division working with the vendor to problem solve and mediate through challenges and opportunities they arise.
Respond to vendor related questions or issues for quick resolution.
Plan and attend business reviews with vendors, healthcare industry and trade show events.
Why Medline? We'll let the numbers speak for us.
45+ years of consecutive growth (doubt-digit for the past 20)
20+ product divisions and counting
350,000+ products and counting
15,000 employees spanning the globe
100+ years in the industry. We know healthcare.
Ranked number 47 on Forbes' 2016 list of largest privately held companies in the U.S.
Conducting business in 90+ countries
What do you need to land the job?
We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working professional with an entrepreneurial mindset who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Education / Experience
Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of marketing, product management or sales experience
Relevant Work Experience
At least 2 years of experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, prices, resolving service issues and/or reconciling differences required.
Distribution operations or general healthcare market experience strongly preferred.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Willing to travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).
What can you expect once you're on board?
Medical, dental, vision & Rx Plan
401k with company match!
Impress friends & family with tours of our 679,000 square foot headquarters
Indoor basketball court & fitness center open 24/7 and free to employees
Subsidized cafeteria: eat healthy, spend less
Break up the day with a quick game of ping pong or shuffle board
Collaborate to innovate! Get away from your cube and team up with coworkers at the fireplace or at one of our many meeting spaces
Worried about the drive? Check out our commuter options!