Vendor Acquisition Manager / Business Manager

Location: San Bruno, CA

Summary

Looking for a highly entrepreneurial Vendor Acquisition Manager to develop relationships with key brands, driving the vendor acquisitions that will make immediate contributions to this rapidly growing business.  The company is heads-down focused on growing and developing and expanding upon the millions of products and brands we offer to our customer’s daily.

 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with cross-functional to ensure new vendor acquisition is fully brought on-boarded at the best in class speed
  • They will 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
  • They will manage the on-boarding process of all new brands and serving as the primary contact point for all new brand communication
  • Vendor Acquisition Manager will also 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
  • Should be self-motivated and highly entrepreneurial with a passion for chasing impactful business opportunities
  • They should have demonstrated ability to influence at higher levels of an organization, coupled with a broad track record of successful acquisitions
  • The Vendor Acquisition Manager will have outstanding attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task in order to focus on activities that have the most impact
  • The successful candidate will also be an effective communicator, whose intellectual curiosity drives new ideas, innovation and process improvement

Requirements

  • Team culture is both collaborative and self-motivated with significant rewards given to team members who think big, deliver efficiencies and improve vendor acquisitions
  • 3+ years of vendor acquisitions and/or sales experience is required
  • Experience analyzing and presenting data to support business decisions
  • Experience leveraging Excel and other software tools to analyze a business
  • Experience utilizing Excel, databases and computer tools to process data
  • 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 presenting at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly collaborative and team-focused