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Associate Vendor Relations Manager

Medline Industries, Inc.
Northfield, IL 60093
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  • Job Code
    1655206142

Job Description
We are seeking an Associate Vendor Relations Manager in our Distributed Products division located in our office headquarters in Northfield, IL.

What will you do?
Manage business functions for the Vendor Relations team. Manage a portfolio of branded suppliers to obtain best financial and operational position. Serve as primary liaison between vendor and Medline for those suppliers.

  • Own Vendor Relations business functions such as: acting as site administrator for Active Community vendor portal platform; serving as primary contact for vendor on-boarding and associated responsibilities; owning monthly vendor scorecards, data validation, publication and enhancements.
  • Under the guidance of Vendor Relations management, negotiate agreements with vendors to achieve improved financial terms and conditions.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with vendors to develop, sell, and implement marketing programs designed to sell more profitable products and deliver value and savings to Medline customers and sales reps.
  • Serve 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 efficient/effective 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 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!

Job Qualifications

What do you need to land the job?

  • Bachelors degree and at least 2 years of marketing, product management or sales experience
  • 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).
  • Position requires travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).






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Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29

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