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Supplier Development Manager

Company: KeHE Distributors
Location: Naperville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Why Work for KeHE?Full-time
Pay Range: $75,500.00/Yr. - $100,000.00/Yr.
Shift Days: , Shift Time:
Benefits on Day 1
Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
Supplemental life insurance
Paid time off
Paid sick time
Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
Holiday pay for company designated holidays OverviewGood people, working with good people, for our common good.
Sound good?
KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about \"good\" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you! Primary ResponsibilitiesThe Supplier Development Manager ('SDM') is responsible for maintaining KeHE's excellence in business processes with respect to vendors, and thereby improving KeHE's vendor profitability while insuring vendor satisfaction with KeHE. They are accountable for working collectively with the Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance, and Pricing Teams to maximize profitability, optimize business processes, and positively impact supplier relationships from an administrative perspective. Working cross functionally, the SDM will manage assigned vendor profitability, supplier P&P execution, deduction management, and business processes improvement involving suppliers. The SDM will work closely with Category Managers on new and existing supplier P&P's to help maximize the overall vendor relationship and vendor profitability for KeHE.The SDM's accountabilities are accomplished by: (1) Working cooperatively with the category management team on supplier cost and profit drivers, P&P negotiation/execution, and business process administration. (2) Working cooperatively with KeHE's supply chain on vendor and inventory initiatives to maximize vendor profitability. (3) Working cooperatively with current and new vendors and brokers within the Natural & Specialty products supply chain to resolve & improve deduction management. All accountabilities are to be fulfilled in a manner consistent with the company Mission and Values. Essential FunctionsInsure overall business excellence within supplier related administrative and support processes, in order to insure vendor profitability for KeHE and vendor satisfaction with KeHE.Collaborate internally, in a cross-functional manner, to improve business processes that impact suppliers in their administrative and support activities with KeHE.Responsible for deduction management and resolution for assigned suppliers.Responsible for supplier P&P execution and negotiation with assigned Category Managers.Assist Pricing with implementation of strategic pricing strategies and product cost.Manage additional administrative aspects of assigned vendors (e.g., aged inventory, supply chain optimization, relevant vendor issues, and related business excellence projects throughout the year).Meet with manufacturers, KeHE retail customers and their buying staffs, KeHE field sales and account management staffAttend domestic and international trade shows.Follow established company policies and procedures in achieving the above accountabilities Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, AptitudeBachelor's Degree requiredWillingness to travel domestically and internationally (frequently over weekends)Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:Demonstrated experience working with and, as appropriate, managing a broad array of vendors, brokers, and importers.Demonstrated ability to negotiate marketing support agreements with a broad array of vendors ranging from small or emerging to large and established entities.Demonstrated experience and facility using syndicated purchase data and other consumption data to identify product trends and to provide fact-based justification for product selection and product promotion decisions.Demonstrated ability to analyze, budget and then proactively manage profit drivers such as gross margin %, promotional spend, spoilage, and other program expenses for assigned vendor lines.Demonstrated skills transferring information gained through analysis to fact based, action oriented presentations for delivery to both internal and external stake holders. Need to provide examples of PowerPoint, Excel and other tools used to transfer this product and program knowledge.Demonstrated experience and facility with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Experience with data mining software (e.g., SAP, COGNOS) a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requisition ID2023-21612 Equal Employer Opportunity StatementKeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.

Keywords: KeHE Distributors, Naperville , Supplier Development Manager, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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