23 days old

Vendor Relations Manager

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

Job Description
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 s erve as a primary liaison between vendor and Medline and will o versee/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

Job Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors 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!

Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29
Sponsored by:
Farm Credit Services of America Logo
Sponsored by:
Bank of America Logo

Featured Jobs[ View All ]

Featured Employers

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Vendor Relations Manager

Medline Industries, Inc.
Northfield, IL 60093

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast