The Vendor Manager will be responsible for developing and owning the strategy for a category, and working with a high performing vendor management team. Within this role the individual will have the opportunity to establish and maintain strong vendor partnership, manage category profitability, optimize pricing, and identify means to improve the customer experience. This is a seasoned business resource with a broad skill set which demonstrates analytical capability, excellent business judgement, strong vendor management and negotiations skills, deep curiosity to uncover how things work.

Roles & Responsibilities

As such, we expect a Vendor Manager to do the following on a regular basis:

  • Regular engagements with brands including in-person meetings on a monthly basis
  • Weekly and monthly review to inspect movements/trends on customer input metrics (selection, customer demand (GV) coverage
  • Annual and seasons negotiations with brands
  • Highlighting escalating issues with brands, competitors to internal leaders, and brand leadership
  • Ensuring vendor experience issues are addressed promptly – these could be around access to information/data, payments, MIS reports, promotion plans, etc.
  • Planning for events and promotions including getting support from brands

Job specification

  • Education: MBA from Tier 1/ Tier-2 institutes
  • Experience: 2-5 years of relevant experience doing one of several roles; quantitative/financial analysis, retail buying, retail planning & allocation, product/project management, pricing, marketing , preferably in e-commerce
  • Proficiency in Excel, Proven analytical skills and highly numerate
  • Proven Negotiation Skills
  • Proven experience leading teams and cross-functional projects
  • Influencing abilities and vendor management experience
  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
  • A willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done
  • The position requires an individual who can work autonomously in a demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail and effective prioritization.
  • Having prior e-commerce experience is preferred.
  • The role is based out of Bangalore.

Vendor Manager

Job Category: Vendor Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bangalore

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