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Assistant Product Supplier Manager

Major Responsibilities
Develop and manage supplier-specific category initiatives.
Accountable for the design and implementation of supplier-specific programs and promotions.
Provide recommendations on strategic program direction based on sound ROI analysis.
Conduct catalog reviews for customer marketing vehicles and assist Category Product Manager in catalog reviews for Essendant Stationers marketing vehicles.
Conduct on-going market research and analysis to formulate recommendations to the Category Product Manager.
Maintain and communicate pricing on current, new and promotional items.
Maintain contact and suggested replacement and ''cross sell''/''up sell'' database.
Work closely with Category Product Manager and supplier to ensure product specifications are accurately maintained on electronic ordering systems.
Form effective cross-functional relationships with a broad cross-section of Essendant personnel.
Responsible to work effectively with Product Planning functions within the assigned category.
Responsible for allocation of supplier marketing funding and negotiation of incremental funding to support execution of Category Marketing initiatives.
Provide tracking and Proof of Performance needed to obtain funding.
Understands and demonstrates Essendant' Core Values.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills/Knowledge Required
In depth knowledge of technology marketplace and industry trends
Marketing program management experience.
Ability to work independently and is self-motivated and proactive in achieving individual and team objectives
Working knowledge of query/reporting tools such as Hyperion.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Efficient within constrictive timelines
Self-Starter with the ability to learn quickly & multi-task
Team-oriented & constructive
Skilled in e-commerce and on-line research
Familiarity with industry trends desired
High level of computer proficiency in Microsoft Office; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook; Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Access.



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