• Vendor Management Specialist

    Location US-IL-Bannockburn
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2018 10:16 AM)
    Job ID
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    Position Type
    Regular Full Time
  • General Responsibilities

    The Vendor Management Specialist owns the creation, maintenance, and building of strategic value centric relationships within Donlen’s vendor network. The incumbent possesses strong skills in relationship management, data analytics, problem solving, and project management. The role is key to contributing towards strengthening Donlen’s vendor network, enhancing revenue streams, ensuring data integrity, and identifying efficient value add opportunities. The ideal candidate can adapt well to a nimble, action oriented culture, and as a technology leader in the fleet industry, we are seeking candidates who embrace working in a technology-driven environment.
    - Ensure the efficient, timely, and accurate enrollment and set up of Vendors in the VM system.
    - Administers a database of more than 100,000 vendors to maintain data integrity
    - Analyzes and mines vendor database to uncover new opportunities for Donlen to strengthen Donlen’s network and margins through gap management
    - Manages internal CRM system (CARE), VM Inbox, and Contact Us platforms pertaining to vendor related inquiries from tracking to completion.
    - Monitors CARE with a focus on identifying root causes, trends/patterns that indicate a process improvement opportunity and works with appropriate business functions to address
    - Manages and monitors KPI’s and generates reporting that reflects opportunities such as utilization of the network to drive increased income
    - Actively supports formal and informal testing of the systems functionality to validate enhancements and uncover and identify new enhancements to improve systems platforms
    - Participates in various training efforts of internal stakeholders concerning Donlen’s vendors
    - Supports initiatives to find, contact and establish new vendors based on customer needs.
    - Manages assignments outside of the daily responsibilities in order to support strategic business projects to enhance Donlen’s vendor network value and competitiveness
    - Engages with various internal stakeholders (Maintenance, Sales, Finance) as necessary to support key projects, growth opportunities, and process improvements
    - Supports the Sourcing Director with key initiatives in all areas of Product Management.

    Mandatory Requirements

    - A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field of study
    - 3-5 years work experience, preferably in a sourcing/supply chain, supplier management capacity or related discipline 
    - Experience in automotive/truck/transportation industry preferred.

    Preferred Requirements

    - Excellent oral and written communication and problem solving skills
    - Analytically minded with intermediate level skills in Excel
    - Ability to work independently on multiple assignments
    - Project management experience preferred
    - Critical thinking skills

    EEO Statement

    Doneln is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Doneln is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.


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