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Merchandising Programs Manager

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Merchandising Programs ManagerVendor Dropship Responsibilities

  • Oversight of implementation of program strategy and objectives related to Vendor Drop Ship
  • Coordinates cross functional efforts to ensure program benefits are achieved
  • Identify risks and create associated mitigation plans, drives issue resolution
  • Provide oversight that all compliance requirements are addressed by business leaders within the program
  • Create and manage program communication and status reporting to support transparency to senior leadership
  • Lead user acceptance testing including test plans, use cases, scripts, execution and issue resolution
  • Support item management activities and work directly with supplier on non-stock item addsSPP Responsibilities
    • Manages all administrative aspects for the Essendant's Supplier Performance Program and existing Supplier Performance Tracking Program, both directly and indirectly through a team. These duties will include:
      • Managing resources, processes, and systems that drive the Supplier Performance Program.
      • Researching and analyzing disputed PLSR charges by facility and supplier, including coordinating with appropriate departments to reach resolution.
      • Work in partnership with Category to address suppliers' delivery performance and integrate performance measurements into category strategies where relevant.
      • Overseeing all billing processes related to the Supplier Performance Program including existing Supplier Performance monthly billing and quarterly debit reversal files.
      • Responsibility for maintenance and enhancement of the SPP scorecard.
      • Driving process and systems changes by working with IT to streamline the management of the Supplier Performance processes.
      • Drive ongoing cross-functional collaboration (Merchandising, Operations, Logistics, Inventory, IT) to improve Essendant and supplier supply chains.
      • Develop reporting to track and monitor budgeted performance.
      • Develop IT roadmap to enhance and update backend Supplier Performance Program systems.
      • Develop business processes and systems understanding across all operations functions.Skills/Knowledge Required
        • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills to interact with internal and external customers.
        • Ability to lead, train, and supervise a team.
        • Effective time management and organizational skills.
        • Strong problem-solving skills - inquiry, analysis, fact finding, solution identification and standardization.
        • Strong ability to understand data and interpret the data into reporting that can be easily understood by all levels of management.
        • Ability to create impactful presentations that clearly and succinctly communicate information.
        • PC skills: E-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.Education and Experience
          • Bachelor's Degree required
          • Minimum of three years' experience in Merchandising; three to five years of experience preferred.Benefits
            • Health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
            • 401k with matching
            • Company Holidays
            • Overtime Pay for hourly employees
            • Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays, and Sick Time
            • Maternity and Parental leave benefits
            • Employee discount
            • Tuition Reimbursement
            • Employee Assistance ProgramESSENDANT Inc. is a leading national distributor that fuels its customers growth with a vast product assortment, world-class fulfillment network and a full suite of advanced sales and marketing tools. We strive for more than just success - we believe in building partnerships with our customers and our employees. Our business wouldn't be thriving without our hardworking team members. We value all they bring to our company and offer a work environment that fosters training, mentoring and personal growth. We are one team with endless possibilities. We are Essendant.ABOUT ESSENDANT

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Arlington Heights , Merchandising Programs Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Deerfield, Illinois

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