Supplier professional focused on the strategic leadership and relationship of Tech Data suppliers to achieve the best financial performance and relationship with assigned product lines. Such activities may include the following as well as other duties as assigned:
Principal Responsibilities: Directs and manages the supplier business plan and implementation process throughout the Tech Data organization leveraging supplier strengths and resources on behalf of the supplier and communicating supplier benefits to the Tech Data organizations. Aligns goals and objectives of supplier with Tech Data to ensure mutual goals and objectives are achieved. Determines, monitors and recommends plans for the supplier, Tech Data business relationship on a tactical and strategic level. Participates in supplier business reviews providing appropriate data and engaging in resolving issues. Identifies and drives new supplier opportunities with particular emphasis on the development of new services that blend unique supplier resource/capability along with an Tech Data service/capability to create a unique value proposition. Supports cross functional communication with Tech Data's product groups in price negotiations and market knowledge. Responsible for the management of activities and programs that will drive the supplier's pro-forma performance in an effort to achieve Tech Data's financial goals. Performs analysis and reports of various program impact for the supplier. Manages forecasting pipeline requirements and rebate projections. Job Level Specifications: Mastery knowledge industry best practices and job functions. Is considered a subject matter expert within the organization and contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Develops solutions to highly complex and uniquely challenging problems. Assignments require extensive evaluation of alternatives and intangible variables. Is expected to make improvements to policies and procedures. Works independently toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated using independent judgment and discretion. Virtually self-supervisory. Might supervise 1 - 2 individuals who provide tactical/operational support. Serves as consultant to management and external spokesperson for the organization on major initiatives related to policy, plans and long-range objectives. Actions impact the organization and its reputation. Effects of erroneous decisions are long-lasting, influence the future course of the organization and require the expenditure of extensive additional resources.
Work Experience: Typically 10+ years with bachelor's or 8+ years with master's Education and Certification(s): Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Distinguishing Characteristics: May have direct reports.