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Vendor Relations Specialist

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Regular, Full time
1 ABC Parkway
Beloit, WI 53511
45 days ago

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Vendor Relationship Specialist is responsible for developing and managing key components of the ABC Category Management process for a specific group of resale and non-resale suppliers. This includes establishing and maintaining vendor agreements, tracking and negotiating supplier rebates, and managing ABC Supplier Appreciation activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Vice President of Merchandising to develop the components of the ABC Preferred & Approved Vendor Program. Track all key elements of the program and work with key suppliers and ABC Category Leadership to increase participation and success with all partners.
  • Develop relationships with assigned suppliers and be the key national ABC contact for these partners. 
    • Drive value for ABC partners and branches by aligning opportunities for growth and partnership.
    • Actively promote ABC Supply as the best partner for key manufacturers
    • Work with partners to ensure that ABC Supply is the easiest customer to do business with.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for suppliers with ABC Marketing, IT, and other ABC teams. Establish business needs and align with supplier capabilities to support and grow ABC and partner’s business.
  • Lead the annual ABC Supplier Appreciation Event and work with suppliers on other regular points of engagement at ABC.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 5+ years of vendor relationship management or similar roles.
  • Strong organization and process aptitude.
  • Excellent communication skills and a history of delivering results in a cross-functional organization.
  • Construction/Building Materials experience preferred.

Travel will be required for this position.

Benefits include

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage - eligible after 60 days, low out-of-pocket
  • 401(k) with generous company match - eligible after 60 days, immediately vested
  • Employer-paid employee assistance program
  • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Flex spending
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid holidays

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