Vendor Pricing Specialist

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Merrimack, NH


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <p><strong>What We Do:</strong></p> <p>We calm the confusion of IT by guiding the connection between people and technology. If a customer is looking for a better way to manage their warehouse inventory, equip their workforce, or secure their data, we make it happen. All it takes is finding the right combination of tech hardware, software, cloud solutions, and support services. That&rsquo;s what we do. We&rsquo;re the IT Department&rsquo;s IT Department.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who We Are:</strong></p> <p>Our team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It&rsquo;s what makes Connection unique&mdash;what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We&rsquo;d love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why You Should Join Us:</strong></p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection&mdash;plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. We value the importance of our employees&rsquo; emotional well-being. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness&nbsp;and Volunteer Time Off days.&nbsp;</p> <br /><br /><br />Working under direct supervision of the Supervisor Vendor Pricing Process Control, selecting from a variety of established procedures to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities, the Vendor Pricing Specialist is responsible for administering back-end vendor rebate programs in a detailed manner. Supports the implementation and effectiveness of all Connection (PCC) back-end vendor rebate programs. Maintains vendor rebate information to ensure vendor rebate opportunities are recognized, maximized, claimed, maintained &amp; compliant with vendor and internal finance requirements. Acts as a liaison working with Sales, Product Management &amp; PCC vendors to submit, approve and track bids. Team oriented individual contributor works to ensure that vendor pricing programs meet or exceed the expectations of Sales, Product Management, and PCC vendors.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Primary Job Duties:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Supports sales in relation to back-end vendor rebate programs. Includes keeping RMS up-to-date on current programs, processing bids for approval by securing one-off rebate pricing, obtaining vendor data needed for rebate calculations and maintaining a full record of all bid rebate activity. Maintains good working relationships with the sales force to ensure compliancy to established processes.</li> <li>Maintains AS400 and Access databases for manual bids for current and historical information. This includes offering listings, price lists, and other information required by various departments necessary to use &amp; track back-end bid rebate programs effectively. (The majority of all filing is electronic).</li> <li>Fields all calls regarding rebate processing from account managers. The AM&rsquo;s call when rebates are not pulling through correctly in callback and/or order entry.</li> <li>Files manual claims using GPE reports which are imported into excel spreadsheets and sent to the rebate accountants to file claims with the vendors.</li> <li>Performs all other duties or special projects as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Competencies:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with ability to create a document or simple spreadsheet.</li> <li>Routine problem solver in situations where most problems have occurred before and solutions are familiar.</li> <li>Detail oriented with item by item focus, meticulous attention to detail with ability to proofread for accuracy</li> <li>Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.</li> </ul>