VP of Sales & Marketing
Company: Gables Search Group
Posted on: September 25, 2022
The Vice President of Purchasing & Marketing is responsible for
managing all aspects of product procurement, including program
negotiation with manufacturers, hiring, training, coaching and
counseling of all staff members; achieving corporate goals as
established by the senior management team, ensuring corporate
profitability as related to vendor bill-back and inbound freight
programs, development and execution of annual marketing programs.
Manages product portfolio to meet the customer needs while
maximizing local and corporate earnings. Conducts large opportunity
product cuttings with current and potential customers to penetrate
existing customers and help on board new customers.
This leader is a member of the senior leadership team, reporting to
the President, and is responsible for management and direction of
the Marketing & Procurement Department staff, achieving performance
metrics, expense and revenue management, and compliance with
established safety standards and government regulations.
Supervise associates to include, but not limited to: staffing,
training, coaching, performance management and problem
Manage an acceptable level of inventory which best enhances the
company's financial position. Negotiate with vendors for best price
and program. Manage inventory dollar levels to achieve optimum cash
flow and service level.
Interact with customers and vendors in a friendly, timely and
quality manner; ensure customers' and vendors' questions are
answered accurately and in a timely manner. Respond to customer
inquiries. Maintain fill rate service levels to company's
Establish procedures which increase the efficiency of the
purchasing department and allow the department to function at the
highest level of productivity.
Improve purchasing strategies and processes based upon knowledge of
the food distribution industry. Demonstrate a thorough
understanding of and continued development in the foodservice
Responsible for all marketing functions including, but not limited
to, Food Shows; Market Focused Shows; Meal Ticket, Insights and
Impacts; Social Media; Sales Incentive Promotions; Customer Focused
Promotions; New Product Launches and Segmented Catalogs. The
Marketing department also partners with the Human Resources
department provide marketing support to our Associates resulting in
greater Associate retention.
Maximize vendor financial participation and activity.
Participate and lead strategic bid analysis for large potential and
May manage activities and directions of sales specialists.
Responsible for growth and development of Performance Food Group
(PFG) exclusive brands.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position is based in Augusta, Maine. Must be willing to
Required Qualifications :
10 years + in procurement or related area with supervisory
Preferred Qualifications :
10 years + of experience leading the procurement function in the
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