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Sr. Specialist, Vendor Partnerships

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Job ID: 12743
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Jun 27, 2023

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Position Summary: Sr. Specialist, Vendor Partnerships

As Sr. Specialist, Vendor Partnerships, will play a lead role supporting the category management team to drive sales by executing vendor income agreements that are designed to increase sales, support category margins, and grow vendor brands with marketing support in the sales and collection of vendor income. This begins by supporting category managers with annualized targets during the budget cycle and continues throughout the year by executing tactics and deal agreements related to point-of-sale rebates, new store discounts, price protection deals and ensuring finance teams are accruing and deducting for those deals.    

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Executes monthly process to collect, calculate and process vendor income transactions including but not limited to Scanbacks, Price Protection and New Store discounts in MS Access database tool
  • Will lead reporting projects, publishing a variety of Forecasting, Budgeting, and Vendor Income reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Provide monthly accrual files and reconciles transactions and discrepancies with Finance and Accounts Payable
  • Utilizes MS Office tools to track and enter deals, capture transactions, and provide transactional level detail
  • Mentors other team members to assist with training, business process, creating new MS office tools, coaching, and escalating issues for resolution.
  • Support the category management team (buyers) with training and business process to submit their agreements into system databases so that transactions can be calculated and then processed for payment
  • Facilitate meeting discussions with category management teams to assist in closing the gaps for any shortfalls or maximizing opportunities to capitalize on new product launches
  • Will ensure monthly tactics are entered, executed, validated for accuracy, accrued and deducted in alignment with due dates and to ensure write-offs are minimized.
  • Performs analytics on existing tactics to influence category management decision making into future tactics
  • Manage and maintain strong merchants and vendor relationships
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Marketing, Business Management, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in advertising or marketing or business (in addition to degree or years of previous experience), preferably with experience in social media/community or digital marketing.
  • Familiarity with finance, accounting, and marketing tactics and terminology

Pay Rate: $29.30- $38.80 / hourly depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].

Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States.  2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.   

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

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Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

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