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SOURCING SPECIALIST - CORPORATE ACCOUNTS

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Job ID:
R15869
Location:
Veritiv - Exton PA
City:
Exton
State:
PA
Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential.

Position Description

Works closely with National Account Managers and Category Management to source products and negotiate customer program specific pricing.  Has extensive knowledge in specific products, preferably Packaging.     

Job Responsibilities:                                                                                          

  • Negotiate costing for large, multi-location customer programs to gain and/or grow new business and enhance current margin position.  Develop competitive proposals with product offerings, showing alternatives and savings interfacing with Program Management Sales, Category Managers and Account/Program Managers. 
  • Identify, drive and implement cost reductions through product, pricing, costing & margin analysis. Initiate margin enhancement projects within the customer contract parameters. 
  • Maintain extensive industry knowledge, product applications, new products, competitive products, pricing and market trends.  Maintain reference library of national supplier literature, product information and supplier contacts. 
  • Work closely with Category Management to ensure effective utilization of corporate programs, private brand products, core vendor selection and product transitions.  Perform market research to identify opportunities within existing account base.        
  • Participate and organize product training seminars for program management team members.
  • Develop and enhance multi-level vendor relationships across geographic markets. Identify and cultivate mill and vendor relationships with a National and/or North American footprint.
  • Prepare Roll-out documentation/files, request new item creation and provide usage data as a part of new customer on-boarding. 
  • Maintain project tracking database
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

Required Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, intermediate to expert in Excel.
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Above average analytical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making ability
  • Knowledge of logistics helpful
  • Strong working knowledge of distribution
  • Knowledge of packaging product categories helpful

Required Experience:

  • College Degree preferred in business or related fields
  • 5+ years experience in sourcing, purchasing, or related field


Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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