Sample Job Description #1

Sample Job Description # 1


Job Title:

Vendor Relationship Manager - Internship



ABC Company


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Job Description:

The ABC Company VRM Internship Program is a tool designed to capture the best and brightest students off college campuses in order to build ABC Company’s bench strength in the Vendor Relationship Manager Function.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work full time during the summer prior to their senior year of school, and part time during the academic school year. The part time scheduling portion of the Internship is very flexible, allowing for the Intern to match their school schedule with ABC Company’s workplace needs.

During the summer, the Intern will complete the ABC Company VRM onboard training process and other appropriate onsite training classes. The Intern will reside in one of our core business teams and will be given the opportunity to work on meaningful projects aimed at the strategic part of the Vendor Relationship Management position. Time will be spent monitoring Vendor Relationship Managers, creating presentation materials, strategizing with existing staff, and possibly traveling with Vendor Relationship Managers on dealer visits. The Intern’s Mentor will work with the Intern to ensure meaningful work is being done during their work experience.

Vendor Relationship Managers are responsible for maintaining and growing a long-term relationship with independent business owners and their management team. They will act as a consultant to our valued customers and help them to achieve greater success by learning about their business and customizing solutions for their needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for developing and delivering successful strategies to maximize dealers’ sales growth.
• Successfully utilizes Professional Selling Skills training to enhance overall sales volume.
• Maintains direct working relationships with existing vendor base to support current and future business needs.
• Accountable for achieving sales volume in assigned territory.
• Handles transactions associated with supporting vendor business (i.e. follow up on accounts, paperwork associated with approvals, etc.)
• Monitors and analyzes dealer trend reports, backlog reports, rolling report and daily sales reports and follows up on information gathered through these reports. (Communicates with Business Development Director, Business Development Management, and team.)


Our Culture:  At ABC Company, we are proud of the company we keep – our family of dedicated employees. We are committed to providing our people with a friendly, safe and exciting work environment that includes opportunities to learn and grow. It’s part of our culture – and part of our history. Our world-class brands and innovative products exist because of the work and dedication of our people.


Why People Like Working Here/Perks: I love working for ABC Company because it's a company that people respect. Not only do we have ethical standards that far exceed some of the corporate world's other members, but also we have a company culture that promotes family, integrity, health, knowledge, philanthropy, and well-being.


Green Initiatives:  Our actions are based on a common principle: take care of the world around us. At ABC Company, positive change is happening. In our plants, in our distribution centers and in our offices, we’re looking at common items and finding uncommon uses for them. We’re diving into processes and recreating them for the benefit of all.


Industry Recognition/Awards:

America’s Most Trustworthy Companies – 2007 & 2008

Top Entry Level (#17) and Intern Employers (#20) – 2010



Successful candidate must be working on a Bachelors degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in their major area of study. Must have an interest in business and a willingness to learn business basics. Must possess a strong desire to stay in Eastern Iowa.


Application Instructions: Submit resume to:  OR Go to www.abccompany/careers and apply today!


Online Application Address: www.abccompany