VP, Vendor Relations

Medline Industries, Inc.

Job Description

Oversee and direct the strategic relationships with key vendors. Coordinate the development of marketing strategies and identify market needs.

  • Plan product promotions and promotion strategies and develop sales forecasts with the appropriate sales groups.
  • Develop sales forecasts and product marketing programs. Know and understand rep issues and/or concerns with products, categories and programs. Enforce changes that will increase sales returns.
  • Ensure on-going positive relationships with key vendors, includes site visits, travel to trade shows and in-depth communications.
  • Understand and analyze the competitive marketplace and develop strategies to effectively compete for increased sales and profitability.
  • Manage new products/project timelines so that they are on schedule.
  • Develop and mentor staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; build and maintain employee morale and motivation; ensure the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies.
Medline offers a business casual, entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) with company match. And much more!

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor%26rsquo;s degree.
Relevant Work Experience

  • At least 10 years of marketing experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating and directing people as they work.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels.
  • Willing to travel at least/up to 40% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master%26rsquo;s degree.

  • Experience in healthcare or a related industry with a direct sales force with progressive marketing roles/experience at the senior level.