Position:  International Associate Merchandise Manager
Location:  Fort Wayne, IN
Job Id:  594
# of Openings:  1

Job Title                       International Associate Merchandise Manager           

Level                            Salaried

Division / Department    Merchandising/International

Reports to                    Global Business and Product Development Manager

Travel                           Do it Best Spring and Fall Markets, international travel for member visits when necessary. (Less than 10%)

This position is responsible for growing Do it Best Corp. international business through vendor program creation, communication, support, and sales.  Works with Do it Best Corp. vendors, members, and internal stakeholders to achieve business objectives. 

  • Direct Container Buys – works with Do it Best Asia offices and international members to proactively sell and manages the internal processes end-to-end
  • Existing Vendor Development – negotiates program and product opportunities with vendors already part of the Do it Best vendor network
  • New Vendor Development – establishes new vendor program opportunities guided by member and International Sales team inputs
  • Product Promotions and Events – manages product promotions to international members and runs point on all activity related to the product events conducted at Markets
  • Member Support – works regularly with international members and affiliates to provide product and vendor program information and develop business as opportunities arise
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent international sales experience
  • Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Related experience in home improvement industry
  • Experience with international supply chain management
  • International sales experience

Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with, direct, and motivate others
  • Effective prioritization and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and demonstrate a strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong problem-solving skills

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