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Job Title: Vendor Analyst

Company: Clark Associates, Inc.

Clark Associates, Inc. is the fastest growing distributor of foodservice, hospitality and janitorial supplies in the country. Products are sold through three channels of distribution, including Webstaurantstore.com (e-commerce model), The Restaurant Stores (cash and carry model), and Clark Food Service Equipment (traditional distribution model). The procurement department is responsible for managing the 300,000+ items available to all three distribution channels. In procurement, we work hard to offer the broadest and best assortment of product, the best price and value, and to always be in stock.

We are currently looking for a Vendor Analyst to join our Smallwares and Tabletop team. The Smallwares and Tabletop team manages front of house and back of house products for 15 category families including flatware, glassware, catering and buffet, textiles and many more. A Vendor Analyst is responsible for demand forecasting, inventory management, and pricing research analysis for assigned vendors. Candidates should have strong analytical and communication skills, attention to detail, and be able to quickly adapt to new processes in a fast-paced and forward-thinking work environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and evaluating inventory
  • Executing product inventory process from start to finish including purchase orders, shipment tracking, warehouse communication and invoicing
  • Evaluating vendors based on ability to meet product demand and shipping efficiency standards
  • Analyzing and problem-solving inbound logistics, transportation, brokerage and distribution activities worldwide
  • Market research for product pricing

Job Skills:

  • Highly accurate and organized
  • Flexible for the greater good
  • Excellent data reporting and analysis skills
  • Multitasking and managing large, ongoing initiatives
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel


No industry knowledge necessary. Compensation includes competitive wages, a health care plan, 401K plan and paid time off. Other job perks include an employee cafe and on-site gym.