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Job Title: Vendor Manager

Company: Clark Associates, Inc.

Clark Associates, Inc. is the fastest growing distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies in the country.  Products are sold through three channels of distribution, including (e-commerce model), The Restaurant Stores (cash & carry model), and Clark Food Service Equipment (traditional dealer model). The procurement department is responsible for managing the 310,000+ items available to those channels.  Our approach to business is how well we can service the customer. 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. 

A Vendor Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining vendor relationships, managing inventory, analyzing market pricing and setting pricing strategies, and negotiating vendor contracts and buying opportunities. As a Vendor Manager you will act as a ‘business owner’ for your vendors and strive to always be increasing sales and gross profit. You will work closely with our Category Managers to stock new items from your vendors’ product offerings and execute marketing plans to grow category families.

The ideal Vendor Manager candidate will be skilled in analyzing data, negotiating, communicating, establishing efficient ways to manage inventory, and problem-solving in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. We are looking for a self-starting, confident, intelligent, detail-oriented individuals who want to make an impact in a busy and growing company.

Job responsibilities:

  • Effectively managing assigned vendor relationships
  • Executing assigned vendors’ marketing
  • Increasing the sales and gross profit of vendors
  • Negotiating vendor contracts and order discounts
  • Setting pricing strategy
  • Efficiently managing product inventory to meet company goals


Job skills:

  • Generate high quality decisions and take calculated risks based on detailed data analysis
  • Approach workload with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Negotiate with confidence
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Be flexible for the greater good
  • Prioritize and manage many ongoing projects
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis in Excel


Clark Associates has been one of PA’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies for the past 10 years. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, a competitive medical/dental insurance package, 401K match, and wellness programs. Employees appreciate using our onsite gym facilities or benefiting from the gym membership reimbursement program.

Our onsite café allows employees the chance to enjoy fresh, healthy meals without leaving the office! Clark Associates often rewards our hardworking employees with fun events and perks to show our appreciation for their dedication and purposeful work towards our company growth — catered holiday meals, bringing in popular food trucks, and team building events are just a few things we do to promote an enjoyable, positive work environment for everyone.

This is not a home based position. You must be able to work out of our office in Lancaster, PA. Please include a cover letter with your application.