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Import Account Manager

Company: Quanex Building Products Corporation
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Summary The Import Account Manager is responsible for globally representing the Company in the planned and aggressive development of imported product and kitchen cabinet accessory programs. Establish sales goals and policies including supplier/customer management, identification/implementation of service locations (both internal and with third party warehouse providers), and program specific inventory management plans. Responsibilities * Provides information to support Woodcraft marketing and sales management in developing sales and marketing plans, strategies, and programs required to achieve the Company's growth and profitability goals. * Work with marketing, sales, operations and appropriate Company personnel to define opportunities to be priced and program parameters needed to service customers in a timely manner. * Assist in developing a relationship with all global vendors and suppliers to introduce and promote the Company's products and capabilities. * Manage and coordinate the development of Company programs to include: * Support sales representatives' requests for product information from customers or prospects. * Interface between suppliers and sales personnel to ensure proper product specifications, consistent with identified applications and performance requirements are identified and met. * Contacts customers directly to arrange changes in manufacturing and shipping schedules and explain early/late shipment circumstances and other related difficulties. * Coordinate production schedule for global suppliers and evaluate capacity limitations, monitor order file to minimize chance of interruptions in the supply chain. * Monitor quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement of product. * Coordinate finishing for domestic accessory products with third party finish provider(s). * Manage logistics of imported products ? Includes identifying import logistics companies which will best represent and service the needs of Woodcraft. Assist in preparing bid package for potential import ocean freight business, comparative analysis, and negotiation of contracts. Evaluate the annual impact the new contract will have on existing and prospective business. * Manage warehousing of imported products ? both internal and third party. This includes identifying third party warehouse providers and/or locations. Ensure warehouses maintain accurate inventories and are adequate for storage of imported products. Negotiate contracts with third party providers if company owned space is not available. Develop inventory turn targets for each major program. Identify slow-moving, obsolete materials through periodic review and work with the sales team to resolve with the customer. * Assist in the development of the annual operating budget for imported products and provides product forecasting to scheduling and sales. * Work to understand and maintain a working knowledge of the accessory/import needs of customers and their program requirements. * Work with product development and product engineering to develop samples and provide appropriate documentation for bill of materials, routing specifications and for the testing of products. * Provides leadership for the import team and supplies insight to all aspects of team performance and training. Education/Experience * Bachelor's degree in marketing, logistics, business administration or a related field * 3 ? 5 years of import/sales/product management experience involving OEM accounts * Technically competent to effectively promote the service, quality, and performance advantages of Woodcraft Industries, Inc. * Demonstrated ability to plant an initiate effective sales performance in assigned product groups. * Willing to travel both domestically and internationally. * Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing within the organization and with suppliers, customers and prospects. Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities within the organization.SDL2017

Keywords: Quanex Building Products Corporation, Saint Cloud , Import Account Manager, Executive , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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