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Vendor Relations Specialist

Company: Kiddie Academy
Location: Abingdon
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

About the positionThis is a rewarding long-term career opportunity to work with all levels of the Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care corporate team, as well as our franchisees as they make an impact in communities across the country. As the Vendor Relations Specialist you will direct the vendor program pursuant to vendors that provide products and/or services directly to Essential Brands and the Kiddie Academy Franchise Community/Academies. You will also assess and secure vendors on an as-needed basis and negotiate the best value for Kiddie Academy and its franchisees. This position is based in our Corporate Office located in Abingdon, Maryland.Why you?You are an experienced professional with a positive outlook and a passion for making an impact. You are looking for a long-term career opportunity with a company that is committed to work-life balance, and that promotes a culture of respect, kindness and transparency. You are an excellent communicator, you take great pride in the quality of your work, you are detail oriented, you are tech savvy, and you excel at multitasking.Your Skills and Experience:Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or related field2 3 years experience in vendor relations and/or procurementProcess driven but creative and innovativeDetail orientedAbility to work collaboratively to achieve business objectivesAbility to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independentlyStrong professional verbal and written communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organizationExcellent computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe AcrobatWhy us?Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care routinely ranks among the top franchising companies and providers in the childcare category. In 2024, we ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's list of the top 500 franchisors around the globe. At a local level, we proudly claimed the spot in the Baltimore Business Journal's Best Place to Work 2024 awards, maintaining our standing as finalists for five consecutive years.Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care has been preparing young minds for future success since its founding in 1981. With more than 330 franchises in 40 states and the District of Columbia, we are poised for continued growth.Benefits you'll love:100% company-paid medical and life insurance for you,Company-paid dental and vision for you and your family401K matchChildcare tuition discountsPaid parental leaveGenerous paid time off and holidaysPaid volunteer time off to support local nonprofitsWe value in-person collaborating at our corporate headquarters, and offer an allowance of remote workdaysWe are growing fast, and the future is bright! Don't miss out on joining Jobble

Keywords: Kiddie Academy, Baltimore , Vendor Relations Specialist, Other , Abingdon, Maryland

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