Vendor Relations Specialist

Benetech - Palo Alto, California - Full time

Benetech is a groundbreaking nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good. We identify and create software solutions that address deep-rooted social problems and are looking for others who are committed to do the same!

Are you a vendor management professional who is passionate about technology for social good and access to literacy for all? Then read on because we want you on our team!

Bookshare, the world’s largest library of ebooks for people with reading barriers, seeks a Vendor Relations Specialist to join our collection development team. This team manages the pipeline that delivers over 700,000 titles to more than a half million people in over 70 countries around the world.

The ideal candidate has the skills and desire to work with vendors around the globe and is able to dive into the details and manage pricing, budget, and data analysis.

As Vendor Relations Specialist, you will be responsible for forecasting, budgeting, vendor communications, and digital file coordination of our vendors. You will also be tracking and analyzing critical data about our operations, summarizing the impact, and making recommendations for future changes.

*Please note - a cover letter and resume are required to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the flow of digital files to vendors
  • Create and adjust vendor forecasts and budget projections
  • Maintain strong relationships with our vendors through effective communication
  • Manage the annual vendor budget
  • Report to Operations Management on vendor performance and other key metrics
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated skill with Excel and other financial tracking tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with international partners a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce, digital file formats, and/or assistive technology a plus
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    Benetech is a groundbreaking nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of the under-served, the underprivileged, assisting human rights defenders, and providing accessibility to individuals with disabilities.

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