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Vendor Manager

Job Details

Lino Lakes Office - Lino Lakes, MN
Full Time




Who We Are  

Asmodee is an entertainment leader specialized in boardgames. We’re a global team committed to bringing people together through great games and amazing stories. We strive to be an employer of choice by creating endless opportunities, promoting a supportive and inclusive culture, and rewarding success.  

We believe in passion. We stimulate creativity. We emphasize team play. We exhibit caring. We demonstrate integrity. We are boldly daring. By joining our team, you will be empowered to engage in meaningful, innovative and unforgettable work and to give back to our communities!  


What You’ll Do  

The Vendor Manager is a driven and detail-oriented individual to be responsible for managing internal and external publishing partners and selecting quality products for our business. This role focuses on strategically working with our vendors with the goal of increasing US market share. 


Essential Functions: 

  • Build and develop relationships with our 1P and 3P publishers 
  • Research and select quality products and materials to ensure a relevant and well-balanced catalogue 
  • Negotiate best terms for our distribution contracts. Lead renegotiation process for their set of vendors 
  • Create a clear set of standards and procedures for our vendors to follow 
  • Contribute to the updates of vendor contract templates and the process around them 
  • Ensure vendor information is fully documented, always up to date in BC  
  • Lead the creation of reporting templates for our vendors, including financials, inventory and line management 
  • Analyze financial metrics (revenue, inventory value and velocity, margin), market trends, and other data to inform insightful and strategic buying decisions 
  • Lead new item selection process  
  • Provide input to forecasts for reprints 
  • Monitor vendor performance by channel, by item, by product category 
  • Lead exit negotiations and inventory management linked to them  
  • Partner with cross functional teams on process and special projects 
  • Travel to studios and trade shows  
  • Other duties as assigned 

What Makes You Successful


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
  • 6-10 years of experience in merchandising or purchasing
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in vendor contract/negotiation
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Clear and concise communication style, both written and verbal
  • Proactive management


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong Data Analytics Expertise required:
  • Demonstrated analytical background and excel skills to allow fast data interpretation and translation into powerful actions
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerBI and Microsoft Business Central are a strong plus
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully collaborating with other functional areas (Sales, Order Management, Supply-Forecast, Operations-Logistics, Accounting-Finance, Digital Marketing, New Products)
  • Track record of prioritizing and successfully delivering multiple initiatives on-time
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently with limited supervision
  • Entrepreneurship, can-do mindset and high level of attention to detail


What You’ll Be a Part Of  

At Asmodee, we believe that great games and amazing stories have the power to bring people together. Strong communities are formed around the game table through the entertainment of game play. Shared play sparks discussions, fosters imagination and creates memories. As a leader of our industry, we have the responsibility to help these communities thrive. Asmodee exists to bring people together in a sustainable and positive way for individuals, communities and our planet.  


What To Expect From Us  

  • 22 Days of PTO Annually  
  • 10 Paid Holidays  
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance  
  • Competitive 401K Match  
  • Paid Parental Leave  
  • 2 Paid Volunteer Days Off  
  • Flexible & Hybrid Schedules  
  • Extensive Game Discounts  
  • $250 Annually in Game Bucks  
  • Career Growth & Development  
  • Mental Health Programs  
  • Virtual Healthcare Options  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Employee Referral Program  


Our Commitment  

Asmodee’s purpose is Bringing People Together. To us that means all kinds of people, no matter their perceived differences.  

We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to show up as their full and authentic selves. We seek to support our diverse community of players by creating representative gaming experiences that celebrate a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views. Diversity and Inclusion fuels our creativity and promotes internal and external equity which allows us to continue in our efforts to bring people together around the game table. Games are for everyone.