Category Specialist

Category Specialist

Austin, TX

Yardi is a global software company providing innovative property management solutions and services in every real estate market. We are focused on providing our customers with superior products and outstanding customer service. We are passionate about technology and believe work should be fulfilling and fun! We are committed to our customers, employees and the communities where we live.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic team player with working knowledge of supply chains to work with assigned manufacturers and suppliers for the Yardi Marketplace Team!

What you will do

  • Act as a point of contact for the Yardi Marketplace (YMP) for assigned suppliers and manufacturers
  • Proactively communicate with internal and external parties regarding escalated client/supplier issues
  • Recommend product additions and deletions from the YMP catalog based on data and performance trends
  • Gather, consolidate, and maintain required product data for the YMP catalog
  • Manage product substitutions and remove discontinued products from the catalog
  • Collaborate and effectively work with vendors and distributors to enhance and update product presentation in YMP
  • Work effectively with partners and cross match competitor and other product descriptions to correct YMP products
  • Proactively manage logistics for large/complex orders and determine status on errant or delayed orders
  • Identify systematically underperforming suppliers and document issues
  • Investigate, problem solve, and resolve issues of significance
  • Exercise independent judgment as it relates to affecting, interpreting, and implementing operating policies
  • Work on major and special assignments, and provide ad hoc reporting and distribution
  • Be part of a great team and collaborate with YMP team members to support team success

What you need to have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related degree, or equivalent experience
  • One year of experience in procurement, operations, customer account management, or related area
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook and screen capture and editing tools
  • Awesome written and verbal communication skills
  • Phenomenal customer service skills and desire to go the extra mile
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization and the ability to prioritize effectively
  • Great people skills and the ability to be personable and professional
  • Ability to use technology and systems to present to vendors, clients and colleagues
  • High attention to detail and ability to analyze and compile multiple sources of data into reporting

What would be helpful to have

  • Working knowledge of Grainger
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (Macros)

What you get as a Yardi Employee

  • A great place to work with fantastic people
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits – Medical/dental, paid time off, sick time, paid holidays, 401(k), profit sharing, life insurance, and more!

At Yardi, we’ve created a team of over 7,000 employees in over 40 locations around the globe dedicated to making great real estate software products and fostering a collaborative work environment. Yardi is a place where people with a wide variety of cultural and life experiences come together to make a difference. Our corporate culture stresses integrity, respect, trust, responsibility, and fun! Come join our growing team!


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Austin, TX

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