Category Manager

Category Manager

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 motivated, enthusiastic team players to support daily operations for a group of assigned manufacturers and suppliers!

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
  • Proactively work with vendors and distributors to enhance and update product presentation in YMP
  • Leverage partners and cross match competitor and other product descriptions to correct YMP products
  • Proactively manage logistics for large/complex orders and determines status on errant or delayed orders
  • Identify systematically underperforming suppliers and documents 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

What you need to have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related degree, or equivalent experience
  • One (1) year of experience in procurement, operations, customer account management, or related area
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and screen capture editing tools
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects in a deadline driven environment
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong team orientation

What would be helpful to have

  • Prior experience working in the commercial lighting supply product market
  • Working knowledge or understanding of lighting systems and lighting distribution modules
  • Prior procurement system/integration experience
  • Pricing and/or operational experience
  • 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 8,000 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!

All submissions for open positions should be received through Yardi’s applicant portal, accessed from Yardi’s corporate website.



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Austin, TX

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