National Accounts Sourcing Coordinator

UniFirst – Wilmington, MA

Where will a UniFirst Career take you?
As an industry leader in the rental, lease and sale of uniforms and facility services products, UniFirst Corporation has grown to become one of the largest companies in the garment services industry.

UniFirst is recognized on the Forbes Platinum 400 - Best Big Companies List. With over 14,000 employee Team Partners and more than 250 facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, you are never just a number when you work for UniFirst. What sets us apart from all other companies is that we still function as a family run business. When you work for UniFirst, youre family!

UniFirst Corporation has a strong history of promoting from within. In fact, most of UniFirst s Senior Managers have come from within the Company. Opportunities are endless for those individuals who possess a strong work ethic, a commitment to quality, and above all else, a passion for delivering quality customer service, both internally and externally.

Our culture is what makes UniFirst an organization that stands out from the rest. Are you interested in loving your job? Find out just how far a career with UniFirst can take you.

UniFirst offers a Fleet of Benefits, 50+!

  • RRSP with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Direct Payroll Deposit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 30% Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Program

  • The National Accounts Sourcing Coordinator facilitates sourcing and merchandising activities in support of UniFirsts largest customers.Dedicated to the National Accounts sales and support teams but reporting into the Supply Chain organization, this position requires strong organizational skills in a dynamic and deadline driven environment.Merchandising activities can range from single piece solutions via readily available products to large custom RFPs which can have varying degrees of specifications for consideration.

    Leveraging relationships with diverse vendor base and new/prospective vendors, the National Accounts Sourcing Specialist will secure quotes for pricing and availability for items in support of UniFirsts rental and direct sale business lines.

    Personal Responsibilities

    Responsible for sourcing activities in support of UniFirst National Account clients. Areas of oversight include:

  • Manage of workflow of new product requests as submitted by National Accounts Sales, Service, and Support personnel via UniFirst s homegrown database
  • Assist National Accounts personnel in merchandising customer programs
  • Attend RFP review meetings with National Accounts teams to obtain an understanding of customer requirements related to on-going proposals
  • Provide insights to support make or buy decision making with UniFirst s Manufacturing and Materials Management departments
  • Facilitate the Product Approval process inclduing the accumulation of all required documentation required by UniFirst Executives
  • Coordinate wash tests as required for items needing industrial laundering services
  • Develop and maintain relationships with UniFirst s critical suppliers
  • Identify gaps in current product offering consistent with feedback from the National Accounts team and develop strategy to build-out lines as appropriate
  • Work with National Accounts team to create sales tools related to offered products across specific segments (i.e. safety/protective apparel, etc.)
  • Procure samples as necessary in conjunction with current sourcing initiatives
  • Act as dedicated resource for routine product inquiries from National Accounts team
  • Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience
  • Apparel sourcing experience preferred
  • Industrial apparel experience is a plus
  • Education
  • Bachelor s Degree required
  • Additional Requirements
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time and management and organizational skills
  • Must have flexibility to multi-task, prioritize, and change direction in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong orientation towards analytic work, details, precision, and problem solving
  • Comfortable working under pressure and with all levels of management
  • Process driven but with the ability and desire to think and work outside the box
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with multiple teams
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

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