Trends Group, Inc.
Trends Group, Inc.

Junior Vendor Specialist  

Trends Group, Inc.

  • Makati, Philippines
    23rd Floor, 105 H.V. Dela Costa , Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Metro Manila
  • Full timeFULL_TIME

Expired 3 months ago

Job closed.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

A. Product Management

  • Maintain responsibility for tracking key metrics across a portfolio of IT Learning products and services
  • Serve as an expert about the ACAD Training Services, the product manager will assist salespeople in optimizing sales and market presence.
  • Serve as an intermediary between ACAD Sales team and Vendor Partners about the ACAD Learning products, the product manager will assist salespeople in negotiating pricing, discounting, scheduling, etc. for partner-delivered offerings
  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing service and sales costs; specifying volume; costing special and customized orders

B. Portfolio and Partner Management

  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing service and sales costs; specifying volume; costing special and customized orders
  • Manage the existing vendor partners and suppliers in terms of course delivery logistics, service fulfillment, billing and monitoring of service-level agreements
  • Evaluate potential suppliers using developed and agreed criteria to support alignment and understanding of the expectations and requirements of engagement
  • Monitor and report on the performance of selected vendors to ensure delivery in line with contractual obligations and performance metrics
  • Manage outward communication to vendors to facilitate understanding and awareness of organizational strategic direction, changes and challenges
  • Manage the interaction between vendors and internal program delivery leaders to provide adequate visibility of interdependent initiatives and programs
  • Liaise with procurement partners to review, report on and revise contractual agreements as necessary
  • Manage the balance in vendor relationships to support the achievement of agreed commercial outcomes

C. Marketing Management

  • Manage the balance in vendor relationships to support the achievement of agreed commercial outcomes
  • Combines sales, marketing and product knowledge of IT Certification Courses to conduct market research, and design a marketing strategy, in order to promote a ACAD product
  • Obtains product market information by working with the sales manager to develop product sales strategies

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, advertising, business administration, or IT-related course

Minimum Experience/Training

  • 2-4 years of experience in the IT field - familiarity with Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, ITIL, Project Management and other certification programs is very advantageous
  • 2-3 years professional experience in Procurement, Vendor Management or Supply Chain Management highly regarded
  • Demonstrable work experience in Category Management, Supply Chain, Vendor Management or Procurement, including all aspects of strategy sourcing development and executio


  • Proven customer focus, interpersonal and communications skills to ensure consistent messages are communicated to internal customers / stakeholders, able to work well in a team environment and adhere to the highest ethical standards
  • Demonstrated high level organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to apply lateral thinking to issues and develop new and innovative solutions to problems/target areas
  • Ability to create and analyze reports using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is expected individuals who have previous experience in marketing , communication, advertising, business administration, or IT-related industry
  • Required to be a person of great resourcefulness and creativity, and market-sensing abilities
  • Should have the ability to communicate their ideas and insights effectively to a team of marketing specialists, salespeople and executive management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team – especially in complex and ambiguous work environments
  • Able to adapt a cross-functional teamwork, provide executive and customer presentations
  • Enthusiastic about consumer and end-user experiences; has a passion for bringing innovative learning products to both local and global markets

Jobs Summary

Job Level
Associate / Supervisor
Job Category
IT and Software
Educational Requirement
Bachelor's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Once in a while
Office Address
105 H.V. Dela Costa, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Information Technology / IT
1 opening

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About Trends Group, Inc.

The milestones achieved by our first company, Trends, is a testament to how impactful and well-received our humble beginnings have been. Now, we have multiple subsidiaries that operate independently of each other, with distinct business objectives and operational structure. When we are blessed with success, it is our duty to walk in wisdom and plan our course for making the best of it. Empowered by a strong vision, we are now ready to put in the work that comes with positioning our conglomerate to enter the world’s biggest economies. From generating growth in the ICT industry, we are now pursuing to nurture leading and global businesses. The time has come to explore the possibilities in ICT and beyond. Equipped with a vision and the right values, we are expanding and reaching new heights as a powerful, nurturing, and timeless conglomerate. We are moving towards a more promising future to cultivate opportunities and provide a customer experience like no other. Trends Group Inc. promises to give our partners the satisfaction they deserve and elevate itself to create and grow leading and global businesses.

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