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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Information Technology
Manager- SKU Data Management
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Zones, Inc. | Auburn, WA
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Job Description

Company Overview
Zones, Inc. is a national provider of IT products and solutions to businesses. For more than 20 years, we have provided a single source for IT products and solutions that leverage the value of our deep experience - and our equally deep commitment to our clients' success. We distinguish ourselves by our commitment to providing Five Star Service which keeps our clients at the forefront of every decision we make. We are committed to providing team members with the resources, tools and training to achieve success and excel in their professional growth.
Position Overview
Manager SKU Data Management is the SME (Subject Matter Expert) in SKU management (including product data methodologies, standardized formats, attributes, QC, data integrity and maintenance processes) to support Zones, Inc. businesses. . Position is focal point for Purchasing with supplier EDI projects and transactions.

Key Responsibilities
• Design and develop SKU methodologies, framework, standards, and quality control
practices that ensure accurate data
• Drive all supplier EDI development efforts for timely and cost-effective results.
• Project manage implementation of new programs
• Provide department KPI's, reports and metrics for analysis and action.
• Lead, manage and coach to ensure a high performing work team
• Improve department efficiency and effectiveness by identifying, and/or developing new productivity tools and automated processes to support the team.
• Understand, identify and resolve "touch points" and impacts in other business processes/systems using SKU data.
• Translate sales or business requirements into SKU operational actions
• Identifies and brings awareness of best practices in SKU management
• SKU Life Cycle Management - Leadership on all SKU lifecycle data: new SKUs, active SKUs, inactive SKUs. Subject matter expert on SKU portfolio changes over time and focal point all questions on SKUs.
We are seeking candidates with the following:
  • 4 year degree in business, purchasing, marketing, merchandising, materials management, related field or equivalent experience desirabel
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible data management experience, with management and merchandising background, preferably in direct mail, distribution, or the retail computer hardware/software industry.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to interact well with groups, a strong customer service orientation, and the ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision.
  • Must work with a detailed sense of urgency and excel in a dynamic, fast-paced growth environment.
  • Experience in contract negotiation and administration
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access are required.
At Zones we realize that a competitive compensation and benefits package is extremely important to our team members. We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans; a 410(k) Plan with an annual discretionary match; paid time off; product discounts; and an in-house workout room at our corporate office.
If you meet the qualifications above, are driven by results, and are looking for an exciting career in IT Sales or Sales Support, we want to hear from you!
Zones… Connecting Businesses and Technology…. Connecting People with Opportunity
We are proud to be an E/O/E and a minority owned business.

About Zones, Inc.

Company Description

Incorporated in 1988, Zones, Inc. is headquartered just outside of Seattle, Washington. Zones has corporate offices in Portland, OR., and Bensenville, IL., regional offices in Texas, Maryland and Florida, as well as multiple field sales offices nationwide. Zones maintains a national network of company-owned logistics, integration and distribution facilities to support our client base with immediate access to inventory, configuration and deployment services from all time zones- resulting in lower shipping costs and the ability to leverage Zones' enhanced "follow the sun" logistics programs.

Company Profile

Since 1986, Zones has been a single source for information technology (IT) products and services. Located in Auburn, Washington - part of the Seattle area's technology hub - Zones offers more than 150,000 products from more than 2,000 vendors.

We focus on supplying technology solutions while reducing IT procurement costs and providing the highest level of service to our customers - small to medium businesses, enterprise-level organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Our business model relies on building and maintaining relationships with our customers. We believe that it is our responsibility to anticipate their needs and provide the customer service they have come to expect from Zones. Our ongoing success is also based on winning new business customers through strategic sales campaigns.

Our Values

We are a learning community, empowered to serve our customers with integrity, commitment and passion.

  • Focus on five star service
  • Sustain a learning environment
  • Foster career skills
  • Celebrate our achievements
  • Act environmentally responsible
  • Support our community
  • United Way participation

Our Vision

We are a learning community, empowered to serve our customers with integrity, commitment and passion.

  • Stimulate a positive, high-spirited and collaborative environment in the workplace
  • Deliver high-speed, high-quality service to our customers
  • Adapt to external changes with flexibility, innovation and leading-edge technology

Minority Businss Enterprise

As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Corporate Plus? member of the Northwest MSDC (Minority Supplier Development Council), Zones offers businesses with diversity initiatives the opportunity to competitively procure IT products and services from a nationally trusted and reliable, single-source provider


In addition to the individual acknowledgements and certifications our team members receive, Zones has received many accolades, including these recent awards:

Microsoft Operational Excellence Award 2008

Northwest MSDC Supplier of the Year 2009 (Class IV)

Green Initiatives

At Zones, we realize that our activities have an impact on the environment around us. That's why we're committed to understanding and managing the effects of our business in order to improve our environmental performance, reducing our overall carbon footprint and that of our customers.