Monday, June 20, 2016

Vendor Relations Manager – Connecticut Library Consortium

Vendor Relations Manager – Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT. Are you ready to put your library services passion and skills to use for the betterment of library users across Connecticut? Do you have expert negotiation skills and in-depth knowledge of all types of libraries and the products and services they use? Do you have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (preferred) and at least 3 years experience working in or for libraries? If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As CLC's Vendor Relations Manager, you will be the person on whom library staff across Connecticut will rely for savings on their library-related purchases, from books to e-resources to furnishings. You’ll utilize the power of over 800 library members to negotiate deep discounts on library products and services. You'll evaluate potential products for their ability to meet member needs, negotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers, and manage CLC’s publicly-bid contracts. You’ll serve as CLC's primary liaison with vendors, and you'll help libraries maximize use of their products by developing and delivering product training and marketing materials. You'll stay on top of product trends by attending library conferences and trade shows and meeting with a wide variety of library vendors. Send resume with cover letter to: by July 15, 2016. For further details, visit