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Project Coordinator in Morton Grove, IL at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Bunzl Distribution

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An international distribution and outsourcing group headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  We supply a wide range of over 250,000 different supply items to food processor, supermarkets, the non-food retail industry, convenience stores and other users.

Bunzl Distribution owns and operates more than 85 warehouses serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico, as well as Canada, the Caribbean and all of Mexico.  In North America, we employ over 3,500 plus employees and sales are in excess of $5 billion annually.  Below is an outline of the various business segments in North America.

R3 (Redistribution) - R3 is a business segment that delivers the best, most efficient solutions to support the growth and profitability of our business customers.  The markets serviced by R3 include foodservice (serving restaurants, hotels and airlines), janitorial/sanitation, industrial/safety and medical/surgical distributors.

Processor - Bunzl\u0027s Processor Division provides the protein and food processing industry with an extensive array of maintenance, operating, and employee supplies.  We stock more than 25,000 food processing and plant operating items to help our customers meet their business needs.

Retail - Bunzl Distribution provides outsourcing services and distribution to some of North America\u0027s leading retailers.  We primarily provide store operating supplies like boxes and wrap, as well as retail carry-out bags and other goods for resale.

Convenience Store - Bunzl is a leading provider of operating supplies and retail goods to convenience store wholesalers and retailers.  We offer more than 3,000 products to this market, including paper products, soap, and sanitation and cleaning supplies.

Safety - R3 Safety is America\u0027s only true logistics redistributor of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products.  We provide service to distributors in the construction, industrial, hardware, jan/san, rental, electrical, safety and welding markets throughout the United States and Canada.

Janitorial/Sanitation - Bunzl is a leading distributor of janitorial/sanitation products selling a general housekeeping line, laundry items, floor equipment, soaps, chemicals and equipment servicing healthcare facilities, retail companies, and miscellaneous commercial industries.


  • Translate client concepts for visual props and design elements into sourcing approach and collect minimum 2 bids for all assigned projects
  • Log each project you are assigned onto company shared drive and keep up to date statuses about each of the projects. Keep Manager of Project Manager updated on status of all projects so each of the sales leaders understands status, time lines and next steps
  • Communicate effectively with CDW Business Development team and company customers to identify project timeline, costs, prototype costs and issues with the development
  • Develop prototype ideas quickly and cost effectively (submit all expenses and purchase order requisitions on a timely basis to purchasing for approval and purchase) Communicate and Set expectations with sales team on delivery date of each costing proposal
  • Coordinate complex projects using CDW Merchants project Management Tracking tool and verbal and written communication as needed
  • Conduct project research and determine feasible design, timeline & logistic alternatives to deliver “best value” solutions
  • Present project alternatives and recommendations and supplier development approach to Project Management Manager for review and approval ( involve sales team where needed)
  • Compile vendor/manufacturer analysis. Prepare pricing alternatives and make recommendations based on overall competitive market environment, general vendor suitability, time line requirements, and budget
  • Conduct pricing analysis detailing all sale terms (payment, shipping, tax, and production lead-time), product specifications, quantity, cost, price, gross margin, and total margin dollars per option
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Key point of contact on maintenance for our vendor catalog used to help quantify and grow supplier base
  • Revise projects as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • When needed, actively seek assistance from internal personnel to keep projects proceeding in a timely manner
  • Identify & recommend “add on” sales opportunities as they relate to specific projects
  • Report all project activity daily in an updated project management pipeline report
  • Provide Project Management Manager with monthly activity review including updated project pipeline report and categorized by job ( won, too high or project evaporated)
  • Bachelor\u0027s degree required
  • 1-3 years experience in Marketing or Merchandising a plus or equivalent field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with all parties involved with our business
  • Positive attitude; willingness and ability to contribute to a positive work environment
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Internet Research
  • Attention to detail in a fast paced environment; ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and be held accountable for business results
  • High degree of self motivation; strong team player
  • Keen sense of urgency
  • Occasional travel (approximately 10%) to attend trade shows or suppliers
  • Local travel to suppliers for prototype development

      Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

      Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity.  It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

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