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Senior Vendor Manager

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Parkside Recruitment
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£55,000 to £70,000 per annum
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We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Vendor Manager to be responsible for managing the overall end-to-end relationships of a portfolio of vendors, delivering total vendor value, optimising vendor assets and managing supplier performance. The ideal candidate will have flare, be naturally influential and must have strong negotiation skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand, support and participate in delivering the team's strategic growth plans
  • Build, develop and strengthen long-term, sustainable relationships with a portfolio of vendor partners, third party sub-contractors and solution providers
  • Foster a collaborative engagement with the portfolio of vendors
  • Develop a sound understanding of our vendor portfolio, references and global reach
  • Contribute to vendor recruitment, their respective governance and the production of corporate engagement management reports.
  • Prepare business case inputs for the solution design team, and maintain the cost integrity in delivery, and throughout the life time of the contract
  • Proactively manage a portfolio of vendor contracts, develop a sound understanding of all contractual obligations in respect to projects and support the respective Implementation and Service Delivery teams during project implementations
  • Champion the Vendor Engagement plan, to build, monitor and review KPIs

Key Skills Required:

  • Proven track-record of maximising product performance through vendor relationships.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legal & regulatory frameworks.
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiating ability.
  • Experience of driving third party performance and delivery.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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