Sr Vendor Manager in Atlanta, GA at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

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    Atlanta, GA
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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Senior Vendor Manager with experience in the Utility Industry.This is a 06+ Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Atlanta, GA. Please review the job description below. ob : 20-21435 Key Responsibilities:
  • Managing the relationship with key technology vendors
  • Leads the internal process redesign for the vendor management group
  • Participate on teams to develop and execute strategies that increase savings, efficiency and reduces risks
  • Provide deep analytical, communication and project management skills
  • Reporting and tracking of KPIs
  • Arranging and conducting Supplier Business Reviews (SBRs)
  • Setting mutually beneficial business goals
  • Developing escalation processes and key contacts lists
  • Resolving disputes
  • Provide proactive Vendor Management so that the terms of a contract are adhered to so that contractual benefits are realized
  • Resilience and continuity - by maintaining a constant dialogue with key Third Party vendors the business can assess any ongoing risks to supply and make alternative plans in a timely fashion if required
  • Compliance - periodic assessment of compliance so that any risk associated with legislation or company standards is minimized
  • Risk Management - Maintaining a close working relationship with vendors helps to reduce risk. Regular performance management of suppliers ensures that any issues are surfaced in good time and can be mitigated before they become a problem
  • Innovation – develop ideas for the company to grow and develop new technologies.  Develop close relationships with vendors to position the company to take advantage of advancements in vendor's products or services
  • Assists senior leaders in managing specific vendor relationships
  • Participates in the actual purchase process and verifies compliance with Technology's purchasing procedures
  • Assists with assessment and management of contract and procurement risk 
  • Conducts market analysis and identifies trends in the technology industry
  • Assists Technology organization managers with documenting requirements and vendor related issues
  • Creates and processes Procurement Requests (PRs)
  • Stays abreast of contract and purchasing compliance and routinely informs Technology's customers
  • Serves as a knowledge resource for the Technology organization on existing contracts and agreements
  • Serves as Technology's representative on interdepartmental project teams.
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting or IT
  • Vendor Management skills
  • Strong process redesign skills
  • Problem resolution skills
  • Understanding of supplier management and contract language for information technology product and service agreements
  • Strong and comprehensive financial understanding
  • Experience with evaluating processes and enhancing with technology is desired
  • Contract administration experience with IT projects is desired
  • Experience with market research and vendor trends in the information technology industry
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and coordinating issue resolution
  • General knowledge of infrastructure services, technologies, and applications is highly desired
  • Broad knowledge of management and operation of information technologies (systems, networks, applications).
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to effectively work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with both internal business partners and vendors.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management as well as internal and external customers.
  • Ability to adjust and demonstrate the appropriate sense of urgency to constantly changing priorities each day.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and obtain results by established deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and personal responsibility.
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools, methods, and processes.

Our client is a leading Utility Industry and we are currently interviewing fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online to for immediate consideration.