Summary of Responsibilities:
Leads a team of exempt associates responsible for executing Vendor Management Program priorities for Western & Southern vendors. Includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the evolving vendor management processes, standards, and key metrics, as appropriate for the size and complexity of the Company. Leads negotiation strategy and execution for high spend/high risk vendors and provides general assistance and guidance, as appropriate, for other vendor negotiations. Leads team accountable for ensuring vendor relationship owners understand and properly execute their responsibilities via implementing processes for consistent oversight and education regarding expectations.
This role serves as the primary executive liaison between legal, project leads and other key stakeholders in the vendor management process, as appropriate, and serves as the executive responsible for partnering with vendor relationship owners to develop strategic sourcing strategies and vendor relationship management strategies and will provide recommendations on in/out-sourcing decisions and selection of alternative vendors. Leads team responsible for effectively communicating key metrics related to the execution and performance of the vendor management program. Works with minimal supervision and is responsible for making an established range of decisions, escalating to senior management when necessary.
Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:
Certifications & Licenses (i.e., Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):
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