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Vendor Manager - (Operations)(OPS23082019)

Montreal, Québec

Description: Our client's Procurement team is focused on building exceptional partnerships with their vendors and working with them to deliver leading edge products and services. They are a team of procurement professionals who provide and execute best practices in engaging their vendor partners.
Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

As a Vendor Manager (VM) within our client's corporate Procurement team, you will be responsible for end to end procurement of goods and services including project management, negotiating & drafting contract terms, running sourcing events and associated analytics within different categories. You have excellent communication skills & work collaboratively with others. You can solve problems creatively, have a high degree of business ethics and lead through influence. You will also play an integral role in ongoing supplier governance and relationship management, ensuring that appropriate total value of ownership is achieved through the life of contractual agreements.
Here’s how

  • Procurement:
    • Support strategic sourcing efforts from start to end (determine spend baseline and sourcing opportunities, market research, identification of suppliers, creation of RFx, analysis of proposals, recommendation on solution, contract negotiation and execution, performance management)
    • Conduct supplier performance reviews in partnership with the business
    • Provide spend category intelligence and analytics using both extensive internal & external data sources
    • Analyze operational activity & interface with internal stakeholders to support changes in business strategy
  • Contracts:
    • Contract creation and execution skills
    • Manage vendor contracts, including compliance of terms of your assigned categories
  • Analytics:
    • Responsible for reporting savings on a monthly basis
    • Superior quantitative and analytical skills; statistics knowledge and experience are highly sought
Strong business and financial acumen - including proven experience to lead supplier negotiations and structuring deals (i.e. pricing, performance management and SLA development), drafting legal agreements, risk mitigation and skilled negotiations
  • Proven experience developing and managing successful relationships with vendors/suppliers and internal stakeholders at both working and senior level
  • Strong cross-functional team management and facilitation skills, with both internal and external stakeholders, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams towards desired outcomes
  • Ability to create unique solutions to manage and/or analyze data to support decision making
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels within a large organization
  • Good project management, presentation, organizational, time management skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office Suite & Google Suite
  • Team player and “can-do” attitude
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5-7 years equivalent experience
  • Proven experience developing and managing successful relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Relevant experience working in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Experience with eSourcing tools such as Ariba/SAP
  • SCMP/MBA designations are a definite
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