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Vendor Manager 3 - 17814

Burnaby, BC · Telecommunications

The Vendor Manager will be responsible for negotiating, drafting, administering and managing commercial contracts associated with hardware, software, SaaS and service to support new supplier onboardings, new solutions introductions and managing onboarded suppliers in B2B market.

Required Experience/Knowledge:
• Strong contract negotiation experience
• Solid understanding of negotiation theory, strategies and practices
• Strong Strategic Vendor Management subject-matter expertise in at least one of the following areas:
o Software licensing agreements
o Hosted Services or SaaS agreements
o Hardware agreements

Required Skills & Abilities:
• High degree of business ethics and accountability
• Strong business and financial acumen - including proven experience in structuring deals, drafting legal agreements, risk mitigation and skilled negotiations
• Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, tight deadlines and client expectations
• Ability to engage effectively with different levels of management and Vendor organizations to lead the management of relationships with key strategic level vendors
• Excellent problem solving, and planning skills
• Spirited team player with the ability to work as a positive role model and catalyst for change
• Ability to foster and motivate cross functional team engagement when leading and negotiating transactions
• Competency with Microsoft office suite of tools, e-contract management and e-Sourcing tools an asset.

Required Professional Designation/Certification:
• Bachelor degree in Business/Commerce, MBA, LLB, Engineering, or Supply Chain management preferred (equivalencies in experience considered)

Required Experience:
• Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a related role (e.g. vendor manager, contract manager, legal)
• Experience structuring, writing, and editing legal contracts with large complex organizations
• Experience in management of long-term vendor relationships including providing feedback on performance metrics and deliverables over time is required
• 5 to 7 years proven experience structuring deals and leading product or service contract negotiations
• Experience in the Telecommunications industry or engineering capacity an asset

Nice to have skills:
1. Business degree, MBA, and/or Law degree
2. Experience in working for Telecommunications, industry leading hardware, software, SaaS, cloud companies.

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