This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of the contracting lifecycle; as well as collaborating with risk groups and legal, as required, on vendor engagements. Position will also serve as the business owner of our inventory/spend management solution (FITS).
Key activities for this manager include, but are not limited to:
-Responsible for the day to day management of vendors including
?Negotiation of new agreements and renewals as well as managing the end to end contract process
?Perform vendor oversight on in-scope vendors per procedures
?Provide guidance and input to all business users regarding vendor capabilities, strategies and contract terms
?Work with internal stakeholders to determine risks and dependencies, and work with Finance, Legal and Corporate Vendor Management to ensure risk is mitigated.
-Business owner for the system which provides inventory and spend management for user based contracts. FITS is a third party system and this role will be the primary interface between the company and the vendor. Responsibilities for this role will include: training, guidance to business owners and peers on use of the system, data management, creating and managing multi-year strategic plan for the system and expanded use as well as reporting and communication of metrics to senior management.
-Engage with business stakeholders , and provide leadership and direction on vendor contracts and performance
-Provide analysis of vendor proposals and various internal management inquiries regarding for vendor expenditures or potential expenditures.
-Participate or lead special projects driven by changing business requirements or strategic direction.