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IT Vendor Manager

Job Title:

IT Vendor Manager

Location:

Chicago, IL

Industry:

Information Technology

Job Description:

We’re seeking IT Vendor Managers for a great full time opportunity with our client headquartered in downtown Chicago.

Our client is a large organization with over 20,000 employees and they’re revamping their Vendor Management organization / processes by expanding their team responsible for IT vendor management. We are looking for individuals with experience supporting the management and governance of key IT vendors, as well as internal IT business relationships. The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with infrastructure or application development vendors. This is a great opportunity to help a new and growing team develop new processes within a world-class organization.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the management and governance of key IT vendors and business relationships
  • Ensure adherence to contractual terms and conditions and support the enforcement of penalties and contract modifications
  • Vendor selection, solicitation and negotiation
  • SLA establishment and contract execution
  • Vendor presentations
  • Implementation of divisional strategies supported by vendors
  • Contract renewals and on-going evaluation
  • Invoice validation
  • Support development and implementation of operational processes that support vendor interaction within the company
  • Monitor trends and industry best practices; proactively raise recommendations to improve value or business outcomes

 

Job Requirements:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, will also consider candidates with 6 or more years of experience in vendor management with a focus in ITW or Operations. Master’s Degree a plus.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in vendor management with a focus in IT
  • Minimum 4 years of experience developing and managing SLAs
  • Strong knowledge of risk, compliance, and audit competencies

 

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