Vendor Manager
ISG Search - Toronto, ON

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Role : Vendor Management Consultant

Duration: 6 months (probable extensions)

Must Have:

Undergraduate degree
5 to 10 years of vendor management experience
Strong understanding of contract governance and managemen.
Proven negotiation skills and influencing abilities
Ability to find creative solutions to contractual issues to reach a resolution, taking a pragmatic approach to balance legal risks against business interests
Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting tight deadlines
Excellent PC skills - Windows environment, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Nice to Have:

Understanding of Project Management Methodology
Knowledge of SharePoint will be an asset
Legal drafting skills will be an asset
IT contract management experience will be an asset
Bilingualism an asset

Provide leadership to the Vendor Management Team by providing on-going coaching, manage growth, development and performance
Propose, develop and facilitate change management strategies
Assess current Vendor Management Office policies/processes, standards and metric tracking tools
Recommend, develop and implement Vendor Management Office operational efficiencies and best practices
Lead, develop and guide the execution of RFP/RFI/RFQs and other types of sourcing strategies in accordance with the Vendor Management Office policies
Work with internal customers to evaluate, identify and recommend vendor and products to support current practices and new initiatives
Collaborate with all functional groups to ensure business requirements are captured and represented in the contractual documentation
Review and negotiate contracts, SOWs, License Agreements and recommend changes in accordance with MT's preferred terms; liaise with Legal to coordinate legal review; ensure the proper process is followed both internally and externally
Able to effectively strategize, develop, and manage vendor contracts to optimize costs and ensure vendor performance
Perform detailed spend, Total Cost of Ownership, and other analysis and market research to support the sourcing process
Manage and monitor contracts for compliance throughout the Contract Lifecycle

About this company
The ISG name is well known to IT Executives/hiring managers and HR professionals for over 20 years in the GTA and surrounding areas. Our...