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IT Strategy Manager (Vendor / Department Management)

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH138506
  • Location: USA, New York
  • Sector: IT Strategy & Transformation, R and D
  • Salary: bonus
  • Date posted: 07/01/2019
This vacancy has now expired.

Key activities include establishing a team, establishing relationships with external vendors who will be managing the IT systems portfolio, and defining and managing a governance process within IT to support the IT sourcing strategy.

The Dept. Manager will deploy Information Technology's (IT's) overall vendor engagement strategy, including strategic sourcing plan; monitor the vendor selection process including RFI and RFQ solicitation and review; oversee ongoing vendor management programs, including on-boarding and regular status reporting; and manage contract development and negotiation for critical vendor partners and manage all agreed upon SLA's.

Key areas of accountability include:

  • Develops and deploys overall vendor engagement strategy, including strategic sourcing plan
  • Monitors the vendor selection process including RFI and RFQ solicitation and review
  • Oversees ongoing vendor management programs, including on-boarding and regular status reporting
  • Manages contract development and negotiation for critical vendor partners
  • Develop and lead the vendor management office; develop approach, strategy and governance
  • Oversee demand and resource planning to ensure that existing vendor-contracted work meets business needs
  • Establish and manage vendor SLA performance; develop standardized status report process, SLA dashboard, and problem resolution processes
  • Build relationship with vendors including setting regular senior level collaborative meetings between vendor and business users
  • Liaison between vendors and the IT leadership team
  • Develop on-boarding and orientation standard process for new vendor resources
  • Administer contracts, interfacing with Legal/Procurement when necessary
  • Overseas travel is required; travel to site visit vendors; travel during contract set up may be up to 50%. 20-40% steady state
  • Monitors the vendor selection process including RFI and RFQ solicitation and review

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degrees and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Master's Degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • 5-7 years of Experience in building an IT Sourcing and Vendor Management capability from the ground up and overseeing a sourcing transition
  • 5-7 years of Experience in IT sourcing and vendor management
  • 5-7 years of Previous experience within an organization undergoing a significant transformation effort
  • 2-4 years of leadership/managerial experience; ideally developing high performance teams
  • 3-5 years of Deep understanding of IT project methodology, functions, and capabilities
  • 3-5 years of developing and negotiating multi-million dollar vendor contracts
  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers
  • Overseas travel is required; travel during contract set up may be up to 50%. 20-40% steady state

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