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Vendor Manager

Job Title: Vendor Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/C/RH/VM_1529396936
Contact Name: Rachel Hart
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Vendor Manager


Based in Berkshire

A leading mobile telecoms company is searching for a talented Vendor Manager to join their team in Berkshire on a contract basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners to facilitate the vendor management process

  • Build and track specific performance against short, medium and long-term benefit, report and challenge vendor where necessary to stay on track (instigating Service Improvement Plans if appropriate)

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to establish and facilitate the provision of forecasted / Demand information to vendors on a regular and accurate basis

  • Role holders will be expected to provide support and input across the whole of the supplier / vendor management lifecycle - from the development of partner strategies through tender management and the management of contract change

Experience & Knowledge Required:

  • Have relevant technical expertise for the domain to objectively review and where appropriate challenge the Partner Statements of Work and solutions
  • Leadership and managerial experience at a senior level demonstrating strong stakeholder relationship management. Demonstrates the ability to bring thought leadership to their area, decompose problems, collaborate, deliver sound decision making and communicate effectively.

  • Proven ability to develop, coach and motivate people, recognise gaps and build plans to develop capability. Experience in building empowered, trusted teams.

  • Has clear experience of their domain with knowledge of technologies, frameworks and standards and how to successfully apply these, through improvement roadmaps, to drive incremental maturity improvements and outcomes.

  • Understanding of marketing led / consumer brands and the importance of customer experience. Able to demonstrate working in a service orientated environment and the importance of this in product development. Will understand the end to end workings of our business and the impact of key trading and operational decisions

  • Able to advise on and support the creation of strategies and visions with a proven record of translating these into operational plans that maintain a people and customer experience focus. Can demonstrate ability to adapt plans to changing needs.

  • Will have a background on using insight and tracking performance to enable quality decision making, and will be able to articulate the benefits or drawbacks of such decisions

  • Proven record of working in an ambiguous, fast paced delivery environment showing an ability to handle ambiguity and differing speeds of change. Can show being comfortable problem solving without knowing all the answers. Will be able to show experience of working across multi domains to take a more enterprise wide view.

  • Will have clear experience of working in a role managing complex operations and changes whilst being accountable for their budgets and value realisation. Will have solid financial acumen.

  • Background of working in a heavily partnered environment where delivery success is highly reliant on the capabilities of our partners and our ability to support and deliver those outcomes together.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send your CV to

Suitable candidates will be contacted before shortlisting.

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