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Vendor Manager (In-Life Contracts)

Job Title: Vendor Manager (In-Life Contracts)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive daily rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: SM/C/VM_1534236566
Contact Name: Salome Maybanks
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Vendor Manager (In-Life Contracts)

Reading, Berkshire

6 Months +

I am currently recruiting on behalf of a leading communications company in Reading town centre for a Vendor Manager with experience managing in-life vendor contracts for the delivery of key services across Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Data-centres or applications environment. We are looking for someone who is commercially-savvy, has contract management experience and can manage vendors in order to deliver the technical contracts to support a key transformation programme. The contracts are already in place and so we are looking for someone who is able to manage and ensure delivery of service as per contracted agreements.

As Vendor Manager you will work closely with the suppliers building strong relationships, you will use your knowledge and understanding of contracts and clauses to be able to identify areas of performance management, disputes, breach of contracts etc. and work with the suppliers to rectify.

As Vendor Manager your role will involve:

  • Utilising your technical expertise within IT/Cloud etc. to objectively review and where appropriate challenge the Partner Statements of Work and solutions
  • Using commercial and technical expertise, utilise problem solving skills and be able to collaborate with the Partners at the appropriate level to achieve win / win outcomes within the framework of the contractual obligations
  • Build and track specific performance against short, medium and long-term benefit, report on and challenge vendors (where necessary) to stay on track. Setting SIPs and monitoring/negotiating on service level requirements

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Commercially astute Contract Manager with experience of managing in-life vendors and service delivery contracts
  • Understanding of commercial contract terms and agreements
  • Vendor management experience with excellent relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Background managing vendors within Telecoms or IT Infrastructure or services (Cloud, data centres)
  • Leadership and managerial experience, strong stakeholder relationship management
  • Previous experience of supporting the delivery of set contract outcomes
  • Proven record working in a fast paced service delivery environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Will have clear experience of working in a role managing complex operations and changes whilst being accountable for their budgets and value realisation.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the required experience, please submit your application on line or email your CV and covering letter directly to Salome.Maybanks @

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