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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/VM1_1537877953
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, technically minded and has an understanding of technical contracts. The contracts with suppliers are already in place and so we are looking for someone who is able to manage in-life contracts to 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 technical knowledge to understand the contracts and clauses in order 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:

  • Work with in-life suppliers, get into the detail to understand the technical contracts, track and monitor performance against short, medium and long-term benefit, report on and challenge vendors (where necessary) to stay on track. Setting service improvement plans and monitoring/negotiating on service level requirements
  • Utilising your technical expertise within IT infrastructure and Software to objectively review and 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 to achieve win / win outcomes within the framework of the contractual obligations

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Commercially astute Contract Manager with experience of managing in-life vendors and technical service delivery contracts
  • Understanding of commercial contract terms and agreements
  • Vendor management experience with excellent relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Technically minded with an understanding of IT Software and Infrastructure
  • 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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