Beaumont Select

Senior Contract & Vendor Manager - IT

Competitive remuneration package
19 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is at an exciting time in their journey within global and regional energy markets with their different approach and future plans, so a great time to be looking to join. They are currently recruiting for two Senior Contract & Vendor Managers within IT categories to join the growing team and add expertise. Fluent German & English is a MUST!    

Our client prides themselves on their staff and believe they are the key to their success. They aim to provide a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration.  

Role responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for third party suppliers (IT infrastructure, SaaS, cloud and other enterprise agreements)
  • Align and maintain the content of contracts, keep contracts updated and control the implementation, fulfilment and compliance by service providers, identify, monitor issues and track vendor risks to ensure mitigation plans are defined
  • Manage claims, issues, dispute and escalations for all contract related topics
  • Hold contact with key stakeholders to ensure contracts (audit-proof) reflect business requirements to terms and conditions
  • Implement best in class outsourcing contracts with precise and clear SLAs, reports and flexible pricing to ensure robust and cost efficient service delivery at high quality
  • Develop and maintain a performance management framework, establishing annual goals, develop and monitor progress to key metrics (KPIs and monitor internal customer satisfaction)
  • Define negotiation and sourcing strategies and tactics, evaluation criteria and decision parameter for a multi-supplier environment in alignment with procurement
  • Negotiate contracts or support contract negotiations in terms of new agreements, contract changes and optimizations with the business need in mind in close collaboration with the procurement and legal department
  • Develop and perform a collaboration framework with external vendors, IT and internal staff
  • Strong focus on defining common goals, setting strategic priorities and requirements and streamlining process to achieve best value
  • Ensure proper integration of a multi-vendor and therefore multi-contract landscape
  • Support in development and integration of contract management tools, templates, methods and processes for the engagement

  Required Skills: 

  • University degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Legal or adequate professional qualification, Master degree is desirable
  • Several years of working experience in an IT and/or Procurement area with a strong contractual and commercial background
  • Highly-developed and proven know-how in translating service requests into contractual language as well as formal and accurate contract monitoring
  • Proven knowledge and experience in managing outsourcing and IT service contracts
  • Profound negotiation skills and highly-developed ability to deal with conflicts in a constructive manner
  • Clear attitude of entrepreneurship, always seeking for new opportunities to add value by IT
  • Strong ability to think in an analytical and strategic conceptual manner
  • Ability to build excellent relationships with senior stakeholders, customers, colleagues and suppliers across organizational boundaries
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to develop senior management briefings using MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel; and deliver presentations to all levels of staff
  • Business fluent in English and German, both written and spoken

In return you will be working in an autonomous and agile working environment with a highly competitive salary and package to match.  

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business