Vendor Management

GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Package + Flexi Working
07 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Zavier Yewman
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Vendor Management

Milton Keynes

£60,000 - £70,000 + 15% Bonus + Excellent Package

This international online media organisation is urgently in need of a Head of Vendor Manager to build up and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors. With 80% spend being IT focussed the successful candidate will be performing a pivotal role within a global organisation where procurement has a real seat at the table. With a forward-thinking ethos this firm pride themselves on a work / life balance and offer flexible working 2-3 days a week this opportunity is not one to be missed.

Head of Vendor Management role profile: -

  • Helping to grow and develop the Vendor Management team and push them in the direction that drives business performance.
  • Managing and developing critical relationships within HR and IT and vendor agreements with a keen focus on strategic suppliers, understanding performance and drive, seeking out and identifying opportunities for improvement both commercially and operationally.
  • Using market knowledge, leadership, spend analysis and a robust knowledge of vendor management practises identify and deliver cost reduction, cost avoidance and vendor rationalisation programs.
  • Operating within the end to end procurement process; initiating and leading RFIs and RFPs to awarding contracts.
  • Excelling at negotiation and communication actively present business cases to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Proactively reviewing vendor adherence to contractual terms whilst monitoring performance to ensure results.

Required background: -

  • A history of successfully managing and developing a vendor management framework across all categories.
  • Experience in sourcing and managing vendors within IT and Agile environment is beneficial.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to develop relationships and partnerships with vendors and stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the confidence to debate and challenge existing processes to drive performance.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with extensive vendor relations and vendor management to take on a vital role within a global and modern organisation. To find out more please send your CV to

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