Vendor Manager

Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

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The Vendor Manager is responsible for the following:

1.Client/Stakeholder Management (Subcription Committee)

 

  • Work closely with Subcription Committee and ensure effective and timely support including Vendor reviews, budgeting, contract review and management
  • Vendor Management not limited to vendor assessment, selection and vendor review
  • Key contact for subscriptions stakeholder group (key client)
  • Manage day-to-day operations (guided by policies set out by the sub-committee)
  • Periodic review of subscriptions
  • Usage analysis and optimization
  • Vendor assessment and selection
  • Negotiating / re-negotiating of contracts (subject to final signoff by client)
  • Preparation of contracts, including negotiation
  • User surveys
  • Preparation of proposals for new subscriptions / cancellation of existing subscriptions
  • Preparing budget submissions
  • Support client in other Subscriptions related matters that may arise
  • Strengthen training efforts for efficient use of resources
  • Targeted and comprehensive user training to inform users of resources available and to better utilize these resources
  • Maintain clear documentation of service agreement with Subscription Committee
  • Maintain clear documentation on information resources
  • Maintain operation error/issue log with resolution plans
  • Promote responsible user behavior for all information services
  • Responsible for budgeting and forecasting of subscription services for the client
  • Quarterly and year end accrual for the client.

 

 

2.Business Development : Third-Party Business

  • Price and contract negotiation for the preferential rates to be extended to third-parties

Vendor Management

 

  • Responsible for business development and sale of subscriptions to third-parties
  • Manage relationship with third-parties
  • Manage related vendor contracts and third-party contracts

 

 

3.Procurement Management/Strategic Sourcing

 

  • Roll out and setup procurement process ie ensure that all request are manage
  • In depth financial analysis of discretionary spend, attention to details
  • Support to establishpolicies/guidelines on ‘savings’ reporting
  • To log all save and secure sign off from stakeholder
  • Establish vendor assessment and selection criteria
  • Project Manage and issue RFI, RFP, and RFQ.
  • Excellent contract negotiation and price negotiation with vendors
  • Establish preferred supplier listings for the various key commodities/categories

 

 

Skills/Qualifications

 

  • Minimum Degree level with at least 5 years of Vendor Management experience
  • Experience in vendor management especially in area of financial services (information services), the likes of Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ
  • Proficient in contract reviews and contract negotiation and contract management
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Proven Project Management experience
  • Ability to design, develop and improve processes
  • Ability to work independently, and on a project team
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals in other disciplines and organizations
  • An eye for details, meticulous and organized
  • Experience in change management preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for the role

 

 

Country: Singapore
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Open