VP, Vendor Relationships

AP Professionals
Published
July 10, 2018
Location
Rochester
Job Type

Description

Direct hire, Victor, bonus and options potential!

Reporting directly to the CEO, this position will be responsible for vendpr procurement and relationship management across the US. Act as a partner with the executive, sales, and operations functions to develop and implement executive strategy, leading on procurement and planning objectives. Directly supervise a team of eight.

Responsibilities

  • Successfully negotiate all vendor agreements across the company’s national portfolio.
  • Build strong vendor relationships through attendances at vendor events, taking an active interest current market trends, and facilitating vendor meetings.
  • Drive down the cost of procurement through effective vendor and performance management.
  • Work with key business stakeholders to identify business needs and action after review of industry trends and conditions.
  • Create plans to address and overcome competitive gaps.
  • Ensure the best ROI for the company through effective vendor engagement.
  • Evaluate and minimize risk associate with the use of third party vendors through service agreement performance reviews and action plans.
  • Work closely with key areas of the business including sales and operations to ensure continued business profit growth.
  • Implement and maintain vendor scorecard program to measure nationwide vendor performance, emphasizing timely service, quality, support, and compliance.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or accounting.
  • 10+ years’ experience in carrier relations, procurement, and vendor management.
  • Ability to build lasting relationships with vendors and business unit stakeholders.
  • Budgetary and strategic planning experience.
  • Demonstrated history of setting and effectively managing vendors to service level agreements.
  • Extensive experience in effectively liaising between company and third party leads.
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to work as a team.
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