IT Vendor Specialist
New role within IT Vendor Management Group at top Chicago company
Influence CTO and IT leadership across the entire company
About Our Client
Our client is one of leading consumer services company based in the downtown Chicago area. They have a long tradition of giving high level of customer service, customer quality and pride in their industry. As part of their growth strategy, they have implemented a strategic vendor management group to focus on a higher level of supplier engagement, supplier relationship building and ultimately enhance supplier performance.
The IT Vendor Specialist will be responsible for engaging with the larger vendors within the IT group, with a particular focus on vendor performance, engagement, compliance across all categories within IT (Software, Hardware, Telecom/Network, Services). Unique to the company, the IT Vendor Specialist will be involved in early contractual negotiations and meetings, adding input on key deliverables, risk compliance and critical service level agreements. The IT Vendor Specialist will also engage with VP's to CTO of the company on all new technology projects, offering solutions to existing projects as well as new projects from a supplier management standpoint.
The Successful Applicant
The IT Vendor Specialist will have 5 years within IT Vendor Management with a core focus on strategic vendor management and partnership within the IT / Technology teams. They will have a strong background in managing IT vendor service agreements (SLA's, KPI's etc.) across either software, hardware, IT Services or Telecom/Network categories and with major suppliers in the industry. The IT Vendor Specialist will also have 2 to 3 years exposure within risk mitigation, compliance and an equal level of experience in supplier relationship building inside a medium to large size organization. They will be proactive in approaching their team and internal stake holders on solutions to existing problems, with a detailed focus on how the IT Vendor Management team can add better value to the business.
What's on Offer
With a base salary ranging from $85K - $105K + bonus, this is a great opportunity to make a huge impact in an already sizable organization. This role offers a unique chance for any vendor management / supplier management professional to leave their mark on a well-known company within Chicago. All IT vendor management and supplier management professionals apply now!