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Giant Eagle Sr. Manager of Vendor Management in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Experience Required: 5 to 10 years

  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree Computer Science, Management Information Science or Business

  • Education Desired: Masters Degree Computer Science, Management Information Science or MBA

  • Travel Required: Regional - Daily, Less than 10%

Job Responsibilities:

  • Possess knowledge of and experience with the purchasing of IT hardware, software, and services. Proven record with negotiations, identifying cost savings opportunities, and savings planning and realization.

  • Define and manage the vendor management strategy for the Giant Eagle Information Technology Department.

  • Develop and manage a process for monitoring vendors to ensure they meet their agreement and contractual obligations to Giant Eagle, SLA's, stated KPI's, or other contractual commitments.

  • Publish monthly scorecards for vendor performance and contract management.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and build productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders including internal IT team members, Information Security, Indirect Procurement, legal, senior management, and external vendors.

  • Maintain, distribute and communicate the contract standards and minimum requirements to IT Team Members.

  • Self starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to problem solve based on available information, reasonable assumptions, and internal knowledge.

  • Partner with Finance and IT Leadership as needed to provide budget input across spend categories and contractual obligations.

  • Coordinate recurring business review meetings with IT Leadership and vendors on a quarterly basis for strategic vendor partners. Generate and maintain vendor scorecards and dashboards for presenting performance results.

  • Partner with IT Leadership and PMO to create a program for managing strategic relationships. Including, but not limited to, strategic road-map development, performance management, and assessment of maximizing tool capabilities.

  • Ensure timely renewal and renegotiation of existing agreements with cost optimization, cost avoidance, savings, or equal contract value.

  • Possesses exceptional analytical and creative problem solving skills.

  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with a track record of interfacing effectively at various levels of an organization.

Giant Eagle, Inc. is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.