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%
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.