Vendor Relationship Manager


Salary:

¥10M - ¥14M / annum

Location:

Tokyo

Date posted:

October 1, 2019

Employment type:

Permanent

Job reference:

06940-0011183183-BT

Specialisation:

IT and technology


Description

Overview:
The Planning and Strategic Relationship Lead, Vendor Management will support Director of Vendor Management to design, create and manage a world class Vendor Management program.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Work with Portfolio Management team and Procurement to plan vendor demand for the year

  • Conduct contract should-cost analysis

  • Oversight issues, mitigations and resolutions in vendor relationship management

  • Support Third Party Risk Management in ongoing risk management

  • Coordinate with Procurement in Sourcing, e.g. RFP, Negotiations

  • Track and manage strategic vendor performance

  • Lead vendor performance enhancement initiatives adoption and apply best practices to vendors

  • Manage strategic vendors' relationship


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Extensive experience in large scale IT projects, particularly in application development and testing

  • 3+ years of experience in ITO vendor space with solid credentials on working with near shore and off shore vendors in order to create best cost optimization and global delivery structures

  • Deep knowledge of project mgmt. principles & techniques

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage outsourced vendor relationships

  • Experience with service-based / SLA-based vendor delivery model

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and take a leadership position in order to drive successful outcomes in a highly matrixed environment

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related

  • Great speaking and writing skills of Japanese and English (ability to read contract in Japanese required)

  • Knowledge of procurement systems / processes / tools is an advantage



Tokyo

Ote Center Bldg, 22F
1-1-3 Otemachi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0004
jp
+813 5219 6633
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