Director of Vendor Management, Selection and Performance

  • WOW! Internet Phone Cable
  • Englewood, CO, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

At WOW! we look for the best talent in our roles. The Director of IT Vendor Selection & Performance Manager position is no exception. We are looking for someone to direct a group of highly qualified individuals in a way that ensures success. This person will be responsible for driving value for the WOW! IT organization, providing management and oversight to strategic technology vendors, all with the best team in the business! So why wait? We're excited about your application!Duties and Responsibilities:If this sounds like an exciting change of pace for you, we'd like to share the important duties that are executed daily.Develop technology category strategies that drive greater value, increased innovation, and reduced total cost of ownershipWork with internal partners to optimize demand, determine requirements, and identify efficient modelsDevelop positive relationships with strategic suppliers; drive value and innovation; reduce riskSupport Strategic Sourcing partners with contracting and negotiationDevelop an end-state strategy for IT vendor management which supports the organization and technology visionOperate as change agent and champion for new vendors and productsInteract very closely with the VP's and Directors of the Development, Operations and EDW/BI, on short and long-term strategic recommendations, complex deals, and meaningful situationsPartner with Strategic Sourcing providers to drive desired outcomes, including leading quarterly business reviews, and meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs)Work with Enterprise Procurement on Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)Work with Corporate Procurement to ensure appropriate SLAs are documents in Terms and Conditions and RFPsProvide reporting that illustrate how vendors are performing to contracted SLAsQualifications:Below we've listed the qualifications that will give any candidate an opportunity to succeed in this role. While we do believe these skills are needed, we are always willing to make reasonable accommodations for those needing it due to disability.Education:Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain, procurement, finance or a related field or equivalent experienceExperience/Skills Needed:7-10 years' vendor relationship management experience with proven experience in building effective relationships that yield long-term valueStrong skills in mentorship and developingAn effective leader of technical and non-technical staffStrong understanding of trends in the industry and the marketplaces for services, software, hardware, and telecommunicationsDelivery oriented self-starter with proven ability to inspire change with speedAble to collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams to set objectives and produce resultsExecution focused and is a positive relationship builderAble to effectively communicate with team members at various levelsComputer Skills:G Suite experience preferred.WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer