Senior Technical Vendor Manager

As a Technical Vendor Manager, you’ll use your procurement and technical operations knowledge to help engineering strategically source the hardware and software needed to power Credit Karma. You should be someone who gets excited in negotiating the best deals, energetic to deliver fast, and able to be a trusted team player.  You are familiar with infrastructure powering a fast growing technology company. This role will be building the relationships with both large enterprise and small start up technology vendors. Your role will be to build an agile, reliable, and cost efficient vendor ecosystem.

What the Job Entails

  • Partner with internal engineering teams to develop and execute sourcing strategies focused on achieving the best total value from suppliers.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of high performing technology vendors.
  • Benchmark the data center, server, storage, networking and software applications marketplaces.
  • Be capable to anticipate industry trends and analyze vendor capabilities.
  • Work with FP&A on CAPEX/OPEX budget planning and monitoring.
  • Lead complex Request for Proposal/Request for Quote bidding process.
  • Drive the supplier selection process with data-driven analysis and industry intelligence.
  • Build total cost models to drive selection decisions.
  • Own the negotiation of strategic commercial contracts with legal and finance.
  • Build a Preferred Vendor List and supplier performance program.
  • Work with accounting on purchase order creation and execution.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • 7-9 years as a supplier manager responsible for technology products and services.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator who can influence engineering and finance teams with data driven analysis.
  • Skilled in negotiations, vendor selection process, vendor performance management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of technology vendor’s total cost of ownership.
  • Possess a network of technology vendors and vendor managers.
  • BS or MS in business, economics, supply chain management preferred.

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