IT Vendor Strategy Manager

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible for leading a high performing team of resources within PSS, and the management of a team within Enterprise Supplier Management. Responsible for providing leadership around the execution of supplier management for all suppliers within scope. This position will also manage complex, enterprise and critical suppliers (Tier 1) from our defined supplier portfolio and within multiple categories and will need to execute on all supplier management practices. This position will also interface with various HCSC business areas to align and support processes various processes. Leading projects, presentations and process improvement efforts and partnering with Procurements Leadership and Strategic Sourcing teams will also be main responsibilities under this position.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance and/or Engineering and 5 years relevant business experience OR 8 years of vendor management experience
  • 2 years management experience including leading and/or mentoring vendor management professionals
  • Effective team and peer leadership and influence; ability to be a leader who can develop and implement strategy
  • Ability to hold employees accountable for performance is required
  • Strategically oriented, focused on the customer and their needs
  • Confident communication skills
  • Effectively build rapport and trust
  • Demonstrable people management skills and the ability to resolve conflict
  • Experience developing, reviewing contracts and recommending improvements
  • Extensive Knowledge of vendor management best practices (specific performance management, risk, compliance, and audit vendor processes)
  • Experience using or supporting enterprise procurement systems, like Oracle and Ariba and/or vendor management systems like Enlighta or Sirion Labs
  • Experience leading complex projects and driving change management
  • Experience managing multiple complex suppliers or complex supplier agreements
  • Solution driven and can operate in an environment of uncertainty
  • Experience developing reports for senior leader review in PPT, PeopleSoft, Ariba, Access, Excel or other databases
  • Supports confidential initiatives; advises leadership on procurement associated ethics issues
  • Knowledge of corporate purchasing/procurement policies and vendor management policies
  • Problem solver who can drive change
  • Viewed as expert in field
  • PC proficiency to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint


HCSC is committed to diversity in the workplace and to providing equal opportunity and affirmative action to employees and applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employment / Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Drug screening and background investigation are required, as allowed by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Requirements: Expertise Procurement / Strategic Sourcing Job Type Full-Time Regular Location IL - Chicago


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