Vendor Manager - BMI Group
Reading, UK
Excellent Package

The Company

BMI Group is part of the Standard Industries family of companies, operating globally and employing around 11,000 employees worldwide. We are a dynamic organisation housing various construction brands that collectively make up the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the World.

We believe that a roof is so much more than the shelter and protection above us. Today it can also be a power station, a living space, a garden or even a work of art.

This thinking has lead us to the point of a major digital transformation, internally and externally, that will see us offering truly innovative products and services direct to our end consumers; households and private property owners.

This transformational journey involves the exciting set up of our new Digital Lab / Tech Hub in Reading that will employ some of the best tech talent out there. The Vendor Manager will become a vital piece of that new digital and IT team.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Vendor Manager to join our IT team in the new Tech Hub in Reading. This is a newly created role and it offers a great opportunity for you to shape the future of the vendor management function in BMI.

A key element of this role is to ensure the highest level of internal and external customer satisfaction with a proactive approach to vendor expectations and driving business value. They will have overall responsibility of post-signature IT Vendor agreements, working within budget, ensuring vendors meet their commercial obligations, deliver predictable outcomes and driving commercial value from the relationship.

What will you be doing in the role

Manage post contract relationships with BMI’s strategic IT suppliers

Negotiate contracts and SLAs on behalf of BMI and support the procurement team in this process

Support translating IT requirements into sourcing options

Manage the BMI supplier governance process

Drive suppliers' performance and compliance to contract; intervene as required

Drive, measure and unlock supplier innovation and deliver business value

The Candidate

As a Vendor Manager, you will be highly customer driven with a proven track record of building relationships with senior stakeholders and managing their expectations both on a technical and nontechnical basis.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate integrity, teamwork and tenacity to deliver results in a fast changing environment.

You will also:

Have significant experience of management of multi-million pound outsourced IT supplier relationships

Possess strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence stakeholders across the business up to C-Suite

The Rewards

As you can imagine, not just our thinking is innovative but so is our approach to our people. We have a fantastic collaborative working environment that offers autonomy, encourages ideas and innovation and lasting career paths.

Our salary and benefits package is generous and we genuinely embrace diversity and inclusion, offering the best opportunities to the whole team.

We see further and we hope to see you under our roof.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Talent Solutions; Lucy Thomas on 07469892483

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