Head of Vendor Strategy and Performance Management - Technology Vendor Strategy

Job title : Head of Vendor Strategy and Performance Management - Technology Vendor Strategy
Location : London, Greater London, England
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £85000 - £110000 per annum
Sector : Sell Side
Reference : BHJOB_17630_1
Head of Vendor Strategy and Performance Management - Technology Vendor Strategy, Performance Management, Technology vendor manager, Technology Procurement, SaaS services, Software License Management

My Client, A leading global Data and Analytics consultancy based in London are looking for a technology vendor and performance manager to join them on a permanent basis. The purpose of this role will be to bring a clear vision of our vendor approach and maturity and discipline to the many aspects of governing and managing the performance of our vendors such as Microsoft, Cognizant, HCL etc . You will build an effective vendor management strategy to increase productivity, enhance performance, maximise their business cases and their value, mitigate risks, and reduce overall costs related to third-party providers.

On a day-to-day basis you will facilitate and maintain the relationships between Technology and their key strategic vendors while also providing guidance to our wider vendor base looking to leverage the right vendors for optimum outcomes. This role will own the Technology Vendor Management Strategy and Framework, the strategy will be developed with their Technology Leadership team supported by Product, Operations and Procurement functions.

To be successful in this role you will have a blend of the following experience:
  • Experience in building and embedding Vendor Strategy and Performance Management frameworks
  • Expert in Software Licence Management from cost optimisation and risk/compliance perspectives
  • Experience of managing all types of Partner engagements/contracts be that Managed Services, Service Integrators, Enterprise Software with a focus on SaaS services, Cloud Services (Infrastructure and Platforms)
  • Experience in developing strong relationships with partners and across the organisation in global organisations
  • Able to demonstrate strong operational governance in managing partner performance, risk, controls, data protection and security across a complex partner estate
  • Able to demonstrate a strong commercial focus and understanding of manging a complex partner landscape across software, infrastructure, licence management and managed services.
  • Demonstrable influencing skills across a wide group of stakeholders internal and external to the organisation
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to come on board as a key part of a significant technology transformation to build the vendor management function.

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