Intermediate Vendor Manager – SAP Ariba

  • Date Posted Aug 4, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 14920

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Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for an Intermediate Vendor Manager – SAP Ariba who will be responsible for managing vendor relationships through all stages of the agreement lifecycle, in alignment with relevant client frameworks and methodologies and with business and enterprise objectives. This candidate will provide leadership, direction and coaching to teams(s) while partnering with business and executive stakeholders within a line of business. The successful candidate will facilitate and support the management of enterprise vendors. The ideal candidate has solid experience with technology vendors with some exposure to technology and finance or accounting and working hands-on with SAP Ariba

Responsibilities:

  • Manages vendor relationship to business' strategic goals and objectives, understanding and reconciling competing priorities and evolving business requirements
  • Evaluates vendor performance and ensure the prompt and thorough resolution or escalation of performance issues, understanding/managing risks associated with customer-facing/impacting vendors
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal client partners and vendor(s) to ensure business priorities requirements are clearly understood and met, and objectives are aligned
  • Provides advice and guidance to business partners and VM teams as appropriate regarding VM best-practice to optimize and secure value from third-party relationships
  • Understands contractual terms and conditions, and their commercial implications to the business to effectively manage vendor agreement(s) and relationship(s)
  • Represents the needs of the business and/or the Bank and actively participates in contract negotiations and enterprise vendor management governance meetings Actively engage with SSG sourcing partner to share business, industry and vendor insights in support of strategic planning and contract negotiations
  • May provide input into strategic planning, then implement strategic direction set by Business Leadership across all relevant business units, and lines of business in the case of enterprise vendors, including employment of agreed VM governance
  • Applies organizational change management principles and practices to effectively manage stakeholder and vendor expectations, anticipating downstream impacts and planning accordingly to minimize disruption (e.g. during vendor transition; on-boarding/off-boarding)
  • Engages business partners to ensure active participation in vendor governance and oversight, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined
  • Applies sound judgment by understanding priorities, and dependencies and making pragmatic decisions in the context of enterprise and line of business objectives
  • Develops and retains in-depth knowledge and expertise of marketplace and industry developments pertaining to vendor relationships, category and business requirements

Desired skill set:

  • 2 years of solid experience as a Procurement Analyst, Finance Analyst or Vendor Management
  • Hands-on experience with SAP Ariba
  • Strong Office Suite tools – Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Excellent customer service Skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in managing stakeholder relationships
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail

Nice to have:

  • University Degree in Technology or Finance field
  • Experience in Finance or Accounting

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