Vendor Relationship Specialist

Job Title: Vendor Relationship Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 880450
Job Published: August 08, 2019 11:30

Job Description

Our client is a provider for a wide range of services to thousands of people within Queensland and have a new requirement for a Vendor Relationship Specialist.

About the Role:
The role of the Vendor Relationship Specialist is responsible for building and managing relationships with one or more vendors who supply digital and technology products and services.

The Vendor Relationship Specialist ensures that the organisation achieves its objectives with strategic vendors and assists the IT vendors in their efforts to be successful within the organisation. This role ensures that partner relationships and commercial arrangements are aligned with the ICT strategy and that all partners are held to account for meeting and exceeding their obligations.

Essential Skillset:
  • Extensive experience working with strategic sourcing and partner management strategies and plans for IT services and managing alignment with these.
  • Demonstrated success operating in a complex and multi-faceted organisation, experiencing constant market pressures.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and managing relationships, including developing strategic partner engagement and communication plans and standing up governance forums.
  • Strong communication and social skills and an ability to work effectively with people at all skill and organisational levels internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation, problem solving, decision-making, project management and facilitation skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate with IT users and business leaders to understand requirements, expectations and value measures.
  • Experience in managing vendor relationships, contractual, sourcing and procurement process competencies.
  • Knowledge of best practice vendor management methods and approaches, tools, processes and objectives
  • Highly developed negotiation skills, with experience as a negotiator in large vendor engagements.
  • High ethical standards and knowledge of probity requirements in commercial arrangements.
  • Tertiary Qualification in Business Administration, Information Technology or other relevant discipline.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please apply by submitting your application in word format. 

For further information about this opportunity, please email Martin Castle at Troocoo at or call on 07 3054 1129 a confidential discussion.

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