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Vendor Management Coordinator

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Provides support for the vendor/supplier management program. Provides support for internal sourcing, financial, and security requirements around vendor engagements and operational requirements.
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Core Responsibilities:

  • Support best practices for the creation of, build out, and ongoing management of a global vendor portfolio which include: vendor contacts and escalation paths; contracts and service orders, maintenance and support renewals, vendor spend, and vendor performance
  • Facilitate the due diligence and onboarding process of potential new vendors as well as support the offboarding of vendors
  • Create purchase orders and obtain approvals, manage technology invoice process and approvals
  • Utilize and administer the vendor management database to add, maintain, track, and organize third-party vendor information and documents as well as setting up new users in the system
  • Maintain functional relationships with vendors and provide excellent service to internal and external partners
  • Assist in identifying and documenting process requirements for improved operational efficiencies

Minimum Requirements:

  • Prior experience in a customer focused or administrative position required (vendor/service provider management experience preferred)
  • Experience working between internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Critical Skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to learn new concepts, new technologies and processes
  • Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient use of various core systems, office and computer equipment and software packages

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing/procurement/contract management
  • Experience with databases, legal or billing documentation

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Last updated July 20th, 2022.

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