Senior Vendor Manager

at 3Ci
Location Atlanta
Date Posted April 16, 2021
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified


3Ci is recruiting a Senior Vendor Manager for our rapidly growing client in Atlanta, GA. As the Senior Vendor Manager, you will serves as a consultant to the company's Technology Organization (TO) regarding the management of Vendors for technology related products and services. This is a contract-to-hire opportunity.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting or IT
  • Vendor Management skills
  • Strong process redesign skills
  • Problem resolution skills
  • Understanding of supplier management and contract language for information technology product and service agreements
  • Strong and comprehensive financial understanding
  • Experience with evaluating processes and enhancing with technology is desired
  • Contract administration experience with IT projects is desired
  • Experience with market research and vendor trends in the information technology industry
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and coordinating issue resolution
  • General knowledge of infrastructure services, technologies, and applications is highly desired
  • Broad knowledge of management and operation of information technologies (systems, networks, applications)
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to effectively work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to adjust and demonstrate the appropriate sense of urgency to constantly changing priorities each day
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Manage the relationship with key technology vendors
  • Lead the internal process redesign work for the vendor management group
  • Participate on teams to develop and execute strategies that increase savings, efficiency and reduces risks
  • Provide deep analytical, communication and project management skills
  • Report and track of KPIs
  • Arrange and conduct Supplier Business Reviews (SBRs)
  • Set mutually beneficial business goals
  • Develop escalation processes and key contacts lists
  • Resolve disputes
  • Provide proactive Vendor Management so that the terms of a contract are adhered to so that contractual benefits are realized
  • Maintain a constant dialogue with key Third Party vendors the business can assess any ongoing risks to supply and make alternative plans in a timely fashion if required
  • Maintain a close working relationship with vendors helps to reduce risk
  • Regular performance management of suppliers ensures that any issues are surfaced in good time and can be mitigated before they become a problem
  • Develop ideas for the company to grow and develop new technologies
  • Develop close relationships with vendors to position the company to take advantage of advancements in vendor's products or services
  • Assist senior leaders in managing specific vendor relationships
  • Participate in the actual purchase process and verifies compliance with Technology's purchasing procedures
  • Assist with assessment and management of contract and procurement risk
  • Conduct market analysis and identifies trends in the technology industry
  • Assist Technology organization managers with documenting requirements and vendor related issues
  • Create and process Procurement Requests (PRs)
  • Maintain abreast of contract and purchasing compliance and routinely informs Technology's customers
  • Serve as a knowledge resource for the Technology organization on existing contracts and agreements
  • Serve as Technology's representative on interdepartmental project teams

3Ci, an MAU company

Since day one, 3Ci has believed in placing the value of people and relationships above all else. By building the business one relationship at a time and putting people first, 3Ci has led a movement: to put people first, to be partners not vendors, and prioritize our client's success as our own.

EOE: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply