Vendor Management Analyst

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Posted: 03-15-2018
NorthShore Resources has a Contract opportunity for a Vendor Management Analyst in Minneapolis, MN!

A Vendor Management Analyst is needed to drive operational execution of Department workflow.
  • Collaborate with IT Business partners to establish and document project goals for sourcing event. Communicate goals to Department Leadership and Contract Specialist to build comprehensive contract post selection.
  • Collect benchmark data for application during sourcing events and negotiations in partnership with Sr Analyst.
  • Coordinate logistics for RFI, RFP presentations, reviews and completion. 
  • Partner with Sr Analyst on bid response analysis.
  • Request discounts from suppliers for annual maintenance renewals using standardized templates.
  • Participate in internal department discussions on negotiation strategy as learning opportunity and customer support to IT Business Partners.
  • Execute signatures and support documentation as part of contract workflow tool in partnership with Contract Specialist and Vendor.
  • Perform analysis of Vendor Scorecard results and drive understanding of impact to vendor relationships for IT Business Partners. Validate data for scorecard.
  • Participate in internal discussions on impact of scorecard results; including path to grow, exit current suppliers. Coordinate logistics for ongoing vendor review sessions with vendor and Fairview leadership.
  • Coordinate logistics for vendor on-boarding process in partnership with Sr Analyst Partner with Department Leadership to contribute objectives, criteria, standards and methodology and metrics for vendor management disciplines.
  • Drive data of payment status for Monthly Reporting in partnership with Sr Analyst. 
  • Review for trends, risks and bring observations and recommendations to Sr Analyst. 
  • Execute payment process for pre-assigned IT Business Units. 
  • Oversee execution of PO processes; including receiving and other workflow requirements. 
  • Collect data on PO and Contract Awards.
  • Review Monthly Department Dashboard to identify areas of concerns, raise recommendations on optimization.
  • Drive customer service standards on behalf of Department. 
  • Communicate to internal customers and vendors in timely fashion with clear, concise actions and updates. 
  • Support recurring IT Business Owner contact to resolve simple issues; including root cause and potential solutions. 
  • Documents findings to optimize processes as needed in partnership with Sr Analyst. 
Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, whose focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants.
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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