Our client, a leading top-tier commercial bank, is looking for a Head of Vendor Management in the region. Selected candidate would be leading a sizable team defining IT sourcing and procurement controls, governance and operations. Great remuneration and potential.
Manage sourcing and procurement of IT infrastructure, software, services and related products
Lead/engage in procurement, contract/SLA negotiations and asset management for technology
Create financial analysis of transactions Ė review of vendor financial viability as well as budgeting. Focus on assessing vendor costs, identifying and creating benchmark analysis as well as identifying cost savings opportunities
Liaise with various risk management groups, such as Legal/Compliance, Finance, IT Security, Compliance, to ensure firmís vendor management policies/procedures are followed
Maintain and improve internal (technology managers) and external (vendors) relationships
Responsible for monitoring strategic vendor management activities and trends as well as their impact across the firm/business units and budget implications
At least 10 years experience in contract negotiation, IT procurement and outsourcing governance ideally from a banking / financial environment
Experience in technology related vendor negotiations, inventory management systems or vendor management
Has a good connection with IT Vendor and have a well understanding of the market practices
Fluent written and spoken in both Cantonese and English skills, able to master contract's legal terms
In-depth knowledge on industry trends (business, economic, market)
Experience in managing a sizable team with good people skill
Demonstrable project management skills
Knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
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