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Manager, Strategic Vendor Management

Apply now Job no: 493200
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

SUMMARY: 

Rowan University seeks to appoint a manager to lead our strategic vendor interactions for the division of Information Resources & Technology (IRT). IRT is responsible for the University’s information technology and applications, information security, data integrity, systems-related compliance, and reporting. Along with the University, IRT has grown extensively in recent years and we are in the process of refining the management of temporary workers, independent and self-sourced contractors, vendors engaged in statements of work, and cloud-based vendor services.

This position will serve as a collaborative connector among the division of IRT, the Office of Contracting and Procurement, and General Counsel to organize and standardize the processes, contracts, and information resulting from our work with outside vendors. The manager will be immersed in initiation of a project evaluation through the Information Technology Acquisition Process (ITAP) and will help unit managers coordinate contracts, evaluate bids, and advise on technology or software acquisition. The manager will also be responsible for developing a strategy to improve the effectiveness and value of IT vendors to Rowan University, including negotiating licenses and contracts with the IT vendors and verifying contract compliance.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for managing vendor relationships and contract management for the division of IRT.
  • Develop a collaborative framework with external vendors, IT and internal departments. The framework should focus on defining common goals, setting strategic priorities and requirements, and streamlining processes to maximize value.
  • Responsible for defining IT vendor contract requirements and partnering with Procurement to effectively negotiate contract and bid terms, SOWs and other relevant contract terms.
  • Ensure a robust process of notification or escalation is in place to report on both underspend and potential overspend with the appropriate approvals sought for either situation.
  • Devise, produce and implement new systems and processes to optimize more effective project management as required and within the framework of IRT.
  • Work closely with the CIO and appropriate unit management to prepare and administer budgets reflecting approved technology plans/projects; manages various budgets.
  • Identify and monitor issues, and track vendor risks to ensure mitigation plans are defined.
  • Interact and collaborate with all levels of staff and participate as part of IRT’s management team.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT-related field, Business, Finance, or equivalent years of related professional work experience
  • At least 10 years of total professional work experience with procurement or vendor relationship management to include at least five (5) or more years' experience working in IT Operations or Finance, establishing and improving vendor management frameworks in large organizations
  • Experience in negotiating a broad range of contracting vehicles (e.g. SaaS, cloud, software, hardware, services, enterprise agreements, GSA), and working with small, emerging and large/mega vendors (e.g. Oracle, Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Mathworks, Amazon, VMware)
  • Solid knowledge of accounting and financial aspects of vendor management
  • Experience working directly with senior executives to negotiate cost-effective licensing agreements
  • Consultative work style that supports successful initiatives with all levels of management and customers across organizational boundaries
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to develop senior management briefings using PowerPoint, Word and Excel; and deliver presentations to all levels of staff
  • Skilled at maximizing vendor value in support of key organizational objectives
  • Significant experience in strategic planning and/or project management

PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with information technology applications and vendor contract negotiations
  • Training in and experience with collaborative techniques, team building, dispute resolution and communication

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