Profession ict vendor relationship manager

ICT vendor relationship managers establish and maintain positive business relationships between stakeholders (external or internal), by deploying activities which are compliant with organisational processes. They also manage the outsourcing process for the organisation's ICT department and the supply chain communications.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Crowdsourcing strategy

    The high level planning for managing and optimising business processes, ideas or content by gathering contributions from a big community of people, including on-line groups.

  • Electronic communication

    Data communication performed through digital means such as computers, telephone or e-mail.

  • Contract law

    The field of legal principles that govern written agreements between parties concerning the exchange of goods or services, including contractual obligations and termination.

  • Outsourcing strategy

    The high level planning for managing and optimising external services of providers to execute business processes.

  • Supply chain management

    The flow of goods in the supply chain, movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

  • Insourcing strategy

    The high level planning for managing and optimising business processes internally, usually in order to maintain control of critical aspects of work.

  • ICT sales methodologies

    The practices used in the ICT sector to promote and sell products, services or applications such as SPIN Selling, Conceptual Selling and SNAP Selling.

  • ICT market

    The processes, stakeholders and the dynamics of the chain of goods and services in the ICT market sector.

Skills

  • Analyse supply chain trends

    Analyse and make predictions about trends and evolutions in supply chain operations in relation to technology, efficiency systems, types of products shipped, and logistical requirements for shipments, in order to remain at the forefront of supply chain methodologies.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Track price trends

    Monitor the direction and momentum of the product prices on a long-term basis, identify and predict the movement of prices as well as identify the recurring trends.

  • Coordinate purchasing activities

    Coordinate and manage procurement and renting processes including purchasing, renting, planning, tracking and reporting in a cost efficient way on an organisational level.

  • Maintain relationship with suppliers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with suppliers and service providers in order to establish a positive, profitable and enduring collaboration, co-operation and contract negotiation.

  • Analyse supply chain strategies

    Examine an organisation's planning details of production, their expected output units, quality, quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements. Provide suggestions in order to improve products, service quality and reduce costs.

  • Identify suppliers

    Determine potential suppliers for further negotiation. Take into consideration aspects such as product quality, sustainability, local sourcing, seasonality and coverage of the area. Evaluate the likelihood of obtaining beneficial contracts and agreements with them.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Issue purchase orders

    Produce and review the documents needed to authorise shipment of a product from the supplier at a specified price and within specific terms.

  • Prepare purchasing reportings

    Prepare documentation and files related to product purchases.

Optional knowledge and skills

apply procurement adhere to organisational guidelines carry out tendering forecast workload hardware components suppliers software components suppliers perform project management compare contractors' bids design process assess supplier risks manage staff negotiate buying conditions business processes build business relationships

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