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Vendor Strategy Manager - Product and Technology

Company: T-Mobile
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Have a background in technology and a mind for business? Does the prospect of leveraging external relationships in a manner that allows P&T to deliver at a scale disproportionate to our size sound compelling? If yes, this could be the opportunity you are looking for! As Vendor Strategy Manager, you work within the Office of the Chief Information and Product Officer both independently and with leaders from across Product & Technology as well a Procurement. Leveraging your experience in technology, you will become deeply familiar with the strategic objectives of P&T, its domain technology needs and the industry leading technology partners available to drive scale and accelerate progress towards critical objectives. This will be used to develop strategies to optimize our vendor portfolio in ways that increase P&T's ability to deliver the capability for the business at the best value available. Success is measured through the financial benefit of vendor portfolio optimization as well as the direct contribution of vendors to P&T strategic outcomes. You will evaluate vendor performance, conduct needs assessment, drive spend optimization and risk management. Where substantial risks are identified, you will partner with Procurement and Domain Owners to develop compensating controls or other forms of mitigation. Responsibilities Vendor Strategic Planning - drive contract and software lifecycle management practices that encourage proactive adoption of preferred technologies and recovery of costs associated with overlapping technologies, contracts and/or technical debt. In support of this you will: ++Conduct analysis of P&T vendor spend, architecture, and utilization to identify opportunities to optimize. ++ Prioritize opportunities and develop high value business cases. ++ Drive alignment and secure commitment with P&T and Procurement partners to realize prioritized opportunities - ensure the development of roadmap to deliver and track/drive to until desired outcomes are realized. Vendor Performance & Risk Optimization - participate in vendor reviews, monitor for risk and ensure mitigation plans are in place and leadership is kept informed of changing risk landscape. Also identify and realize opportunities to improve aggregate vendor performance whether in current contract or evolution of subsequent contracts by development of contractual incentives that align vendors to achieve critical P&T objectives. Market Research - Research and stay current on best practices as well as best in class or emergin providers. Bring information and insights to P&T partnerss to establish strategies that ensure T-Mobile is utilizing innovative partners at scale. Construct executive level presentations and present complex analytical findings in clear, concise, and decision-impacting manner. Work with matrixed leaders across P&T and Procurement to build buy-in and align on outcomes and roadmaps to achieve those outcomes Also responsible for other Duties/Projects as needed in support of P&T. Qualifications Bachelors Degree in Business (Management, Accounting, Finance) or other quantitative/ technical fields (Computer Science, Engineering, Physical science etc.) 4-7 years of related experience required. Proven analytical skill and ability is essential. Experience with data analytics tools (excel, SQL, Tableau). Experience managing Business Requirements, Project Plans, Project Schedules and associated project materials. Experience identifying industry leaders and executing in partnership with diverse stakeholders: RFP, SOW, and negotiation strategies for multi-year enterprise-grade agreements that have performance incentives that align vendors to perform to optimal business outcomes with appropriate cost structures. Experience establishing performance review cycles with business units or vendors/partners and associated stakeholders to drive accountability, surface issues, identify risks and elevate performance. Ability to think abstractly, consider orthogonal impacts and connect as part of a broader strategic plan Must have a background in a technical role with an understanding of technology landscape and ecosystem of providers of IT services and software is a must Experience in developing and tracking accurate spending forecasts and identifying cost-saving opportunities and providing the associated rationale. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly and concisely communicate information at multiple levels, adapting content to different audiences. Ability to assess the impact of new process or policy requirements on existing complex processes Company Profile As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue

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