Vendor Management / Strategic Sourcing - Sr. Manager

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 07-11-2018
On behalf of our client, Affinity is currently seeking a Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing / Vendor Manager to join their team in Downtown Toronto.
Do you love leading RFQ processes? Do you understand Financial Services or OFSI rules? Do you have a strong understanding of both business commercial and legal terms when negotiating vendor agreements?
Are you currently looking for a company to grow your career in this field - this is it. Lots of opportunity. Do you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment? This is an amazing opportunity for someone looking for a refreshing and rewarding place to work.

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Key Responsibilities: 
  • Lead material vendor due diligence process through to recommendation of the vendor including, where required:
    • Coordinating the development of a vendor due diligence questionnaire with stakeholders across the business;
    • Coordinating the review, evaluation and scoring of the vendor due diligence questionnaire responses;
    • Coordinating site visits;
    • Conducting reference checks;
    • ensuring adequate documentation of the process for audit purposes; etc.
  • Act as business lead for the negotiation of small to large sized vendor agreements, in collaboration with legal and key business stakeholders including:
    • Identification of key business terms for inclusion;
    • Coordination of required input from key business stakeholders;
    • Review of vendor edits – accept edits and/or form counter proposal;
    • Escalation of key risks/issues to Senior Management; and
    • Manage relationship between the vendor, business stakeholders and legal through the process.
  • Support the Senior Director in the negotiation of large material vendor agreements
  • Education/training within the business on the role, objectives and processes of the Strategic Sourcing function
  • Manage expectation/concerns within the organization and vendor /partner organizationsthrough strong, professional communication and leadership skills
  • Manage/develop relationship network as required by dealing with individuals at all levels of the organization and vendor /partner organizations
 Minimum 3-5 years experience negotiating vendor agreements (preferably agreements within the financial services that satisfy OSFI Guideline B-10 requirements)
  • Minimum 2-3 years management experience
  • Strong understanding of credit card operations is beneficial
  • Vendor management experience is beneficial
  • Post secondary education (preferably in Business or related field)
  • Experience managing multiple internal and external relationships, including the ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders to achieve common business objectives
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize, balance conflicting tasks and manage internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively alongside Legal - understanding both legal and business terms
  • Experience managing RFQ's 
  • Well developed presentation and interactive skills sufficient to present both factual and conceptual information/ideas
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
About Affinity: 
Affinity is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility. 
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