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Supplier Manager

Mountain View, CA, USA

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You are sharp, driven and inquisitive. You are not afraid to take risks and grow by learning from mistakes. You let your voice be heard and love a good challenge. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Supplier Manager. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

The Supplier Partnership Manager provides a consistent approach in supporting the client, the program teams and the supplier base to effectively optimize the programs. Delivering a high quality, cost-effective methodology in a manner to support multiple client site locations. Engage, Innovate and Grow all phases of supplier partnerships to increase productivity and encourage program growth within a fair and competitive environment.

Looking for someone with Staffing Agency management experience (7 years), experience with being a Managed Service Provider (MSP) – 4 years

This position is for employment with VDI, not EPAM Systems. VDI is an affiliate of EPAM.

Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with global suppliers to ensure Google XWS business goals and objectives are accomplished and achieved;
  • Creates and fosters a partnership approach to business issues and provides resolutions created by the partnerships;
  • Works through supplier strategies created to focus on efficient supplier activities;
  • Develops and supports ongoing supplier recommendations with respect to requirements through business data transaction assessments, supplier performance, and market analysis;
  • Manages the operational aspect of the supplier partnership by performing activities which provide evaluations of suppliers for adherence to required performance indicators and provides accountability;
  • Train supplier team members to consistently confirm compliance and expectations have been achieved to accomplish Supplier Partnership goals;
  • Evaluates supplier business practices, capabilities, competencies, distribution capabilities, eligibility to participate, financial viability and quality ensuring the supplier is strongest option;
  • Consults with Program Manager and other stakeholders ensuring proper selection and overall negotiations to maximize profitability;
  • Responsible for identifying and resolving day to day issues impacting program strategy and ensures a timely resolution for supplier issues;
  • Supports awareness of the supplier communities\' business activities and capabilities with client end user;
  • Partners with Company XWS and Diversity management teams which support efforts to meet diversity spend;
  • Identifies compliance related issues and works with the Compliance Department to find suitable resolutions while maintaining efficient processes to serve the client end user;
  • Responsible for managing the effectiveness of the company Temp program, by measuring supplier performance and achievement against SLA\'s. Makes recommendations required to improve end user satisfaction where needed;
  • Supports the creation of fair and competitive business practices in support of client objectives;
  • Preparing performance analysis and ensuring optimal performance of its suppliers;
  • Develops and creates supplier scorecards and prepares executive summaries to present to company, Program Manager and client executives on a monthly and quarterly basis;
  • Use statistics and business experience to make recommendations to optimize vendor program support;
  • Ensures, monitors, and reports on supplier performance and metric measurements. Works directly with the Program Managers in developing corrective action plans;
  • Manages quality reviews and metrics to ensure supplier compliance and quality service are meeting program objectives;
  • Develops and partners with XWS management to conduct supplier events and ongoing business reviews. Create plans to develop efficient requirements for success;
  • Supports billing negotiations and cost savings activities for programs;
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience;
  • 7 years full time work experience, with five (5) years operations experience in a service level industry with a proven track record measured by increased responsibilities;
  • 4 years of experience in a managed service program, preferably in supplier relationship role;
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly in writing and orally, both in one-on-one and in group presentation situations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Experience within a personnel service organization preferable;
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff and management;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized);
  • Health Savings Account;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter);
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided);
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided);
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan;
  • Paid Time Off;
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection;
  • Accident Insurance;
  • Employee Discounts;
  • Pet Insurance.