Vendor Strategy Specialist

Information Technology
Government - Provincial
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
Arun Kumar

Our Public Sector Client in Toronto, ON is looking to hire an Vendor Strategy Specialist for 10+ months of contract role with high possibility of extension.

As a Vendor Strategy Specialist, the candidate is responsible in advancing vendor strategies and management within the technology sector.

Job Description:

* Knowledge & Skills

  • 15 progressive years within the technology industry related to managing results through extensive knowledge of technology sectors, including adaptations for current and advancing trends. Relationship management experience and expertise combined with a practical approach to developing and recommending governance strategies and best practices for third-party resources management.

*Resource Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively with ITC selected staff to initiate the overarching philosophy for a leading vendor program for technology-outsourced vendors.
  • Research and assessment of leaders in public and private sector organizations who have successfully implement similar endeavors.
  • Assessment of maturity level best practices for third-party strategies and management.
  • Vendor strategy to include process and governance protocols by taking into consideration: assessment standards (ITIL, COBIT, ISO, etc.), risk, finance, and performance metrics.
  • Utilize an overall plan for implementation including timelines, stakeholder engagement, roles and responsibilities defined (RACI, etc.).
  • Incorporate internal/ external relationship management practices.
  • Utilize a strategic vendor management strategy, including integration throughout ITC’s technical areas and business areas outside ITC.
  • Recommend industry best practices and trends for an evolving vendor management practice.



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