IT Vendor Manager

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IT Vendor Manager
CopenhagenLocalITRef.: MA-237154
At a time of transformational change, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT procurement professional to join the Maersk IT Vendor & Contract Management team and deliver substantial value, through applying your superior relationship management, negotiation skills and advanced commercial acumen.

As an IT Vendor Manager, you will be based at either our Copenhagen or Maidenhead offices and work with our most important partners and vendors, as well as internal stakeholders and senior leadership.

About IT Vendor & Contract Management

IT Vendor & Contract Management is a growing team responsible for managing a significant portfolio with a vision to build maturity and a best-in-class commercial capability. The work is a mixture of vendor management and advisory services; including governance, performance & risk management, negotiation, dispute resolution and market intelligence. There are plenty of opportunities to demonstrate and enhance your skills, build your knowledge, deliver change and optimise value across our vendor landscape.
We Offer
Maersk is going through times of unprecedented change. As we aspire to secure sustainable growth of our businesses, we need to re-think the way we engage with our customers and partners. Digitisation and IT are taking centre stage in enabling this engagement. Join us in Maersk IT as we re-think what technology can do to drive growth.

Joining Maersk T&L will enable you to embark on a rewarding journey that includes opportunity for career development, being part of a function driving value to the bottom line of the business along with the multiple benefits of being part of one of the world’s largest Transport & Logistics companies.

As an IT Vendor Manager, you will gain broad business knowledge of the company’s activities globally, as well as understand how the complexity of IT supports the transport and logistics business. You will be exposed to a wide and challenging range of business issues through regular engagement with key stakeholders across all management levels within Maersk. You will work and communicate across geographical and cultural borders that will enable you to build a strong professional network.

We believe people thrive when they are in charge of their career paths and professional growth. We will provide you with opportunities to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your technical and professional foundation. By choosing Maersk, you join not only for the role, but for a career.

We aim to be a world-class professional IT organisation that delivers business value through automation, standardisation and innovation. We believe in empowerment where each of us takes ownership and responsibility for developing and implementing new ways of working.

You will be working either out of our headquarters in Copenhagen or Maidenhead, as part of our experienced and passionate team. We offer a competitive salary package and performance bonus, as well as flexible working hours, canteen, and many other benefits.

As a performance-oriented company, we strive to always recruit the best person for the job – regardless of gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high-performing teams.

We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Key Responsibilities
•Management of the vendor governance process
•Develop and manage supplier relationships, being a bridge between IT and the Vendor
•Performance and Risk management
•Driving continuous improvement and innovation
•Supporting the development and execution of commercial strategies
•Providing subject matter expertise to help drive optimal contractual arrangements
•Driving value

You will have significant responsibility from the start and be expected to execute and deliver on time and in line with business needs.
Who we are looking for
You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in IT vendor management with a strong commercial IT background, have widespread experience working with leading, global vendors in an international company, be degree-educated and ideally have, or be working towards, a professional qualification, such as MCIPS or IACCM SRM certification.

You are passionate about vendor management, driven and have a demonstrable track record of successfully driving value, through technical excellence, skilled relationship management, effective communication and stakeholder management.

You are a team player, able to successfully prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Are open-minded, a good communicator and able to establish relationships across geographical boundaries and cultures.

Can work independently having a personal drive and a strategic mind-set. Naturally engages stakeholders and actively manages expectations and you dare to challenge previous beliefs and traditions, persistently driving the business optimisation agenda.
>Last application date: 27 March 2020.
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A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information:
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