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It Vendor Manager
Amsterdam, NLD
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IT Vendor Manager

About Our Client

Our client, previously recognized as an award-winning startup and now a global technology and data hub, is at the forefront of digitally revolutionizing the industrial services sector. Their culture promotes innovation, teamwork, and an insatiable appetite for new adventures.

With an approach similar to a dynamic sports team, their environment fosters a growth mindset, result-driven objectives, and operates at a high pace. Their bright and engaging team constantly innovates digital solutions for their industrial customers, leading to:

  • A multiple award-winning e-commerce platform
  • Advanced digital platform and API services
  • Smart Asset Management through IoT technologies
  • Enhanced value creation through data analytics

Their ambition is to aid their customers in becoming more cost-efficient, effective, and sustainable. The thrill of operating within a complex and constantly evolving environment is what keeps their journey stimulating.

Ready for a new challenge? Let's make industry more digital.

In addition to creating innovative digital solutions, our client is also responsible for maintaining their global IT organization, employing a balanced insourced and outsourced operating model.

As an IT Vendor Manager, you will be tasked with managing contracts and nurturing relationships with key vendors and partners, ensuring that contractual commitments are fulfilled. Your role will involve defining and agreeing on a supplier governance framework and establishing a relationship map between their Digital, Legal, Internal Audit, and supplier organizations.

Joining their Sourcing & Vendor Management team of four, you will aim to maintain an optimal relationship with service providers and other stakeholders, ensuring clear communication and support that benefits their Digital and IT sectors.

This role reports directly to the Head of Sourcing & Vendor Management.


  • Strategical & Tactical (Vendor Management):
  • Your duties will include providing expert advice on the Digital & IT strategy, establishing effective governance, aiding in make or buy decisions, and comprehending their unique business and strategy to set the course for their Digital & IT Strategy.
  • You will also be managing activities related to vendor relationships and product or service performance.
  • Your role includes creating contract, performance, and relationship management procedures, developing vendor scorecards, and dashboards for result presentations.
  • Other responsibilities include monitoring and reporting on vendor performance, providing a fit-for-purpose governance structure, assisting Digital & IT subject matter experts and Procurement with IT vendor evaluation and selection criteria, and optimizing vendor relationships for cost-effectiveness.


As a leader, you will forge and manage relationships with Global Procurement and prepare and facilitate decision-making for the board. Additionally, you will proactively advise and support their business units as a subject matter expert while engaging in professional development to maintain up-to-date market knowledge.

What we are looking for

We are in search of an individual with knowledge and experience in contracting and vendor management using best practice methods, techniques, and frameworks.

Other required skills include proposal guidance, advising and facilitating business units, financial acumen, contract negotiation, and an up-to-date understanding of market trends.

Work Location:

Hybrid work model (2-3 days on-site at their office located near Amsterdam Amstel station)

They provide a healthy and delicious lunch.


Please ensure that you have a valid work permit before applying.

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