Group IT Vendor Management Office is part of CIO Office and responsible for all strategic IT Suppliers towards Volvo Group as well as the overall supplier sourcing strategy of IT software and hardware.
We are a corporate function within Group IT sharing common processes and tools with IPS (Indirect Product and Services).
We are a small team with global responsibilities, and enjoy a diverse and teamwork oriented environment. The VMO organization is today staffed with 7 Strategic IT purchasing professionals located in Sweden and France.
We are now looking for a Contract Manager for Microsoft and IBM.
Together with our IT buyer peers within IPS IT, we use our IT market knowledge, our suppliers and our global agreements to provide Volvo Group a unique competitive advantage, seeking for best market solutions and providing world-
class IT supplier management.
Vendor Management Office is looking for a
Contract Manager for Microsoft and IBM :
You will lead business relations with our strategic IT suppliers Microsoft and IBM and be responsible for all commercial agreements that reflect Volvo Group needs towards these suppliers.
As Contract Manager you will be accountable for the development and steering of Volvo Groups strategic relationship and drive the implementation of the supplier sourcing strategy to support our business development in continuation.
You will also work in close collaboration with assigned IT Buyer within IPS towards these suppliers.
You will establish a supplier strategy and objectives based on the Volvo Group Strategic IT priorities and sourcing segment strategies
You will establish close relationships with your stakeholders, within Volvo Group Businesses and Group IT, in order to build knowledge and clear understanding of their expectations, needs and IT roadmaps
You will define, implement and maintain a formal governance model for the management of your strategic suppliers to constantly improving all aspects of supplier performance, relationship and secure a future oriented agenda
You will secure that we negotiate agreements that fit the Volvo application roadmap, actual and planned usage, and thereby optimize our external spend
You will maintain a strong knowledge of the IT market and its best practices, especially focusing on the IT business application world : solutions, licensing models, Software as a Service (SaaS), etc.
Profile and qualifications
You have either a Master degree within the area or similar education / experience
You have several years of international business experience and are a skilled negotiator familiar in managing complex agreements and able to combine working on a strategical, tactical and operational level
You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy working with global teams able to establish trust in a global environment and act as a business adviser at executive level
You have high integrity and are result-driven with demonstrated leadership capabilities
You are able to take own initiatives and drive key focus areas and resolve escalations, without direct leadership
You have strong communication skills and fluent in English both spoken and written, able to negotiate with native English or American people