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Senior Workforce Vendor Manager - Technology Labor Category

Location: Warrensburg
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
Team Overview:

The Vendor Management team executes the firm's technology strategies by managing the vendor relationship, operations, and ensuring the appropriate allocation of vendor spend. This role will establish and implement the following processes to support a rapidly evolving technology landscape with an increasing use of vendors to achieve Technology division goals and objectives in line with firm strategic priorities.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage large scale technology service delivery providers both onshore and offshore and leverage experience with governing consulting and technology firms globally
  • Understand Agile framework, how to structure Agile teams to ensure best use of resources both onshore and offshore and recommend operating models for Technology division
  • Create and implement a Vendor/Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) program for the Technology division's Management Consulting and Staff Augmentation Category
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure successful fulfillment of Digital Contractors supplied by Vendors, manage Vendor performance and fulfillment turnaround times
  • Understand and utilize knowledge in Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Vendor/Supplier Relationship Management, Third Party Risk Management and Contracting
  • Use Microsoft Excel data analysis skills to analyze spend, volumes, rates and related vendor management data including the creation and use of formulas, pivot tables and charts
  • Develop and implement a Digital Workforce Category Strategy and implementation plans to realize benefits of strategic vendor partnerships
  • Influence and educate internal Technology stakeholders to adopt change related to Workforce Strategies, SRM governance programs and the use of Vendors supplying offshore Contingent Labor
  • Develop and foster cross functional relationships successfully with C-level executives across vendors, internal stakeholders and Strategic Sourcing professionals
  • Influence and add value while effectively communicating and building relationships across teams, departments, countries, vendors and other divisions Qualifications
    What Experience You Need:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required
    • Experience in Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management
    • Experience in Procurement and Contract Management lifecycles
    • Ability to influence and build strong relationships with C-level executives
    • Strong understanding of negotiating and managing large scale SOWs
    • Experience with demand planning (technology labor) What Could Set You Apart:
      • Knowledge of vendor performance/risk management
      • Solid understanding around the management of contingent labor vendors
      • Solid understanding of financial accounting / P&L
      • Experience working with data and analytics
      • Up to 10% travel
        • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.
          • 2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work , data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
            • Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine, ranking No. 45.
            • 2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work , data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
              • For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.
              • 2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
                • Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
                  At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

                  Salary: $92984 - $158325
                  Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Independence , Senior Workforce Vendor Manager - Technology Labor Category, IT / Software / Systems , Warrensburg, Missouri

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