CNO Financial Group Vendor Manager in Carmel, Indiana
Are you a strong relationship builder with a solid understanding of service contract delivery? This might be the position for you.
CNO Financial Group is actively recruiting for a Vendor Manager who will be responsible for maintaining performance delivery with multi-year I.T. service agreements. The VMO Vendor Manager is responsible for management of select strategic supplier relationships worth more than $20M annually, contract, performance, and financial outcomes within the Enterprise Operations and Information Technology business organizations. The Vendor Manager proactively monitors complex contracts, performance, risk, and service level matters to help management ensure vendor compliance. The Vendor Manager will interface regularly with various business leaders throughout the enterprise, including Legal, Sourcing, Finance, Compliance, Government Relations, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Product Management, Sales and Marketing , and Actuarial, as well as external contacts (e.g., Regulators, Negotiation and Adviser Firms) as appropriate.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Manage strategic supplier demand intake and take appropriate actions
Contract management and administration using Vendor Management System
Benchmark and monitor market conditions as it pertains to services in-scope
Implement and manage vendor governance framework and supplier review processes
Provide guidance, coaching and support to internal business partners including manager, VP’s and SVP regarding all interactions with managed service provider.
The minimum requirements for consideration are:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Technology or related field; Masters and/or MBA preferred
10+ years’ experience in vendor management
Management of large-scale third-party relationships and agreements
Experience managing a group of on-site or off-site third party vendors in IT or BPO domains
Extensive experience with third party contracts for sophisticated managed service or outsourced relationships
This position will have considerable visibility and you will work with a variety of people, including vendors, I.T. teams and leadership, leadership within your team, and CNO leadership.