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Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:16 AM

Kelly Services currently has a VMO Contract Manager opportunity with a leading transportations and logistics company in Portland, OR.

Contracts Manager

Location: Portland, OR 97209

Duration: 3-4 Months contract to hire


The VMO Contract Manager will be responsible for sourcing and lifecycle management of hardware, software and IT services in compliance with IT Vendor Management Office (VMO) framework. Responsible for new and existing sourcing deals and ensuring contractual compliance across products and services provided by suppliers. Conduct market research and participate in contract negotiations. Ensure vendors are in compliance with Service Level Agreements, Operational Agreements, and general obligations.

Essential Functions:

Bids & Contracts & communication. IT contracting terms, licensing, communicating to Stakeholders.

Added value: analytic, metrics & data, OpEx & CapEx.

Partner with stakeholders to conduct requests for proposal, requests for information, and requests for quote (all RFxs).

Define deal optimization objectives, implement negotiation strategies and identify sourcing solutions that meet/exceed business objectives.

Prepare, review, execute, and manage the process for approval of IT contracts, contract renewals, terminations and change orders.

Ensure financial processes are in place for processing of payments, invoices and work orders for VMO suppliers and contracts

Develop and maintain relevant financial, operational and service metrics for the VMO that demonstrate the goals and objectives of the department.

Manage and resolve contract disputes in collaboration with legal and finance teams.

Be a Liaison to IT teams and the Business with sourcing related activities.

Participate in the establishment of ongoing governance of suppliers. Be a resource to stakeholders for contract management and administration.

Participate in the management of standard IT service delivery framework in collaboration with IT Service Management (ITSM)

Develop and maintain VMO artifacts and participate in supplier reviews. Review SLA and other operational metrics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical area is generally required. Master's in Business Administration (MBA), MS in Computer Science or related field preferred. Will accept any suitable combination of education, training and experience.

7-10 years industry experience in IT product and services procurement, sourcing and IT contract administration.

3-5 years of experience negotiating medium to large IT product and services agreements. Experience with negotiation and management of Cloud (IAAS, SAAS) agreements is a plus.

Knowledge of ITSM (IT Service Management) operations or service management processes. ITIL certification is a plus.

Demonstrated experience with MS Office Suite of products including MS Project.

Collect and analyze financial market, business, or technical information to draw conclusions and make educated recommendations impacting the sourcing event.

Ability to facilitate/conduct group meetings and presentations for internal and external clients at all levels.

Demonstrated knowledge of spend analysis techniques.

Experience with contract administration, governance and customer relationship management.

Demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills within a collaborative team environment with multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate with vendors at all levels.

Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive materials and information.

\"Nice to have\":

Working knowledge of transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

Why Kelly ?

With Kelly, you'll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globe-offering you the chance to work on some of today's most intriguing, innovative and high-visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and more than 9,000 IT hiring managers turn to us each year to access the best talent: people like you.

Last year we found 10,000 opportunities for IT professionals. Let us help advance your career today.

About Kelly Services

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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