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Vendor Manager, full time, home based

Posted: Sep 23, 2016 03:22 Expiration: Jan 30, 2017 06:00
Description
Our client is one of the largest localization companies in the world, with top clients, covering many industries and language, translation and testing services.

They are now looking for a Resource Manager to work from home, full time, just like a normal employee. First preference for location is Seoul, but other cities in South Korea will be considered.



Responsibilities:

-Co-operate with local Sales and Operations to clearly understand the existing and future partner requirements.
-Negotiate supplier price rates on yearly and/or project basis.
-Identify, Qualify, Contract and Develop partners (company and Freelance) solutions for languages in alignment with company's business requirements and strategic direction.
-Ensure information systems (supplier database, etc.) are always up to-date with current supplier details.
-Build lasting relationships with our regional key partners in alignment with Company's strategic direction.
-Negotiate discounts with suppliers on yearly and/or project basis.
-Track performance of partner solutions and implement corrective actions when appropriate.
-Communicate / directly interact with selected partners.
-Keep up to date with local market trends relevant to the locales of interest. Represent Company at industry conferences.
-Build efficient and effective working processes and systems.
-Participate in resource strategic planning.
-Act as the first escalation path for internal customers in Company and Resource managers.
-Make sure Operations is provided with the best possible outsourcing solutions considering price, quality and expertise.
-Provide guidance and consultancy to PMs to ensure Operations use most suitable vendor solution.
-Have market knowledge/research activities to prepare reporting on resource availability, coverage of services in different industries vs competitors situation (benchmarking).
-Represent the company on the local events, exhibitions to headhunt new resources and build positive company brand awareness in the country.




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