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Vendor Management Specialist
Broomfield, Colorado  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on October 16, 2021
Job Id #47560 Posted August 2, 2021

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Vendor Management Specialist

Join us in guiding and building the future state of Aerospace enterprise IT environment! In this position, the Vendor Management Specialist will assist in the implementation of a strategic vendor management capability to reduce risks, reduce costs, and ensure an insightful, considered approach to enable IT’s vendor management.

We are looking for a detail-oriented professional with excellent organization and analytical thinking skills to help with the implementation of strategic vendor management. As a member of the Strategy and Digital Transformation organization, this role will help to ensure that IT efforts are continually made more efficient and standardized, our processes are visible, measured, and continually improving, reducing risk, enabling efficiency and agility.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist with the coordination and execution of the strategic vendor management function including reviewing requests for new capabilities to determine which need detailed evaluation.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Vendor Management Lead to build and manage an inventory of all IT and business software vendors, both on-premises and cloud/SaaS. Adhere to a consistent approach to tracking and monitoring vendors is followed for team reference.
  • Support the Strategic Vendor Management Lead with the reporting and review of long-term and short-term views of upcoming spend including major license renewals and other large vendor engagements to ensure visibility.
  • Help socialize strategic vendor management processes which will provide insight into customer service, reduced cost, quality, improved vendor service and to ensure they continue to meet company IT’s needs. Ensure consistent process for vendor evaluation is followed.
  • Work closely with Indirect Supply Chain, IT Procurement, Enterprise Architecture, IT Infrastructure, and the Strategic Vendor Management Lead to ensure timely execution of purchases, and provide transparent visibility to status of requests.
  • Identify and raise timely concerns related to renewals and vendor engagements.
  • Enable relentless process improvement through timely feedback on process and procedure opportunities.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • Related Bachelor’s and 5 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 11 or more years of related experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, with problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer knowledge and organizational skills, and must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint). Advanced Excel skills a plus.
  • Experience using ServiceNow, Costpoint, OnBase, IFS, a plus
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and able to work independently as needed.
  • Comfortable with, and able to provide structure to, ambiguous and fluid situations.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is also able to work well in teams.

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $15.00 – $115.00 per hour (hourly rates in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.


Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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