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Home Depot Manager - Vendor Management in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

The Manager - Vendor Management is responsible for managing contingent labor relationships with vendors, driving vendor strategy, cost management, continuous improvement, innovation, and performance and contractor life cycle management for strategic vendors, and ensuring compliance as well as managing direct reports to accomplish goals. The Manager - Vendor Management ensures that the focus is on internal customers and vendors receiving maximum benefit and helping to resolve issues as they arise. This includes making sure that communications are concise and understandable, onboarding and off boarding are effective, and that all concerns are addressed promptly.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

20% - Process Mgmt: Manages the workflow of contingent labor requests. Executes vendor audit activities and reporting. Applies analytical skills and vendor management experience to design and implement continuous improvement opportunities for all facets of vendor activities

20% - Analytics: Maintains scorecard and metrics on vendor management, vendor relationships, and contracts. Proactively identifies service delivery issues and provide solutions. Conducts performance SLA/KPI analysis. Investigates and reconciles invoice issues

20% - Quality Assurance: Ensures all existing and future priorities parallel business priorities. Ensures Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Service Level Agreements (SLA) objectives are met. Ensures all vendors are in alignment with policies and follow SOPs

20% - Business Relationship: Sources qualified vendors. Aligns onboarding processes so that business values are reflected. Evaluates vendor relationships and recommends termination if necessary.

10% - People (External): Serves as point of contact for vendors; acting as a liaison to resolve daily operational issues. Partners with vendors and department leaders to ensure understanding and clarity of new processes; troubleshooting problems when needed. Develops onboarding and offboarding vendor methods.

10% - People (Internal): Understands business partners needs. Assists, when needed, in training end users. Develops direct reports.

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position reports to the Director Contingent Labor Services.

This position has 2 direct reports.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior management experience preferred

The individual in this role must be flexible and at ease in a complex management environment

Customer driven and the desire to succeed

Strong interpersonal skills, a strong sense of urgency and results driven

Bachelor's degree preferred

Vendor Management System (VMS) experience preferred

Contingent Labor Management (CLM) / Contingent Workforce Management (CWM) experience preferred

Knowledge and experience in HR, vendor management, procurement or staffing

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Ability to communicate and present information to various groups within the organization

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved

Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

Builds Networks: Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization

Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

Communicates Effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise

Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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