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Dell Senior IT Vendor Manager, Software in Round Rock, Texas

Role Responsibilities

  • Captures and translates roadmap plans into vendor requirements, uses expertise in the development of commercial terms with software providers to advise and lead the requirements definition for procurement, legal, IT and business teams

  • Leads and creates the financial models and strategy for commercial agreements, including budget requirements, optimal financial and software license models, and participates in negotiation efforts to deliver optimal financial and business terms

  • Manages a budget of $100M+ of vendor spend in portfolio area, facilitates annual planning with executive leaders for functional area, advising on trade-offs, helping budget for priorities and synergy opportunities.

  • Provides oversight and produces recommendations and executes tactics to deliver requirements within budget

  • Facilitates and maintains relationships between strategic vendors and internal resources, including IT stakeholders and executive leadership

  • Identifies appropriate relationships in conjunction with internal customers and vendors to drive proper alignment on business and operational topics

  • Manages escalation and arbitration of relationship and operational issues if other avenues fail

  • Participates in the measuring of vendor performance and shares responsibility for the governance for vendors