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Vendor Manager - Remote opportunity

Kansas City, MO · Telecommunications
Our client is hiring for a Vendor Manager ASAP. This is an exciting opportunity with a growing telecom company. Client works in both the wireless and wireline space. Ideal candidate will have experience as a vendor manager – ideally with Fiber experience.
Candidate can be located anywhere in the U.S. as this is a remote position.
 
  • Sourcing candidate vendors and leading the RFx process leading to the selection of a finalist.
  • Award notification, contract negotiations, and facilitation of contract document execution, including drafting of supporting statements of work, with input from supporting organizations
  • Maintaining a pool of qualified vendors to support current and anticipated needs of the business, including forecasting of vendor needs in coordination with the company’s Sales and Operations teams.
  • Managing vendor relationships
  • Serve as key point of contact/escalation for resolving vendor issues
  • Ensuring that vendors maintain currency with certifications, compliance and training
  • Resolving commercial issues and leading off boarding activities when appropriate
  • Maintaining vendor databases and ensuring that the organization has adequate visibility to the vendor portfolio and their status
  • Leading process improvement, including development of tools, processes and methodologies to simplify and accelerate the vendor management process

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Passionate commitment to quality and success
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, and work effectively under the pressure of time constraints in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Bachelor's degree, or industry specific technical degree
  • Minimum 10 years of industry or relevant experience in a vendor management capacity
  • Familiarity with the telecom construction services community
  • Customer and vendor interaction experience
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with vendor management, PMIS, or CRM tools is a plus
  • Some Travel Required

Key Skills: Vendor Manager, construction, telecom, vendor management #TekComJobs

What We Do
TekCom Resources is a full-service national recruiting firm specializing in providing telecommunications and network infrastructure contractors, employees and project services to businesses. 
Our specialization includes telecom network & infrastructure staffing deployments including planning, analysis, design, implementation, operations and maintenance.

Technologies we support:
Wireless: 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE, BTS, iDAS/oDAS, Small Cell, VoLTE, IOT, Microwave, NOC, BTS (Base stations)
Wireline: Fiber, Outside Plant (OSP), switching (MSC, CO), transport and provisioning


About us
Formed by industry veterans in 2005, TekCom Resources is a full-service national recruiting firm specializing in telecommunications and network infrastructure contracting and recruiting. 
TekCom Resources, Inc. has extensive experience supporting clients in building successful teams for high-profile projects with tight timelines and budgets. Our vast network of industry contacts allows us to find the best talent. Along with our recruiting experience, our staff takes a hands-on approach in assisting hiring managers to achieve their goals and objectives.


Mission
As technical staffing experts, we are passionate and driven to provide top-notch talent to help our clients achieve their goals. We are also committed to assisting job seekers in finding the job and career path they have always wanted.

Diversity
TekCom Resources, Inc. is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.
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TekCom Resources, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We are compliant with the Fair Chance Ordinance as applicable, and will consider all qualified applications for employment.

 

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