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IT Vendor Relationship Consultant - Hardware / Telco

Cary, NC
**Job Location:** Cary, NC

**Role Value Proposition:**

The VMO (vendor management office) within MetLifes GTO (Global Technology Organization) is responsible for assuring that our supplier/partners are delivering the maximum value and innovation to MetLife as committed in our contractual agreements. The vendor management lead for Hardware and Telecom will report to the AVP of category management within the VMO.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Understand all vendor deliverables and service level agreements for all critical suppliers within the Telecom and Hardware categories. As a senior category leader, contribute to the improvement of our framework and processes

+ Establish vendor relationships through which oversight and performance review meetings will take place.

+ Establish stakeholder relationships within the GTO organization based on demonstrated expertise within the Telecom and Hardware categories and the ability to bring value to the business.

+ Operate the vendor management system including the assessment of vendor performance and adherence to contractual deliverables. Lead performance and status reviews with vendor and stakeholders. Perform follow up and corrective action tracking.

+ Actively influence the strategic sourcing process as a trusted advisor to the procurement organization and the business owners.

+ Advance the establishment of the VMO brand among MetLife GTO stakeholders through personal leadership and influence.

**Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:**


+ Demonstrated expertise in procurement sourcing or vendor management within the IT function

+ Extensive knowledge of the telecommunications business and experience working with large telecom companies and/or IT hardware companies as suppliers

+ 7 10 years of experience managing Telco / HW suppliers in a vendor management, procurement or IT function

+ Demonstrated experience in working with contracts, deliverables, SLA management and vendor performance management

+ Excellence and demonstrated experience in interpersonal communications and intercompany relationship management

+ Experience in managing SLA and deliverables with telecommunications and IT Hardware firms


+ Excellent presentation skills

+ Direct experience with large telecom providers/carriers (AT&T, Verizon, etc.)

+ Excellent negotiation skills

+ Bachelors degree in business or related technical field

**Business Category**

_Global Technology IT VMO_

**Number of Openings**


**At MetLife, were leading the global transformation of an industry weve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, were dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.**

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

**For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.**

Requisition #: 86021


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