Vendor relationship manager positions are found in a wide variety of industries and businesses, ranging from financial institutions to manufacturers. Most companies maintain some form of vendor relationships that can be essential to their business, and they generally look to hire vendor relationship managers with substantial experience and knowledge of the field; in many cases, this requires experience or a background specific to the company's industry. Most positions also require that employees be able to travel, with the potential for both international and domestic trips.
Vendor Relationship Manager Tasks
Find and negotiate pricing with external service providers.
Manage vendor analysts and clerical staff.
Manage the procurement of vendor services, selection of vendors, review, and contract approval.