Vendor Manager (f/m/d)

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now! We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.~crlf~~crlf~We are looking for you ! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Vendor Manager (f/m/d) who will support in two key areas Vendor Governance and Commercial Management. This position is based in our office in Frankfurt. ~crlf~~crlf~Global Vendor Management is responsible for the global and strategic supplier relationships across the joint Operations and IT space of Allianz Global Investors. The management of these key relationships is essential to the ongoing investment management platform, our competitive position in services provided, our flexibility in growth, and our overall efficiency. These vendors include, but are not limited to, custodians, middle office service providers, network service providers and more.~crlf~~crlf~You will act as contact point to our strategic vendors, handling critical metric and SLA, contracts, ensuring the contractual result and service quality are in check. Additionally, you will be required to work on central initiatives with an objective to see opportunities for optimization of our partnership environment and service relationships. Overall, you will be working with a highly motivated, performance oriented, diverse and creative team; which will give you global exposure and high opportunity to gain knowledge in this field. ~crlf~~crlf~This is an exciting time to join the team as we have recently merged operations and IT vendor management and are reviewing our best practices towards oversight and due diligence across all vendor relationships.

Vendor Governance~crlf~##Supervising and monitoring of supplier results and obligations as well as performance against contractual obligations~crlf~##Verifying supplier charges (prices and volumes), and commercial/ financial reporting~crlf~##Supporting in risk assessment and supervising the mitigating actions ~crlf~##Coordinating, preparing and following-up contractual governance and operational review meetings~crlf~##Understanding of contracts, supplier obligations, pricing, results etc. ~crlf~##Supporting within growing awareness within the organization on the contract, results and controlling aspects ~crlf~##Maintaining structure and audit compliant documentation of contracts, changes, reports, invoices etc.~crlf~##Financial tracking of contracts, work orders, projects and audits related to the agreement with the supplier ~crlf~##Preparing vendor scorecard and reporting for vendors in technology and operational space~crlf~##Supporting business partners within improving service quality, relationship and critical issue with assigned vendors~crlf~##Being primarily responsible for maintaining strong vendor relationships ~crlf~~crlf~Commercial Management~crlf~##Working collaboratively with vendors and other internal partners to identify continuous cost improvement strategies~crlf~##Handling RFP/RFQ (buyer side) along entire process from initiation to vendor selection~crlf~##Leading internal preparations for vendor negotiations by aligning with various support functions (e.g. IT governance, Finance and Controlling, Legal and Compliance, etc.)~crlf~##Supporting in budgeting process by cost base lining, spend analysis and implementation of cost mitigation measures~crlf~##Leading business case creation and tracking for strategic outsourcing projects ~crlf~

##Master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer or Information Technology ~crlf~##Several years experience in the field of Vendor Management / Finance Management and/or Procurement ~crlf~##Certifications either in ITIL foundation / Prince 2 foundation / Six sigma / IACCM preferred~crlf~##Experience in handling large and sophisticated projects~crlf~##Experience in running crisis and emergency situations~crlf~##Budget planning and controlling~crlf~##Handling of external providers~crlf~##Experience in cost optimization initiatives~crlf~##Financial, Operations, and IT knowledge is a must~crlf~##Excellent knowledge of Microsoft systems like MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and O365 ~crlf~##Strong social skills: communication, conflict management, analytical thinking and problem solving, negotiations, partner management~crlf~##Highly organized with ability to multitask and prioritize ~crlf~##Detail oriented and ability to work with large sets of qualitative and quantitative data~crlf~##Ability to interface deftly with peers/ colleagues/ seniors, interact with multiple groups across multiple regions and to influence others without direct authority~crlf~##Some travel may be required~crlf~##Proficiency in English (command in German and other languages is a plus)~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 750 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 546 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.~crlf~~crlf~We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.~crlf~~crlf~We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com~crlf~~crlf~

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Allianz Global Investors ist ein führender aktiver Asset Manager, der in 25 Büros weltweit tätig ist. (Englisch)