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Senior Expert for Vendor & Contract Management (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Available until:  31.05.2023
Area of Expertise:  Sales & Distribution
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  21720

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are 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.


Global Vendor Management is currently looking for a Senior Expert for Vendor & Contract Management (f/m/d) who will become a part of the team to support key areas Vendor Governance, Outsourcing Oversight and Commercial Management. This role is to be filled in either our Frankfurt or Munich office.


You will act as contact point to both our internal partners as well as strategic vendors, handling KPI and SLA, contracts, ensuring the contractual result and service quality are in check.


Additionally, the requirement is to work on central initiatives with an objective to find opportunities for optimization of our partnership environment and service relationships. Overall, you will collaborate 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.


Key responsibilities:


Vendor and Contract Management


  • Performing and developing the relationship to strategic suppliers at tactical and strategic levels and help leading the total portfolio of vendors, bought services, products and projects
  • Primarily responsible for acting the responsible Vendor Manager and central contact partner pertaining to the overall management of the vendor relationship.
  • Tracking and monitoring of supplier deliverables and obligations as well as performance against contractual obligations
  • Financial tracking of contracts, work orders, projects and audits related to the agreement with the supplier
  • Coordination, preparation and follow-up of contractual governance and operational review meetings
  • Engage and work with internal counterparties to increase awareness on the contract and controlling aspects
  • Collaborate and work closely with various AllianzGI business units and ensure a strong partnership between the vendors and them, ensuring optimal and effective alliance
  • Coordination of periodic risk assessments and ongoing tracking of risk mitigation actions
  • Monitoring/tracking of issues and issue resolution
  • Administration of contracts, contract changes and related documentation in close coordination with functional owners and AllianzGI’s Legal department


Commercial Management


  • Work collaboratively with vendors and other internal collaborators to identify continuous cost improvement strategies
  • Verification of supplier charges (prices and volumes), and commercial/financial reporting
  • Handle RFP/RFQ (buyer side) along entire process from initiation to vendor selection
  • Lead internal preparations for vendor negotiations by aligning with various support functions (e.g., IT governance, Finance and Controlling, Legal and Compliance, etc.)
  • Support in budgeting process by cost base lining, spend analysis and implementation of cost mitigation measures
  • Lead case creation and tracking for strategic outsourcing projects


Professional experience/qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in business administration, computer or Information Technology
  • Certifications either in ITIL foundation / Prince 2 foundation / Six sigma / IACCM preferred
  • Several year experience in strategic Vendor & Contract Management with international outsourcing partners
  • Experience within the finance/investment industry within asset management operations (middle office, fund accounting, transfer agency, investment analytics) and/ or knowledge of IT industry, tools and processes
  • Standard methodology knowledge
  • Fluency in English (command of German is helpful)
  • Strong social skills: communication, conflict management, analytical thinking and problem solving, excellent negotiation skills, stakeholder management
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Detail oriented and abilities to work with large sets of qualitative and quantitative data
  • High intercultural awareness
  • Ability to handle a constantly evolving environment and to interface professionally with all levels of management
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to easily communicate complex ideas
  • Demonstrable track record in a global matrix organization
  • Excellent knowledge of MS including O365 and Power suite (PowerBI, PowerApps); familiarity with CLM software (e.g., SirionLabs) is a plus


About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 600 investment professionals in over 20 offices worldwide and managing EUR 521 billion in assets. Data as of 30 September 2022.


We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.


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. 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.


We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need support to navigate our websites or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to


Active is: Allianz Global Investors


AllianzGI completed the transfer of investment teams (including 87 Investment Professionals) and USD 101bn of assets they manage to Voya Investment Management as part of a strategic partnership. Two thirds of the assets continue to be managed on behalf of AllianzGI clients outside of the US.

21720 | Sales & Distribution | Professional | Allianz Global Investors | Full-Time | Permanent