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Associate Vendor Manager

Associate Vendor Manager

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US-MI-Grand Haven
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Job Description

Amazon Publishing, the full-service publishing arm of Amazon, is seeking an energetic, process-oriented, and innovative Associate Vendor Manager. In this role, you will focus on administering and streamlining current processes that support the management of a pipeline of creative service partners, including design, editorial, marketing, and PR vendors. With a goal of creating an environment that attracts and retains world-class talent, you will work to ensure cross-team, cross-tool coordination for smooth vendor engagement and payments. The successful candidate is organized, with a strong bias for action and ability to independently drive projects. This is a multi-faceted job where flexibility, attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and a passion for reading are necessary to help us fulfill our mission of driving and measuring excellence in publishing.

Core Job Responsibilities:

· Liaise with third party managed service provider(s) to administer weekly review of expiring vendor contracts, update contracts as necessary, and track onboarding progress and payment metrics.
· Drive development activities with internal stakeholders and external partners to streamline accurate and on-time payments and drive to best possible vendor experience.
· Create and manage auditing mechanisms for vendor profiles to ensure complete and accurate vendor metadata.
· Operationalize cross-team and cross-tool guidance as our team transitions to adhere to global contingent workforce policy.
· Provide reporting solutions to surface vendor and service cost metadata to internal partners.
· Project manage the vendor contract renewal process for multiple teams within Amazon Publishing.
· Document, refine, and provide education on processes and expectations to meet production goals and objectives.
· Troubleshoot escalations to ensure best working environment possible for vendors.

This position will be work at the Brilliance Publishing offices located in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Basic Qualifications

· BA/BS Required
· 2 or more years vendor relations, negotiation or operations experience
· Intermediate Excel skill

Preferred Qualifications

· Proven ability to conceptualize and execute deadline-driven projects, with strong bias for action and ability to prioritize multiple, competing priorities
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both with internal teams and external vendors
· Experience with Salesforce
· Ability to effectively deal with a high level of ambiguity and insist on high standards
· Proven track record of working across teams to drive results
· Experience managing and troubleshooting invoicing issues
· Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results by influencing and negotiating

· High attention to detail, comfortable with hands-on management of tasks