Sr. Manager, Vendor Oversight

Charles Schwab Corporation Lone Tree , CO 80124

Posted 2 months ago

Your Opportunity

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) is the asset management arm of the Charles Schwab Corporation. CSIM delivers a wide variety of products including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and money market funds within Schwab Asset Management Solutions (SAMS).

The overall SAMS team is passionately committed to providing solutions that help Schwab clients achieve their financial goals. SAMS includes:

  • Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM), the investment advisor for the Schwab Funds mutual funds and ETFs and also includes our Schwab Managed Portfolios, Windhaven Investments and ThomasPartners.

  • Charles Schwab Investment Advisory (CSIA), includes Schwab Intelligent Portfolios.

  • The Schwab Center for Financial Research (SCFR), who provide industry insights for investors

  • The Asset Management Client Solutions (AMCS), responsible for leading Schwab's 3rd party platforms, offering Mutual Funds, Managed Accounts, ETFs, Annuities & Insurance, and Alternative Investments.

The Sr. Manager, Vendor Oversight, is an individual contributor position and plays a meaningful role within SAMS by supporting business partners' vendor and third party service provider requirements. The role is multifaceted, fast-paced and interacts with multiple stakeholders. This position will be responsible for working with business partners to develop and execute vendor strategic plans; leading all aspects of the contracting lifecycle; as well as collaborating with risk groups and legal, as the need arises, on a wide variety of vendor engagements.

What you're good at

Key activities for this manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and facilitate contract negotiations with vendors working in partnership with Legal and other partner groups.

  • Establish positive relationships with SAMS's business partners to support vendor strategies and activities to meet their business requirement and provide consultative support and promote the effective use of vendors

  • Lead the vendor selection process through request for proposal/information processes

  • Maintain knowledge of new and existing vendor products, emerging trends, and an understanding how vendor's products are used across the organization

  • Handle vendor strategy meetings and effectively communicate vendor updates

  • Perform vendor oversight and management on all assigned vendors per SAMS procedures

  • Work with internal partners to determine risks and dependencies, and work with Finance, Legal, Third-party Risk Management and Corporate Vendor Management to ensure that Schwab risk is mitigated.

What you have

  • 6-8 years of experience in vendor management, sourcing and contract negotiations

  • Broad knowledge of indirect services procurement specific to the Asset Management industry including software, professional services, and cloud/SaaS agreements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to influence, build consensus, integrate multiple streams of information and have a consistent track record of building effective working relationships with senior level business partners.

  • Passion to learn and contribute in a dynamic work environment

  • Attention to detail and the ability to move quickly while staying organized

  • High level of interpersonal and analytical skills, with the capability to make contributions to teams and initiatives

  • Proficiency in MS-Office (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) required

  • Bachelor's degree required

Why Schwab?

At Schwab, "Own Your Tomorrow" embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees unleash their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in disrupting a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth. We're a modern financial services firm that stands apart from the industry, where you can go as far as your ambition takes you.

Hear from employees: What's it like to work at Schwab!

The benefits of working at Schwab: a package designed to empower your health, wealth, career and life.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. (Please click here to see policy.)

Schwab is also an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

We believe diversity and inclusion are part of our success as a company and our purpose of serving every client with passion and integrity.


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