Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No
Employment Status: Full-Time
Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!
Our Information Technology team is currently seeking a Vendor Management Solutions Specialist at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA. The Vendor Management Solutions Specialist will mainly be responsible for managing key 3rd party suppliers which the Information Technology utilizes in providing services to our business.
The scope of the role will include the overall governance of the supplier relationship, facilitating sourcing new initiatives, conducting supplier business reviews, managing opportunities, and onboarding new suppliers into the Vendor Management Organization (VMO) program.
Responsibilities of the Vendor Management Solutions Specialist:
Drive and support activities within VMO (governance approach, contracts, consolidated scorecards/dashboards, risk management, etc.) by closely liaising with supplier management
Execute mixture of onboarding VMO activities such as scorecard design and development, lead sourcing initiatives (RFP, RFQ, and RFI's), and propose / draft contract and governance models.
Conduct contract reviews and analysis for potential compliance activities
Create of VMO leadership Dashboard' and Risk Assessment Reporting
Support on-going segmentation process to identify and ensure correct suppliers are in-scope
Conduct VMO Overview sessions and help maintain the VMO Handbook
Manage vendor relationship across in-scope VMO services including Performance Management, Risk and contractual compliance, Procurement Support, and Financial Management
Support, research, analyze, develop, and document new and existing processes, procedures, and solutions to meet business needs
Support development and management of relationships with vendors in concert with Manager and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process
Participate in integrated systems planning and recommend new or different technologies
Identify opportunities to improve global standardization and organizational efficiencies
Provide technical consultation to clients and IT management to ensure development of efficient application systems
Assist with recruitment and selection of project resources
Work collaboratively with management and colleagues to identify and prioritize projects in the portfolio associated with the maintenance of existing systems, development and implementation of new systems, resolution of more complex problems and the evaluation of emergent technologies through developing business cases that include options, recommendation, cost/benefit, and risk analysis
Research and evaluate new and alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs
Assist with creation and maintenance of multi-year functional roadmaps for assigned disciplines
Contribute to development of tactics, planning, and execution of initiatives
Document technical design and analysis work, including project post mortem documentation and metric collection
Maintain application documentation and process topology to ensure alignment between the business strategies and technology roadmap
Required Qualifications and Education of the Vendor Management Solutions Specialist:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
2+ years of experience in Supplier Management, Procurement or experience working in a supplier operational capacity
2+ years of experience working with and influencing stakeholders including senior leadership
2+ years of Business operations management experience
2+ years of Project Management experience
Experience in vendor and business facing roles with responsibility for delivering on significant pieces of scope, quality, budget, resources, and schedule
Ability to review and understand supplier agreements and standard T&C's
Ability to author and lead review of key post sourcing contractual documents
Proven negotiation skills, quality program and contract management experience
Preferred Qualifications of the Vendor Management Solutions Specialist:
Why Armstrong World Industries?
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.
Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
Long term disability coverage
Vacation and sick time
Product discount programs
About the Location (Lancaster, PA):
Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.
Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans
Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.
AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.
AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.
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