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IT Vendor Manager

  • Stark
  • Danmark
  • 24/05/2023


STARK Group is looking for an IT Vendor Manager

Are you able to build and maintain strategic relationships? And do you have a passion in securing utilization of contracts? If yes, then you should consider building the relationships of STARK Groups digital future.

Welcome to Group IT  

When joining Group IT, you will be joining a digital transformation journey as we replace our legacy monoliths and transition towards a modular and flexible integrated setup. Group IT, a dynamic and rapidly evolving part of STARK Group, is responsible for delivering groupwide business-critical IT solutions. We strive to modernise and reimagine the IT landscape to ensure both scalability and composability to meet existing and future business needs, and we would like your help to rethink the way things are done in our industry to offer our customers a superior experience 

Your role will be to help maximize Business Value from IT supplier relations and build processes and competencies fit for the future, within Group IT Sourcing & Vendor Management. This role also requires extensive interactions with IT and with business stakeholders. These include the office of the CIO and IT managers, application managers, program and project managers, and strategy and planning organization. Contracts can range from commodity products and services to highly complex outsourcing relationships with multiple vendors, contracts, and contract schedules.

You create value when you can meet the following success criteria within the first 12 months:

  • Support the development of IT Vendor- & Contract-management Best Practices and required awareness across the group
  • Have awareness of supplier portfolio and utilize supplier potential
  • Help to maintain a good and constructive dialogue between suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Help develop and implement Vendor Governance framework and processes
  • Help Develop “win-win” strategies for contracting that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers
  • Help implement Supplier Governance with key suppliers, including metrics and improvement initiatives
  • Provide guidance to colleagues in your own area and across the organization
  • Participate actively in the IT Governance structure across the group

After the first year as our new IT Vendor Manager:

  • You have contributed to implement a strong governance structure towards our strategic suppliers
  • You have ensured a solid collaboration between our strategic suppliers and STARK Group, which is crucial for us to continuously improve our position towards our suppliers
  • You have contributed to develop a set of Best Practices within the area of Vendor Management, and ensured this is being rolled-out and followed

To succeed in the role...

You have a strong experience with supplier relationships and can interact with various people, from project managers to supplier.

You can show direction and take the lead-role and facilitate governance meetings with various suppliers and make sure this is used and anchored as the way to interact with our suppliers from our IT Vendor Management function.

You will be part of an IT Sourcing and Vendor Management Team. We consist currently of 6 team members with competencies within Sourcing, Vendor Management, Contract Management and License Management. Your role will primarily be within IT Sourcing.

We are located in Aarhus and it is expected that you can work a minimum of 2-3 days per week from Aarhus. The other days it is possible to work from home or alternatively from our Frederiksberg office in Copenhagen. You must also be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Do you want to be a part of our team?

We look forward to receiving your motivated job application and CV as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding to the role, please contact Manager of IT Sourcing and Vendor Management, Mette Marie Friis Juul Rasmussen, mjr@stark.dk.

STARK Group  

STARK Group is a growing private equity-owned company with a strong legacy. STARK Group was first established in Denmark in 1896 and has today evolved into a leading European retailer and distributor of heavy building materials with net sales of approx. EUR 9 billion. With a dedicated team of more than 20,000 employees and +1,150 branches and distribution centres across the Nordics, Greenland, Germany, Austria and the UK, we live and breathe to serve professional craftsmen with heavy building materials all the way from the Austrian Alps to Tromsø, close to the Arctic circle and everywhere in between. STARK Group is committed to reach net zero emissions by 2050 across the entire business, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and works within fully 2030 validated science-based targets to keep global warming below 1.5°C