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Vendor Management Team Leader- Remote

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103 Work Remotely
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At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
The Vendor Management Team Leader is a key role within the innovative Edward Jones Technology division, supporting the execution of the firm's technology strategies by managing the vendor strategy, operations and relationships, and ensuring the appropriate allocation of vendor spend.This role will establish and implement the following processes, building a team to support a rapidly evolving technology landscape with an increasing use of vendors to achieve Technology division goals and objectives in line with firm strategic priorities

* Build and maintain vendor relationships to provide high quality, cost-effective external services

* Develop and implement consistent processes related to vendor activities

* Educate and support teams on the operating models with vendors to ensure streamlined onboarding, offboarding and execution of efforts, providing consistent and centralized processes for contingent workforce resources


* Develop and implement appropriate governance structures and processes with vendors

* Develop and implement effective statement of work (SOW) creation, review & approval process

* Develop cross functional relationships with vendor and internal stakeholders, including Sourcing, Legal, HR, and other Technology areas

* Develop, implement and improve vendor performance metrics. Hold vendors accountable to established performance metrics. Investigate and resolve vendor performance issues and partner with vendors to drive continuous improvement.

* Work with vendors to identify and develop next-generation capabilities in support of the Technology Digital Strategy


* Partner with PMO and Finance division to perform financial reconciliation and appropriate allocation of vendor related expenses.

This role will work closely with Product Agile Center of Excellence (PACE) team in the tracking of vendor spend and other leadership reporting needs.
Initial emphasis for role will be focused on relationships with vendors used to provide contingent workforce and consultants to support firm efforts but could take on software, system integration or other vendors.

* Align team activities, strategies, responsibilities and objectives with the firms strategic direction.
* Develop and execute on-going improvements for processes related to the team (e.g. resource management and support processes).

* Ensure prudent use of the firms financial resources.


* Provide leadership, development, and mentoring to associates through examples and timely feedback.

* Develop successors for key positions on their team

* Manages and develops self while internalizing leadership feedback.

* Establish and maintain effective communications and relationships across teams, departments, countries, vendors and other divisions.

* Must be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors while aligning to the firms objectives.

* Market knowledge of IT products, and services (hardware and software) and current trends

* Understanding of sourcing processes

* Understanding of system development methodologies and processes within technology (agile, change management, QA, Project Life Cycle, etc.)

* Able to appropriately react to vendor governance issues while leading team resources with appropriate urgency.



* Bachelors degree preferred or related work experience.


* Minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to technology with at least 1 year in a leadership role (mentoring associates, lead analyst, project leaders, etc.).

* Exposure to agile and product management practices.

* Financial Services experience and/or industry license(s) preferred.

* Successful passing of the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam within 18 months from date of hire



* FORTUNE 2020 Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
* From FORTUNE 2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.

* Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
* 2020 Corporate Equality Index Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
* Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
* Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
* The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firms 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. [Visit our career site](https://careers.edwardjones.com/compensation-and-values/) to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
Posted: 2021-05-31 Expires: 2021-07-17
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