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Manager, Vendor Management, Outsourced Agreements

Thomson Reuters Sourcing 10/9/2017 1:25:06 PM Eagan, MN United States of America
Job Description

Thomson Reuters has outsourced various functions including Technology, Facilities and Finance. As part of the Vendor Management Team, you are responsible for ensuring contractual compliance of these long term agreements through rigorous governance and stakeholder partnering. In addition, as the Vendor Manager, you will assist in delivering new services through our existing vendors as well as negotiating and handling all underpinning agreements that support these higher level functions.

You will handle a small number of Vendor Manager’s as well as directly take ownership of an individual portfolio of services within a larger services agreement. The core services to be provided both individually and by managed staff are multi-contract accountabilities, delivering interpretation advice, negotiating agreements and resolving issues and queries. This level of support will ensure Thomson Reuters receives the intended value from the agreement and we continue to enhance our relationship with our core vendors.

As the Manager of Outsourced Agreements, you are responsible to both individually deliver the following and manage staff supporting these same functions:

  • Gain in depth knowledge of Outsourced agreements within Thomson Reuters Contract Management Portfolio
  • Act as a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders on contract application within the services
  • Act as an escalation point, liaising with Legal Counsel where necessary
  • Review Contract language and propose amendments to minimize risk
  • Lead cross functional teams to negotiate and deliver enhanced services
  • Liaise with Finance to limit budget risk & exposure
  • Ensure all contract obligations are met by both Thomson Reuters & the Vendor
  • Work with the Contract Management team to improve core processes and market our services effectively within Thomson Reuters


  • 5+ years of vendor management experience with 2+ years of general people management 
  • Knowledge of Technology Services delivered within an Enterprise Environment
  • Knowledge and experience of leading delivery of services from Vendors
  • Ability to drive deliverables through a process work-stream
  • Knowledge of ITIL and/or CIPS framework
  • Global perspective and critical thinking
  • Strong relationship building, communication and presentation skills
  • Proven thought leadership in the areas of vendor management, governance and business processes
  • Self-motivated, dynamic and able to work with minimal supervision

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Req #: JREQ088340
Locations: Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America
Job Function: Sourcing
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