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Aegon Asset Management Intermediate Vendor Liaison in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyVendor Management

Job Description SummaryThe Vendor Liaison Group serves as the single point of contact for approved vendor contracts and vendor compliance for the Operations organization. Responsible for vendor oversight, vendor execution, and strategic oversight for vendors providing services to operations, onshore/offshore staff augmentation, and other forms of operational engagement services, as well as the vendor needs for other business organizations.Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the liaison between organization management and vendors to ensure vendor partners are effectively managed and contracts are fully leveraged.

  • Develops and maintains successful working relationships with vendor representatives.

  • Analyzes vendor performance data on a regular basis and performs follow up activities to ensure vendors adhere to company quality measures.

  • Works with management with developing internal and external (Vendor) SLAs and metrics necessary for monitoring the results of vendors.

  • Works with management to determine internal and external (Vendor) reporting requirements and enforces the delivery of accurate and timely information.

  • Conducts regular performance reviews with vendors and communicates needed improvements.

  • Develops company guidelines and best practices for vendor management and viability measures. Monitors the results and identifies needed improvements through request for feedback.

  • Assists the organization in the application of vendor selection criteria processes and developing the RFP.

  • Works with legal and organization management to drive contractual or legal agreements through negotiation to final execution. Provides ongoing management and oversight for vendor contracts once executed.

  • Works with various organizations for the completion of procurement, on-boarding and payment processing activities.

  • Develops opportunities to influence strategic vendors direction/initiatives to ensure they are aligned with the needs of the organization and drives year over year performance improvements from these vendors.

  • Compiles and analyzes trends that affect budgetary needs and supports the organization's budget cycle by providing vendor related information.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Two years of experience in vendor liaison/management or a similar role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of vendor management concepts and implementation techniques including contract negotiation and vendor performance monitoring.

  • Experience in vendor pricing methods such as rate cards and pricing methodologies.

  • Knowledge of industry best practices in contract negotiation.

  • Demonstrated ability to define and manage vendor management processes.

  • Ability to prepare and effectively lead negotiation sessions.

  • Strong communication, and listening skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings and effectively lead discussions.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and staff.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently.

  • Strong analytical skills.

Compensation:

The salary for this position generally ranges between $57,500 - $76,500. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.

Bonus Eligibility:

This position is also typically eligible for an annual bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion at a rate of 10%.

Working Environment:

Employees will be assigned to one of the following work location designations:

In office employees will perform all of their work at a Company office location.

Hybrid employees will need to work at a Company office location at times and a remote work location (typically their home) at times.

Commuting Remote employees will need to report to a Company office location at times, but will perform their work primarily remotely.

Non-commuting Remote employees will not be assigned to report to a Company office location (although they may need to travel to a Company office upon request) and will perform their work remotely.

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of individuals and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

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Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package (http://careers.transamerica.com/page/show/benefits) .

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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