IT Vendor Relations Manager – NATIONWIDE

The IT Vendor Relations Manager is responsible for management of IT asset software and hardware compliance, maintenance renewals, life cycle planning and costing. Align asset management work with other enterprise functional departments, including Finance, Procurement, Legal, Risk Management and operational Lines of Business. Need to possess a clear understanding of IT asset licensing strategies, renewals, co-terming maintenance and cloud architectures to the extent they are fairly well versed in orchestrating contract discussions around SLA’s for performance, security, and availability.


  •  Assemble, maintain, and ensure accuracy of IT asset inventories. Implement and utilize the appropriate tools and methodologies with respect to IT asset inventory and procurement by users. Perform internal audits to ensure compliance and standards are being met. Work with strategic sourcing to track, identify and report savings opportunities for true ups, renewals, licensing, and additional services. Provide leadership with overall vendor rating structure to ensure continuous vendor performance. Work with underperforming vendors to ensure minimum performance standards are met.
  • Proactively manage the software license inventory and perform usage analysis. Participate in re-negotiation of license agreements based on market data, usage patterns, and vendor SLA/performance metrics.
  • Support IT Leadership and Finance by collecting information for budgeting, IT asset compliance & inventory, contract summaries, and cost comparisons. Coordinate and manage contract signatures documents.
  • Act as a software and hardware compliance and standards subject matter expert, providing guidance and sharing expert advice with IT Leadership and Program teams.
  • Participate in vendor evaluation and selection; assist with contract terms and SLA definition, and licensing strategy.



  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, or related business concentration


  •  Strong understanding of Information Technology environment
  • Strong understanding of contract terminology and software licensing strategies
  • Experience in vendor relationship management
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to interface and influence effectively with diverse
  • Stakeholders and with all levels of employees/management
  • Ability to promote change across functional teams


  •  Minimum 5 years of experience in IT Procurement, IT Finance, Software Asset or IT Asset Management or like disciplines in large-scale technology and data center environments


  •  Knowledge in accounting and financial analysis

In accordance with applicable law and RSM policy, prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If not vaccinated for COVID-19 they must qualify for 

an accommodation to this vaccination requirement oparticipate in testing.    

If you are located in New York, pursuant to current applicable law, you will be required to be vaccinated to enter the New York office and testing is not an option to enter the New York office.  

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 Job ID: req27353

Line of Business: Internal Client Service

SubFunction: IT

Job Type: FullTime
Req #: req27353
Location: Minneapolis, MN US
Region: National
Job Category: Corporate Information Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: None
Travel: No