Localization Academy

Vendor Manager (Hybrid)

Job Summary

To deliver a resource according to the scope of the request/plan and on time within the budget while meeting the requirements of the project’s/plans scope. And to maintain stable vendor support for all the assigned projects by maintaining a database and searching for new sources.

Job Description

  • Recruitment, screening, selection, qualification, and development of external resources.
  • Recruitment of external linguistic resources according to required specializations, verticals, and budget constraints.
  • Data analysis to help review the linguistic pool and ensure we have sufficient capacity to accommodate clients’ needs.
  • Recruitment of new specialized vendors to create and expand multilingual and dedicated resource supply databases to accommodate clients’ needs.
  • Assess and define requirements for external resources and identify resource solutions
  • Define appropriate test procedures for resource qualification, and handle test translations and other work samples.
  • Support other departments by providing them with any data they request.
  • Support for the resource requirements of tenders and quotations.
  • Follow up on the quota of the contracted freelancers and report to the intended parties
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for purchased services.
  • Compile and maintain vendor data and documents to ensure we have the most current information on file.
  • Update the capacity sheet with any newly approved vendors
  • Setting up, following up, and maintenance of contracts
  • Support and monitor vendor integration and development by building partnerships, fostering usage of new vendors, and monitoring resource availability.
  • Act as the escalation point for vendors. Create vendor partnerships focusing on vendor utilization, cost control, quality, and commitment to projects.
  • Follow developments in the industry and language professionals community: benchmarking. Liaise with local professional organizations and universities to promote talent management.

Skills And Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in Vendor Management (localization field)
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • A second language will be a plus.
  • Minimum Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Experience in negotiating and persuasion
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management