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Zayo Group Jr. IT Vendor Manager in Boulder, Colorado

Company DescriptionZayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactfulcompanies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society.Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensivemetro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo'scommunications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private datanetworks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, andcolocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provideslow latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their publiccloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media,tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.Position DescriptionWe are looking for a hard-working Jr. Vendor Manager to assist our company inmaking sound purchasing decisions. Responsibilities include monitoring vendorsto ensure compliance with company policies, attending company meetings,assessing ROI business cases, managing new/renew solution requests throughour internal process.To be successful as a Vendor Manager, you should be detail-oriented andshould be able to multitask effectively as well as demonstrate exceptionalanalytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.Day to Day:Communicating onboarding processRefining internal processesCapturing financial data and contractual dataWorking with internal departments: Legal, Finance, and business stakeholdersLiaison between vendors and the businessAdvocate for ZayoAction Item trackingVendor Manager Responsibilities:Developing and sustaining long-standing relationships with company-approvedvendors.Meeting with suitable vendors to assess their products, inquire about theirservices, negotiate pricing, and communicate any product orservice-related concerns.Conducting research on available vendors to determine which vendors offer thebest pricing and product quality.Implementing vendor selection programs to ensure that the best vendors aresecured.Conducting interviews with new vendors and informing approved vendors of theirresponsibilities and obligations.Assessing ongoing solutions, possible competitors, and renewals.Managing contract expiration dates and completing business reviews prior toexpiration.Vendor Manager Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, BusinessAdministration, or a related field.Proven experience working as a Vendor Manager, Project Manager, orBusiness AnalystProficient in all Microsoft Office and GSuite applicationsThe ability to multitask effectively.Strong negotiation, management, and decision-making skills.Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.Effective written and verbal communication skills.RewardsCompetitive compensationExcellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k),disability and life insuranceFitness membership discountsGenerous paid time off policy including paid parental leaveZayo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer All qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, or protected Veteran status. EEO IS THE LAW Zayoinvites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's writtenAffirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon requestby emailing our People Ops team.