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Finance Vendor Relationships Manager (11164504)

6 month contract with a possible 3 month extension for 9 months total

 

We are looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented candidate to manage the relationship of the vendors that provide accounting and finance operations services in LATAM. The candidate will work with an international team that overlooks the vendor risk governance, mainly including:

 

Handle the change of service scope:

  • Understand, discuss and firm the business requirements from the LATAM Finance stakeholders
  • Communicate and align the change of service scope with the relevant vendors
  • Work with procurement and legal team to amend the contract accordingly
  • Follow up till the amendment takes effective

 

Handle the renewal of contracts:

  • Maintain and monitor the expiration schedule of existing contracts
  • Kick off the contract renewal process internally with LATAM Finance stakeholders, understanding potential change of service scope, expectation of vendor performance etc
  • Prepare contract draft accordingly
  • Communicate and align the contract renewal with the vendors
  • Work with procurement and legal team to complete the new contract in system
  • Provide progress update to LATAM Finance stakeholders
  • Train the LATAM Finance stakeholders with the critical terms, such as KPI, SLA etc

 

Manage the regular service review:

  • Discuss with the vendors on the service review meeting time, manage the calendar accordingly and other logistics
  • Collect feedback from LATAM Finance stakeholders and share with the vendors
  • Review the service review deck, provide feedback and finalize the deck ahead of the service review meeting with the vendor and LATAM Finance stakeholders
  • Chair the service review meeting
  • Regularly follow up the action items agreed from the service review meeting until closure
  • File the service review material
  • Work with the senior finance vendor relationship manager across the globe and the vendors to optimize the service review material and process

 

Review the vendor invoices:

  • Perform due diligence check of the vendor invoices to ensure no over-charge
  • Work with the LATAM Finance stakeholders and vendors on performance-based credit when there is financial term in the contract

 

Others:

  • Handle the escalations / inquires from LATAM Finance and/or other internal stakeholders
  • Handle the escalation from the vendors to ensure they get the needed information and tools to deliver the in-scope service
  • Provide updates to the quarterly global vendor risk assessment
  • Occasionally attend global calls outside of typical working hours when business needs arise
  • Take on the ad-hoc relevant tasks that are not specified above and assigned by the manager based on the bandwidth

Skills


Minimum qualification:

  • 3+ years of finance vendor relationship management
  • Practical experience of making KPI and SLA
  • Proficient in using OA software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PPT) and apps (e.g. Google suite)
  • Able to communicate clearly
  • Fluent in English & Portuguese, Spanish will be a plus

 

Preferred qualification:

  • Exposure to Finance Operations, such as RTR, PTP, OTC, Payroll, T&E, Procurement Ops etc
  • Stakeholder Management

Attributes to share with the staffing agency:

  • Proactive
  • Organized
  • Can quickly adapt to fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Multi-tasking
  • Honest and transparent

Education


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or the other related discipline

Skills and Experience


The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the uploaded Job Description.

Required Skills

  • ACCOUNTING
  • RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
  • SELF MOTIVATED
  • PPT

Additional Skills

  • FINANCE
  • MS WORD
  • PROCUREMENT
  • WORD
  • ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
  • CONTRACTS
  • CREDIT
  • DETAIL-ORIENTED
  • DUE DILIGENCE
  • GOVERNANCE
  • INVOICES
  • LOGISTICS
  • MICROSOFT EXCEL
  • MICROSOFT WORD
  • EXCEL
  • OPERATIONS
  • PAYROLL
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • STAFFING

Languages

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Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor's Degree

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