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Company: Emerson Electric Co
Location: Sidney, OH
Career Level: Director
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you'll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

The IT Manager for the Vendor Management Office has overall responsibility for the strategy, the day-to-day activities, the processes, and the staff for the Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions (ComRes) IT Vendor Management organization.  This organization manages all IT and digital supply relationships worldwide and ensures optimal leverage is applied in supplier negotiations, that best-in-class contracts are executed, and that supplier relationship are in place to ensure that an exceptional level of support is delivered.

In this role, the manager works globally with ComRes Platform and Business Unit IT leadership and IT contacts, ComRes Legal Counsel, ComRes IT Cybersecurity, and the Enterprise IT VMO.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong relationship management, people management, contract and negotiating skills, and a proven track record of managing Enterprise-wide / Global IT or Procurement initiatives.  Candidate should have solid understanding of the following IT areas: Hardware, Software, Services, and Telecom.

As an IT Director - Vendor Management Office, you will:

  • Develop and execute the IT Vendor Management organizational strategy 
  • Provide IT Vendor Management support for ComRes Platform IT and business functions, as well as Business Units; This includes negotiating competitive terms, applying leveraged pricing models, and managing strategic vendor relationships
  • Ensure Policies and Processes are in place to ensure an efficient and effective Vendor Management Organization
  • Manage all people and administrative activities of the team
  • Develop, review, negotiate, and manage commercial agreements between ComRes and its IT suppliers.
  • Oversee the relationships between ComRes, its business units, and key third party suppliers to ensure that the proper support and attention are given to ComRes
  • Drive communication programs that ensure dissemination of critical information to ComRes functions and business units regarding agreements, licensing models, compliance, and other-related information
  • Manage VMO Activities in a manner that drives adoption, removes administrative roadblocks, enhances communications, and ensures that executive targets are met.
  • Liaise between ComRes functions, business units and key technology suppliers on strategic initiatives.
  • Help identify new areas of opportunity for ComRes through project work and research
  • Actively support acquisition and divestiture activities, as needed
  • Schedule and coordinate strategic briefings with top technology partners with ComRes CIO and IT Leadership 


Who You Are:

You understand interpersonal and group dynamics and react in an effective manner. You find common ground and acceptable alternatives that satisfy the needs of multiple stakeholders. You adjust communication content and style to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. You tackle difficult issues with optimism and confidence. You anticipate customer needs and provide services that are beyond customer expectations.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or related discipline
  • 10+ years of work experience in the Information Technology or IT Procurement field
  • Experience in contract and negotiating skills with track record of managing Enterprise-wide / Global IT Procurement initiatives
  • Solid background and understanding of Procurement and IT Hardware, Software, Services, and Telecom

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • Some background in people management 

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