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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

VENDOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST - IT

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States of America

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

Your Mission

  • Following global and regional standards, ensure that all information related to IT vendors is kept up to date in all required information systems. 

  • Update and maintain the Calendar of IT Events with important dates for the IT team regarding IT contract renewals, license maintenance agreement expiration dates, and other important events. 

  • Act as the initial point of contact to IT vendors for topics related to renewals, additional license or subscription purchases, and quality of service matters.   

  • Partner closely with PNA legal team to ensure that IT department requirements around service and support SLA’s and other technical topics are included when and where appropriate into all technology contracts. 

  • Perform appropriate contract due diligence in advance of vendor contract renegotiation, including identifying alternate suppliers for similar products or services, benchmarking when possible the supplier’s execution towards contracted Service Level Agreements, and considering additional value-added services provided by vendor during previous contract term. ( 

  • Ensure IT vendor documentation contains all required information for all suppliers, including security attestations in support of PCI regulations, documentation of user accounts, VPN connections, and any other persistent configurations in the PNA IT environment required by suppliers to provide support services. 

  • Develop and lead vendor analysis when new services are required by PNA IT. This includes developing RFPs, analyzing service offerings for comparative review, and performing preliminary price or cost analysis in support of a vendor acquisition decision. 

  • Conduct regular business review meetings with all vendors on a schedule commensurate with services provided

Your Talent

  • Requirements: Associates degree in Computer Science, IT, Business Administration, or a related field (or equivalent experience) and at least 2 years of experience in a related role 

  • Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills, and ability to influence. 

  • Contract negotiation skills and / or familiarity with legal contracts highly desired 

  • ITIL or other IT Process Certification(s) a plus 

  • Self-starter/self- motivated individual with independent judgment 

  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, while being flexible, collaborative, and deadline driven. 

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency, and ability to drive initiatives to completion with minimal supervision.

PUMA supports over 16,100 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com

PUMA Wellbeing at Boston

Athlete



  • Free Gym

  • Corporate races

  • Company sports

Social



  • Company parties

  • Social Areas

  • Coffee bar

  • Lunch room

Flex



  • Parent Child Office

  • Parental Leave Policy

  • Summer Fridays

Finance



  • Employee & parking discount

  • Public transportation

  • Medical & Life insurance

  • 401K Match Program

Boston MA

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