Global Research Sources Coordinator, consulting

Market Data / Vendor Management - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 325Thursday 1 December 2022

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Hot off the press! A strategy consulting firm seeks a Global Sources Research Coordinator to join a team responsible for helping the firm’s internal stakeholders through the enablement and procurement of research sources and tools. This includes managing research sources suppliers, providing operational support, risk reduction, and act as the central coordination of stakeholders. This role works with the Sourcing Manager and Sources Lead to serve as the firm’s relationship manager with third party data and research providers. This role also supports the creation of internal business data strategies, planning, and drive business behaviours as it relates to vendors. This position requires two days working in the firm's office.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Manage, including renewals, a portfolio of vendors across different geographies and to ensure no disruptions to business
  • Identify savings opportunities and build relationships with stakeholders and teams
  • Lead/support multi-country and multi-function teams through supplier evaluation and selection
  • Support/lead regular business reviews of their sources and planning
  • Negotiate and set new vendor contracts

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree with high academic achievement
  • 2-4+ years of relevant business experience in the professional services industry preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of the key players in the information management industry and their strategies, pricing models, and technologies
  • Good understanding of content rights management and copyright law concepts, and how to minimize liability and cost preferred
  • Solid experience in negotiating with vendors at senior level
  • Strong analytic and communication skills
  • Excellent presence and business acumen, planning, organizational, interpersonal skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders
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