Global Research Sources Lead, consulting

Market Data / Vendor Management - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 324Tuesday 14 June 2022

Exciting opportunity! A strategy consulting firm seeks a Global Research Sources Lead 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 serves as the firm’s relationship manager with third party data and research providers. 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
  • Negotiate and set new vendor contracts, partner with Legal/other teams
  • Identify savings opportunities and build relationships with stakeholders and teams (both internal and external)
  • Provide support to multi-country and multi-function teams through supplier evaluation(s) and selection(s)
  • Drive regular business reviews of their sources and planning to help with optimizing solutions and improve revenue
  • Act as a thought partner: integrate with assigned business units, oversee their data/subscription needs and negotiate all required contracts
  • Partner with internal business on the creation of data strategies and plans, and drive business behaviour of vendors

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

  • Undergraduate degree with high academic achievement, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant business experience in the professional services industry preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the key players in the information management industry and their strategies, pricing models, and technologies
  • Advanced understanding of content rights management and copyright law concepts, and how to minimize liability and cost preferred
  • Strong experience in negotiating with vendors at senior level
  • Exceptionally 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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