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Supplier Management Team Lead

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Job ID: 2120153
Location: RICHMOND, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 8, 2022
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


About the SAIC MSI Program

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) was awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve as a multisourcing service integrator (MSI). Under the contract, SAIC will provide an innovative approach to assist the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) with modernizing the state’s technology infrastructure. Under the contract, SAIC will coordinate and monitor multiple IT infrastructure services suppliers for state executive branch agencies. The MSI is the cornerstone of a strategy that will diversify the state’s portfolio of suppliers, improve service delivery quality, ensure cost-competitiveness, and provide transparency and accountability into the commonwealth’s service delivery platform.


Position Summary

SAIC is seeking a Supplier Management Team Lead to join our team supporting a major state & local government customer. Essential duties of this position include:


  • Develop, monitor, and manage relationships with Customer, Stakeholder and Supplier teams to leverage and engage Suppliers
  • Facilitate and participate in meetings and discussions between Suppliers and the appropriate Platform and Customer Resources
  • Actively Manage and Track Governance Activities for Suppliers through speedy logging, tracking and resolution of risks, issues, actions and decisions.
  • Measure Supplier performance, including Suppliers’ ability to define issues, respond and escalate appropriately, engage relevant stakeholders when required, and solve issues efficiently.
  • Ensure thorough account management by reviewing established quality metrics, validating Supplier resource allocations are as defined and required, and ensuring Suppliers are providing the services and obligations in accordance with contracted terms outlined in their respective contracts
  • Establish and implement quantifiable measures to monitor quality and on time delivery of Supplier’s services, contractual obligations, and deliverables, and maintain and track third-party vendor and service provider information.  
  • Establish, monitor, maintain and continually improve Platform Operating Level Agreements, between the MSI and Suppliers, and Suppliers with other Suppliers, where applicable and interdependencies apply.
  • Facilitate bi-directional knowledge exchange between Suppliers and stakeholders by coordinating trainings and providing appropriate process and procedure documentation
  • Develop and maintain a repository of Supplier Contract documentation, key resources, and partnership strategy.
  • Provide Supplier management support during problem or outage situations, including management of follow up activities through root cause analysis.
  • Monitor and evaluate processes and work with Suppliers and Stakeholders to streamline effective crisis management and on-going support as an escalation point.
  • Work with procurement and contract stakeholders to negotiate vendor agreement terms varying in size, scope, and type.
  • Facilitate roadmap sessions and executive discussions with Supplier and Stakeholder teams to promote an understanding of Supplier roadmaps and strategic direction.



Required Education and Experience


The ideal candidate will have experience in Vendor or Contract Management, Familiarization with ServiceNOW and ITIL V3 or ITIL 4 practices, Service Modernization and deployment, and IT Operations Experience, including customer portal and Service Catalog, Operating Level Agreement Management and integrations with 3rd parties and tools.


Other key attributes include:


  • Experience with direct and indirect resources including supervision of direct technical support staff, coordination of 3rd party and vendor resources to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator, capable of working independently and in small and large teams
  • Ability to lead / assist with formulation and definition of solution scope and objectives while working with a team of Analysts on service and contractual requirements and specifications.
  • Conducts investigations of considerable complexity and resolves issues.
  • Able to provide guidance and training to less-experienced analysts.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as a service delivery manager in a state & local government environment. Experience in IT service management, vendor and/or supplier management and customer satisfaction management is a must.
  • Experience with the management of multiple vendors, subcontractors including direct and indirect resources is preferred, as is experience in project and/or financial management.
  • Demonstrated track record of working toward pre-determined long-range goals and objectives.  Assignments are often self-initiated and/or escalated from various stakeholders.  
  • Bachelors and 9 years or more of related experience; Masters and 7 years or more of related experience. May accept an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree. 
  • ITIL certification preferred (Foundation or above)
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills in a customer-facing role, preferred.
  • Strong skills with MS Office products and Microsoft SharePoint, ServiceNow and/or Service Management Toolsets, preferred.
  • Experience with Contract Management, preferred
  • Experience with Team Management, in an IT Management capacity, preferred


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


Target salary range: $85,001 - $95,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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