Procurement Vendor Relationship Analyst

Job id:  27255
Job location: 

Sibiu, RO

Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.

Role title:

Vendor Relationship Analyst

Colt Level:



Finance – Procurement

Reports to:

Head of Vendor Relationship manager



Role purpose

Responsibilities include:

• Building and managing relationships with vendors that supply products and services to Colt. They work to ensure that vendors meet or exceed their contractual obligations by delivering quality products and services on time in order to maximize the value of those interactions.

• Contributing to the efficiency, productivity and success of Colt

• Acting as functional bridge amongst external vendors as well as internal stakeholders.

Key accountabilities

  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships (QBRs, supplier meetings, conferences, etc.)
  • Develops a supplier management program with key suppliers & Procurement sourcing & Contract teams including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives
  • Ensures to track, measure, report and evaluate vendor performance
  • Leads stakeholders to develop forecasts for future demand and place orders in a timely fashion based upon vendor lead-time
  • Monitors the performance of each signed contract, supporting the contract manager
  • develops induction programs and provide training to familiarize new vendors with the company’s business processes and quality systems.
  • monitor KPIs such as delivery reliability, quality and accuracy of estimates and invoices
  • Analyzes vendor performance and generate reports for colleagues in contract management, sourcing and supply chain
  • Keeps vendors informed on developments in Colt’s organization or changes in market conditions that might affect demand for vendors’ products or services
  • Continuous vendor audit and credit checks following corporate policies
  • Manage the SOW in Fieldglass
  • Improve P2P policy
  • Manage P&S helpdesk
  • Drive No PO – No Pay compliance

Key performance indicators (financial and non-financial)

  • Planning of QBRs available
  • Proper engagement with requestors
  • Mis-performance managed with contract managers
  • Vendors matrix & KPIs available

Relationships and key contacts

  • You will be working closely with the sourcing and contract managers as well as all supplier stakeholder users
  • You will be in liaising with various requesters and stakeholders within  the business as well suppliers.
  • You will be in constant touch with Colt suppliers


Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Procurement roles
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analysing and interpreting data
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions


  • BSc degree in procurement, supply chain management, logistics or business administration is preferred


  • Self-motivated with inner drive and determination
  • must be prepared to deal with circumstances not covered in writing.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and proactive attitude
  • good presentation and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • good analytical qualities to monitor and review vendors’ financial and operational performances
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to challenge
  • Unlike a sourcing manager, who works with vendors who want to make him/her happy, a vendor relationship manager has to make the vendors happy.



What we offer:

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location. 


In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Private medical insurance
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring

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