IT Vendor Specialist to Bang & Olufsen

Ansøgningfrist: 28/06/2024
  • Reference: 144416
  • Job type: RecruitmentProject

IT Vendor Specialist to Bang & Olufsen

Do you appreciate beautiful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftmanship? Do you want to continue building and finetuning a business-oriented IT Vendor Management function together with a colleague – and be responsible for the IT-Services area? And do you want to work in a technologically advanced organisation, where your results create a significant difference for the IT-organisation? Then, we recommend that you continue reading.

IT Vendor Management is critical for B&O to continue effective oversight of their IT Vendors. B&O has been on a journey to create a structured and professional framework for their suppliers and contract management in IT. Today, they are in a position, where IT contracts are maintained, and they have regular dialogues with key vendors and monthly they follow up on performance and invoicing. IT Vendor Management’s efforts have resulted in significant savings, cost avoidance, and a much stronger collaboration with their vendors. Now, IT Vendor Management is ready to take the next step towards excellence, and where you can play a pivotal role.

As IT Vendor Specialist, you can work out of B&O’s office in either Lyngby or Struer and will report to the Head of IT Operations & Application Maintenance.

Your Job

In your role as IT Vendor Specialist, you will secure and expand the continuous effort of overseeing vendors with regards to agreed deliveries, consolidations, and cost. As B&O’s link between internal stakeholders and vendors, you will have an important role in securing win-win, and that B&O offers their vendors the best conditions to succeed. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Effective governance of key IT vendors.
  • Build effective processes in relation to IT Vendor Management.
  • Administrative control relating to vendors, including purchase orders, invoicing, and budget control.
  • Build a comprehensive Contract Lifecycle Management process and system to support.
  • Be subject matter expert for all IT vendor/partner queries.
  • Establish effective collaboration as a support function to both colleagues in IT and Line of Business.
  • Identify and grow vendors who can support B&O’s continuous spend optimization and growth.

Your Profile

We see you as an engaging and dedicated individual with energy and flexibility to build excellence and standards. You are comfortable juggling between demanding tasks, and a few times to create PO numbers and being hands-on when needed. You are comfortable working with deadlines and deliverables and understand that not everything is set in stone, and that you need to be proactive and take responsibility. Towards your stakeholders, you are open-minded, communicative, and collaborative. Professionally, some of your skills include:

  • Good experience working within IT Vendor Management or a relevant Procurement area. Alternatively, you have experience with Service Delivery Management.
  • Education from IT, business, or procurement.
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 and ServiceNow products.
  • Expertise with ITIL, project management and procurement frameworks.

Bang & Olufsen offers

Bang & Olufsen Group IT includes all classic IT functions from Infrastructure to Business Applications and Enterprise Data Warehouse. There are some functions in-house (30 people), while others are outsourced to strong partners. You will be working with a colleague in IT Vendor & License Management, as well as collaborate regularly with Indirect Procurement and Legal.

With approximately 1.100 employees, B&O is an agile company that gives room for individual flexibility and decision-making. Their hierarchy is flat, and their communication is open and trustworthy. There is a genuine belief in mutual respect and with a unique pool of people coming from +55 countries, B&O aims to build a more inclusive workplace to grow as professionals and as a company and remain innovative.

Contact information

For more information, you are welcome to contact Search Consultant Benjamin Våg from Hudson Nordic on ph. +45 31330651 or mail Hudson Nordic is the agency supporting B&O in this hire.

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About Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen has for more than 97 years developed luxury audio products that change moods and inspire minds. With offices in Denmark (headquartered in Struer) and the rest of the world, Bang & Olufsen is determined to create products that push the boundaries of audio technology. To this day, every product is still characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design and unrivalled craftmanship.

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