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Vendor Analyst

Apex Systems Eagan Contractor
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Location:  Eagan, MN 55121

Duration: projected through 3/31/20

Summary: The main function of a Vendor Analyst IT is to support risk mitigation for business units via less complex contract negotiation and vendor management activities in support of technology purchases that enable operations and product delivery.  This role is responsible for scheduling vendor business reviews and developing, negotiating, and managing master corporate purchase agreements for technology agreements.  This position is also responsible for assisting department leads and management with process improvement projects, department training, and new department initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage performance of assigned contracts and vendor programs. 
  • Lead low to medium complexity negotiations and ensure coordination within and across internal teams (IT, Compliance, Legal, Finance, etc.)
  • Assist in developing contractual options and negotiation strategies for less complex investments
  • Negotiate with technology providers for low to medium complexity solutions such as software licensing, software distribution, software maintenance, software development, hardware purchase, hardware/software reseller, hardware maintenance, non-disclosure, independent contractor and telecom services
  • Work with end-users to review purchase options, summarize competitive proposals, identify risks, suggest alternatives, and promote  final decision process for vendor management activities 
  • Summarize and present corporate master agreements to senior management for review and approval
  • Use/administer contingent labor management systems and tools
  • Perform Vendor Management Office related attestation activities, as directed Collect contract/process data and provide reports, as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or related area or study, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience 8-10 years contracts experience and/or general procurement experience

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


Skills required

Business Application
Test Of Software
Business Action Plans
Business Modelling
Business Application Development
Systems Design


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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