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Vendor Relations Manager

Houston, TX

Posted: 06/07/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Operations Job Number: a0CUm00001D6d7gMAB Location Requirements: Hybrid Industry: Utilities & Waste

Job Description

A nationwide provider in customized waste and recycling solutions is searching for a diligent and experienced Vendor Relations Manager to join their team in Houston, TX! They are looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience as a manager or director of vendor management or procurement within the waste management industry who excels at building and maintaining strong vendor relationships, negotiating top-notch deals, and ensuring compliance with company standards. In this role, you'll lead a team, drive strategic vendor management initiatives, and contribute to the company's success by optimizing vendor performance and cost savings. You can look forward to a hybrid schedule, laid-back work atmosphere, free parking, benefits, and more!

Vendor Relations Manager Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience at the manager or director level in vendor management or procurement within the waste management industry - 6-10 years is preferred
  • High school diploma required - bachelor's degree is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Experience in the waste management industry
  • Familiarity with in-house software systems is preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask effectively and demonstrate exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Availability to travel within the US on a quarterly basis

Vendor Relations Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop and sustain long-standing relationships with company-approved vendors
  • Assess vendor products, negotiate pricing, and address service-related concerns
  • Conduct research to identify vendors offering the best pricing and quality
  • Monitor sales trends and implement vendor selection program
  • Conduct interviews with new vendors and inform them of their responsibilities
  • Establish and assess performance standards for approved vendors
  • Evaluate and improve current vendor management programs
  • Lead and grow a team currently consisting of two vendor managers to a four-person team
  • Handle daily tasks involving vendor contracts, renegotiations, and managing vendor performance
  • Travel within the US on a quarterly basis, approximately 2-3 days per trip, to secure deals


  • Medical benefits
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Casual work attire
  • Free gated parking
  • Family-friendly, laid-back environment with a diverse team
  • Opportunity for growth within the company
  • Hybrid work flexibility after training
  • Collaborative and supportive team

If you're a proactive problem-solver with exceptional analytical skills and a passion for the waste management industry, this is the perfect opportunity to take your career to the next level! Apply now!


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