• Assistant Manager, Vendor Management

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Who we are:


    Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 125 years, our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together with our subsidiaries London Life and Canada Life, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada.


    At Great-West Life, we believe in improving the financial, physical and well-being of all Canadians. The foundation of our strategy is placing the customer at the centre of everything we do.  A key element of this strategy is transforming the customer experience.


    What we’re building:

    An important part of putting our customers at the centre is ensuring that we provide quality IT services and support to the business which arms them with the tools required to better service our customers.


    The Vendor Management team is a part of the Information Services Business Management organization and is responsible for negotiating the cost-effective acquisition of enterprise-wide IS products and services, while defining and upholding business and legal contracting standards. Vendor Management plays a key role in creating, leveraging and realizing scale economies, in addition to maximizing all synergy opportunities


    What you’ll do:

    • Oversight of the procurement process and negotiation of any procurement/legal matters within IS
    • Overall relationship management between I.S. and suppliers, across all lines of business and all I.S. locations
    • Relationship management with corporate Purchasing and Legal functions
    • Governance role to ensure the enterprise’s best interests are protected and minimize long-term risks
    • Consulting for all interactions with suppliers

    Who you are:

    • Minimum 5+ years as a Project Manager leading complex projects in a multi-site, matrix organization
    • Degree in related discipline (Computer Science, Commerce, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, etc.) or equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Proven experience leading a team and driving for results
    • Effective at planning and organizing with the ability to manage and prioritize competing projects, adapt to change and perform effectively under time pressure without compromising quality
    • Track record of identifying potential risks and implementing action plans to mitigate them
    • Strong relationship management, partnering and collaboration skills and strong ability to influence stakeholders
    • A customer centric approach to problem solving with the ability to collaborate, resolve conflicts, and reach consensus with others
    • Excellent communicator who builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders who has the ability to translate complex technical subject matter in business terms for executive audiences, succinctly and professionally
    • Exceptional in facilitating change management and driving results
    • Fosters and provides visible key leadership across the organization

     What really sets you apart:

    • Work experience with an information technology supplier
    • Work experience managing supplier service delivery in an IT environment
    • Procurement experience (responding to requests for proposals or bids; or in creation of request for proposals to solicit bids)

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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