Strategic Vendor Analyst

Calgary - Alberta - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Project Management & Services - Other

Are you an experienced Vendor Analyst and ready to play a key role within a Commercial Office that provides support to Vendor Specialists in the creation of successful, measurable and sustainable business outcomes with valued vendors, while mitigating risk? In this position you will be responsible for assisting in the selection and monitoring of vendor performance based on our client’s strategy and overall sourcing policies. This position measures and analyzes the performance metrics delivered by IS vendors to ensure quality and cost-effective vendor services. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a high value software portfolio, vendor billing, reporting and other administrative responsibilities that ensure vendor services don't disrupt our client’s business functions.

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Oonagh Bergin, Account manager

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About this role

  • Ensure IS vendors deliver according to commitments and contracts; oversee vendor compliance and performance management, including analysis of cost and quality;
  • Report on vendor compliance and performance based on established SLAs; manage vendor scorecards and dashboards for operations and management;
  • Create and maintain price benchmarks to drive the best price from vendors;
  • Work with the Enterprise Architects to ensure that any contract change is compatible with the agreed architecture standards and policies;
  • Supports annual appraisal of contracts, in collaboration with service managers to ensure continued value for our client;
  • Work collaboratively with other IS teams to validate software usage and metrics;
  • Experience with creating and streamlining software renewal workflows;
  • Creating and updating monthly management reports, financial tracking of progress against budget and planning;
  • Assist with contract schedule development, negotiations, changes, reviews, and terminations;
  • Maintain an in-house developed tool (Vendor Relationship management) on the SalesForce platform for data accuracy and vendor support continuity;
  • Previous experience understanding and maintaining financial forecast, budgets, and long range plans.

About you

  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft systems (Excel, WORD, PowerPoint, etc.); MS Projects an asset;
  • Experience working with Contract Terms & Conditions;
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate between organizational groups & levels; as well as strong abilities in understanding work environment within a large enterprise and navigate potential political barriers;
  • Strong ability to make good decisions regarding complex issues with limited information;
  • Excellent customer and vendor relationship and organizational skills;
  • Excellent customer relations while dealing with vendors, accounts payable and management;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong communication skills with confirmation of understandings & commitments.

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countires. Advancing your career takes time and effort - let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That's what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we've created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB211785
  • Location: Calgary
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Other
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Monday, May 4, 2020
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Feel free to contact


Oonagh Bergin

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

+1 416 244 2402

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