IT Vendor Relationship Manager manages the outsourcing process for the organization's IT department. Oversees the evaluation and selection of vendors as well as the negotiation of purchase contracts or service level agreements. Being an IT Vendor Relationship Manager handles problems with vendors or products as necessary. May be responsible for budgeting. Additionally, IT Vendor Relationship Manager requires a bachelor's degree or a related area. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The IT Vendor Relationship Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be an IT Vendor Relationship Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.