Top IT Vendor Relationship Executive directs and oversees the organization's strategic vendor management program. Responsible for selection of the company's product and service providers, and procurement to reduce operational costs. Being a Top IT Vendor Relationship Executive is responsible for managing vendor relationships. Develops metrics to manage vendor performance and productivity. Additionally, Top IT Vendor Relationship Executive works closely with operations, product and executive teams to determine areas of improvement. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to top management. The Top IT Vendor Relationship Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top IT Vendor Relationship Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.