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 business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.