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Program Manager- Vendor ManagementSeattle, WA - United States We are as invested in your career as you are.As you navigate through these uncertain times, know that Pinkerton has been a stable, thriving corporation for over 170 years. As recognized leaders around the globe in the corporate risk management industry, you can rest assured that joining us now means moving to a future-looking company. We are here today, will be here tomorrow, and are a thriving community of over 2,000 risk management professionals.This is just one of the several exciting career opportunities that are currently available.Job Summary:The Program Manager- Vendor Management, assigned to one of Pinkerton's largest global clients, will play a critical role in the enhancement and coordination of GPS' business support programs including Vendor Management and Policy and Technical Publications (PTP).This role provides operational leadership for the assigned programs, under the strategic direction of GPS leadership, and ensures key program objectives, outcomes, and activities are consistently delivered.The Manager participates in vendor management activities across the organization that are focused on strategic-level engagement with the client's senior leadership and Corporate Security's range of vendor partner organizations while also collaborating closely with internal stakeholders to ensure effective business management practices are developed and maintained.Essential Functions:

Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.

Deliver comprehensive global vendor management program strategies aligned with Corporate Security's business objectives.

Provide program management support to the existing Policies and Technical Publications program team.

Deliver comprehensive global vendor management program strategies aligned with Corporate Security's business objectives.

Develop and execute a comprehensive vendor relationship management strategy including selection, evaluation, and performance measurement.

Foster and maintain strong relationships with vendors to ensure alignment with the client's organizational objectives, quality standards, and service levels.

Continuously assess vendor performance, identify improvement opportunities, and implement action plans to optimize vendor relationships.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to mitigate vendor-related risks and enhance supply chain resilience.

Develop and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness of supply chain operations.

Provide regular reporting and analysis to executive leadership on supply chain performance and business outcomes.

Drive consistent program performance in relation to formal business and program metrics and targets.

Directly inform and/or develop internal policies and standards related to supply chain operations.

Collaborate with Legal, Compliance, and Quality Assurance teams to ensure compliance with regulations and industry standards.

Lead, manage, mentor, and support a team of embedded contingent workers of multiple role types.

Oversee the contingent worker program and ensure the efficient and compliant onboarding, management, and offboarding of temporary staff.

Collaborate with HR, Finance, Procurement and Compliance teams to streamline the contingent worker process, ensure cost-effectiveness, and compliance with labor regulations.

Monitor and assess the utilization of contingent workers to maximize their contribution to business objectives.

Lead and support various business optimization initiatives aimed at enhancing supply chain efficiency, reduce risk and/or costs, and improve overall business outcomes.

Continuously review and collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for process improvement, operational efficiency, and implementation of best practices.

All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:Bachelor's degree (or higher) in supply chain management or business operations with seven years of supply chain management and strategic planning experience within a regional or global corporate environment. Pinkerton is an inclusive employer who seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.Competencies:

Able to utilize expertise and judgment to select stakeholders and determine the right goals, inform decisions, and design long-term solutions.

Able to lead complex programs where the problem and/or the plan/strategy may not be defined and recommend sound solutions.

Able to recognize team strengths and growth areas and leverages strengths to build team engagement and cohesion.

Strong organizational and project management skills.

Able to work independently, under pressure, and collaboratively at various levels within the organization.

Able to find a path forward in difficult situations.

Clear and concise in verbal and written communication skills across locations, roles, and functions, industry groups, and internal/external key stakeholders.

Able to identify trade-offs: time vs. quality vs. resources.

Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines.

Attentive to detail and accuracy.

Computer skills; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions:With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.

Regular computer usage.

Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.

Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.

Frequent sitting.

Able to work flexible hours including after-hours to meet demands of globally dispersed team.

Travel, as required.

Salary & Benefits Information:Rate of pay: $120000 / year.Benefit options include employer-paid life and AD&D, voluntary life and AD&D, medical, (HSA) Health Savings Account, (FSA) Flexible Savings Account, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(K), paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays) and several employee assistance-related programs. This information provides a brief benefit overview. Upon the acceptance of an employment offer, the new employee will receive comprehensive plan details based on specific eligibility rules.Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law. Pinkerton also adheres to all local, state, federal, and country hiring requirements.

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