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Global Research Sources Lead

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

WHAT YOU'LL DO
The Global External Content Management (GECM) team helps BCG's internal stakeholders through the enablement and procurement of research sources and tools. This includes managing research sources suppliers, providing operational support, risk reduction and act as the central coordination of stakeholders.

As the Global Research Sources Lead you will work with the Sourcing Manager and serve as BCG's relationship manager with third party data and research providers. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Manage, including renewals, a portfolio of vendors across different geographies and to ensure no disruptions to business
Negotiate and set new vendor contracts, partner with Legal/other teams
Identify savings opportunities and build relationships with stakeholders and teams (both internal and external)
Provide support to multi-country and multi-function teams through supplier evaluation(s) and selection(s)
Drive regular business reviews of their sources and planning to help with optimizing solutions and improve revenue
Act as a thought partner: integrate with assigned business units, oversee their data/subscription needs and negotiate all required contracts
Partner with internal business on the creation of data strategies and plans, and drive business behaviors of vendors

YOU'RE GOOD AT
Vendor /contract management and negotiation and other vendor oversight activities
Developing and owning relationships with both internal and external business stakeholders
Leveraging the usage of management information through analytics to build negotiation strategies
Independently driving processes while collaborating with global multi-functional teams

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
Undergraduate degree with high academic achievement, Master's degree preferred
6-8 years of relevant business experience in the professional services industry preferred
In-depth knowledge of the key players in the information management industry and their strategies, pricing models, and technologies
Able to work for 6 months on contract
Advanced understanding of content rights management and copyright law concepts, and how to minimize liability and cost preferred
Strong experience in negotiating with vendors at senior level
Exceptionally strong analytic and communication skills
Excellent presence and business acumen, planning, organizational, interpersonal skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders

YOU'LL WORK WITH
We are part of the global external content team; covering Sourcing/Contract management, Sourcing Operations, Integration & Portal, and Training & Communications. Your role focuses on the Sourcing/Contract management vertical and will be working closely with sourcing team mates and other colleagues, and business stakeholders & vendors globally.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
------------------Effective November 1, 2021, all new US hires must be fully vaccinated (two weeks after receiving the final dose of a WHO-approved COVID19 vaccine) or subject to a religious or medical exemption.

Keywords: Boston Consulting Group, Chicago , Global Research Sources Lead, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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