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Strategic Relationship Manager

Company: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:


This position helps make gospel teachings, resources, or services accessible to all in a simple and affordable way, supporting the mission of the Church. This is a specialized position focusing on publishing related work such as print production, broadcast and events, translation, media production and other areas within the Publishing Services Department of the Church. Qualified candidates should be able to understand industry standard practices, processes and best practices to help facilitate their management of vendor relations and client support.

This position exists to maximize the relationship between Church organizations and preferred suppliers and integrates with one or more major Church departments or organization as a crucial sourcing entity to that group by adding value, (best price, quality, and timely delivery) to their specified needs for outside products and services. She/he is involved upstream with organization leaders to determine specifications for solutions to operating and business needs and positively assists internal partners to meet and exceed performance commitments by specifying and procuring best solutions; actively participates in leadership councils and eliminates costly "maverick" spend, (purchases not made through preferred suppliers); ensures that ethical business practices with outside vendors are maintained by all Church employees.

The incumbent will manage many high volume, key church-used vendors with a variety of spend; is a multi-industry specialist and authority, having learned from broad experience in those industries; leads cross-organizational product selection and sourcing teams, qualifies potential suppliers, leads multifaceted negotiations, and legally contracts for needed products and services; discovers and leverages all global planned expenditures to obtain the best value.


--- Manage supplier relationships: Work closely with various publishing teams (Translation, Film & Video, Broadcast & Events and Production) to leverage the global Church enterprise expenditures to qualify, negotiate, select, and establish legal contracts with the best possible vendors of products and services at the best value for the Church. Ensure supplier performance of contracted terms and conditions.

--- Understand customer and internal partner needs: understand, document, design solutions for, and ensure that both product and service needs of sponsoring organizations are satisfied at the best possible value.

--- Understand solution alternatives: understand all assigned industry directions; interact with vendors, consultants, and professional groups; serve as a product and industry authority.

--- Develop and execute well-crafted Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Contract (RFC) initiatives to support projects and work related to documentation, communication, process, organization and fulfillment.

--- Work with all teams to understand and refine Vendor Management policies and procedures.


--- BS degree in Business related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

--- Master's degree preferred

--- Requires 10+ year negotiation experience and proven track record of successful product and/or project management combined with consistent accomplishments in customer service

--- Ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience with general publishing practices associated with print, media, design, translation, voice, broadcast and production disciplines

--- Well-developed abilities in developing and rolling out business plans

--- CPM or CPSM certification preferred

--- Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully resolve conflicts, mediated differences, and recommend solutions

--- Must have credible industry reputation and be known by senior level industry professionals

--- Extensive experience in leading product and sourcing teams comprised of highly educated and skilled employees

--- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

--- Proven track record of leadership and supervision required

Worthiness Qualification

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

Posting Notice/More Info.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.churchofjesuschrist.org.

Keywords: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Draper , Strategic Relationship Manager, Executive , Salt Lake City, Utah

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