Managing Vendors – Articles by Jim Everett

Tips on managing vendors, skills and competencies required

Vendor Manager – a Career?

This article adds to previous posts around skills and competencies needed in the role of Vendor Manager, and about learning the role. I introduce another consideration, and that is how much the Vendor Manager owns the outcomes (deliverables) of the work done by the vendor. I also want to touch on what it means to […]

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Think180 helps companies get best results with service providers (vendors). Our core product is an in-house customizable workshop for Vendor Managers, or entire teams who outsource. This has been run for many clients, including Palm, Philips, Harrah's, BP USA and Canada, Vantive, Alkermes, Avaya, Government of Canada, Fidelity Investments, Quantlab and others.

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