Managing Vendors – Articles by Jim Everett

Tips on managing vendors, skills and competencies required


This blog is a professional project by myself, Jim Everett, Think180 Principal Partner. The purpose is to share knowledge and experience around managing vendors, and provide a starting point on key areas of interest for Vendor Managers. This is based on my years of experience gained from workshops run for clients, as well as extensive research.
As an experienced professional consultant, trainer, and facilitator, I draw on years of in-house management training and performance management with a range of industries, government and companies, including Apple.
I have an Honors-level Degree in organizations, communications and performance.
The other partner in Think180 is Jane Dixon, experienced in managing multi-vendor projects, financial management and client relations.
Think180 clients include Apple, Avaya, Alkermes, BP US and Canada, Harrah’s, Quantlab, Fidelity Investments, Government of Canada, Vantive, Wipro

About Think180

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.

We now also can offer live and interactive videoconference services and webinars, Training Modules for team events, planning tools and consulting on Vendor Manager competencies, and 1:1 coaching for individuals with videochat (desktop and mobile) on managing vendors.

Call Jim Everett 310.346.8042 for more information to assess if these service are of value to you.

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