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Global Vendor Management Organisation

Core Business Services
BUE002D6 Requisition #
Global Vendor Management Organisation (GVMO):

The Global Vendor Management Organization (GVMO) optimizes the value of EY’s strategic vendor relationships and contracts via a consistent vendor management approach, best practices and supporting technologies.  By preventing value leakage, the GVMO helps realize the full value of our strategic relationships and contracts. 


The GVMO optimizes software license usage, drives transformation initiatives, works to maximize credits, rebate and innovation funds, manage complex change orders, tracks SLAs and KPIs to enable performance, supports escalations, and co-ordinates stakeholders across EY. The GVMO brings a common operating model across all aspects of vendor management, comprising the

following core disciplines:
  • Contract Management

  • Performance Management

  • Commercial Management

  • Relationship Management


Underpinning the GVMO is the Enablement function that leverages consistent process, procedures and tooling to help deliver and monitor GVMO performance.  GVMO’s success is dependent upon the successful implementation and evolution of technology solutions.

The opportunity

Reporting to the GVMO Tools Implementation Lead, this role will support the implementation of the strategic contract lifecycle management (CLM) platforms, such as Sirion Labs, by driving the critical workstreams of:

  • Deliverable and Obligation Management

  • Workflow Management


Additonally the role  will evolve to include some operational contract management responsibilities; leveraging the CLM tools to monitor and track suppliers’ performance against contractual deliverables and obligations specifically in the compliance category.


In-depth and robust facilitation will be required to ensure the level of consistency required for the GVMO to work effectively at the management office level, not just at the standalone contract level.


This role also requires a thorough understanding of contracts and contractual language as well as the complex global, member firm and entity organisational structures that the contracts operate across. 

Your key responsibilities
  • Support GVMO leadership in driving key organisational objectives delivered through the Sirion Labs and any other contract management platforms

  • Support vendor relationship managers, contract managers and product \ service owners through the decomposition and interpretation of complex contracts, applying consistent categorisation, prioritisation and tailored RACIs thus facilitating the on-going contract management in the toolset.

  • Engagement with Information Security, GCO and other risk management business partners to deliver enhanced risk mitigation and management.

  • Support improvement in processes, policy, systems playbook, management information and reporting.

  • Assist with the timely and frequent submission of management information, project status, savings reporting and forecasting. 

Skills and attributes for success
  • Strong analytical, organisational and interpretative skills

  • Robust communication and negotiation skills

  • Strong contract and commercial management experience

  • A flexible, “can do” attitude

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills – able to effectively manage and influence all levels of management 

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, virtual environment

  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a high pace, agile environment

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities effectively

  • Solid analytical capabilities
Ideally, you’ll also have
  • High degree of experience in all Microsoft Office products (i.e.: PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc)

  • Ability to challenge views/perspectives while securing buy-in within procurement

  • Experience with the use of a variety of digital channels to deliver initiatives to targeted buyers

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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