Vendor Relations Manager

RWS Moravia | Brno | Czech Republic | Full-Time

Position ID: 2578


We are now looking for an experienced professional in the field of vendor relations management – preferably with substantial past experience from the localization industry – to join us our new Vendor Relations Manager (Senior recruiter and manager of our vendors – mostly translators and language agencies).
To enjoy this role, you should have solid previous experience with vendor management or senior recruitment / sourcing background (agency experience is welcomed). Your work at RWS Moravia will be to identify, screen and onboard translators and relevant translation and language agencies around the world and to keep contact with them long-term – all this from the convenience of our Brno office located just next to the main train station at Vlnena Office Park.
You will also get involved in setting of our overall sourcing strategies and related improvement initiatives and we will give you a chance to work closely with our language quality assurance and other colleagues from the production teams.

What you would do

  • Act as a business partner to our internal teams which are responsible for delivery of translations to our clients. These teams needs quality translators and agencies (= vendors) to help them to satisfy our clients. You will need to clearly understand the requirements for these vendors – in other words, what kind of translators and language service providers we are looking for.
  • Your primary task will be to identify, attract, hire and onboard suitable language vendors both individual translators and larger language agencies.
  • You will be responsible for keeping good relationships with your vendors but also for negotiations related to the volumes of work and related margins.
  • We will welcome you to analyze our existing workflows and to propose improvements to the way we work
  • Occasionally, you will be helping our vendors to onboard into our systems and processes and keep contact with them
  • We will need you to keep all information on your vendors in up-to-date in our systems for the other members of the vendor management team.

What you should have

  • Proven (senior) experience in a role related to vendor management / recruitment / sourcing or similar
  • Experience with web-search, preferably with sourcing candidates / vendors via various channels and social networks
  • Previous experience from the localization industry is a strong advantage
  • Great communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Ability to establish and to keep long-lasting relationships with business partners, both internal and external
  • Process-oriented and improvement-focused mindset
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines while working under pressure
  • Positive personality

What we have for you

  • Great set-up of our Supply Chain bringing vendor management and language QA closely together
  • Opportunity to work with leading localization company and surround yourself with senior colleague with vast localization experience
  • An exciting company—we work with some of the most innovative brands in the world, and our employees are true professionals with unique skills
  • A great team of people who are fair, open-minded, and friendly—and always ready to support you as much as possible
  • International, English-speaking environment and pleasant, brand-new modern offices in the center of Brno close to the main train station (Vlnena Office Park)
  • Chance to put your ideas into practice and engage with hundreds of employees globally
  • Interesting challenges, trainings, and other internal opportunities to support your growth
  • Fair compensation, bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package (flexible working hours, 5 weeks of vacation, 2 sick days, occasional work from home, meal vouchers, cafeteria plan)

Are you interested? Apply today – send us your CV in English and a brief cover letter so we better understand why you would like to join us.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
RWS Moravia Talent Acquisition Team

Online Application

To apply for this position online, please provide your contact information and then attach your CV/résumé and cover/motivational letter. Feel free to apply for as many opportunities for which you are qualified. If you do not find an appropriate job currently open, but feel you could contribute to Moravia in another capacity, you are welcome to apply as well. In that case, please specify the respective functional area of your interest.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!