Vendor Manager

Writing a great vendor manager resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Gigi Kumrow | (110) 742-6272 | Portland, ME


I am a Vendor Manager with over 5 years of experience. I have experience working in both small and large organizations, and have successfully managed vendor relationships for both. I am an expert at developing strong vendor partnerships, negotiating contracts, and managing supplier performance. My goal is always to ensure that my organization gets the best possible value from its vendors, while maintaining high levels of quality and service.


Vendor Manager at Acadia Healthcare, MEMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and executed 5 contracts with vendors, resulting in cost savings of $100,000 annually.
  • Implemented a new vendor management system that improved communication and reduced turnaround time by 30%.
  • Led a team of 3 procurement specialists in sourcing and evaluating bids from vendors.
  • Reviewed invoices for accuracy and negotiated discounts with vendors when necessary.
  • Monitored vendor performance against KPIs and took corrective action when needed.

Associate Vendor Manager at Spectrum Health Systems, MEAug 2017 - Apr 2022

  • Negotiated and executed a contract with a new vendor that resulted in cost savings of 10%.
  • Implemented a new process for managing vendors which reduced cycle time by 20%.
  • Onboarded 5 new vendors within 2 months while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Resolved conflict with key vendor that had threatened to cancel their contract.
  • Wrote SOP for the management of vendor performance reviews.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at University of MaineAug 2012 - May 2017

I have learned excellent written and verbal communication skills, how to effectively manage my time, and how to work well both independently and as part of a team.


  • Negotiation
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder management

Delmy Mcglinch | (631) 354-4999 | Seattle, WA


I have over 5 years of experience as a Vendor Manager. I am responsible for managing vendor relationships, and ensuring that vendors provide quality products and services at a fair price. I have developed strong negotiation skills, and am able to resolve conflicts quickly and efficiently. I am also experienced in developing RFPs (Request for Proposals) and evaluating bids from vendors. In addition, I have excellent communication skills, which allow me to build positive relationships with both internal staff and external vendors


Vendor Manager at Costco, WAJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully negotiated and created contracts with vendors which resulted in cost savings of 15%.
  • Successfully on-boarded new vendors which increased efficiency by 20%.
  • Successfully managed vendor performance reviews for 10 major accounts.
  • Successfully developed and implemented a new process for managing change orders which saved the company $100,000 over 6 months.
  • Managed a team of 3 direct reports who were responsible for vendor management operations.

Associate Vendor Manager at Walmart, WASep 2017 - May 2022

  • Negotiated and secured favorable contracts with vendors that resulted in $1 million in savings for the company over the course of 3 years.
  • Managed a team of 4 vendor managers who oversaw 50+ active contracts worth $10 million annually.
  • Led the development and implementation of a new vendor management system that streamlined communication and increased transparency between departments.
  • Successfully on-boarded 10 new vendors within 6 months, while maintaining high standards for quality control.
  • Wrote SOPs for the Vendor Management department that are still being used today.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at University of Washington, WAAug 2013 - May 2017

I have learned how to manage and lead a team, how to market and sell products, and how to financial manage a business.


  • Contract negotiation
  • Supplier management
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Change control/management
  • Financial analysis and forecasting
  • Strong communication skills