Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that daring vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?
Within our Denver, CO corporate headquarters our Corporate IT team is seeking a Senior Manager, IT Vendor Management to continue moving our organization to even larger levels. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate. None of which can be done without working with the best outside vendors in the industry.
You will direct all IT vendor management by evaluating risk within the IT asset and vendor landscape.
Take responsibility over optimizing the overall vendor and cost landscape through driving economies of scale and financial accountability.
Drive down the overall cost of IT while increasing the partnership and accountability of the vendor portfolio.
Ensure IT activities are managed to promote stated enterprise goals, aligning IT capital requirements with underlying risks and ensuring effective risk management.
Develop and drive the Vision, Mission, and Strategy for the Vendor Management function through the organization.
Define, implement, and ensure that strategic sourcing processes are properly documented, communicated, and executed.
Align with Business Partners around functional strategies and ensure on-going updates to our long-term strategies.
Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.
Offering You In Return:
The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire.
A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders!
You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):
A Bachelor’s Degree
Seven years of relevant experience in vendor management or IT services procurement.
Three years of experience leading the relevant function within a large organization.
Extensive experience managing large complex IT budgets.
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
Ten years in an IT vendor management role with five years of leading the function.
Experience managing IT services or products with an emphasis on Enterprise Infrastructure and Application systems.
A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide group of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our Corporate IT career path.