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Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

To help transform your organization for sustained business innovation, you balance business value, cost, and risk when sourcing and managing technology vendors.

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Chief Sourcing Officer
Procurement Executive
IT Purchasing Executive
Director of Vendor Management

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Manage vendor relationships to support business strategies:

Improve efficiencies by consolidating technologies and portfolios:

Reduce costs through better technology and service negotiations:


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Latest Research For This Role

Report: Best Practices For Managing Software Negotiations

Processes: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

September 8, 2014 | Duncan Jones

Software salespeople always seem to have the upper hand in negotiations with Forrester's sourcing and vendor management (SVM) clients. Not only are they often more highly trained than their buyer...

Report: Five Best Practices For SaaS Governance

Balance Customer Experience And Agility With Risk Mitigation

August 5, 2014 | Liz Herbert

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are an essential part of business strategy in the age of the customer, as they enable better collaboration between employees and customers and support a faster,...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Joe Galuszka

    Joe Galuszka

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Distribution Channels - ISVs/OEMs/VARs...

  • Liz Herbert

    Liz Herbert

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Customer Relationship Management (CRM)...

  • William Martorelli

    William Martorelli

    Systems Integration, IT Services...

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Upcoming Events For This Role

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders

April 27, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Management Leaders EMEA

June 3, 2015 - June 4, 2015

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