Technology Vendor Relationship Specialist

Department: Commercial Technical Services

Technology Vendor Relationship Specialist

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior, and teamwork.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.   We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental, and vision insurances, HSA contributions, Profit Sharing, and a 401(k) plan with vested contributions beginning Day One.  We provide paid vacation and holidays, summer hours and a paid charitable day off. To offset the cost of staying fit we offer a quarterly subsidy, and you can purchase our products at a discounted cost. We have a casual dress code, flexible hours, and development opportunities. These are just a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company. 

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Technology Vendor Relationship Specialist at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia. Responsibilities of this tactical role include establishing and maintaining the organization’s relationships with technology vendors, contractors, and other service providers. This position is hybrid.

Responsibilities of the position include:.

  • Tactically manage all IT vendor activities, including the billing process and budget management along with ensuring there is sufficient vendor support as needed for service capability. s.
  • Establish and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, encouraging two-way communication, manage vendor inquiries and requests, and act as an intermediary as required.
  • Ensure vendors are complying with agreements and business stakeholders are supported.
  • Support IT leadership team with researching/evaluating vendor sources leading to new business opportunities with service providers.
  • Ensure contracts are maintained and extended in a timely manner. . Support delivery managers in negotiations of vendor contract renewals and changes to existing agreements well in advance of deadlines.
  • Partnering with IT leadership team, establish annual budget objectives and targets, revisions of budget model, budget committee reviews, and approvals.Perform cost analysis and implement cost controls. Identify and execute cost savings and efficiency opportunities.

Requirements of the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management or related field or a combination of education and equivalent relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Vendor Management including budget analysis and planning for short/long range financial planning.
  • Hands-on knowledge of vendor management software and solutions.
  • Relevant and demonstratable experience managing relationships with business and external stakeholders.

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment. We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply : HERE


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