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Ascension Health Vendor Management Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Vendor Management Manager - PTP Initiatives and VMO - Full-Time, Days - Ministry Service Center - Indianapolis, IN

Why Join Ascension?

The Ascension Ministry Service Center serves our clients, delivers value and enables new possibilities for our health ministries throughout the US. Join us and you'll find an organization with a higher mission.

We respond to an ever-changing workplace by building a community of associates that are flexible, creative and innovative. We reward them with respect and recognition. We seek balance in our work and in our lives, and encourage spirituality in the workplace. Every associate at Ascension is unique and comes to us with different needs. We strive to have the programs in place that meet those needs.

What You Will Do

The Ministry Service Center leverages 3rd party tools and services to provide centralized support to Ascension. The Vendor Management Manager will collaborate and negotiate with suppliers to successfully navigate through situations to reach optimal resolution and hold suppliers accountable to contractual expectations. You will have the opportunity to managethe delivery of services against agreed upon performance metrics and overseethe execution of governance responsibilities.


  • Responsible for the vendor risk lifecycle from on-boarding through to termination.

  • Ensures vendors contractual compliance by tracking and managing performance against agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and other terms of contract.

  • Maintain and implement policies and procedures to ensure adequate vendor oversight

  • Maintain a vendor management database including managing contract renewals and expirations.

  • Ensures guidance and due diligence is applied to the selection and on-going monitoring of key vendors to include appropriate documentation

  • Coordinate with internal business owners and vendors to gather information and to assess project and vendor risk

  • Addresses identified issues escalated by governance teams and refers issues to appropriate leaders for resolution.

  • Supports business and legal teams with contract changes, negotiations and terminations.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of Vendor Management experience required.

  • 5 years of Vendor Management experience preferred.

  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Ministry Service Centeris an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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