Vendor Management Mentoring Program


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REDUCE BUSINESS COSTS AND MANAGE VENDORS

Is your business experiencing these challenging issues:

  1. Are your vendor costs escalating?
  2. Are you unclear of who your vendors are and what they are providing?
  3. Are you experiencing poor vendor performance?

INTRODUCING VENDOR MANAGEMENT MENTORING PROGRAM

Discover how to REDUCE COSTS across your EXISTING supplier contracts

This unique interactive, MENTORING PROGRAM will provide strategies to improve your vendor management knowledge and capability.

This 6 month retainer/mentoring program will be delivered by a #1 Amazon Best Seller, Agostino Carrideo.

Additionally, participants receive ongoing email and phone mentoring while implementing strategies learned in the program.

MENTORING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

During this MENTORING PROGRAM, participants will:

  • Learn the key vendor management steps in order to manage vendors effectively
  • Discover the contract information needed to track and manage vendors
  • Understand how to take back control with vendor governance
  • Uncover how to build long term relationships with your vendors
  • Gain clarity on various tasks and roles to reduce costs and increase efficiencies
  • Learn a systematic way of assessing vendor risks

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

This MENTORING PROGRAM is suitable for people from operations, IT, finance, marketing, sales, customer service, engineering, manufacturing and other departments who interact with vendors.

Key learnings include strategies that are easily implemented into your organisation that allows improvements across the management of your vendor relations function and building solid relationships to manage commercial expectations.

BENEFITS OF VENDOR MANAGEMENT

Done correctly, Vendor Management enables organisations to control costs, drive service excellence, mitigate risks and drive value from their vendors throughout the engagement life cycle.

As 3rd party vendor dependencies increase in use and complexity, vendor management is receiving more attention as a way for organisations to achieve a competitive advantage and make their outsourcing relationships part of their long-term success plan.

Attendees will learn the various roles and responsibilities, strategies to categorise and monitor vendors, and the cost benefits of implementing vendor management in their organisation.

 

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PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

Each month includes – 2 Mentoring days a months with actual time in attendance being agreed. You may prefer 4 half days. Do you prefer direct development during a negotiation, chairing a vendor governance meeting or best practice workshops? The point is, this program is flexible and bespoke for your immediate development requirements.

MENTORING PROGRAM FEE

6-month program $24,000 ex GST

MENTOR BIOGRAPHY

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Agostino is a #1 Amazon best seller author in the categories of business, management and leadership. Agostino has ranked in the Top 25 in the whole of Amazon which has in excess of 5 million books.

Agostino has over 20+ years’ experience in the area of strategic vendor management working in the telecommunication, financial, energy, advisory and mining industries. Companies include include IBM GSA, KPMG, GE Money, Exchanging, AGL, Sensis, Origin Energy, Capgemini, AT Kearney, Jetstar and Telstra. His focus has been to develop vendor management capability for businesses, manage the implementation of initiatives across the vendor management life-cycle, improve operational and contract management, and 3rd party collaboration.

Agostino has a Master of Information Management and Systems from Monash University and and Graduate Diploma in Business Technology from Monash University.

Agostino is as a Board Member and Mentor – Australian Computer Society (ACS) Victoria for 2016/2017.