In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Evaluating vendors of IT products and services, selecting appropriate products and services for the organization, and negotiating contracts for their purchase.
- In a larger organization, overseeing and directing the work of purchasing agents doing the direct purchasing work.
- Managing relationships with vendors.
In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for the following certifications:
Licensure is not required to work as an IT Vendor Manager.