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Vendor Manager

Remote - US

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

About the role:

Samsara is looking for an experienced Vendor Manager who will own the relationship day-to-day and performance management of our BPO partners. This role will be the single point of contact for BPO partners as well as be responsible for assessing capabilities, exploring future offerings, and understanding local needs.  

You will work closely with the Director of Support as well as the Support Operations teams in conducting RFPs, sourcing, and negotiating renewals. You will be directly responsible for monitoring the performance of our outsourced partners while providing them the support needed to meet our KPI goals.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best. 

Click here to learn more about Samsara's cultural philosophy. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Directly manage the relationship with BPO partners in order to execute global agreements, including negotiating renewals and amendments as well as be directly responsible for RFPs, SOWs.  
  • Establish robust structure, that allows you to support our partners in achieving success in established KPI goals.  This structure will also allow you to quickly address opportunities and build on success. 
  • Be the primary point of contact for Vendor partners acting not only as a partner towards enabling their success but also liaising on their behalf in order to drive a consistent feedback loop to our partners in the Support Operations team such as L&D, WFM and Knowledge Management. 
  • Consistently evaluate BPO performance by site and LOB, ensuring adherence to all Samsara policy, procedures, and workflows are consistently followed, driving exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 5-8 years of experience establishing and managing vendor relationships in a high volume, global contact center environment in both offshore and onshore operations.   
  • Strong knowledge of leading BPO partners to ensure all contractual commitments and critical metrics are met consistently - including formal performance improvement or action plan implementation.
  • Expert in managing vendor policies and procedures to improve performance and service quality.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel - International Travel required, at minimum, quarterly but can increase based on business needs. 

An ideal candidate also has:

  • COPC or similar certification with knowledge of vendor management best practices.
  • Experience establishing and building vendor management processes and norms in a high-growth environment.

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles.  For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually. 

We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.$78,838—$132,500 USD

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

Benefits

Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.

Accommodations 

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working 

At Samsara, we embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

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