Our primary focus is to train and guide professionals as they build skills
needed to select, engage, and manage outsourced vendors. These Vendor
Managers must get the best from service providers, manage relationships,
costs and risk, and integrate services delivered with company operations.

Build specific employee capabilities to manage vendors
Optimize team productivity in departments that outsource
Ensure vendor effectiveness and value delivering outcomes

Core event “Managing External Resources” - workshop or seminar
for in-house training with adaptable practical content
based on a carefully developed model of capabilities.
Used successfully in large and medium-sized companies
by IT Departments, Marketing, Customer Service, Training
and others. Adaptable to meet client needs and priorities.

Training for Vendor Managers - new or more experienced
Team workshop on outsourcing - whole team & manager
Live, interactive videoconference training - for teams and groups
Seminar for team leaders - managers and execs only
Partnering workshop - Vendor Managers & provider agents
Delivering services workshop - for internal service groups
Competency Planning Model - capabilities for Vendor Managers
Individual coaching/mentoring - desktop or mobile HD videochat

Think180 ; also provides consulting on managing and getting the best
results from service providers. This includes improving client-vendor relations,
creating training for vendors to maintain required company expertise
and knowledge, planning and managing to agreements that will work
for both parties, especially in tight financial times.

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Jim Everett's Blog - "Managing Vendors"
Podcast+transcripts - "Managing Vendors" series
Most popular article: "Leadership in Vendor Management Role"
2nd most popular article: "Competencies Planning"

Department with vendors on core tasks

Group or team with onsite contractors

Professional engaging specialists

HRD Mgr offering vendor mgmt training

Individual managing outsourced project

Company using creative agencies

Sourcing or Purchasing Group

Executive using specialized consultants

Vendor manager of outsourced program

Cross-functional project manager

Strategic talent/resource planner

Large scale outsourcing consultancy