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Research Data Procurement Senior Specialist

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

Multiple locations
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024


The Global External Content Management (GECM) team helps BCG’s internal stakeholders through the enablement and procurement of research sources and tools. This includes managing research sources suppliers, providing operational support, risk reduction and act as the central coordination of stakeholders.

As the Research Data Procurement Senior Analyst in Third Party Data Management you will work alongside the Sources Lead and the Sourcing Manager to serve as BCG's relationship manager with providers of third-party data and research.
You will lead the creation of internal business data strategies, planning, and drive business behaviors as it relates to vendors. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Manage, including renewals, a portfolio of vendors across different geographies and to ensure no disruptions to business.
  • Identify savings opportunities and build relationships with stakeholders and team support/lead multi-country and multi-function teams through supplier evaluation and selection, internal regular business reviews of their sources and planning. Negotiate and set new vendor contracts.


  • Research/vendor /contract management and other vendor oversight activities.
  • Developing and owning internal business relationships while managing external vendors
  • Solving problems, using analytics to leverage available management information to build negotiation strategies
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Influencing senior business stakeholders


  • Undergraduate degree with high academic achievement
  • 4-6+ years of relevant business experience in the professional services industry preferred
  • Negotiation and vendor management; contract renewal and review
  • Advanced knowledge of the key players in the information management industry and their strategies, pricing models, and technologies
  • Strong analytic and communication skills
  • Excellent presence and business acumen, planning, organizational, interpersonal skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders

We are part of the global external content team; covering Sourcing/Contract management, Sourcing Operations, Integration & Portal, and Training & Communications. Your role focuses on the Sourcing/Contract management vertical and will be working closely with sourcing team mates and other colleagues, and business stakeholders & vendors globally.