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Vendor Manager

Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 000 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Payroll Vendor Manager, EMEA, is responsible for the payroll vendor selection, relationships and vendor management in some or all countries in EMEA. This position will help oversee the performance of payroll service providers (vendors) and keep all agreements current. The incumbent is required to build strong relationships with Legal, Finance Operations, Tech, Compliance, HR and regional payroll operations teams.

This broad role is a not only a relationship management role with up to 30% international travel it also focuses on Operational Excellence by partnering with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt team members to support continuous improvement of Amazon processes, aligning them with customer requirements, and delivering positive impacts in controllership, quality and cost savings. This role may expand beyond the payroll space to support internal partners in FinOps and HR as needed. This position will initially have no direct reports.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Managing payroll vendor selection, working independently on small/medium countries and supporting larger countries.
· Driving need based market research activities.
· Negotiating and maintaining new and existing vendor contracts ensuring reduction of cost per payslip and alignment with Amazon’s compliance and control requirements. Working independently on small/medium complex negotiations and supporting larger complex negotiations.
· Cultivate and maintain relationships with vendors by communicating with them frequently to answer questions and check their satisfaction levels.
· Analyze and develop vendor performance data to support vendor governance.
· Analyzing vendor cost and driving cost improvement for multiple countries, monitoring monthly spending patterns and identifying exceptions and areas for potential improvement.
· Provides input to management to inform longer-term, global, vendor strategy.
· Deep diving customer pain points in a country and making recommendations for scalable solutions.
· Responding to escalations in a timely manner.
· Promoting Amazon culture in vendors to align principles, mindset and delivery.
· Supporting continued development of materials, techniques, and metrics to identify opportunities to improve VM tools, systems, and processes.
· Building and maintaining knowledge management tools such as wikis and shared drives.
· Training and mentoring other team members, where appropriate.
· Training and mentoring stakeholders in vendor related processes.
· May participate in interview process to support hiring of new team members.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

· 3+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Exceptional attention to documenting, monitoring and modification of fine detail within contracts or similar documentation and day to day activities.
· Strong written and verbal communication.
· Strong communication skills including the ability to interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
· Negotiation skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate purchases.
· The ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple initiatives in a fast paced environment as well as great stakeholder management skills.
· Solid working knowledge of Word, Excel and SharePoint.
· Ability to effectively negotiate purchases.


Brief description of the company

At, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on the Earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and result driven people.

Amazon opened a center in Slovakia in 2011 creating over 1000 new jobs till today. The new center is operated by Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o. and is located at
Twin City Tower( Mlynské Nivy 10). Currently there are divisions like Vendor Contact Management, Financial Operations, Payroll, Listing Specialists, Catalog, Amazon Media Group, Mass Vendor Recruitment and more. We even have virtual roles with possibility to work from home.

All open positions together with a job description and contact details can be found on

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o.
Mlynské Nivy 10
821 09 Bratislava-Staré Mesto