The Vendor Management Analyst II is responsible for overseeing and facilitating adherence by several Information Technology vendors to the Corporate Vendor Management Policy. Be an advocate for the vendor management process, including vendor evaluations, selection, agreement creation, contract negotiation, auditing vendor documents, compliance with government regulator directives, and performance monitoring. Lead cross functional teams regarding basic IT commodity sourcing events, bids and proposals, including hardware, software, licensing, and services. Monitor vendor compliance with federal regulations regarding technology, security, operations and data protection. Ensure accurate vendor risk ratings are completed on a regular basis, and collect, validate and store all required vendor artifacts and documentation per contractual requirements. Research potential new vendors to ensure financial viability and mitigate risk. Create purchase orders, and perform vendor invoice review, validation and processing.