The Director of the Vendor Management Services team is the primary point of contact for the WAL organization for anything related to vendor management services, including vendor contracts and negotiations, vendor risk management, vendor rules and regulations and other best practices. Ensures compliance by the Bank and vendors to all aspects of the corporate vendor management policy and program. Responsibilities will include contract negotiation, ongoing monitoring, risk assessing, and leadership of team and overall management of the program. Assists business owners through the process, escalated high priority initiatives and ensures staff success. Creates, writes, and bank policies and procedures. Ensures that team performs all aspects of the vendor management role in accordance with regulations and internal policies. Establishes annual goals/responsibilities for their direct reports and team. Ensures direct report adhere to the company policy. Develops procedures that align with the Vendor Management Policy.