Global Research Sources Manager

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full time

Job Description


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 Sources Manager, you will serve as BCG's relationship manager with third party data and research providers. 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
  • Negotiate and set new vendor contracts, partner with Legal/other teams
  • Identify savings opportunities and build relationships with stakeholders and teams (both internal and external)
  • Provide support to multi-country and multi-function teams through supplier evaluation(s) and selection(s)
  • Drive regular business reviews of their sources and planning to help with optimizing solutions and improve revenue
  • Act as a thought partner: integrate with assigned business units, oversee their data/subscription needs and negotiate all required contracts
  • Partner with internal business on the creation of data strategies and plans, and drive business behavior of vendors


  • Vendor /contract management and negotiation and other vendor oversight activities
  • Developing and owning relationships with both internal and external business stakeholders
  • Leveraging the usage of management information through analytics to build negotiation strategies
  • Independently driving processes while collaborating with global multi-functional teams


  • Undergraduate degree with high academic achievement, Master’s degree preferred
  • 6-8 years of relevant business experience in the professional services industry preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the key players in the information management industry and their strategies, pricing models, and technologies
  • Advanced understanding of content rights management and copyright law concepts, and how to minimize liability and cost preferred
  • Strong experience in negotiating with vendors at senior level
  • Exceptionally 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.