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Randstad US Strategic Client Director in Topeka, Kansas

This position will provide strategic direction and leadership for a large complex managed services program (staffing industry contingent workforce) that spans multiple business units and across multiple disciplines. Ability to define problems, collect appropriate data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Establish vendor management capabilities based on leading practices and defined process for both Services Procurement and Staff Augmentation suppliers. The associate in this position will become the primary client-facing leader program-wide and will have the responsibility to provide both strategic and tactical support to achieve program objectives and SLAs, including, but not limited to:

  • Overall program leadership and team management

  • Collaboration with client in establishing the program's strategic direction / roadmap

  • Fully implementing the strategic direction, including oversight of VMS implementation activities

  • Developing and leading client communication initiatives, including monthly updates, quarterly business reviews, governance meeting topics, and quarterly executive-level reporting

  • Establishing a personal executive presence as well as executive excitement around the program

  • Leading the internal marketing / awareness of the program with various client BUs and end users

  • Developing and leading internal training with the support of program managers

  • Leader by example; implement strategies to achieve contracted service level metrics; manage sale and delivery of products/services to achieve agreed end result; budget accountability; goals and objectives management; maintain communication with key client representatives to ensure successful business development and ongoing account relationship

Client Responsibilities:

  • Identify problematic client issues and suggest corrective actions

  • Participate in client's workforce planning and relations

  • Proactively consult client on industry best practices and overall program strategy

  • Talent acquisition and recruiting operations

  • Management of the direct sourcing solution

  • Build and define supplier management capabilities, including spend analytics, supply market analyses, vendor profiles and labor strategies

  • Collaborate with client's executive management to develop and successfully execute overall strategy and vision for program

  • Proficient with complex and sophisticated supplier negotiations

  • Advanced written communication skills, self-directed with preparation of client ready document and presentation development. Articulately communicates information and adapts communication effectively to the audience


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • 4 year College degree desired

  • Advanced degree preferred


  • 4+ years of related consulting experience in a professional services firm environment strongly preferred

  • 8+ years managing a complex services engagement

  • 4+ years' experience negotiating complex outsourcing deals with global suppliers

  • Minimum of five years of experience operating within and leading a large global MSP / VMS program or multiple programs

  • Demonstrated experience working with large outsourcing providers, understanding how their key business drivers and internal processes differ from those of traditional staffing / contingent labor

  • Experience working with the corporate talent acquisition and human resource departments

What's in it for you:

  • Largest global staffing leader

  • Competitive salary + bonus

  • Excellent benefits package - medical, dental, vision

  • Generous PTO policy earned from day one

  • Education and professional development

  • Rapid career growth

  • Retirement savings and security

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid parental leave

  • Short and long term disability

  • Employee assistance program and health advocacy

  • Health and dependent care flexible spending account

  • Metlife auto and home insurance

  • Metlife legal plan

  • Referral reward program

  • Exclusive discounts and programs with dozens of nationwide vendors and retailers

For certain positions, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable state/local mandates, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Ask your Randstad representative for more information.

At Randstad, we love to celebrate our hardworking diverse teams demonstrated through our ongoing commitment and diversity awards . Ranked as a 2021 DiversityInc Top 50 company, a 2021 Top 10 Global Champion for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, a Military Friendly company for Veterans, Military Spouses & Suppliers, 2021 Staffing Industry Analyst Top 50 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Influencer to name a few. We are proud of our collaborative culture which is at the heart of Randstad. When you join Randstad you will receive opportunities for competitive & robust benefits, flexible schedules, and the assurance that everyone can be their authentic selves. We are seeking candidates from all backgrounds and demographics and a variety of industries to join a winning team!

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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