About Robeco

Vendor Manager Financial Market Data

Robeco is a global asset manager and offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. Robeco's head office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has a strong and expanding presence in the US, Europe and Asia and a developing presence in key emerging markets such as India and Latin America. Robeco was founded in 1929 in the Netherlands as Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium. Today, Robeco is the centre of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, Robeco's shareholder based in Tokyo, Japan.


The Central Purchasing Department provides added value to all Robeco's internal clients in the realm of purchasing, vendor management, hiring and leasing products and services. The department is responsible for implementing the professional procurement process, focusing on achieving the best results for all internal clients: a combination of maximum value, minimum risk and competitive costs.

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Job description

As a Vendor Manager of Financial Market Data you will:

  • Negotiate, validate and manage market data contracts including budget processes
  • Engage and work closely with the business on sourcing and data acquisition opportunities, data and functionality requirements, projects & priorities
  • Proactively manage vendors through the contract lifecycle by monitoring their fulfilment of obligations and services and by performing benchmarking through scorecards, performance metrics and other tools
  • Provide transparent reporting including user cost analysis meetings with main business groups and variable costing controls
  • Challenge value and costs, promote alternative solutions and maintain quality
  • Implement contract compliance (companywide) with focus on alignment licensing versus data requirements
  • Track and communicate industry trends and market intelligence
  • Build co-operation  beyond Rotterdam for global market data to mitigate costs  through efficiency, transparency, legal & audit risk aversion
  • Identify, qualify, and streamline opportunities for vendors to deliver innovation that impacts internal business performance


The candidate we're looking for to fulfil this position has the following qualities and skills:

  • Professional & intellectual capacities at academic level
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a corporate environment, commercial setting and worked with financial market data
  • Solid experience with purchasing, negotiations and contract management
  • Financial industry knowledge, understanding of asset classes, application of both real time and reference market data
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills both in English (Dutch is a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop highly functioning business relationships
  • Well organized, detail oriented, responsive and be able to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to interpret contractual obligations and compliance requirements
  • Experience in working for or with market data vendors is a plus
  • FIA certification is a plus (The Financial Industry Association market data exam)
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills 

We offer

  • Attractive employment conditions and career development prospects
  • Multi-disciplinary team working in a flat organizational structure
  • International and ambitious working environment
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurship and personal growth            

Application process

For this vacancy, Robeco has outsourced the recruitment procedure to Macrander Search & Advisory. If you are interested in this vacancy, please contact Macrander Search & Advisory via or +31 63 331   5227.

All applications will be treated confidentially. 

An integrity assessment may be part of the selection process.

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