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Project Vendor Manager

Find out how to become a project vendor manager in the Project Management sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Project Vendor Manager is $115,400 - 168,800 annually

What does a Project Vendor Manager do? 

Project vendor managers are responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions are met between a business and a vendor.

Read more about the Project Management industry.

What are the key skills of a Project Vendor Manager?

Project vendor managers must have strong leadership skills and a sharp attention to detail to ensure that businesses are receiving the service guaranteed by their vendors.

  • Are good with face-to-face communication, being in constant contact between a business and their vendor
  • Have strong managerial skills to monitor project progress and ensure all business needs are being met
  • Are analytical and aware of vendor’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Are flexible to change and are skilled negotiators
  • Are “people persons” and are able to build and maintain positive relationships with vendors
  • Have an excellent attention to detail to project requirements

How to become a Project Vendor Manager 

If you want to become a Project Vendor Manager, you'll typically need to have a bachelor's degree majoring in business administration, arts or business. To be successful in this role, it's important to build effective relationships with vendors and be a skilled negotiator.

By studying the BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management, this can help you gain the relevant skills you need to work towards this pathway. 

Quick facts

Project vendor managers work in a wide variety of industries in Australia, with most working full-time. Here are a few key facts on the role of a project vendor manager.

Employment for Project Vendor Managers will grow in the next five years. From 48,700 in 2020 to 53,700 jobs by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    47 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Job Growth 
    Employment is set to grow in the next five years. From 48,700 in 2020 to 53,700 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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