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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 $90,000 - 140,000 annually


Project vendor managers are responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions are met between a business and a vendor. Employment for this role is expected to grow moderately to 2022, from 113,300 workers in 2017 to 121,700 by 2022. 109,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the Project Management industry.

Key skills

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

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.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    16% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - 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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