WEBINAR – VM added value for LSPs, fantasy or business development strategy?

Date:16 September 2020
Time:16:00-17:00 CET
Moderator:Alina Birsan, AB Language Solutions
Guest:Giada Gerotto, Localization Vendor Manager Consultant


Join us to find out more from the trenches!
Sometimes still perceived as “the dark side of the LSP”, strategic VM may play a key role in helping LSPs surviving challenging times and consolidate their position on the market.
We will explore what Vendor Management can help achieving and how to have VM serve the company purpose the best possible way, with a special focus on three key principles of VM: efficiency, scalability, loyalty.

Vendor Management is one of the key roles of LSPs, no matter the size. Being a successful Vendor Manager means building a Community, it means partnering with vendors and working together as a cohesive group. A successful Vendor/Community Manager is able to tailor his or her approach to each vendor without applying the one-size-fits-all approach, while still keeping in mind the Company’s strategy, priority, and vision. A good Vendor Manager is able to balance out between pursuing the Company’s goals (which are often strictly connected to budget and quality needs) and a good work-life balance for vendors.


Giada Gerotto

Giada is a proactive community manager, a linguist by training, and a preposterous enthusiast.

After linguistic studies and 6y experience at a big player in the industry, I have recently taken a step forward to embrace the challenge of working in a smaller-sized business (and find out the greatness of little things). Soon turning 4 in my multifaceted Vendor Management experience, I have had the opportunity to build my vision on the role and on why and how a truly vendor-oriented strategy can exert a positive influence on the company reputation (and revenue) and love challenging it in my everyday work.