What you’ll be doing...

Who are Verizon? In today’s rapidly transforming environment, we design, build, and operate the networks, information systems, and mobile technologies that help businesses and governments around the globe expand reach, increase productivity, improve agility, and maintain longevity. Our solutions across Connected Machines, Intelligent Networking and Mobile Workforce are designed to help enterprises pursue new possibilities and create entirely new revenue streams – more efficiently than ever. Our portfolio of solutions effortlessly meets the demands and challenges shaping technology and business today. We believe that businesses and individuals empowered by technology can change the world. We create solutions with that belief in mind; we perpetually challenge ourselves to enable, advance, and pave the way for new possibilities across a variety of industries.

Our DevelopmentProgramme for Sourcing Specialists and Contract Management offers an exciting opportunity to join Verizon’s Supply Chain organisation (VSIL) in building a best-in-class, Global Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence based in Dublin. The Sourcing Centre is responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships across the enterprise to achieve best total value. As a member of the Verizon Sourcing Early Careers Programme you will be part of a team that control and manage one of the largest annual technology spends in the world.

The scope of activity includes category management strategies and execution, supplier relationship management, negotiation, risk management and supply base performance management. VSIL is responsible for delivering this scope of activity for IT, Networks and Technical Services.

Our Developmentprogramme sits across our business teams with opportunities in sourcing areas; IT, Networks, Contract Management, Governance and Technology Services.

What we’re looking for...

This opportunity is highly project driven and will give you a diverse and challenging internship with a high level of international commercial insight and exposure. Key activities will include but not be limited to;

  • Support Verizon's cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process
  • Drive complex strategic sourcing process; supporting contract negotiations, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms
  • Work with Business Partners to resolve supplier related business issues
  • Maximize Verizon's purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk
  • Work with multiple teams to support the selection of low-cost but technically qualified suppliers to provide needed services while supporting key business objectives such as vendor rationalisation.
  • Participation in category strategies – working closely with Analytics and Category Leads
  • Determine and agree negotiation strategies for assigned contracts, with stakeholders
  • Market intelligence research
  • Develop stakeholder management and business skills, while gaining multinational corporate experience in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

You will develop working knowledge across the following

  • Microsoft Office and G-Suite packages
  • Spreadsheet-based analysis – Daily to a high level
  • Data analysis and statistics.


Bachelors or Masters in one of the following; Engineering, Technology, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business or Finance.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.