Responsibilities

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic Sourcing Professionals who are interested in joining our team.  This position will play a lead role in supporting Verizon's cost savings and revenue generation business goals, through the sourcing process for Verizon’s Multi-billion dollar Advertising and Marketing spend.

A key aspect of the Sourcing role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners, as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers.  We are looking to enhance that effort with a candidate who has direct advertising agency experience.  He/she will provide important agency insights, experience and recommendations to the sourcing team.

The candidate will actively manage multiple time-sensitive projects, effectively interface with all levels of management, and efficiently ensure the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon policies and goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Earns the business partner’s respect and serves as a Trusted Advisor
  • Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges, assess and manage expectations
  • Plans and proposes strategies that best support the business, create efficiencies, and provide outstanding agency performance (ie, securing top agency talent, maximizing ROI, and attaining KPIs)
  • Partners with the business to eliminate maverick spend and lead process throughout workflow, to include LOA guidance, negotiation and execution
  • Stays current with industry, agency and technological trends

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Has a minimum of 5 years advertising agency experience (required)
  • 6+ years of demonstrated academic and/or professional leadership experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Advertising or Business Administration
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes, policies, and procedures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.  Different makes us better.