What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services team is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic professionals who are interested in joining our team. Verizon seeks a professional with strong experience in Contract Development in areas such as Network Equipment and Infrastructure, IT, Software Licensing, Maintenance, Cloud, Construction, Contract Manufacturing, etc.

The Contract Manager (CM) position is responsible for contract development and management of all contractual documents, working in partnership with the Sourcing Specialist, Suppliers, internal Business and Legal Departments to negotiate and develop robust legal and commercial terms and conditions with Verizon’s Suppliers. The CM acts as an advisor and/or expert for contract related issues and must apply critical thinking skills and work independently to make sound business decisions on behalf of the Company. Day to day work of the CM requires significant interpretation of diverse contractual issues as well as the ability to identify any potential risk factors in that the business needs to consider for the execution of the Agreement. The role also requires ongoing contract compliance and issue resolution as needed after contract execution. The CM also works closely with Internal Audit, as necessary, and Supplier's auditors to resolve contract compliance issues.

Contract Development:

  • In accordance with Verizon's priorities, review Supplier requests for changes to the terms and conditions of contracts, assess risk of implementing changes, and recommend Verizon's response.
  • Provide leadership in drafting and negotiating terms & conditions with Suppliers.
  • Act as the liaison and provide leadership among Sourcing Specialist, Business Partner, Legal and Supplier.
  • Coordinate with Verizon Legal support to negotiate contract issue resolution with Supplier, and secure final approval of the appropriate Agreement.
  • Work collaboratively with Sourcing Specialist to ensure that all contract document templates are properly prepared for Request for Proposal (RFPs).
  • Resolve and respond to contractual related Supplier issues and/or questions.
  • Meet with Legal counsel to clarify and negotiate complex Sourcing contractual issues and or other Supplier concerns.
  • Interpret contractual rights and obligations to business partner and Sourcing Specialist.

Contract Compliance:

  • Ensure that current Verizon standard language, including updated terms and conditions, is added to all contracts, as appropriate.
  • Manage supplier dispute resolution through formal or informal dispute resolution channels.
  • Review and interpret Sourcing and Corporate Policy requirements.
  • Responsible for consultation and escalation to senior management of current and potential issues.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Telecom Network or IT experience.
  • Six or more years of experience in contract management or sourcing position.
  • Experience negotiating & managing agreements with significant annual spend.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent deliverables in a very dynamic and variable environment where business assumptions fluctuate frequently.
  • Knowledge of procurement contract clauses and principles.
  • Knowledge of procurement contract risks and how to mitigate those risks.
  • Excellent contract drafting skills in areas of Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree or Master’s degree in LLB , LLM or BCL.
  • Strong interpersonal and client-service skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong issue resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management, or relevant.
  • Certifications from the National Contract Management Association, or equivalent:
    • Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
    • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
    • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience and/or certification.

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.