What you’ll be doing...

The Network Transport Contracts organization is responsible for negotiating a variety of procurement agreements with telephone service providers throughout the United States for the purchase of telecom services -- such as Dark Fiber, Small Cells, Ethernet IP Backhaul, SONET, and Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) that will support the wireless network infrastructure. In this Contract Negotiator position, you will provide oversight of, and pursue to completion, these various Network Transport Contracts to assure that each contract accurately reflects the business purpose and operational requirements, and provides the necessary legal protections consistent with Verizon Wireless’ standards and policies.

  • Negotiation of transport-related contracts with other Telecommunications Service Providers (Carriers). This includes various connecting carriers (RBOCs, ILECs, and CLECs.) Act as liaison with contracted Carriers to ensure that performance of terms and conditions is compliant with negotiated contracts.
  • Maintain all Verizon Wireless contracts within a geographic area of responsibility and coordinate with, finance, strategic planning, facilities and regional planning organizations in the development of appropriate terms and conditions.
  • Establish transport facility Master Service Agreements between Verizon Wireless and transport facility vendors that can be utilized to set parameters on a statewide or nationwide basis to augment and build out the Verizon Wireless service network.
  • Negotiate transport facility contracts with a variety of vendors including CLECs, RBOCs, and Special Service Vendors, for services dependent on Master Services Agreements already in place, tariff contracts, Dark Fiber, Small Cells, Volume Term agreements, Ethernet Backhaul Service, and Individual Case-Based contracts.
  • Work independently and effectively with internal and external legal support staff to resolve appropriate contractual terms and conditions on transport contracts.
  • Perform management analysis of existing and proposed transport agreements to establish schedule and cost standards that ensure Verizon Wireless remains cost-competitive in the marketplace.
  • Team cooperation with peers in the Interconnection and Transport Contracts Group in developing and advocating internal and external policy positions associated with interconnection and transport arrangements consistent with Verizon Wireless objectives and business guidelines.
  • Where necessary, create a library of templates for transport facilities contracts with terms and conditions that represent a Verizon Wireless negotiating a position that can reduce the cycle time for processing transport contracts.
  • Analyze data and recommend a direction for network transport company direction.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Supply Chain Management, Statistics,Economics or relevantdiscipline.
  • Coding skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Statistical software experience.
  • Experience with large scale IT systems.
  • Telephony experience.
  • Twelve or more years of telephony experience, with relevant network knowledge.
  • Strong financial analysis, product management, and competitive analysis experience.
  • Knowledge of transport facilities and concepts.
  • Negotiating experience.
  • Contract experience.
  • PeopleSoft experience, TESS.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to be a self-starter with the ability to prioritize when resources demand to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Team orientation with the ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Word (redline) and Excel.
  • Experience in project management, pricing, and costing.
  • Knowledge of existing transport facility contracts and tariffs.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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