What you’ll be doing...

Strategic Sourcing is responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships across the enterprise to achieve best total value. Includes Category management strategies and execution, supplier relationship management, negotiation, risk management and supply base performance management. Successful candidate will be required to have the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to design and execute strategies in a global environment.

Key Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, you will be responsible for managing a team of Category Sourcing Experts and leading global cross functional teams in the development, communication and approval of sourcing strategies.

  • Responsible for insuring that category strategy’s result and generate roadmaps of savings and value streams, and where appropriate, innovation opportunities.
  • Continual monitoring of internal customers and supply markets for changes that may impact the sourcing strategy.
  • Year-on-year financial accountability for assigned category’s with respect to price movement.
  • Responsible for leading global cross functional teams through the supplier selection process and for the approval of selected suppliers by stakeholders. The team-based supplier selection process is inclusive of identification of potential suppliers, RFx development and execution, proposal evaluation against business requirements and total cost of ownership, and supplier selection recommendation. Upon stakeholder approval, the successful negotiation and finalisation of all contractual documentation.
  • Responsible for negotiation planning and contracting with suppliers, ensuring that agreements reflect Verizon’s needs globally.
  • Responsible for executing supplier relationship management activities for key assigned suppliers within the assigned category’s, with oversight regarding supplier relationship management.
  • The Category Sourcing Manager will also be expected to take on additional projects as needed to support business requirements.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Six or more years of experience in a similar role.
  • Strong negotiation skills and cost management practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced matrixed environment.
  • Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.
  • Proficiency with SAP & Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word).

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.