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What you’ll be doing...

The Senior Contract Manager (CM) will report to the Associate Director, Contract Management and will be responsible for managing a team of approximately six CMs who coordinate the contract drafting and negotiations within the IT Category Team. The Senior CM will also oversee contract development and management of contractual documents, working in partnership with the Category Sourcing Expert, key Verizon suppliers, internal Business and Legal Departments. Responsible for consultation and escalation to senior management of current and potential issues.

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 which the business needs to consider for the execution of the Agreement. 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.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevantwork experience.
  • Experience in contract management or sourcing position.
  • Experience in negotiating & managing agreements.

Even better if you have:

  • Law degree.
  • Telecom Network or IT experience.
  • Good interpersonal and client-service skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve issue and good negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of procurement contract clauses and principles.
  • Knowledge of procurement contract risks and how to mitigate those risks.
  • Knowledge of contract drafting skills in areas of Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Experience in project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent deliverables in a very dynamic and variable environment where business assumptions fluctuate frequently.