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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming and expanding the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic sourcing professionals with strong experience in sourcing, supplier negotiations, data gathering and analysis, and managing client and supplier relationships.

You will build collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. You will lead a team of CSE’s (Category Sourcing Experts) and will actively manage multiple highly visible, time-sensitive activities, effectively interfacing with all levels of management, and efficiently ensuring the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon’s policies and goals.

  • Partnering with business partners, contract management and legal teams, and serve as a trusted advisor to developing category strategy, objectives and plans; negotiate and complete key strategic deals, and drive aspects of complex strategic sourcing process.
  • Leading various Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on the business deal.
  • Drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g. Statements of Work (SOW), Letters of Authorization (LOAs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), etc.
  • Partnering on negotiations, pricing T&Cs, conduct research and provide benchmark data, including conducting and facilitating RFP’s (RFQs or RFIs).
  • Assessing priorities, challenges and needs on an ongoing basis, while managing to expectations.
  • Providing direction, leadership and professional development to your team.
  • Balancing workload appropriately and leverage existing supplier base to appropriately consolidate services.

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

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.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: real estate, facilities management, property development, and/or energy category management.
  • Experience within strategic sourcing (indirect).
  • Willingness to travel.
  • A Valid Driver's License.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Experience with real estate and energy category management.
  • Six or more years of leadership experience in strategic sourcing (indirect).
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively.
  • Strong team leadership and team management skills.
  • Project management experience in a complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
  • Strong analytical, data analysis & supplier assessment skills.
  • Experience developing resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity and flexibility.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Ability to be self-motivated / a self-starter and work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others.
  • Any of the following certifications/degrees: Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM), Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Juris Doctorate.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).