When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

You’ll be playing a lead role in the sourcing process for Outside Plant Construction, where we spend more than one billion dollars per year. While guiding your internal clients through all aspects of complex sourcing processes, you’ll be identifying potential suppliers, drafting requirements, analysing qualifications, negotiating deals, and monitoring supplier performance. Our purchasing power combined with your skills and expertise will help us maintain our market-leading position. Come play a meaningful role in driving continuous cost savings and revenue generation.

  • Performing market analyses to find potential suppliers.
  • Guiding internal business partners through the supplier selection process.
  • Leading global cross functional teams to document requirements, build RFPs, and conduct negotiations.
  • Handling the sourcing process, ensuring that it aligns with our corporate policies.
  • Validating that suppliers are upholding contract terms and conditions.

What we’re looking for...

You understand commercial and construction processes and you’re proficient in construction lingo. Because you are a master relationship builder, external suppliers see you as an invaluable partner and internal clients see you as a trusted advisor. You have no problem prioritizing multiple simultaneous projects and you’re no stranger to tight timelines. Balancing the intersection of cost, efficiency, and quality, you expertly negotiate the best outcomes for all parties.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • Quantity Surveying,supply chain or sourcing experience

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Experience in large-scale FTTx projects in dense urban environments.
  • Business degree in supply chain, quantity surveying, engineering, or construction management.
  • Program management, budget management, request-for-proposal, and vendor selection experience.
  • Experience with site walk-throughs, construction insurance requirements and construction bidding processes.
  • Supply chain certification, such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM).
  • Project management certification, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification.

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

Diversity & Inclusion

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please note, in countries where there is a COVID-19 related government order or rule, Verizon is required to ensure that all employees accessing our workplace comply with these mandatory requirements. If you work in one of these locations, you will be required to provide us with your vaccination status prior to joining. If this, or any other COVID related requirement applies in your location, we will notify you about this before you start work.