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What you’ll be doing...
Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic Sourcing Professionals who are interested in joining our team. This Sourcing position will play a lead role in supporting Verizon's Device Marketing businesses through creation of supplier contracts, which drive cost savings, generation revenue, and ultimately improve margins and shareholder value. A key aspect of the Sourcing role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. The Category Sourcing Expert will actively manage multiple time-sensitive requests, effectively interface with all levels of management and Legal while efficiently ensuring the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon policies and goals.
Drives all aspects of complex strategic sourcing process including but not limited to taking the lead on creation of supplier contracts, contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions, facilitating RFP’s, and working with the internal business partners to develop negotiations strategies, objectives, plans, and promotions.
Leads various Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on supplier selections. This includes 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. This also includes leading the CFT to reach consensus, meet milestones and complete contracting by business partner required dates.
Manages supplier relationships, effectively maintaining positive and ethical working relationships.
Supplier rationalization – leverages existing supplier base to appropriately consolidate services.
Supplier innovation - facilitate all commercial aspects of supplier innovation.
Product Life Cycle – manage commercial OEM engagement through the lifecycle of products, assessing and recommending commercial actions that will reduce cost, generate revenue, and improve margin through to End of Life (EoL).
Maintain and track savings of negotiations from original proposal and provide executive readout.
Earns the business partner’s respect and serves as a Trusted Advisor.
Plans and proposes Sourcing strategies that best support the business.
Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges; assess their needs on an ongoing basis; and manage their expectations.
What we’re looking for...
You’ need to have:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, Product Marketing or relevant work experience.
Experience in OEM and/or Mobile industry.
Experience in a fast paced dynamic International environment.
Experience with competitive bids and RFPs as well as direct negotiations.
Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes, policies, and procedures.
Experience in contract negotiations to include business, price and technical terms.
Experience in drafting contract documents required for the establishment of business content elements, e.g. SOWs, LOAs, etc.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
MBA, or equivalent advanced degree.
Certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM).
Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).
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.
Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
Working knowledge of OEM, including wearables and accessories, as well as Sourcing Best Practices.
Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
Strong team leadership skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Experience in data analysis and supplier assessment.
Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.