What you’ll be doing...

  • Verizon’s Strategic Sourcing organization is seeking a dynamic professional who is interested in joining our team to support our Financial Services category. The successful candidate will assist the Category Sourcing Experts with the development of strategic sourcing RFP’s and participates in evaluation of Supplier responses.
    • Works with Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) in determining the business and technical requirements and assists in drafting language to translate them into requirements for related documents (i.e. Statements of Work (SOW) and/or Request for Proposals (RFPs) for distribution to Verizon’s Contract Managers and/or Suppliers.
    • Participate in contract negotiations regarding business and pricing terms with Suppliers.
    • Assists with the sourcing process in order to drive consensus on critical supplier selection actions.
    • Conducts analysis of supplier proposals and present evaluation of responses to cross functional teams for consideration and selection.
    • Work with centralized support team in order to get new Supplier’s registered to participate in RFP’s.
    • Analysis of supplier proposals and presentation of key elements to cross functional teams.
    • Partners with internal business partners to participate in contract negotiations with incumbent and potential new suppliers.
  • Accesses key procurement systems to review and report information to the Category Sourcing Experts in order to stay abreast of activities and opportunities.
    • Monitor contracts that are reaching expiration and work with the business partners to take necessary action for renewal or termination.
    • Monitor sourcing requests and work with Sourcing Experts to take necessary action.
    • Monitor spend to ensure contract compliance.
  • Stays current with industry trends for their category and becomes a Trusted Advisor to our business partner.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to propose sound business recommendations.

Ability to solve problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound recommendations.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Three or more years of academic and/or professional leadership experience.
  • Experience with PowerPoint and Pivot Tables within Excel.
  • Experience with pay for performance contracts.
  • Accounting or finance experience, professional or academic.

Even better if you have:

  • Pursuit or attainment of a Master’s, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Experience in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong issue resolution, negotiation, and project management skills.
  • Experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Contract Management.
  • Experience with pay for performance contracts.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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