What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain organisation is building a best-in-class, Global Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence based in Dublin. We wish to attract the brightest and biggest-thinking minds in the international strategic sourcing industry, to create, build and run a team that sets the benchmark across the globe, whilst driving outstanding shareholder value for Verizon. As our Network Category Sourcing Manager, you will be part of a team that will control and manage one of the largest annual technology spends in the world. Is this the challenge you are looking for?

  • Assist in supporting Verizon's cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for Network spend category areas.
  • Develop Category Strategies by conducting Market Intelligence, Spend Analytics, and Evaluation of business requirements.
  • Lead contract negotiations with Suppliers, particularly in new technologies.
  • Development of strategic sourcing RFP’s and Lead Cross Functional Team evaluations of Supplier responses
  • Managing multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • Stay current with industry trends for your specific Network category and become a trusted advisor to your business partner.
  • Maximize Verizon's purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk.
  • Present new products, technologies and services from existing or new suppliers to clients.
  • Perform Total Cost of Ownership on all initiatives.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field, or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in sourcing.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree in Business or a Technical field.
  • Experience in sourcing in the technology areas such as Network Equipment and Infrastructure, Software Licensing, Virtualisation.
  • Capability to be self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills and work independently to manage priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word).
Ideal candidate
- Technical / engineering background - preferably telecomms
- Detailed knowledge of fibre optics technology
- Experience of large scale projects $100M+
- Experience of drafting contracts for large scale complex contracts
- Experience of eProcurement systems (SAP preferably)
- Experienced negotiator on high value 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.