What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant.

Candidate type: Procurement professional required for a multi-category role for a global technology business.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    • Sourcing new vendors / Target vendors
    • Lead the process of sourcing and developing relationships with Suppliers at every stage of the procurement process. Included in this Supplier Management role will be the Management of any active Vendor Management Programs and the Suppliers included in those Programs.
    • Executing RFPs Tenders / E Bids (inclusive of process/documentation/costings and project management)
    • Direct Negotiations pricing, cost reductions and identify future savings opportunities for assigned categories and suppliers
    • Vendor On-boarding – Vendor Qualification; Contracting;
    • Vendor Management – Business/Performance Review, Scorecards, KPi’s
    • Run new product, value engineering and feature development projects (for direct materials and services)
    • Procurement activities – vendor Po’s
    • Support Compliance Activities
    • Provide support and analysis to internal teams
    • Support resolution of major quality issues if they arise

What we’re looking for...

Profile:

    • Bachelor’s degree required – technical/engineering
    • Professional Qualifications: CIPS / APICS qualified or other equivalent Supply Chain qualifications
    • Experience in contract negotiations to include business, price and technical terms
    • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes, policies, and procedures, product / environmental compliance
    • Demonstrable and expert analytical skills and experience developing business cases and analysing spend, supplier and program effectiveness; Capacity to assess options, provide alternatives and problem solve
    • Analytical skills, including the ability to quickly and accurately assimilate information
    • Excellent communication skills, leadership abilities and experience leading and participating in cross functional teams.
    • Proven experience working both independently and as part of a team, within a matrix organisation
    • A successful candidate is a self-starting, motivated individual, willing to own and improve vendor management and related tools, measure and reduce costs, thus increasing revenue generation for the company.
    • Fluency in English is a must, other European languages are an advantage

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.