What you’ll be doing...

At Verizon, you can work for a company that tackles the world’s toughest challenges. We’re creating solutions that help businesses optimize their operations, families connect from anywhere, and whole communities leave smaller, greener footprints. It takes vision. It takes focus. That’s why we’re bringing together the brightest minds and latest technologies – to push boundaries, drive real change, and create a brighter future for all. This is the kind of work we do. And you can be part of it.

Strategic Sourcing is responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships across the enterprise to achieve best total value. Includes category management strategies and execution, supplier relationship management, negotiation, risk management and supply base performance management.

  • Leading global cross functional teams in the development, communication and approval of sourcing strategies.
  • Ensuring that category strategy’s result in and generate roadmaps of savings and value streams, and where appropriate, innovation opportunities.
  • Continual monitoring of internal customers and supply markets for changes that may impact the sourcing strategy.
  • Handling year-on-year financial accountability for assigned category’s with respect to price movement.
  • Leading global cross functional teams through the supplier selection process and for the approval of selected suppliers by stakeholders. The team-based supplier selection process is inclusive of identification of potential suppliers, RFX development and execution, proposal evaluation against business requirements and total cost of ownership, and supplier selection recommendation. Upon stakeholder approval and completion of successful negotiation and contracting.
  • Negotiation planning and contracting with suppliers, ensuring that agreements reflect Verizon’s needs globally.
  • Executing supplier relationship management activities for key assigned suppliers within the assigned category’s, with oversight regarding supplier relationship management.
  • Taking on additional projects as needed to support business requirements.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in a similar role.
  • Strong negotiation skills and cost management practices.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced matrixed environment.
  • Project management experience in a complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.
  • Proficiency with SAP & Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word).
  • Knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to design and execute strategies in a global environment.

At Verizon we believe in embracing the diversity of our global workforce - our employees have different interests, experiences and commitments. We recognize the need to offer flexible and alternative working solutions to enable our people to reach their potential and strike the right balance between personal and work life.

Our innovative technology and communication solutions connect us on a global scale, enabling collaborative working. If you are interested in discussing flexible hours, mobility and alternative working solutions, talk to us; we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Our business is fueled by our passion for delivering unprecedented results for customers in over 52 countries. Throughout the world, we’re helping to create a better future – transforming how doctors battle cancer, rescue workers save lives, and people, businesses and communities interact with one another. If you have the drive, talent, energy and commitment to join over 180,000 like-minded people who are unlocking this positive potential of technology, we’ll support you every step of the way. Whether that’s through competitive compensation, award-winning training, or benefits so comprehensive we call them Total Rewards.

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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.