What you’ll be doing...

Help us optimize Verizon purchases for >$750M of 3rd Party Switched Access by joining Carrier Management as a Consultant - Vendor & Cost Management Team.This Teams mission is to drive year over year cost reductions for Domestic 3rd Party Voice Vendors through effective management of competitive usage rates, promotion of IP traffic flows, and proactive analysis to unmask additional opportunities.

This work requires a detailed understand of Voice (Switched Access) call flows; multiple Call Detail Record (CDRs) formats; LERG, NANPA, and other industry resources; FCC & PUC Switched Access Tariffs, 3rd Party Commercial Agreements; as well as strong Database Query (Hyperion, Access, Python, etc.) and Financial Analysis skills. Daily tasks will contribute towards a 2019 Voice Optimization savings target of $8.5M.

Daily tasks include:

  • Managing our day to day relationships with and performance of Verizon’s 3RD Party Voice Vendors, including the negotiation of Peering Agreements for both IP and TDM traffic as well as staying on top of all contractual triggers.
  • Driving TDM voice cost reduction initiatives by providing analytical support for business cases, contract negotiations, traffic monitoring and forecasting.
  • Acting as the Carrier Management Project Coordinator in network design changes and vendor implementations.
  • Ensuring that vendor rate decks are received within commercial agreement timelines and disseminated on a timely basis to all required parties.
  • Maintaining a database of Alternate Voice Route Trunk Groups.
  • Providing support to Verizon partner organizations including Network Engineering, Federal Regulatory and Telco Audit.

What we’re looking for...

You have good people skills, outstanding analytic and SQL programing skills, advanced Excel and MSAccess skills, as well as the financial acumen to represent Verizon in front of key internal and external customers.

You’ll need to have:

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

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, in Finance or Accounting or five or more years of equivalent work experience.

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience in the Telecom industry, with a preference for Access Cost Management.

  • Previous experience with Verizon Business in an contract negotiation, access cost management or invoice validation role.

  • Knowledge of 3rd Party Telco Vendor billing with detailed knowledge of CABS and SECABS billing formats for Voice Traffic.

  • Experience with call detail record formats for SS7, IXCDR, JCDR, EMI & AMA.

  • Knowledge of and experience working with Verizon Network Systems & Applications including VERIFY, eASR, 4WM, CAMEO, DWCDR and JARS.

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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