What you’ll be doing...

Help us optimize Verizon purchases for >$750M of 3rd Party Switched Access by joining Carrier Management asour leader of the Voice Vendor & Cost Management Team. This groupmanages Domestic 3rd Party Voice Vendors and purchase decisions while optimizing the cost, reliability and vendor performance of our originating and terminating voice traffic. Your team of seven will; promote IP and TDM peering arrangements, program manage Feature Group D disconnect activities, while supporting various fiduciary and regulatory obligations. These tasks require a detailed understanding of TDM switched access optimization, multiple CDR formats, FCC/PUC tariffs, and voice specific telecom industry data. The role carries a 2019 Telco Savings target of $8.5M, to be retired viaFGD & Alt Vendor Voice disconnect initiatives as well as3rd party vendor traffic termination agreements.

Daily tasks include:

  • Providing support and direction for seven analysts focused on year over year Telco Savings, key cost metrics and associated analytics.
  • Driving TDM voice cost reduction initiatives, supporting Network Engineering in the FGD Disconnect and Tandem rehoming of Direct End Office Trunking
  • Managing our relationship and performance of Verizon’s various 3RD Party Voice Vendors, including the negotiation of Peering Agreements for both IP and TDM traffic.
  • Developing and maintaining business case planning models to support negotiations, and analytical tools for monitoring, forecasting, and supporting voice initiatives.
  • Detecting and then addressing new and ongoing usage arbitrage schemes via traffic and call detail record analytics
  • Providing regulatory advocacy support related to inter-carrier voice compensation issues

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 representCarrier Managementin front of both internal customers and external vendors.

You’ll need to have:

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

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

Even better if you have:

  • Previous experience with Verizon Business in an invoice validation, cost management, or commercial agreement negotiations 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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