What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks a dynamic Sourcing Leader to join our world class Strategic Sourcing Organization. This position will be part of a team that exclusively supports the procurement and resale of products and subcontract of services under Verizon's contracts with US Federal Government as well as State/Local Government, Educational institutions (SLED) and customers.

A key aspect of the Sourcing Manager role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. This single contributor manager must prioritize time-sensitive requests, effectively interface with all levels of management, and efficiently ensure the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon processes, policies and goals.

  • Drives all aspects of the complex strategic sourcing process. Navigate standard Verizon commercial business procedures while mitigating the additional risks of public sector related contracting and subcontracting.
  • Takes the lead on Verizon's pre-proposal submission engagement with suppliers and subcontractors as well as post-award contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Earns the business partner’s respect and serve as a trusted advisor. Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges; assess their needs on an ongoing basis; and manage their expectations regarding important key sourcing deliverables and deadlines as indicated by the internal business partners and government customers.
  • Manages supplier relationships, effectively maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Leads various cross functional project teams to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on supplier agreement terms. This includes working with the internal business partners to determine appropriate prime contract flow down terms, develop negotiations strategies, objectives and plans. This may also include drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g. Master Agreements, Statements of Work (SOW), Teaming Agreements, etc.
  • Manages business clients’ expectations and escalations to effectively prioritize the work.
  • Reviews upcoming government related projects to determine Sourcing impact and prioritize work accordingly.
  • Stays current with business trends as well as Sourcing Best Practices.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in sourcing or contract management.
  • Project Management experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Five or more years of related experience in a contracts/subcontracts management and/or sourcing position.
  • Strong experience in government-related purchasing and compliance/risk issues.
  • Experience with competitive bids and RFPs as well as direct negotiations.
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing processes, policies, procedures, category strategy, supplier segmentation and supplier risk.
  • Experience in contract negotiations to include business, price and technical terms.
  • Experience in drafting contract documents.
  • Experience leading and/or participating in cross functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills. Experience in data analysis and supplier assessment.
  • Experience developing resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Capability to be self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others.

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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