What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming and expanding the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic Sourcing Professionals with strong experience in Sourcing, supplier negotiations, data gathering and analysis, and managing client and supplier relationships.

This Category Sourcing Expert (CSE) position plays a lead role in supporting Verizon’s cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for the Sales Agents channel with more than two hundred and forty-nine million spend per year. The scope includes, but is not limited to, successfully leading the Sourcing process and negotiation to achieve favorable contracts and services from various sales agents

The Sales Agent category is comprised of Agents selling Wireline Fios products/service and Wireless products to Consumer and Business customers via multiple sales channels. The agents use multiple sales channels as a means of reaching out to customers that aren’t proactively contacting Verizon directly for products and services. The CSE will be responsible for managing all aspects of the strategic sourcing and contracting process for sales agents in order to achieve the internal business partners’ intended outcomes with a focus on revenue generation and speed to market with an optimal sales agent portfolio.

The Category Sourcing Expert will actively manage multiple time-sensitive requests in Sales Agent Channel, effectively interface with all levels of management and Legal while efficiently ensuring the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon policies and goals.

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.
  • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related sales agent experience.
  • Six or more years of demonstrated academic and/or professional leadership experience in the following:
    • Experience with competitive bids and RFPs as well as direct negotiations
    • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes, policies, and procedures
    • Experience in contract negotiations to include business, price and technical terms
    • Experience in drafting contract documents required for the establishment of business content elements, e.g. SOWs, LOAs, etc.
  • Experience developing resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity.
  • Knowledge of VZ sales agents and sales channels
  • Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment
  • Working knowledge of Sourcing Best Practices
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute
  • Certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills. Experience in data analysis and supplier assessment
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently
  • 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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