What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and is seeking a dynamic Sourcing Professional who is interested in joining our team. The Specialist will play a lead role in supporting Verizon’s cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for the engagement of Category souring.

Verizon is seeking a professional with strong experience in Sourcing, supplier negotiations and data gathering in support of the business’ Category needs. A key aspect of the Sourcing role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners, as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. The Specialist will actively manage multiple time-sensitive requests, work independently and effectively interface with all levels of management and Legal, while efficiently ensuring the Sourcing process is completed in a manner that is consistent with Verizon policies and goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Cross Functional Team (CFT) to determine the business and technical requirements and drafts necessary language to translate them into requirements for contract related documents (i.e. Statements of Work (SOW) and/or Request for Proposals (RFPs) for distribution to Verizon’s Contract Managers and/or Suppliers.

  • Leads various Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on supplier selections. This includes drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g. Statements of Work (SOW), Letters of Authorization (LOAs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), etc. This also includes leading the CFT to reach consensus, meet milestones and complete contracting by business partner required dates.

  • Drives all aspects of the complex strategic sourcing process, including but not limited to, taking the lead on creation of supplier contracts, contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms, facilitating RFPs and working with the internal business partners to develop negotiations strategies, objectives and plans.

  • Has in depth understanding of the Verizon business structure. Understands roles and interrelations of operating functions. Works with business partners to resolve supplier related business issues. Must function as an internal facilitator across Verizon.

  • Understands supply chain management issues including warranty, quality controls, acceptance testing, trial agreements, defect handling, configuration change management and scope of work issues.

  • Maximizes Verizon’s purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk.

  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers concerning complex contract provisions including Indemnification, Direct Damages, Intellectual Property Rights, Laws and Regulations , Supplier Audits, Dispute Resolution, Hiring and Tenure, Management Policies and Procedures, Confidentiality Terms and Termination Rights.

  • Analysis of supplier proposals and presentation of key elements to the CFT.

  • Manages supplier relationships, effectively maintaining positive and ethical working relationships. Acts as a point of contact for supplier management related items such as contract compliance and/or assistance with determining performance standards.

  • Supplier rationalization – leverages existing supplier base to appropriately consolidate services.

  • Has a working knowledge of Sourcing Best Practices.

  • Earns the business partner’s respect and serves as a Trusted Advisor by staying current with industry trends for the consulting category. Plans and proposes sourcing strategies that best support the business.

  • Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges; assess their needs on an ongoing basis; and manage their expectations.
  • Expected category expertise in Facilities, Design& Construction, Travel, Meetings & Events, Contact Center, Financial services, IT Services, Professional services and Market research.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree majoring in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years related experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Contract Management:
    • Project management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment
    • 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, licensing models and related technical terms
    • Experience in drafting contract documents required for the establishment of business content elements, e.g. SOWs, LOAs, etc.
  • Project Management experience to support multi-tiered revenue generation efforts
  • Strong analytical skills. Experience in data analysis and supplier assessment.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Strong team leadership skills.
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills and work independently to make sound business decisions on behalf of the company.
  • Ability to propose resolution to complex business issues.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree (MBA), or equivalent advanced degree
  • Certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA):
    • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
    • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
  • 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

Shift timing:3.30 PM to 0.30 AM, Work location: Chennai

What we’re looking for...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and is seeking a dynamic Sourcing Professional who is interested in joining our team. The Specialist will play a lead role in supporting Verizon’s cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for the engagement of Category souring.

Verizon is seeking a professional with strong experience in Sourcing, supplier negotiations and data gathering in support of the business’ Category needs. A key aspect of the Sourcing role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners, as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. The Specialist will actively manage multiple time-sensitive requests, work independently and effectively interface with all levels of management and Legal, while efficiently ensuring the Sourcing process is completed in a manner that is consistent with Verizon policies and goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Cross Functional Team (CFT) to determine the business and technical requirements and drafts necessary language to translate them into requirements for contract related documents (i.e. Statements of Work (SOW) and/or Request for Proposals (RFPs) for distribution to Verizon’s Contract Managers and/or Suppliers.

  • Leads various Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on supplier selections. This includes drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g. Statements of Work (SOW), Letters of Authorization (LOAs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), etc. This also includes leading the CFT to reach consensus, meet milestones and complete contracting by business partner required dates.

  • Drives all aspects of the complex strategic sourcing process, including but not limited to, taking the lead on creation of supplier contracts, contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms, facilitating RFPs and working with the internal business partners to develop negotiations strategies, objectives and plans.

  • Has in depth understanding of the Verizon business structure. Understands roles and interrelations of operating functions. Works with business partners to resolve supplier related business issues. Must function as an internal facilitator across Verizon.

  • Understands supply chain management issues including warranty, quality controls, acceptance testing, trial agreements, defect handling, configuration change management and scope of work issues.

  • Maximizes Verizon’s purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk.

  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers concerning complex contract provisions including Indemnification, Direct Damages, Intellectual Property Rights, Laws and Regulations , Supplier Audits, Dispute Resolution, Hiring and Tenure, Management Policies and Procedures, Confidentiality Terms and Termination Rights.

  • Analysis of supplier proposals and presentation of key elements to the CFT.

  • Manages supplier relationships, effectively maintaining positive and ethical working relationships. Acts as a point of contact for supplier management related items such as contract compliance and/or assistance with determining performance standards.

  • Supplier rationalization – leverages existing supplier base to appropriately consolidate services.

  • Has a working knowledge of Sourcing Best Practices.

  • Earns the business partner’s respect and serves as a Trusted Advisor by staying current with industry trends for the consulting category. Plans and proposes sourcing strategies that best support the business.

  • Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges; assess their needs on an ongoing basis; and manage their expectations.
  • Expected category expertise in Facilities, Design& Construction, Travel, Meetings & Events, Contact Center, Financial services, IT Services, Professional services and Market research.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree majoring in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years related experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Contract Management:
    • Project management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment
    • 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, licensing models and related technical terms
    • Experience in drafting contract documents required for the establishment of business content elements, e.g. SOWs, LOAs, etc.
  • Project Management experience to support multi-tiered revenue generation efforts
  • Strong analytical skills. Experience in data analysis and supplier assessment.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Strong team leadership skills.
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills and work independently to make sound business decisions on behalf of the company.
  • Ability to propose resolution to complex business issues.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree (MBA), or equivalent advanced degree
  • Certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA):
    • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
    • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
  • 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

Shift timing:3.30 PM to 0.30 AM, Work location: Chennai

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.