What you’ll be doing...

As a Category Sourcing Expert you will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations within the CPE Sourcing team. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the company’s CPE and STB supply and support ensuring contracts are in place with suppliers in your area and are being maintained.
  • Generate and implementefficient category management sourcing strategies
  • Analyze and calculate spending and work to decrease expenditure
  • Prepare and agree negotiation strategies, implement via contract negotiations andsecure profitable deals
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guaranteeagreement on terms and processes
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Identify, Estimate risks and applyrisk minimizing techniques
  • Discoverand partner with trustworthysuppliers
  • Ability to develop strong partnership relationships with business peers and clients.
  • Proven history of successful contract management/agreement/negotiation
  • Team ethos with cross collaboration experience.

What we’re looking for...

Skills & Competencies

  • 6+ years of sourcing experience preferable in the electronic manufacturing industry or the telecommunications industry.
  • Proven track record as a sourcing expert – be able to demonstrate activities and results
  • Understanding of market dynamicsand sound business judgment
  • Operate with internal & external stakeholders in a matrix environment
  • Strong Presentation skills. Be able to present to senior management.
  • Contracting experience – drafting, negotiating and execution
  • Demonstrate creative thinking – solving problems by thinking out of box.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills – be able to interface with global colleagues.
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, proficient in excel.
  • Solid judgment with ability to make good decisions
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems (SAP an advantage)
  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration or other appropriate qualification.

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.