What you’ll be doing...

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to executive stakeholders by leveraging vendor analytics to provide deal strategies and insights.
  • Working with stakeholders to document business requirements and technology / vendor alternatives for renewals or renegotiations.
  • Leading or supporting entitlement or technology estate audit requirements as needed in order to establish deal renewal or technology purchase baselines.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers to understand and communicate the impact of their product road maps and market trends to stakeholders.
  • Creating deal renewal or negotiation strategies in partnership with lines of business and sourcing to ensure that Verizon is optimally positioned to reduce costs while receiving best-in-class or best-in-world pricing – these strategies could range from vendor rationalization and consolidation to the introduction of new vendors to create competitive tension with existing vendors.
  • Supporting team managers in the development of technology category strategies in order to educate executive stakeholders, obtain organizational alignment, and create an environment conducive to cost savings.
  • Managing vendor relationships on behalf of the business and ensuring that vendors are meeting performance objectives and goals through recurring business reviews.
  • Driving end-to-end execution of cost savings initiatives ranging from ideation to socialization to contract negotiation, etc.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience in generating cost savings.
  • Ability to walk through three or more prior deals generating at least One million dollar/year of annual hard cost savings each.
  • Advanced capability with MS Office Suite of Products (especially in Excel, Access & PowerPoint) and Query tools (e.g., SQL/Cognos).
  • Ability to meet deadlines, complete important time sensitive tasks and adapt quickly to last minute changes.
  • Excellent organizational, process management and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience managing multiple assignments, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage continuously changing business needs.

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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