What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain organization is building a best-in-class, global Strategic Sourcing Centre of Excellence based in Dublin.

We wish to attract the brightest and biggest-thinking minds in the international strategic sourcing industry, to create, build and run a team that sets the benchmark across the globe, whilst driving outstanding shareholder value for Verizon.

As our Network Category Sourcing Specialist, you will be part of a team that will control and manage one of the largest annual technology spends in the world. Is this the challenge you are looking for?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in supporting Verizon's cost savings, revenue generation, and delivery of innovative products and services goals through the sourcing process for the network spend category areas.
  • Develop Category Strategies by conducting market intelligence; spend analytics, and evaluation of key business requirements.
  • Lead contract negotiations with suppliers, particularly in new technologies.
  • Develop strategic sourcing RFP’s and lead Cross Functional Teams’ evaluations of suppliers’ responses.
  • Manage multiple high-dollar and time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Stay current with industry trends for a specific network category and become a trusted advisor to your business partners.
  • Maximize Verizon's purchasing power to achieve a lower cost structure while mitigating risk.
  • Effectively present new products, technologies and services from existing or new suppliers to clients.
  • Conduct Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on all initiatives and present results to the Verizon leadership team.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business field or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of technology with a desired emphasis on wireless radio access network (RAN) technologies.
  • Experience in sourcing.

Even better if you have...

  • Master’s degree in a technical or business field.
  • Experience in sourcing technology products such as wireless network equipment and infrastructure products including the RAN, software licensing, and virtualized network elements.
  • Experience in performing TCO analysis and financial modeling.
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills and work independently to manage priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and client management skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word).
  • Experienced negotiator on high value contracts.

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.