What you’ll be doing...

Our Global Supply Chain team is hiring a passionate and strategic Category Intelligence Manager to join a team that powers Network Category Intelligence for Verizon.

You will be part of a team that helps shape Verizon’s award winning network strategy. This includes leading a cross-functional team to form the strategic category plan and develop a comprehensive set of analysis including but not limited to market dynamics, demand and price. This is a job for an intelligent, decisive, quick, and forward-thinking leader.

This position has visibility to mid and high level executives.

In this role, you will lead the intelligence, analytics & cross-functional councils for a given category to strategically position the sourcing & Network teams to deliver the best value to build the network in addition to acting as a coach on the category intelligence process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Category Management & Category Intelligence process expert within the sourcing organization.
  • Facilitate & Coach Category Managers to deliver an iterative cross functional process across the organization.
  • Establish strong relationships with internal business stakeholders.
  • Conduct financial and Total Cost of Ownership modeling.
  • Conduct competitor & industry analysis of products to benchmark & improve the company’s competitive position.
  • Work in collaboration with Network Planning to develop cost rationalization & value analysis of engineering product requirements to lower the cost of products.
  • Manage prioritization of clean sheeting with our Teardown Lab.
  • Lead a cross-functional team to develop a detailed Category Strategy between N&T and Sourcing for five hundred million annual spend.
  • Responsible for construction and accomplishment of the Fact pack for negotiation including competitive intelligence.
  • Develop negotiation options through a cross functional and data driven approach.
  • Prepare and deliver executive level presentations to gain alignment across the business & clearly articulate the category strategy.
  • Positively impact others with a data driven approach to work.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have.....

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Six plus years of relevant global strategic sourcing experience with multimillion dollar contracts.
  • Experience in best-in-class procurement practices (category management, bench-marking, should-cost models, RFX, reverse auction, contracting, etc.).
  • Experience leading cross functional teams in the development of multi-year category strategies.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in business case development, cost modeling and other financial decision approaches.
  • Strong leadership skills in influential leadership situations.
  • Strong consultative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to travel - 25% or less.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Engineering or telecommunication network procurement experience.
  • Experience performing data analytics using Tableau, Qlik or other analytics tools.
  • Prior experience as a coach or trainer in category management best practices.
  • Ability to manage relationships with stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; ability to interact effectively with internal and external audiences at all levels.
  • Clear, concise communicator, ability to translate complex messages into commonly understood terms.
  • Ability to develop and establish solid and trustworthy relationships.
  • Electronics manufacturing experience.
  • Investigative mind-set with an attention to detail.
  • Three or more years of managerial experience.

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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