What you’ll be doing...

This candidate will manage all aspects of strategic programs for Business Process Optimization on the Network Supply Planning Team. The Manager will lead planning and implementation aspects of Supply Chain programs by defining program targets, goals, objectives and resource requirements. This position will also be responsible for developing, reviewing and editing vendor requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to assigned strategic projects. The Manager will work cross-functionally with impacted business units to identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities to accomplish objectives. Candidate will need to act as the single point of contact to internal clients while keeping various levels of management well informed on updates and changes that impact Supply Planning.

In addition, the Candidate will be required to manage the end-to-end Network and Operations Planning process. This initiative includes the entire Supply & Demand Planning teams, Network Planning, Procurement, and Network Finance input across multiple Lines of Business. The role will effectively coordinate inputs such as budget, supplier metrics, KPIs, SLAs against contractual agreements and drive actions towards enhancing results. Candidate must be familiar with various ERPs and Procurement and Planning activities to provide strategic guidance on enhancement opportunities. The role will ensure key deliverables are completed in time and presented in executive readouts.

  • The position will be responsible for leading expansion of Vendor Managed, Consigned or Co-Located programs that cover spend of over $8B annually.
  • Design, implement and manage strategic supplier programs focused on simplifying processes and reducing inventory carrying costs for Hardware and Software.
  • Lead efforts to ensure commercial agreements are completed to support strategic programs.
  • Partner with Network and Sourcing to develop SOWs for Supply Chain and installation services.
  • Develop project cost modeling and business case inputs.
  • Benchmark existing BAU service deliverables against new program service deliverables.
  • Program manages the VMI lever of Network Transformation objective and responsible for implementation of 2018-2020 plans.
  • Build and manage relationships with our key material and services suppliers to further strategic initiatives.
  • Develop key strategic supplier performance management KPIs to ensure suppliers meet or exceed their deliverables to the Network organization.
  • Ensure supplier operational readiness for program launch and expansion.
  • Collaborate and drive internal process standardization.
  • Lead and influence cross-functional teams in the design and implementation of transformative programs.
  • Lead communication and change management activities associated with new programs.
  • Proactively engage stakeholders to ensure current and future needs are met and maintain a working knowledge of supply chain, systems, material and install suppliers and best practices.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain and Product Development best practices.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and to travel up to 20% of the time.

Even better if you have:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in engineering or supply chain management.
  • Supply Chain or Project Management professional certification.
  • Supplier management experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.
  • Sourcing experience.
  • Commodity management experience.
  • Experience reading engineering drawings.
  • Experience with SAP & Agile PLM.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain and Product Development best practices; understanding common needs and challenges of the business.

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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