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 Technologies (Outside Plant) Sourcing team. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve Verizon sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s spending, supplying partnerships and identifying new possibilities.


  • Manage the company’s passive product suppliers and ensure supplier contracts are managed and maintained as required.
  • Generate and implement category management sourcing strategies.
  • Analyze and calculate annual spend and annual cost savings opportunities.
  • Prepare and agree negotiation strategies, implement via contract negotiations and secure profitable deals for Verizon.
  • Lead Rfx projects for product tenders and collaborate with team stakeholders.
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency.
  • Build and foster team relationships with Verizon stakeholders and peers.
  • Lead supplier performance reviews locally and virtually.
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking.
  • Identify , estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques.
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy suppliers.
  • Develop strong partnership relationships with business peers and clients.
  • Successful contract management/agreement/negotiation.
  • Management of Distribution providers and performance to SLA’s.

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.
  • Sourcing experience in the electronic manufacturing industry or the telecommunications industry.
  • Track record as a sourcing expert – ability to demonstrate activities and results.
  • Knowledge of market dynamics and sound business judgment.
  • Operate with internal & external stakeholders in a matrix environment.
  • Strong Presentation skills. Ability 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 – ability to interface with global colleagues.
  • Attention to detail for project management and for task completion is essential.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration or relevant.
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Experience dealing with data; analyzing and interpreting data, proficiency in excel.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP an advantage).

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.