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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming and expanding the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic sourcing professionals with strong experience in sourcing, supplier negotiations, data gathering and analysis, and managing client and supplier relationships.

As the Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager, Marketing and Advertising you will build collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. You will lead a team of Category Sourcing Experts and will actively manage multiple, highly visible, time-sensitive activities. You will effectively interface with all levels of management and ensure the sourcing process is consistent within Verizon’s policies and goals.

You will partner with multiple marketing and advertising business units such as Verizon’s Agency Relations, Brand, Device Marketing, CRM, CMO and Consumer Markets Insights teams, as well as Contract Management and Legal teams. You will serve as a trusted advisor to developing category strategy, objectives, and plans.

  • Negotiate and complete key strategic deals and drive aspects of complex strategic sourcing processes.
  • Lead various cross functional teams to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on the business deal.
  • Manage budget and planning, and draft necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g. statements of work (SOW), letters of authorization (LOAs), requests for proposals (RFPs), etc.
  • Partner on negotiations, pricing terms and conditions, conduct research and provide benchmark data including conducting and facilitating RFP’s (RFQs or RFIs).
  • Understand priorities, challenges, and needs on an ongoing basis while managing to expectations.
  • Provide direction, leadership, and professional development to your team.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Five or more years of experience managing teams.
  • Strategic sourcing experience (indirect) with consulting services categories or related experience.
  • Experience with an advertising/marketing firm or advertising/marketing department of a large corporation.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • Strong team leadership and team management skills.
  • Project management experience in a complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
  • Strong analytical, data analysis, and supplier assessment skills.
  • Experience developing resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity and flexibility.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Capability to be self-motivated/a self-starter and work independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others.
  • Any of the following certifications/degrees: Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM), Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Juris Doctorate.

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