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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks dynamic Sourcing Professionals who are interested in joining our team. This Sourcing position will play a lead role in supporting Verizon's Device Marketing and Promotions businesses through the creation of OEM promotion contracts which optimize revenue generation opportunities, and ultimately grow margin and shareholder value.
A key aspect of the Sourcing role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. The OEM Promotion CSE will actively manage multiple time-sensitive requests, effectively interface with all levels of management and Legal while efficiently ensuring the sourcing process is completely consistent with Verizon policies and goals.

  • Drives all aspects of complex strategic sourcing process including but not limited to taking the lead on creation of supplier contracts, contract negotiations of business, pricing terms, conditions, and promotional frameworks, and working with the internal business partners to develop negotiations strategies, objectives, and plans.
  • Leads various Cross Functional Teams (CFTs) to develop Verizon’s requirements and to reach consensus on commercial approach. This includes drafting 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), as applicable. This also includes leading the CFT to reach consensus, meet milestones and complete contracting by business partner required dates.
  • Lead alignment across VSIL Device Marketing CSEs, to drive and articulate an end-to-end (E2E) view on OEM negotiations that impact promotions across product lifecycles.
  • Actively engage in the support of Device Marketing promotions activity across the product lifecycle, from strategy, planning and implementation.
  • Maintain calculations and tracking of promotion benefit, monitoring throughout product lifecycle.
  • Prepare benefit reporting for review with business partners and executive teams.
  • Assess and recommend strategic and / or tactical adjustments to maximize promotional benefits with each OEM, including T&Cs, MSAs and other opportunities through device lifecycle.
  • Identify contract improvements, simplifications and optimization opportunities to drive better outcomes, including contacting frameworks.
  • Manages supplier relationships, effectively maintaining positive and ethical working relationships.
  • Earns the business partner’s respect and serves as a Trusted Advisor. Plans and proposes sourcing strategies that best support the business.
  • Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges; assess their needs on an ongoing basis; and manage their expectations.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management, Finance, Supply Chain, or Product Marketing or relevant work experience.
  • Experience in OEM and/or Mobile industry specifically in promotions.
  • Experience in an fast paced dynamic International environment.
  • Experience with competitive bids and RFPs as well as direct negotiations.
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience in contract negotiations to include business, price and technical terms.
  • Experience in drafting contract documents required for the establishment of business content elements, e.g. SOWs, LOAs, etc.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Certifications from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM).
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).
  • 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.
  • Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
  • Working knowledge of OEM Sourcing and promotions Best Practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently.