When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

At Verizon, you can work for a company that tackles the world’s toughest challenges. We’re creating solutions that help businesses optimize their operations, families connect from anywhere, and whole communities leave smaller, greener footprints. It takes vision. It takes focus. That’s why we’re bringing together the brightest minds and latest technologies – to push boundaries, drive real change, and create a brighter future for all. This is the kind of work we do. And you can be part of it.

Responsible for the development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships across the enterprise to achieve best total value. Establish and execute sourcing strategies, manage supplier relationships, negotiation, risk management and supply base performance management. You will be a dynamic professional with a transformational approach, with the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to design and execute strategies in a global environment supporting the IT Services Category.

Reporting to a Senior IT Category Sourcing Manager, you will be assigned an IT category to develop and manage. Working collaboratively with stakeholders to develop and implement sourcing strategies to solve business problems and work innovatively with the suppliers to achieve mutually beneficial relationships, whilst mitigating risk.

  • Responsible for ensuring that sourcing strategy’s result in and generate roadmaps of savings and value streams, and where appropriate, innovation opportunities; balancing short and long term objectives to meet business strategy and efficiencies in alignment with business stakeholder’s, leveraging market dynamics and mitigating risk.

  • Responsible for leading and managing the RFx process.

  • Responsible for negotiation planning and contracting with suppliers, ensuring that agreements reflect Verizon’s needs globally.

  • A proven track record of negotiating complex critical business contracts.

  • Responsible for executing supplier relationship management activities for key assigned suppliers within the assigned category.

  • Responsible for drafting IT Master agreements including licenses agreements, SaaS services, professional/consulting services, Service level agreements.

  • You will also be expected to take on additional projects as needed to support business requirements.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant work experience.
  • Experience in IT sourcing.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience with Ariba, Google Suites, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Project management certification, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification.
  • Strong negotiation skills and cost management practices.
  • The ability to drive change and transformation.