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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon seeks a dynamic contract management professional to join our Networks team in Dublin. We are looking for individuals with strong drafting, negotiation and contract management experience and excellent communication and stakeholder management skills for the sourcing of network equipment and infrastructure, IT, software licensing, installation and maintenance support services.

The Contract Manager (CM) position is responsible for contract development and management of all contractual documents, working in partnership with the Category Sourcing Expert (CSE), suppliers, internal business and legal departments to negotiate and develop robust legal and commercial terms and conditions with Verizon’s suppliers. The CM acts as an advisor and expert for contract related issues and must apply critical thinking skills and work independently to make sound business decisions on behalf of the Company, actively progressing contracts to a timely execution. Day to day work of the CM requires significant interpretation of diverse contractual issues as well as the ability to identify any potential legal, operational and commercial risks which the business needs to consider prior to the execution of the Agreement. The role also requires oversight of the approval process for high value deals, ongoing contract management and issue resolution as needed after contract execution. The CM works closely with internal audit teams and supplier's auditors to resolve contract compliance issues.

Contract Development:

  • In accordance with Verizon's priorities, review internal business client and supplier requests for changes to the terms and conditions of contracts, assess the commercial and operational impact and risks associated with implementing the proposed changes, and recommend Verizon's response based on the foregoing
  • Provide leadership in drafting and negotiating terms & conditions for high value, strategic deals with suppliers.
  • Act as the liaison between the CSE, business partner(s), Legal and suppliers and managing version control of documents and coordinating stakeholder responses to ad hoc queries
  • Secure Legal approval (as required) of response and negotiate resolution with supplier
  • Work collaboratively with the CSE to ensure that all contract document templates and RFP documentation are properly prepared for RFPs
  • Resolve and respond to contractual related supplier issues and/or questions
  • Meet with Legal attorneys to clarify and negotiate complex sourcing contractual issues and or other Supplier concerns
  • Interpret contractual rights and obligations to business partner and Sourcing Specialist
  • Support contract template development and updates to accommodate the commercial and operational needs of the business and to reflect on legislative changes around privacy, import/export,

Contract Compliance:

  • Ensure current Verizon standard contract terms/language is incorporated into all contracts
  • Manage supplier dispute resolution through formal or informal dispute resolution channels
  • Review, interpret and apply Sourcing and Corporate Policy requirements
  • Responsible for consultation and escalation to senior management of current and potential issues

What we’re looking for...

While you can speak technical and legal jargon with the best of them, you know how to take complex issues and explain them succinctly and simply so that people can understand. You see legal and contract matters through a business lens. Working well with others of varied backgrounds and experiences comes easy to you-and you seek to understand their interests and motivations to help build the best mutual outcomes. People think of you as someone who puts others at ease and knows how to create agreement among parties. You also hold your ground on the non-negotiables.

You’ll need to have:

  • Legal qualification.
  • Experience in contract management.
  • Project management experienece.
  • Experienece with procurement contract clauses and principles.

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

  • Experienece in managingmultiple concurrent deliverables in a very dynamic and variable environment where business assumptions fluctuate frequently.
  • Juris Doctorate, Master’s, or equivalent advanced law degree.
  • Certifications from the National Contract Management Association:
  • Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience or similiar.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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