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What you’ll be doing...

As an IT Strategic Sourcing Category Manager, you will be responsible for negotiating multi-million dollars agreements with suppliers. The role also include development and execution of sourcing strategies to leverage relationships across the enterprise to achieve best total value. The key responsibilities include:

Sourcing Responsibility

  • Responsible for negotiating IT Master agreements (Licenses agreements, SaaS services, professional/consulting services) with support from internal Legal teams;
  • Lead and manage multiple complex negotiations with Tier 1 strategic suppliers with multi-million dollar spend and will works independently on most of the deals requiring minimum management oversight
  • Responsible for leading global cross functional teams through the supplier selection process and for the approval of selected suppliers by stakeholders. The team-based supplier selection process is inclusive of identification of potential suppliers, RFX development and execution, proposal evaluation against business requirements and total cost of ownership, and supplier selection recommendation. Upon supplier section, negotiate and contracting with supplier.
  • Challenge Suppliers and internal Stakeholders to identify and deliver Value and Savings within the assigned IT Category
  • Leverage the growing business volumes and deliver competitive advantage to Verizon.
  • Manage Merger & Acquisitions supplier contracts

Strategic Responsibility

  • Develop & execute category strategies for the assigned category: Develop category expertise, create/develop category strategies in line with business roadmap, implement and enforce the strategy, ensure that category strategy’s result in and generate roadmaps of savings and value streams, and where appropriate, innovation opportunities
  • Tier 1 supplier relationship management: Lead Quarterly business reviews, supplier roadmaps meetings etc.
  • Collaborate & present to senior stakeholders: Build and nourish the relationship with key internal senior stakeholders.
  • Identify improvement areas within business to support cost optimization


  • Maintain a working knowledge of legal terms, local laws, regulations, Information security and GDRP compliance etc. as well as any internal policies (e.g. code of ethics) or procedures to ensure that the behaviour exhibited by the organization with the highest level of integrity, honesty, and transparency.
  • Remain current with market trends through relationships with suppliers and market experts; identify and communicate new technologies and solutions to key problems in the assigned IT Category area.


  • Responsible for leading projects with global cross functional teams
  • Coach some junior and new team members around negotiation ideas and supporting them with supplier negotiations.

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 or procurement.

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.

Where you'll be working…

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please note, in countries where there is a COVID-19 related government order or rule, Verizon is required to ensure that all employees accessing our workplace comply with these mandatory requirements. If you work in one of these locations, you will be required to provide us with your vaccination status prior to joining. If this, or any other COVID related requirement applies in your location, we will notify you about this before you start work.

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