May 16, 2021

Manager SLED Sourcing

  • Verizon Communications
  • Ashburn, VA, USA

Job Description

When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We're a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose 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...

Verizon's Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks a dynamic sourcing leader to join our world class strategic sourcing organization. You will be part of a team that exclusively supports the procurement and resale of products and subcontract of services under Verizon's contracts with the US federal government as well as state/local government, educational institutions (SLED) and customers.
You'll be building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. You'll interface with all levels of management and ensure the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon processes, policies and goals.
  • Driving all aspects of the complex strategic sourcing process.
  • Navigating standard Verizon commercial business procedures while mitigating the additional risks of public sector related contracting and subcontracting.
  • Taking the lead on Verizon's pre-proposal submission engagement with suppliers and subcontractors as well as post-award contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Collaborating closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges.
  • Managing supplier relationships to maintain positive and ethical working relationships.
  • Leading various cross functional project teams to develop Verizon's requirements and to reach consensus on supplier agreement terms.
  • Collaborating with internal business partners to determine appropriate prime contract flow down terms, develop negotiations strategies, objectives and plans.
  • Drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents (e.g. Master Agreements, Statements of Work (SOW), Teaming Agreements, etc.).
  • Reviewing upcoming government related projects to determine Sourcing impact.

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.
  • Sourcing or state/local education consulting/sales experience.
  • Willingness to travel.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • A degree.
  • Experience with competitive bids and RFPs as well as direct negotiations.
  • Experience in contract negotiations to include business, price and technical terms.
  • Experience in drafting contract documents.
  • Experience leading and/or participating in cross functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in data analysis and supplier assessment.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability in influencing others.
  • One or more of the following certifications: Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM).

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. 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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