LEAD ANALYST
CenturyLink - Washington, DC

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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

Savvis, is a CenturyLink company, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. By outsourcing to Savvis and CenturyLink, enterprises can focus on their core business while we ensure the quality of their IT infrastructure automation.

Responsible for various business functions such as sales opportunity review, strategy development, profitability analysis, contract negotiation, and telecom service design. Reviews financial data as related to various requests for special pricing and identifies possible risks associated with legal terms, product descriptions, and price concessions. Maintains records supporting all business cases. Uses keen business judgment and financial knowledge to defend and debate recommendations. Ensures compliance with internal procedures and government regulations.

Key Working Relationships: Direct Sales, Senior Executives, Legal, Product Management, Regulatory, Billing, and Network Engineering.

Primary Responsibilities:

Full financial and strategic ownership of the most complex business opportunities

Play a pivotal role in obtaining business unit sales and profitability objectives by providing consultative, strategic and analytic services to multiple sales teams with the primary deliverables being ICB pricing approvals, guidance regarding offer structure and ICB contracts

Financially evaluate sales opportunities and provide risk assessment of customer requested terms and conditions (includes business case preparation for policy 107 impacted deals)

Negotiate pricing and contract terms directly with customers

Consult with various internal organizations who also participate in the business unit’s pricing/contracts process (i.e. Legal, Product Management, Treasury, Finance, Billing & Engineering)

Job Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance, Economics or Accounting

Advanced proficiency creating, interpreting and communicating financial information and statistical analysis

Ability to work independently with little supervision and be able to effectively multi-task in a very fast paced environment

Proficient in MS-Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Ability to use advanced features in Excel such as nested functions, pivot tables and custom charts.

Preferred Qualifications:

Telecom industry experience

Corporate financial analysis experience

Prior experience working in support of a large, national sales force

MBA

Company Statement
CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions – including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television – provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.

Disclaimer
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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