Sourcing Manager
Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ

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We know that dedication breeds success. That’s why Verizon professionals work so hard to maintain our position as a global communications leader. That’s also why we work so hard for them. This dedication keeps Verizon ahead of the curve. We know what works.

The Sourcing Manager leads a team of Sourcing professionals that develop, manage, and drive key sourcing relationships that are critical to Verizon's success. This manager will focus on delivering Sourcing savings, continuous improvement and revenue generation goals through the sourcing process for General and Administrative (G&A) functions including Travel, Training, Aviation and Forward and Reverse Logistics. The Sourcing Manager serves as the primary interface with leaders of the organizations we support, developing and supporting strategies to ensure requirements are successfully implemented in a timely manner. The manager will work in a collaborative manner within the Sourcing organization and with its clients to achieve business objectives.

Responsibilities:
Manage a team of Sourcing Process Leaders that lead cross functional teams (CFT) to:

Maximize Verizon's purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk

Work with key stakeholders to determine the business and technical requirements and translate them into RFX's for distribution to vendors

Qualify and analyze Supplier proposals and presentation to cross functional teams

Negotiate contracts with incumbent and potential Suppliers

Manage projects against aggressive deployment schedules

Forge and manage relationships with key strategic suppliers

Provide leadership in resolving conflicts and issues that arise, including conducting negotiations with supplier senior management

Build partnerships with internal business groups

Stay current with new technologies and industry trends

Required Skills & Experience

Minimum of 4-6 years related experience or equivalent educational experience in each the following areas:

Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management or Engineering

Project Management

Effectively negotiating with suppliers

Leading Cross Functional Teams (CFT)

Strong Leadership and Interpersonal skills

Ability to develop RFPs and analyze Supplier's responses for total cost of ownership and compliance to business, technical and legal requirements

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint fluency

Demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills

Self starter with ability to work independently

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, technical field or equivalent experience required

Desired Skills & Experience

Knowledge of the software development and deployment process

Knowledge of VZ Sourcing systems

Experience in the Travel industry, Training and/or Forward and Reverse Logistics processes

Knowledge of relevant processes, policies, and procedures

Management of direct reports

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM)

Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute

Masters Degree in Business or Supply Chain

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