Category Procurement Sourcing Expert - OSP Construction & Engineering
Internal Number: 583324-1A
When you join Verizon
Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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...
You’ll be crafting sourcing strategies that get us the materials and services we need, at the right price and quality. Once the sourcing plan is developed and implemented, you’ll monitor your internal customers and the external market for changes that build new savings opportunities. Our purchasing power combined with your skills and expertise will help us maintain our market-leading position. Come play a meaningful role in driving continuous cost savings and revenue generation.
Working cross-functionally in the development, communication, and approval of sourcing strategies.
Guiding internal business partners through the supplier selection process.
Negotiating, contracting, and managing supplier relationships to meet global organizational needs.
Monitoring internal customers and supply markets to identify savings, value streams, innovation opportunities, and changes that may impact the sourcing strategy.
Having year-on-year financial accountability for category performance by tracking price movements.
What we’re looking for...
You like to work on lots of different projects at the same time and can handle them all with your expert project management skills. You’re no stranger to tight timelines or working with many different partners. Working with all different kinds of people, you know how to flex your style to each person and situation. You build rapport with others easily—external suppliers see you as an authentic partner and internal clients see you as a trusted advisor. Understanding the delicate balance between cost, efficiency, and quality, you understand that the efficient solution creates the best outcome for all parties.
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
Experience in Category Sourcing, Procurement or Supply Chain.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
A degree in supply chain or similar.
Quantity Surveying or supply chain experience.
Experience negotiating contracts with suppliers.
Lean Six Sigma experience.
Experience with SAP and Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word).