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...
Leads Contract Management team (9 HC) across all sourcing categories for managing contracts Life Cycle management for India, International, US Team within agreed SLA and also ensure in mitigating operational & legal risks on the Supplier engagements within sourcing policies. While this position will report to Sr. Manager Sourcing, it will also work very closely with US Sourcing Managers and Contract Managers with regard to the performance of job responsibilities. Contract Managers primary responsibility is expertise in negotiation and administration of various complex contracts. Able to manage all the ad-hoc and ancillary legal documents. Establish and maintain Supplier relationships. Monitor and complete contracts close-out, extension or renewal, as appropriate. Provide contract-related issue resolution, both internally and externally. Able to guide the CSE for contract execution.
As the leader, you need to manage stakeholder engagement with US contract management directors, CSEs and business teams.
Support and provide guidance to the team on the strategic sourcing projects -Prioritize sourcing projects within the region for resource planning by liaising regularly with key stakeholders.
Manage Supplier Contracts- Establishes and maintains contractual and business relationships with the vendors; monitors contract compliance; solves operational issues with vendors (e.g., quality, delivery and service issues).
Support in implementing Verizon corporate policies, procedures, and programs. Acts as an advisor and or expert to stakeholders and subordinates/less experienced staff for elevated issues and problems.
*This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.*
What we’re looking for...
While you can speak technical and legal jargon with the best of them, you know how to take complex issues and explain them succinctly and simply so that people can understand. You see legal and contract matters through a business lens. Working well with others of varied backgrounds and experiences comes easy to you-and you seek to understand their interests and motivations to help build the best mutual outcomes. People think of you as someone who puts others at ease and knows how to create agreement among parties. You also hold your ground on the non-negotiables. You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Contract management or sourcing experience.
Willingness to travel.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
Advanced degree. Ideally, a JD.
Supply chain experience. Ideally, with technology, services, and infrastructure.
Experience negotiating and managing complex agreements with significant budgets. Ideally, with suppliers.
Strong relationship building, influencing, and negotiation skills.
Proven communication skills – both verbal and written.
Certifications from: Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Institute of Supply Chain Management or equivalent (CPSM, CPM), National Contract Management Association or equivalent (CFCM, CCCM, CPCM), Project Management Institute (PMP), Lean Six Sigma experience and/or certification.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).