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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 10:16 AM


Category Sourcing Expert for Logistics and Transportation

Verizon’s Supply Chain Services organization is seeking a dynamic Sourcing Professional with strong experience in Sourcing, supplier negotiations, data gathering and analysis, and managing client and supplier relationships.

The Category Expert plays a lead role supporting Verizon's cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for the Logistics and Transportation category segment. The individual will be capable of managing multiple time-sensitive client projects.


  • Advises and guides internal business partners through the end-to-end acquisition process to procure goods and services that achieve the internal business partners’ intended outcomes around customer experience and profitability
  • Performs market analysis to help identify suppliers and locations which produce the most favorable financial and operational outcomes for internal business partners
  • Leads the cross functional team (CFT) to determine the business and technical requirements and drafts necessary language to translate them into RFXs for distribution to suppliers
  • Drives all aspects of complex strategic sourcing RFP’s and direct contract negotiation processes and leads negotiations of business and pricing terms
  • Responsible for end to end elements of the sourcing process in order to drive consensus on critical supplier selection actions:
    • Analysis of supplier proposals and presentation to cross functional teams
    • Determining and analyzing supplier qualifications
    • Partners with internal clients to develop negotiation strategy, objectives and plans, and manage contract negotiations with incumbent and potential new suppliers
    • Determining the clients' or CFTs' product or service technical and business requirements
    • Perform ongoing supplier management to ensure contract terms, conditions and performance management compliance
    • Maximize Verizon's purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk
    • Develop strategies and support development of requirements for use in obtaining competitive business and pricing alternatives from suppliers
    • Champions, develops, manages, and drives key relationships that are critical to the success of sourcing projects
  • Apply critical thinking skills and work independently to make sound business decisions on behalf of the company
  • Ability to solve complex problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound decisions
  • Works with clients to resolve supplier related business issues
  • Stays current with industry trends, Market Intelligence and becomes a Trusted Advisor to our clients.
  • Presents new products, technologies and services from existing or new suppliers to clients


Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience
  • RFP experience
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing processes, policies, and procedures

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics Management, Engineering. Even better if you have your Master’s degree (MBA)
  • Six or more years of related experience in the one or more of the following areas:
    • Leading sourcing events and RFP’s for Over The Road(OTR), intermodal and small parcel modes of service
    • Managing brokers and pricing for Full Truckload, (Van/Flatbed) Less-than-Truckload transportation services
    • Understanding of Airfreight, High Value Product Transportation, some Ocean and HazMat transportation
    • Strong knowledge of the Warehouse Distribution markets, pricing methodology, players and general market.
    • Strong Knowledge and experience in the analysis, technical terms and negotiations for Airfreight, OTR, small parcel shipping for commercial/residential delivery contracts and Warehousing
    • Experience in Strategic Sourcing and/or Contract Management
    • Sourcing experience that includes a large number of suppliers and complex technical requirements
    • Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment
  • Experience leading or participating in Cross Functional Teams (CFT)
  • Strong Experience in heavy data analysis & supplier assessment
  • Microsoft Excel, Access, word and PowerPoint
  • Experience developing resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of -creativity.
  • Experience in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others
  • Certifications desired:
    • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM)
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute
    • Lean Six Sigma certification

Not to boast, but a little bit about us

Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. Technology moves fast and so do we. We believe that bringing great ideas and customer experiences to life should be recognized and rewarded. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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• Location: Staten Island

• Post ID: 95454108 newyork
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