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Procurement Manager (Telecom)

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Procurement Manager (Telecom) – PERM – Philadelphia

Procurement Manager Job Summary:

  • Lead the development and manage the subsequent implementation of global sourcing and
  • demand management strategies for IT Telecom and Information Security solutions and related services across all business units (~$100m).
  • Incorporating divisional input, evaluate and recommend strategic alliance/sourcing opportunities to the Global Director, Hardware and Telecom Procurement and IT leadership utilizing expert industry knowledge, current and emerging business models, an entrepreneurial mindset and a creative business approach.
  • Organize and lead cross-divisional sourcing teams, including preparing advanced sourcing (and outsourcing) strategies, detailed procurement plans, requests for proposals (RFP’s), performing detailed analysis of proposals and supplier capabilities. Ensure robust process in RFP structuring, bid analysis and negotiation.
  • Develop and negotiate contracts and similar financial commitments with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing arrangements to accomplish lowest total system cost and savings objectives.
  • Lead development and implementation of annual supplier management plans, including detailed spend analytics, forecasted spend, saving expectations and performance objectives.
  • Identify potential procurement opportunities through data analysis and discussions with business units; develop plans accordingly.
  • Plan, schedule and monitor procurement initiatives, ensuring proper resource allocation and on-time delivery of projects; exercise tight project management.

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Job Requirements

Procurement Manager (Telecom) – PERM – Philadelphia

Procurement Manager Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or IT required.
  • MBA or graduate degree preferred.
  • 7+ years experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications sourcing.
  • Expertise in technology sourcing and/or selling telecom solutions.
  • Executive influence, highly-honed negotiation skills, ability to write RFQs, RFIs, RFPS, and manage multiple projects.  Persuasive written and oral presentation skills. Ability to effectively and concisely present complex data and concepts.
  • Proven leadership experience for cross divisional/functional teams.
  • CPM, PMI, Telecom/network industry certifications strongly preferred
  • Domestic and international travel required (6-8 times per year).
  • Must be culturally aware with the ability to communicate and lead projects in multi-cultural, multinational environments.
  • Significant work experience in Telecom procurement and managing supplier relationships (e.g., AT&T, Vodafone, Level 3, TEMS providers, etc.) 7+ years’ experience preferred.

 Why Veredus?

Candidates work with a professional Recruiter whose average experience is eight years in the industry. That means they have intimate knowledge of the Information Technology industry and market trends - who is in demand now and who will be next. Your Veredus Recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and desires. They also counsel their candidates in resume writing, interviewing, and career planning so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it. Additionally, Veredus provides full benefits starting Day 1, and at virtually no cost to you.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)
  • ATOP - Accrued Time Off Program
  • Consultant Lunches and Outings
  • Consultant Web-Site
  • Name Plates
  • Care packages/Survival packs
  • Dedicated Consulting Services Representative

Veredus has been recognized as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For' by Staffing Industry Analysts the last 3 years in a row.

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Job Snapshot

Base Pay $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Computer Software, Computer Hardware
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 47040
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Procurement Manager (Telecom)

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