Purchasing / Contract Professional - IV

Insight Global
Ashburn, VA
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time
Must have government contracting or subcontracting experience - federal or state/local. Description: Sourcing Manager - Government Subcontracts/Resale Location Options: Ashburn VA *or* Alpharetta GA *or* Irving TX Verizons Supply Chain Services is transforming the Global Strategic Sourcing Group and seeks a dynamic Sourcing Leader to join our world class Strategic Sourcing Organization. This position will be part of a team that exclusively supports the procurement and resale of products and subcontract of services under Verizon's contracts with US Federal or State and Local Government customers. A key aspect of the Sourcing Manager role is building collaborative relationships with our internal business partners as well as strategic relationships with our suppliers. This single contributor manager must prioritize time-sensitive requests effectively interface with all levels of management and efficiently ensure the sourcing process is completed consistent with Verizon processes policies and goals. Responsibilities: Drives all aspects of the complex strategic sourcing process. Navigate standard Verizon commercial business procedures while mitigating the additional risks of public sector related contracting and subcontracting. Takes the lead on Verizon's pre-proposal submission engagement with suppliers and subcontractors as well as post-award contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions with suppliers and subcontractors. Earns the business partners respect and serve as a trusted advisor. Collaborates closely with key business partners to understand their priorities and challenges assess their needs on an ongoing basis and manage their expectations regarding important key sourcing deliverables and deadlines as indicated by the internal business partners and government customers. Manages supplier relationships effectively maintaining positive and ethical working relationships. Leads various cross functional project teams to develop Verizons requirements and to reach consensus on supplier agreement terms. This includes working with the internal business partners and legal counsel to determine appropriate prime contract flow down terms identify the most efficient contract path develop negotiations strategies objectives and plans. This may also include drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents eg Master Agreements Statements of Work SOW Teaming Agreements etc. Manages business clients expectations and escalations to effectively prioritize the work. Reviews upcoming government related projects to determine Sourcing impact and prioritize work accordingly. Stays current with business trends as well as Sourcing Best Practices. Required Skills: Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience 5 years related experience in a contracts/subcontracts management and/or sourcing position: o Strong experience in government-related purchasing and compliance/risk issues o Experience with competitive bids and RFPs and determining appropriate flowdowns o Knowledge of strategic sourcing processes policies procedures category strategy supplier segmentation and supplier risk. o Experience in contract negotiations to include business price and technical terms o Experience in drafting contract documents o Experience leading and/or participating in cross functional teams Strong analytical skills. Experience in data analysis supplier assessment Experience developing resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity Strong interpersonal and client service skills Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others Desired Skills and Experience: Certifications from the National Contract Management Association NCMA: o Certified Professional Contracts Manager CPCM o Certified Federal Contracts Manager CFCM o Certified Commercial Contracts Manager CCCM Certified Professional in Supply Management CPSM or Certified Purchasing Manager CPM from the Institute of Supply Chain Management ISM