Purchasing / Contract Professional - IV

Employer
The Judge Group
Location
Ashburn, VA
Posted
Jun 09, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
2038407066
Hours
Full Time
Location: Loudoun Valley Estates, VA Description: Our client is currently seeking a PURCHASING / CONTRACT PROFESSIONAL - IV [Sourcing Manager - Government Subcontracts/ResaleLocation Options: Ashburn, VA *or* Alpharetta, GA *or* Irving, TXVerizon's 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 Government as well as State/Local Government, Educational institution (SLED) 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 partner's 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 Verizon's 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 issueso Experience with competitive bids and RFPs and determining appropriate flowdownso 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 termso Experience in drafting contract documentso 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 othersDesired Skills and Experience:* * Certification(s) 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) Contact: ateotia@judge.com This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at www.judge.com

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