Procurement Specialist, Network Construction Services- Remote, US

Company Name: CenturyLink


Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13


About Lumen
Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

As a Lumen Procurement Specialist, you will manage complex vendor agreements and relationships across multiple telecom network implementation categories.  This includes delivering against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction, cost avoidance, supplier rationalization and continually benchmarking purchasing and process practices to effectively translate the analysis into action. Provide subject matter expertise and be a trusted advisor in regard to sourcing and procurement.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Negotiates / re-negotiate new and existing agreements or statements of work, including RFI’s and RFP’s
  • Prepares RFx documents, communication plans, and contract awards
  • Actively partner with legal teams and business unit stakeholders to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality.
  • Continually identify and implement new opportunities for cost savings, cost avoidance and proactively tracks these objectives
  • Implement and measures cost savings, reduction and avoidance programs and strategies.  Continually refine these programs to deliver optimal results for the company.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and is a trusted advisor in sourcing/procurement field.

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Possess 5+ years of relevant procurement or project management experience or other relevant contract management / negotiation experience, preferably in telecom construction and engineering. preferred with business concentration / major or minor
  • Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization including executives.
  • Experience with RFP / RFx preferred
  • Telecom construction and engineering experience preferred
  • Strong organizational and personal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with ability to work well with peers
  • Process management and documentation skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • CPM / CSPM Certification is a plus

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 277593

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