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Sourcing Manager - Technology

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At AT&T we’re redefining the future of connectivity. At our core is a passion to serve our customers with products and services that create connections, improve lives and allow millions to share the stories and experiences that matter. Our Corporate teams are fueled by innovation and a desire to connect the world in meaningful ways. Join our team and bring your bold ideas, supporting and transforming our business across areas like marketing, finance and more.

AT&T is seeking experienced Sourcing Managers in the Technology, Operations, Business Solutions, Software and Cloud technology areas under our Global Connections & Supply Chain (GCSC) organization. In these roles, you’ll manage, monitor and strategically source technology supplier contracts. This will include everything from request for proposal, quote and information to RFX through contract execution. You’ll serve as an advocate of our company, both internally and with suppliers, to mitigate impacts of policy, reduce risk and drive successful outcomes through negotiation.

We’re currently hiring for the following roles:

  • Sr Sourcing Specialist
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Sr Sourcing Manager

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Build and deploy a sourcing tech strategy aligned with clients’ needs for assigned categories
  • Create and execute contracts, determine optimal contract terms and pricing and drives savings
  • Provide interpretation of terms and conditions of contractual obligations and act when contractual provisions are not met by the supplier (e.g., termination letters, bankruptcies, breach notifications)
  • Negotiate contract modifications, quotations, revisions, terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Coordinate required approvals based on the document being negotiated
  • Responsible for the review and administration of long-term and/or blanket purchase contracts
  • Oversee commercial contract issues, negotiations and/or administration of licensing agreements including renewal, new business and consolidations
  • Develop financial models, including present mode of operation (PMO) and future mode of operation (FMO) comparisons
  • May recommend strategic technical alternatives for planning, transformation and evolution in support of corporate initiatives, customer demand, technology changes, economic and service reliability criteria

Skills:

  • The ability to exercise sound judgment when selecting methods and evaluation criteria for obtaining results or evaluating supplier responses
  • Effective collaboration skills – you’ll work across all levels of leadership  
  • The ability to stay current on market intelligence to assist in negotiation effectiveness
  • Previous experience with or knowledge in assigned sourcing categories
  • The ability to apply knowledge appropriately when evaluating new information technologies
  • Resolution skills – you’ll face a wide range of sourcing issues
  • The ability to manage intense workload within short timeframes, process orientated approach
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, legal drafting of custom language and communication skills
  • A passion for and natural curiosity in relation to tech. You must like working hard and overcoming challenges
  • The ability to demonstrate sound judgment, common sense and a good sense of humor with strong business acumen

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate/Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Procurement, business law or CPM experience, or Graduate/Bachelor’s degree. Juris doctor degrees a plus
  • 2-10+ years’ experience in management of supplier relationships and contracts
  • Business, cost management and quality experience
  • Skilled in creating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and “What-If” scenario financial modeling and analysis for comparative sourcing events
  • Understanding of contractual T&Cs including intellectual property ownership
  • Ability to generate comprehensive commercial deal sheet terms by fully understanding client technical requirements, demand/usage and budget forecasts, supplier products/services and defining flexibility terms to adequately support contractual use by multiple business units

Our Sourcing opportunities earn between $57,800-$169,800. Not to mention all of the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. From health insurance to tuition reimbursement and paid time off to discounts on products and services just to name a few. There is a lot to be excited about around here.

A career with us, a global leader in communications and technology, comes with big rewards. As part of our team, you’ll lead transformation surrounded by trailblazing industry leaders like you. You’ll be empowered to go above and beyond – making a difference through company-sponsored initiatives or connecting and networking through one of our many employee groups. And regardless of where you’re at in your career trajectory, you’ll be rewarded by the impact that comes with making a difference in the lives of millions. With AT&T, you’ll be a part of something greater, do incredible things and be rewarded with a chance to change the world.

This is a work from home position that can be located anywhere in the United States. #virtualwork #virtualjob





Job ID 2149346-7 Date posted 01/31/2022
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