Centurylink

Procurement Manager

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Centurylink

Królowej Jadwigi 43

Poznań

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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
Procurement Manager
Location: Poznań
Ref. No: 221817
Job Summary
 

Based at our Poznan offices, CenturyLink’s Global Procurement and Supply Chain supports CenturyLink’s business strategy by developing and managing a global supply base that enhances competitiveness and overall success. The Procurement organization achieves this by partnering with the business functional areas to understand business needs and through a Category based model provides strategic sourcing, asset management, negotiation, cost-management, risk-management, and on-going supplier relationship management.

 

Within the Global Procurement framework, the EMEA Procurement team partners with the EMEA regional business to lead and execute EMEA-specific procurement strategies and to provide regional focus to Global-led initiatives.

 

The Procurement Manager will build strong relationships with both internal customers and external vendors and coordinate and communicate company requirements across multiple business units. Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction and cost avoidance, revenue improvement and growth, sets complex category strategies and manages high visibility negotiations to meet objective

 

Job Description
 

As a member of the EMEA Procurement team, the Procurement Manager will lead initiatives in the direct (non-core) categories (customer network equipment fulfilment and maintenance, customer services and solutions, professional services and customer related IT and hosting services) and will:

  • Manage and develop complex supplier agreements and relationships across categories focusing on key strategic suppliers to understand performance and drive further improvements both commercially and operationally. Negotiate or renegotiate new and existing agreements or statements of work, where necessary, to secure the most competitive supply chain and price.
  • Identify and deliver cost reduction, cost avoidance and supplier rationalisation programs within those categories through thought leadership, spend analysis, market knowledge and analysis and supplier management.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders including Service Delivery, Service Operations, Field Operations, Architecture and Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Professional Services and Finance.
  • Proactively review supplier adherence to contractual terms and deliver resolution on difficult issues through effective negotiation.
  • Initiate and lead RFIs or RFPs and use other buying tools. Prepare scope documents, communication plans, and contract awards.
  • Prepare and present business cases to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Become a subject matter expert on sub category specific industry and competitive trends and provide focus on supplier initiatives.
  • Support cost savings and supplier performance measurements and reporting requirements.
Qualifications
 

Ideally able to demonstrate the ability to deliver savings across several disciplines.

 

Proven ability to work as a Business Partner, engaging with Senior Board members across several Business Areas.

  • Strong preference for Procurement experience, specifically procuring in a telecom, network equipment, IT, software and high-tech category / commodity.
  • Ideally, proven success in strategic procurement roles with several high value procurement projects and cost savings initiatives successfully delivered.
  • Preferably, experience of successfully managing complex supplier relationships within a category environment and developing category-based strategies and plans.
  • Preferably, experience of delivering strategic sourcing projects within a large/complex organisation.
  • Strong relationship management skills with proven experience of working in partnership with business managers and stakeholders.
  • Commercially astute with a clear understanding of building business cases and managing risk.
  • Ideally, solid contract creation capability
  • Strong commercial and contract negotiation skills and experience
  • Familiarity with presenting business cases and project recommendations to senior stakeholders.
  • Able to apply procurement thinking across categories.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Willing to travel within Europe.
  • Business degrees or member of Chartered Institute in Purchasing and Supply preferred
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
Procurement ManagerNumer ref.: 221817
Job Summary
 

Based at our Poznan offices, CenturyLink’s Global Procurement and Supply Chain supports CenturyLink’s business strategy by developing and managing a global supply base that enhances competitiveness and overall success. The Procurement organization achieves this by partnering with the business functional areas to understand business needs and through a Category based model provides strategic sourcing, asset management, negotiation, cost-management, risk-management, and on-going supplier relationship management.

 

Within the Global Procurement framework, the EMEA Procurement team partners with the EMEA regional business to lead and execute EMEA-specific procurement strategies and to provide regional focus to Global-led initiatives.

 

The Procurement Manager will build strong relationships with both internal customers and external vendors and coordinate and communicate company requirements across multiple business units. Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction and cost avoidance, revenue improvement and growth, sets complex category strategies and manages high visibility negotiations to meet objective

 

Job Description
 

As a member of the EMEA Procurement team, the Procurement Manager will lead initiatives in the direct (non-core) categories (customer network equipment fulfilment and maintenance, customer services and solutions, professional services and customer related IT and hosting services) and will:

  • Manage and develop complex supplier agreements and relationships across categories focusing on key strategic suppliers to understand performance and drive further improvements both commercially and operationally. Negotiate or renegotiate new and existing agreements or statements of work, where necessary, to secure the most competitive supply chain and price.
  • Identify and deliver cost reduction, cost avoidance and supplier rationalisation programs within those categories through thought leadership, spend analysis, market knowledge and analysis and supplier management.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders including Service Delivery, Service Operations, Field Operations, Architecture and Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Professional Services and Finance.
  • Proactively review supplier adherence to contractual terms and deliver resolution on difficult issues through effective negotiation.
  • Initiate and lead RFIs or RFPs and use other buying tools. Prepare scope documents, communication plans, and contract awards.
  • Prepare and present business cases to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Become a subject matter expert on sub category specific industry and competitive trends and provide focus on supplier initiatives.
  • Support cost savings and supplier performance measurements and reporting requirements.
Qualifications
 

Ideally able to demonstrate the ability to deliver savings across several disciplines.

 

Proven ability to work as a Business Partner, engaging with Senior Board members across several Business Areas.

  • Strong preference for Procurement experience, specifically procuring in a telecom, network equipment, IT, software and high-tech category / commodity.
  • Ideally, proven success in strategic procurement roles with several high value procurement projects and cost savings initiatives successfully delivered.
  • Preferably, experience of successfully managing complex supplier relationships within a category environment and developing category-based strategies and plans.
  • Preferably, experience of delivering strategic sourcing projects within a large/complex organisation.
  • Strong relationship management skills with proven experience of working in partnership with business managers and stakeholders.
  • Commercially astute with a clear understanding of building business cases and managing risk.
  • Ideally, solid contract creation capability
  • Strong commercial and contract negotiation skills and experience
  • Familiarity with presenting business cases and project recommendations to senior stakeholders.
  • Able to apply procurement thinking across categories.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Willing to travel within Europe.
  • Business degrees or member of Chartered Institute in Purchasing and Supply preferred

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