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Lead Indirect Procurement Manager- Broomfield, CO; Littleton

at Lumen in MONROE, Louisiana, United States

Job Description

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 news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

As a Lumen Individual Contributor – Lead Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for managing the most highly complex and significant vendor agreements and relationships across multiple Indirect Categories within the US and Canada. Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction, cost avoidance, vendor rationalization, and continually benchmarks purchasing and process practices. Provides subject matter expertise and is a trusted advisor in sourcing/procurement field.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Provides thought leadership that is recognized across the company. Continually identifies and implements new opportunities for cost savings, cost avoidance and proactively tracks progress towards these objectives that are critical to the company. Independently prepares and presents advanced business cases, return on investment models, and change management programs to stakeholders and senior management.

+ Manages the relationship cycle with vendors that are most strategically significant and represent the greatest financial investment made with vendors by the company. Negotiates or renegotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work of the greatest complexity, including requests for information or requests for proposal and reverse auction generation and facilitation.

+ Implements and measures cost savings, reduction, and avoidance programs and strategies. Continually refines these programs to deliver optimal results of significant importance to the company.

+ Prepares scope documents, project management documents, communication plans, and contract awards. Leads cross functional teams to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality for the most complex vendor relationships.

+ Proactively reviews vendor performance and adherence to contractual terms, leads business reviews, and delivers resolution on difficult issues through effective negotiation tactics.

What We Look For in a Candidate

Bachelor’s degree

+7 years related experience

Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office

Working knowledge of procurement systems and e-sourcing tools – SAP, Ariba or Oracle

Intermediate to Advanced professional experience with contracts and negotiation

Ability to manage multiple complex projects

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong organizational, interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills

Ability to influence and motivate others with new ideas and concepts up to C-Level stakeholders

Process management and documentation skills

Ability to work independently and in a team environment; self motivated

Ability to process large amounts of often complex data; detail oriented

Able to navigate a fast-paced environment with working with remote teams

Excellent time management skills

Preferred:

Subject matter expert in telecom network implementation

Master’s degree

Procurement related certifications through ISM, American Purchasing Society or other recognized entity.

Requisition #: 260719

When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for the position. Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Salary Range

Salary Min $85230 Salary Max $189360

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. We’re able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by visiting https://lumenbenefits.com.

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Salary Range

Salary Min :

85230

Salary Max :

189360

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) We’re able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (https://centurylinkbenefits.com)

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Salary Range

Salary Min :

85230

Salary Max :

189360

This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job’s location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.

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Job Posting: JC192374736

Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 08, 2021