CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information. Job Summary CenturyLink is current looking for a Sr. Procurement Manager I (Technology\/IT ProServices) to join our team in Littleton or Broomfield! Manages complex vendor agreements and relationships across multiple commodities Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction, cost avoidance, supplier rationalization and continually benchmarks purchasing and process practices to effectively translate the analysis into action. Provides subject matter expertise and is a trusted advisor in regards to vendor management, sourcing, procurement. Job Description Essential Duties Negotiates \/ re-negotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work, including RFI\u2019s and RFP\u2019s. Works with stakeholders to gather contract requirements, RFI\/RFP, contract execution and contract lifecycle management. Provides sourcing guidance and continually refines the program to deliver optimal results. Prepares scope documents, communication plans, and contract awards. Actively partners with legal teams and business unit stakeholders to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality. Continually identifies and implements new opportunities for cost savings, cost avoidance and proactively tracks these objectives. Implements and measures cost savings, reduction and avoidance programs and strategies. Continually refines these programs to deliver optimal results for the company. Responsible for vendor \/ supplier management. Conducts supplier rationalization and segmentation initiatives. Proactively reviews supplier performance and adherence to contractual terms. Leads business reviews and delivers resolution on difficult issues through effective negotiation tactics. Qualifications Basic Qualifications Assists with managing large IT pro services suppliers ($60M\/spend); executes 20 SOWs per month; $2M YoY savings. Possess 5 years of relevant procurement experience or other relevant contract management \/ negotiation experience, preferably in telecom or technology\/IT. Experience with contract creation, drafting and negotiation required. Process management and documentation skills. Strong organizational skills, ability to negotiate and manage several contracts at once. Possesses intermediate to advanced Excel and Word skills. Bachelor\u2019s Degree preferred with business concentration \/ major or minor MBA preferred Knowledge of maintenance, repair, operations, support associated with technology platforms preferred. Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization including executives. Experience with RFP \/ RFx process preferred Telecom or technology\/IT experience preferred CPM \/ CSPM Certification is a plus 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 Travel up to 10%. Education Bachelors or Equivalent
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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The Company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.