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Procurement Manager - Broomfield,CO

Company: CenturyLink
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

About CenturyLink

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.

Job Summary

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

Negotiates / re-negotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work, including RFI's and RFP's
Prepares RFx 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.
Manages $100M in annual spend.


Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization including executives.
Experience with RFP / RFx catalog preferred
Telecom or technology experience preferred
Cisco 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
Possess 5+ years of relevant IT, sales, procurement or project management experience or other relevant contract management / negotiation experience, preferably in telecom or technology.
Experience with contract terms and conditions.
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.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition #: 219867

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

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.


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.

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