15 days ago
The Category Manager - Telecom/Networks will report to the Head of Procurement & Transformation.
With proven negotiation skills, a record of accomplishment in structuring progressive vendor arrangements across a variety of vendor types and also contracting experience
With a high level of intellectual agility, initiative, self-motivation, tenacity, and the ability to negotiate and bring together different audiences
First class analytical skills, and a high skill-set in Excel and PowerPoint.
The ability to independently resolve complex issues/problems, but seeks advice and counsel for decisions including key stakeholders where appropriate
Strong influencing skills and ability to get stakeholder buy-in for initiatives and projects
Demonstrates advanced communication skills: oral, written and active listening
In-depth knowledge of all procurement phases from analysis to implemented contract * At least 3 years of Telecom/Networks sourcing / procurement experience globally, networking equipment and managed services (MPLS, switches/routers, etc.)
A secondary emphasis on infrastructure hardware (servers & storage) and services (AWS, managed hosting, etc.), and peripherals
A solid, and proven track record from preparing and executing RFx's, contract negotiations and reviews, and analysis within this category
Demonstrates an understanding of business and procurement operations and an appreciation for how to prioritize among demands and balance the levers that make a complex business run smoothly and productively.