Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Bothell, WA  / Seattle, WA  / Portland, OR  / Concord, CA  / San Francisco, CA  / Roseville, CA  / West Sacramento, CA  / San Luis Obispo, CA  / Woodburn, OR  / New York, NY ...View All
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Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

Position Overview:

Astound Broadband is currently searching for a Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement in any of our major markets in Washington, Oregon or California, or in New York. This position is a key player in the development of long term strategies to automate our process flow, pricing, procurement, business intelligence, vendor management, internal training and supplier activities. Support and grow existing sourcing team capabilities in quoting, tracking inventory, applying cost reduction strategies, managing carrier relations and SLA monitoring for vendor value initiatives. Engage with Wholesale Offer Management and Sales teams to create reciprocal partnerships with vendors and customers.

The primary position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Optimize current Sourcing Team and enhance their ability to support long term growth of the Sourcing Organization
  • Identify long term needs and recommend steps to accomplish them
  • Establish Performance Goals and Performance Tracking mechanisms for Sourcing Team
  • Track and manage workload
  • Establish overall process alignment in pursuing new vendor opportunities to grow and compliment current sourcing options
  • Provide strategic direction to evaluate and enhance sales opportunities for direct sales teams in regards to off-net opportunities. Engage with sales engineering to create solutions to meet customer needs
  • Automate systems and internal teams to create and maintain dashboards that evaluate, track and report vendor performance.
  • Management of Neustar, Connectbase, Masterstream and other business automation suppliers
  • Process Management: Determine functionality of existing support systems and recommend enhancements for long term, scalable growth of the organization
  • Develop Revenue Assurance practices and procedures such as migrating off-net access to on-net, bulk proposals to consolidate spend and other cost-saving initiatives
  • Engagement in post-acquisition migrations of type 2 services
  • Vendor MSA negotiations
  • Dispute resolution & escalations for internal/external instances
  • Conduct proactive needs assessments for applications development, proposal presentation, order negotiation and post-sales service requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Telecom Vendor Management experience is required
  • Minimum 5 years Data Telecommunications experience
  • Minimum 5 years of telecommunications experience in infrastructure procurement
  • Minimum 5 years of strategic & technical experience in the telecommunications industry
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience
  • Product knowledge of both switched and dedicated services, as well as associated end-user and carrier applications
  • Operational understanding of telecommunications ordering, provisioning, and billing processes
  • Experience with automating systems with multiple platforms
  • Working knowledge of general marketing tools, portals and processes

EEO Statement

Astound Broadband is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace, support, and thrive on each other's differences to maximize the experience of our teammates and our community. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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