Lead Soucing Management @ AT&T

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Job Description:

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Works with business partners to draft and negotiate hardware, software, and/or services agreements
  • Build and deploy a sourcing technology strategy aligned with business partners’ needs for assigned categories
  • Create and execute contracts, determine optimal contract terms and pricing and drive savings and efficiencies
  • Provide interpretation of terms and conditions of contractual obligations and act when contractual provisions are not met by the supplier (e.g., termination letters, bankruptcies, breach notifications)
  • Negotiate contract modifications, quotations, revisions, terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Coordinate required approvals based on the document being negotiated
  • Responsible for the review and administration of long-term and/or blanket purchase contracts
  • Oversee commercial contract issues, negotiations and/or administration of licensing agreements including renewal, new business and consolidations
  • Develop financial models, including present mode of operation (PMO) and future mode of operation (FMO) comparisons
  • May recommend strategic technical alternatives for planning, transformation and evolution in support of corporate initiatives, customer demand, technology changes, economic and service reliability criteria


  • The ability to exercise sound judgment when selecting methods and evaluation criteria for obtaining results or evaluating supplier responses
  • Effective collaboration skills – you’ll work across all levels of leadership
  • The ability to stay current on market intelligence to assist in negotiation effectiveness
  • Previous experience with or knowledge in assigned sourcing categories
  • The ability to apply knowledge appropriately when evaluating new information technologies
  • Resolution skills – you’ll face a wide range of sourcing issues
  • The ability to manage intense workload within short timeframes, process orientated approach
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, legal drafting of custom language and communication skills
  • A passion for and natural curiosity in relation to tech. You must like working hard and overcoming challenges
  • The ability to demonstrate sound judgment, common sense and a good sense of humor with strong business acumen


  • Graduate/Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain preferred or Certified Purchasing Manager experience.  Juris doctor degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years’ experience in management of supplier relationships and negotiating contracts
  • Business, cost management and quality experience
  • Skilled in creating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and “What-If” scenario financial modeling and analysis for comparative sourcing events
  • Understanding of contractual T&Cs including intellectual property ownership
  • Ability to generate comprehensive commercial deal sheet terms by fully understanding client technical requirements, demand/usage and budget forecasts, supplier products/services and defining flexibility terms to adequately support contractual use by multiple business units
  • Candidate must be located in Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, or Bedminster, NJ and be willing to work 3-5 days in the office per week.  Relocation assistance is not available.

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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