Contract Manager

Verizon Communications Basking Ridge , NJ 07920

Posted 2 weeks ago

What you'll be doing...

We work with lots of suppliers for equipment, construction, software licenses, to maintenance and the Cloud---and each relationship requires a contract that protects us both. That's where you come in. You'll draft contracts and agreements ensuring that our standard terms and conditions are met while balancing the supplier's contractual needs. Working with our team of lawyers and other supply chain specialists, you will create agreements that enable us to acquire the products and services we need to run our business and grow in a way that meets the needs of both our business and the supplier.

  • Drafting agreements with suppliers and advising team members on contract matters.

  • Collaborating with sourcing, business, and legal team members on contract negotiations, rights and obligations, and Request for Proposal (RFPs).

  • Reviewing supplier requests to alter terms and conditions, assessing risk, and providing recommendations that protect our interests.

  • Addressing supplier questions, effectively resolving disputes, and escalating when appropriate.

  • Ensuring that contracts are up-to-date and have all the necessary terms.

What we're looking for...

While you can speak technical and legal jargon with the best of them, you know how to take complex issues and explain them succinctly and simply so that people can understand. You see legal and contract matters through a business lens. Working well with others of varied backgrounds and experiences comes easy to you-and you seek to understand their interests and motivations to help create the best mutual outcomes. People think of you as someone who puts others at ease and knows how to create agreement among parties. You also hold your ground on the non-negotiables.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six years of relevant work experience.

  • Contract management or sourcing experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Advanced degree. Ideally, a JD.

  • Supply chain experience. Ideally, with technology, services, and infrastructure.

  • Experience negotiating and managing complex agreements with significant budgets. Ideally, with suppliers.

  • Strong relationship building, influencing, and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Certifications from: Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Institute of Supply Chain Management or equivalent (CPSM, CPM), National Contract Management Association or equivalent (CFCM, CCCM, CPCM), Project Management Institute (PMP), Lean Six Sigma experience and/or certification.

When you join Verizon...

You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.


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