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CenturyLink PROCUREMENT ANALYST II - LATAM in BUENOS AIRES, Argentina

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Semi Senior Procurement Analyst

Manages low to moderately complex vendor agreements and relationships. Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction. Creates and places Purchase Orders (PO) for goods and services. Assesses supplier order management milestone performance to Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Research’s needs, recommends solutions, proposes and prepares business procedures required to address specific business needs.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

  • Procurement experience in technological purchases for IT / Datacenter (Servers – Firewalls – Licenses - Storage – outsourcing of professional services)

  • Experience with contracts and negotiations

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Team player with ability to work well with their peers

  • Ability to influence and motivate others with new ideas and concepts

  • Process management and documentation skills

Essential Duties

  • Develops purchasing-specific RFQ and RFP requirements, engages peers to finalize bid package.

  • Negotiates or renegotiates new and existing agreements of low to moderate complexity, actively partners with legal, finance, tax teams and stakeholders to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality.

  • Reviews requisitions to determine if vendor is the least cost – equivalent quality vendor. Creates and releases POs to supplier. Verifies order receipt, tracks delivery dates and notifies requestor of potential delivery discrepancies

Education and Experience

  • Experience: 2+ years in procurement area for technological purchases for IT / Datacenter (Servers – Firewalls – Storage – outsourcing of professional services)

  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

  • Field of Study: Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or Engineering

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Alternate Location: AR-CABA-Buenos Aires

Requisition #: 211312

Please Note: The following posting is for a Project-Based position with a defined start and end date (limited term). Depending on the project, the term of employment will be between 3 and 24 months. The employment end date will be tied to the project end date (although there is no guarantee of continued employment at any point).

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.

Disclaimer

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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