CenturyLink Senior Manager, CPE and Resale Procurement in Denver, Colorado

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.

Job Summary

Job Description

  • Manages and leads a procurement organization of procurement manager professionals that support a major functional area or region of the global business.

  • Builds strong relationships with both internal and external customers, suppliers

  • Communicates company requirements across multiple business units

  • Recognized as a subject matter expert for both the company and the commodities used across all business functions

  • Manages $500M in annual spend across team.

  • Team focus is on commodity customer premise hardware and resold services.

  • Manages up to 5 FTE’s on negotiation strategy, sets savings targets based on spend and business plans for year.

  • Specific focus on contract management and contract negotiation: EULA’s, flow downs / flow throughs, resale rights for affiliates and territories and mitigating risk to CenturyLink and its end customers.

  • Survey existing vendor landscape and associated capabilities (products and geographies served) and more efficiently leveraging spend on smaller vendor set.


  • 10+ years related experience with a Bachelor's degree or 8+ years related experience with Masters degree.

  • MBA preferred

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

  • Proven cross functional leadership skills and experience.

  • Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization including executives.

  • Experience with RFP / RFx catalog preferred

  • Telecom or technology experience preferred

  • CPM / CSPM Certification is a plus

  • Strong organizational and personal skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Requires tight coordination with customer facing legal teams to ensure service schedules for customers reflect supplier terms.

  • Requires ability to build repeatable and scalable process for contract templates, contract processing and appropriate approvals.

  • Requires ability to interface with Product Management leadership to understand product strategy and roadmap for CenturyLink go forward supplier criteria and selections.

  • Possesses intermediate to advanced Excel and Word skills.


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 193313

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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