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Strategic Sourcing Specialist II
Ref No.: 17-15432
Location: San Francisco, California
Requires subject matter expertise in telecommunication buying.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Create solid business relationships with suppliers and internal customers;
- Organize and lead business reviews with suppliers;
- Serve as commodity expert for assigned commodities
- Conduct and manage request-for-proposal process;
- Negotiate pricing and other business terms with suppliers, conduct industry bench-marking of pricing, and make recommendations on programs to reduce supplier costs; - Support internal customers by facilitating accurate and favorable transactions, and on-going supplier management and accountability;
- Assist as necessary with projects to improve and streamline the Procurement departments processes.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

- Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience;
- 2-4 years of direct experience in procuring and managing telecommunication services;
- Experience within or working with top-tier companies, Level 3, NTT, China Telecom etc; - Must demonstrate proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office applications, (i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

DESIRED SKILLS: - Must demonstrate integrity, professionalism, and appropriate dissemination of sensitive and confidential information; - Must make sound decisions and produce accurate and timely results; - Must prioritize and organize work in a fast paced multi-task environment; - Must accurately interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; - Must build positive working relationships with multiple levels of employees and management; - Must be able to win support from customer based on skills, experience and collaboration.