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Lead Procurement Manager

Company: CenturyLink
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.


Job Summary

The Lead Procurement Manager will be responsible for managing the most highly complex and significant vendor agreements and relationships across multiple commodities. Provide subject matter expertise in vendor management and category analysis in support of Centurylink's acquisition of goods and services for Construction and Real Estate including Indirect Services for CTL Facilities.

Job Description

Provides thought leadership that is reconized across the company. Continually identifies and implements new opprtunities for cost savings, cost avoidance and proactivly tracks progress towards these objectives. Idependently prepares and presents advanced business cases, return on inventment models and change management programs to stakeholders and senior management. Apply advanced supply chain / sourcing principles, theories and concepts.

Collaborate with functional business unit owners to develop procurement & sourcing strategies which meet the needs of the business and result in optimal economic benefit for CenturyLink. Creatively work with internal customers to challenge and pursue sourcing savings.

Prepares scope documents, communication plans contract awards. Lead cross functional teams to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality for the most complex vendor relationships.

Lead all phases of RFX initiatives and/ or contract negotiations for complex, multi-million dollar projects.

Negotiate and interpret contract provisions, communicating potential contract, supply chain, and/or economic risks to impacted parties. Determine and communicate implications of solutions and decisions on customer, supplier and company goals.

Provide subject matter expertise in the resolution of complex problems that cross a range of topics and processes. Ensure issues and constraints are properly addressed and resolved.

Manage contract activity and supplier performance issues for assigned categories.

Develop supplier performance evaluation criteria and lead supplier performance management discussions.

Prepare and execute on an Annual Operating Plan that outlines current year sourcing activity and expected savings results for assigned categories.

Create and deliver Executive presentations in support of key initiatives and business decisions.

Ensure adherence to corporate policies and processes.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience
  • Minimum 10 plus years of related experience or 5 plus with a Master's degree.
  • Demonstrated communication and project management skills working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience managing supplier relationships for an assigned set of products and/or services including regular supplier performance reviews and discussions.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment; self-motivated; strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to process large amounts of often complex data; detail oriented.
  • Intermediate to advanced professional experience in the sourcing and/or contracting (negotiations, drafting and administration) in Construction Services, equipment, professional services and/or other relevant experience.
  • Strong to expert knowledge of procurement systems such as SAP, Ariba or Oracle.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, intermediate to advanced Excel


    • Subject matter expert in one of more Sourcing area and broad knowledge in several areas.
    • Master's degree or J.D.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, high visibility environment with frequently shifting priorities.

      Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

      Requisition #: 212342

      This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at


      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.


      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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