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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Position Overview: Astound Business Solutions is currently searching for a remote Strategic Sourcing Manager in Washington state, Oregon, California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, New York or New Jersey. We might be open to hiring in other states as well, as long as Astound operates in these states. This position is responsible for managing incoming sourcing inquiries for off-net access service requests. Track inventory, manage budget and evaluate cost reduction strategies. This individual will also manage Carrier relations and SLA monitoring for vendor value initiative, and engage with Wholesale Offer Management and Sales teams to create reciprocal partnerships with vendors and customers. The primary position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Identify and pursue new vendor opportunities to grow and compliment current sourcing optionsEvaluate strategies to enhance sales opportunities for direct sales teams. Work with sales engineering to create solutions to meet customer needs.Create and maintain a dashboard to evaluate & track vendor performance.Grow existing vendor accounts by identifying needs and ensure follow up and follow through of customer specifications. This includes frequent service follow-ups, problem solving, and emerging needs identificationMonitor installation projects with various teams to ensure on-time delivery, successful turn-up and customer satisfactionRespond to requests from internal teams for information, support, assistance, joint proposals, pricing, etc.MSA negotiationsDispute resolutionProject ManagementManage and order internal cross connectsPlanning, Ordering and status reportingConduct proactive sales activities, including proactive needs assessment, applications development, proposal presentation, order negotiation and post-sales service requirementsOther duties as assigned Our ideal candidate will possess: Minimum 5 years of telecom sourcing experienceMinimum 5 Years of supporting strategic & technical sales teams in the telecommunications industrySales training experience- technical and processProduct knowledge of both switched and dedicated services, as well as associated end-user and carrier applicationsOperational understanding of telecommunications ordering, provisioning, and billing processesWorking knowledge of general marketing tools, portals and processesBachelor’s Degree required with a degree in a related field preferredAbility to communicate effectively by telephone, correspondence, and in personAbility to work in a standard or remote office environmentAbility to operate standard office equipment, to include personal computer, telephone, printer, copier, facsimile machine, and calculatorAbility to learn and retain new information and concepts quicklyAbility to perform work independently given appropriate instructionAbility to diagnose and solve problemsAbility to travel up to 5% Is this the career opportunity you’ve been searching for?Yes?Then let us know about you – apply now!QualificationsEducationRequired: High school diploma or equivalent Diverse Workforce / EEO:Astound Broadband is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace, support, and thrive on each other’s differences to maximize the experience of our teammates and our community. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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64 days ago

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