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6450 Sprint Pkwy
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Overland Park, KS US
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Job Summary

Leads the sourcing process for the most complex spend categories and conducting category spend analyses. Activities include the qualification of suppliers, development and issuance of requests for proposals and evaluations. Conducts negotiations including pricing, logistics, service level guarantees, and terms with suppliers. Develops supplier performance criteria. Understands the supplier markets and anticipates changes in market conditions, reliability of supply and supply economics. Sources materials, equipment, supplies, and commodity products. Evaluates, selects, monitors and maintains relationships with vendors. Performs analysis of purchasing needs, including analysis of costs and performance. Forecasts supply requirements, issues periodic reports on trends, and negotiates pricing, discounts, and contracts.
  • Experienced in Category Management with an emphasis on Radio Access Technologies (RAN).
  • Develops the sourcing strategy for the category and agenda setting with key stakeholders.
  • Anticipates changes, needs and market conditions to define sourcing strategies.
  • Defines the cost drivers of the categories in scope and follows their evolution.
  • Leads Make/lease analysis and develops business cases.
  • Drives discussions for purchasing requirements, project specifications and BU strategy with management and suppliers.
  • Analyses historical data to provide demand/consumption trends and track deviations.
  • Predicts categories trends and development (technologies evolution, new business model, suppliers’ consolidation etc.).
  • Supports Finance by giving clear price roadmap/trends to prepare the budget.
  • Takes ownership of execution-focused service delivery functions and processes.
  • Coordinates business planning efforts.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and eight years related work experience or twelve years related work experience post high school
  • Five years experience in sourcing or supply chain management
  • Five years experience with contract negotiations

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Sound negotiation skills.
  • Excellent financial acumen.
  • Ability to contribute breakthrough ideas and approaches to solve business issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work in fast-paced environment.
  • Management skills & cultural intelligence.
  • Knowledge of the market and relevant external service providers for NT&IT procurement.

At Sprint, we're more than just talk. We've changed the way people communicate, how they work and how they stay connected on the go. Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Behind every decision we make, there is a passion and drive to develop technologies to enhance and simplify our customers' lives.
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