AT&T Sr Sourcing Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

AT&T is leading the way to the future – for customers, businesses and the industry. We're developing new technologies to make it easier for our customers to stay connected to their world. With a network that covers 225 countries, including more than 120 million customers, we’d say we’re well on our way. Together, we’ve built a premier integrated communications company and an amazing place to work and grow.Team up with industry innovators every time you walk into work, creating the world you always imagined. So what do you say? Let’s do great things together.

Working as a Senior Contract Manager, you will manage, negotiate, monitor and source vendor contracts/sub-contracts. You will be responsible for providing interpretation of terms and conditions of contractual obligations as well as negotiate contract modifications, follow-up quotations, revisions, and terms and conditions with vendors.

This position will be responsible for understanding key business unit supplier strategies and corporate directions, and jointly developing a Supplier Commodity Strategy to deliver to these objectives through negotiations and executed contracts. This may include, Saving Targets, SLA/KPI deliverables, Supplier Diversity, Risk Avoidance, environmental laws, regulations, Protection of Customer Data, and International compliance.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Review and administer long-term and/or blanket purchase contracts

  • Commercial contract issues, negotiations and/or administration of licensing agreements including renewal, new business, invoicing, credit holds, receivable issues and consolidations

  • Administer contracts in accordance with company and customer policies and procedures, provide interpretation and analysis of contract documents and review and evaluate customer requests for changes in or revisions of contracts that involve technical specifications, cost, or schedule impact on the company

  • Assist in the development of long- and short-term objectives to ensure that programs and efforts are directed toward achieving company goals

  • May initiate corrective action to assure objectives are met and assist in the establishment and administration of unit policies, procedures and systems

  • Participate in the development of goals and budgets for area of responsibility

  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors and exercise judgment in selecting methods and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

Required Qualifications:

  • Five or more years experience in management of strategic supplier relationships and contracts

  • Ability to manage intense workload with short timeframes

  • Must have very strong negotiation skills

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Procurement

  • Graduate degree (MBA, Paralegal cert.) preferred or CPM

  • Understanding of complex contractual terms and conditions

  • Business, cost management and quality experience

  • Structured process orientated approach