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Lumen Lead Procurement Manager - Broomfield, Littleton, CO in LITTLETON, Colorado

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

As a Lumen Lead Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for managing the most highly complex and significant vendor agreements and relationships across multiple telecom network implementation categories in the US and Canada. Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction, cost avoidance, vendor rationalization, and continually benchmarks purchasing and process practices. Provides subject matter expertise and is a trusted advisor in sourcing/procurement field.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Provides thought leadership that is recognized across the company. Continually identifies and implements new opportunities for cost savings, cost avoidance and proactively tracks progress towards these objectives that are critical to the company. Independently prepares and presents advanced business cases, return on investment models, and change management programs to stakeholders and senior management.

  • Manages the relationship cycle with vendors that are most strategically significant and represent the greatest financial investment made with vendors by the company. Negotiates or renegotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work of the greatest complexity, including requests for information or requests for proposal and reverse auction generation and facilitation.

  • Implements and measures cost savings, reduction, and avoidance programs and strategies. Continually refines these programs to deliver optimal results of significant importance to the company.

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

  • Proactively reviews vendor performance and adherence to contractual terms, leads business reviews, and delivers resolution on difficult issues through effective negotiation tactics.

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Bachelor's degree

  • +7 years related experience

  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of procurement systems and e-sourcing tools - SAP, Ariba or Oracle

  • Intaermediate to Advanced professional experience with contracts and negotiation

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to influence and motivate others with new ideas and concepts up to C-Level stakeholders

  • Process management and documentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team evnironment; self motivated

  • Ability to process large amounts of often complex data; detail oriented

  • Able to navigate a fast-paced environment with working with remote teams

  • Excellent time management skills


  • Subject matter expert in telecom network implementatioin

  • Master's degree or J.D.

  • Procurement related certifications through ISM, American Purchasing Society or other recognized entity.

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 238473

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