Procurement Manager

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Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US, 80021

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

Job Summary

The Lead Sourcing Analyst will be responsible for sourcing, contract negotiations, contract lifecycle management, supplier performance reviews and category analysis in support of Centurylink’s acquisition of goods and services for [Hiring Manager to put high level description here (example: network infrastructure / services / IT / CPE)]

Job Description



  • Manages the relationship cycle with vendors. Negotiates and renegotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work, including requests for information or requests for proposals. Prepare scope documents, communications plans and contract awards. Actively partners with legal teams and stakeholders to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality.
  • Makes decisions that require consistent recognition of a wide range of complex, specialized issues, problems and opportunities across the Company’s negotiation and purchasing of indirect services procurement. Steadily identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems and opportunities.
  • Responsible for category strategy by developing process improvement efforts aimed at reducing the total cost of ownership. Improves on time/quality performance, settles vendor disputes, and builds alliances and relationships with strategic vendors.
  • Applies project management experience in creating and managing multiple project schedules for significant internal and external customer facing projects. Identifies time frames and holds self and others accountable for meeting milestones.
  • End to end contract manage all services and commodities; inclusive of major infrastructure and release estate construction,
  • Contract knowledge to assist CenturyLink Attorney and Business Unit with participant litigations and supplier performance issues; attend meetings, provide contract history, supplier notifications and development of action plans
  • Develop Service Annexes for various Commodities
  • Manage RFQ’s/RFI’s, this position works with stakeholders to develop the RFP questions, vendors to be included, compiles responses, creates the scorecard, schedules/leads scoring discussion, schedules/leads finalist meetings, etc. 
  • Works with Procurement contracting, securing appropriate Master Services contract.  Assist’s in the development of the Statement of Work and Performance Guarantees, working with the appropriate stakeholders.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience
  • Minimum 6 plus years of related experience or 4 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.
  • Intermediate to advanced professional experience in the sourcing and/or contracting (negotiations, drafting and administration) of communications products, software, professional services and/or other relevant experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft office experience, intermediate in excel preferred
  • Strong to expert knowledge of procurement systems such as SAP, Ariba or Oracle.


  • Subject matter expert in one of more Sourcing area of Construction, Infrastructure and Real Estate Indirect Services with broad knowledge in several areas.
  • Master’s degree or J.D.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition #: 208526

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

EEO Statement

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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