Director Procurement

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Date: Jan 16, 2019

Location: Littleton, 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

Manages and leads an organization of procurement professionals that support a major functional area or region of the global business. Builds strong relationships with both internal and external customers and vendors. Coordinates and communicates company requirements across multiple business units. Delivers against corporate initiatives related to cost reduction, cost avoidance, and supplier rationalization. Continually benchmarks practices against best in class programs in order to effectively translate the analysis into action. Sets complex category strategies and manages high visibility negotiations to achieve cost savings goals and objectives.

Job Description

Builds a high-performance team; hires and retains the right talent in the right roles; sets goals, delegates work, holds reports accountable; develops and empowers direct reports to make decisions and take action. Demonstrates Company’s values, maintains a positive open demeanor, encourages different points of view, moves team forward through change; provides timely information; communicates context for business decisions; recognizes accomplishments; fosters teamwork and collaboration.

30 %

Provides thought leadership, continually identifies and implements new opportunities for cost savings, cost avoidance and proactively tracks progress towards these objectives. Prepares and presents business cases, return on investment models, and change management programs to stakeholders and senior management. Implements and measures cost savings, reduction, and avoidance programs and strategies. Continually refines these programs to deliver optimal results for the company.

25 %

Leads negotiation and purchasing of capitalized and operating/service expenses.

20 %

Sets strategy and leads the development, implementation, and management of corporate policies, processes, compliance programs, diversity programs, procurement systems, and metrics reporting.

15 %

Implements value-driven procurement programs that achieve internal savings targets and deliver enterprise wide process improvement. Continually addresses and resolves organizational barriers with agile decision making and outstanding communication of risk versus reward. Provide thought leadership and the ability to execute on global and regional programs.

10 %


100 %


Proven cross functional leadership skills/experience. Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization including the Executive Team. Advanced experience with contracts and negotiations.

MBA preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Proven cross functional leadership skills/experience. Proven track record of success in achieving results. Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization including the Executive Team. Telecom experience preferred. Experience with e-RFP, e-RFx, e-Catalog, reverse auctions preferred. CPM/CSPM Certification is preferred. Advanced experience with contracts and negotiations.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition #: 207426

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Manager, Procurement, Consulting, Technology, Management, Operations

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