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Company AT&T

Job Title Sr Sourcing Manager

Jobid att4-7370072

Location: Dallas, TX, 75219, USA

Description Working as a Senior Contract
Manager, you will manage, negotiate, monitor and source vendor technology contracts with a particular focus in the areas of Software, SaaS,
third party Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) services and related category offerings for
internal enterprise wide, entertainment group, marketing and advertising groups

You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating new agreements, drafting and
issues RFx events, 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.

**Additional Responsibilities:**

+ Provides interpretation of terms and conditions ofcontractual obligations. Negotiate contract modifications, follow-upquotations, revisions, terms and conditions with vendors.

+ Responsible for the review and administration oflong-term and/or blanket purchase contracts, and RFP processes.Responsible for commercial contract issues and terms, negotiations and/oradministration of third party cloud service agreements including renewals,new business, contract commitments, contract and savings strategies, andpayment structures.

+ Managing strategic relationships with business unitowners and vendors, understanding of application or use cases along acrossnumerous corporate policies and stakeholder groups (technology, finance,legal, security, etc.), identifying and mitigating complex legal andcompliance issues.

+ Sourcing of vendors, familiarity and/or interest inemerging technology focusing on related third party cloud services andcloud management tools, ability to gain understanding of industry to makeeducated recommendations about pricing, vendor selection, competition,market compression, optimization, etc.

+ Works closely with technical and financial teams toensure lifecycle management for third party cloud service contracts acrossthe enterprise.

+ Establish key contract frameworks and KPIs for optimalvendor performance.

+ Administers contracts in accordance with company andcustomer policies and procedures, provide interpretation and analysis ofcontract documents and reviews and evaluates customer requests for changesin or revisions of contracts that involve technical specifications, cost,or schedule impact on the company.

+ Manages commercial contract issues, negotiations and/oradministration of licensing agreements including renewal, new business,invoicing, credit holds, receivable issues and consolidations

+ Assists in the development of long and short-termobjectives to ensure that programs and efforts are directed towardachieving company goals and cost savings. May initiate corrective actionto assure objectives are met.

+ Assists in the establishment and administration ofbusiness unit policies, procedures and systems.

+ Assist in the development of long- and short-termobjectives to ensure that programs and efforts are directed towardachieving company goals

+ Participates in the development of forecasts andbudgets for area of responsibility.

+ Works on complex issues where analysis of situations ordata requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

+ Conduct industry, product and cost analysis comparisonsin a synthesized and streamlined format to be able to provide sourcingrecommendations to business units and drive targeted ongoing negotiationswith technology providers.

+ Exercises judgment in selecting methods and evaluationcriteria for obtaining results.

+ Work on complex issues where analysis of situations ordata requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors and exercisejudgment in selecting methods and evaluation criteria for obtainingresults

+ Analyses of contractual risks (legal, security,financial) and develops long term strategy to mitigate risks to companyand helps draft new terms and templates for overall process improvement.

+ The Senior Contract Manager typically reports into the3rd Level of Management

**Required Qualifications:**

+ Five or more years’ experience in drafting,negotiation, andmanagement of strategic supplier relationships and contracts

+ Ability to manage intense workload with shorttimeframes

+ Ability to learn, understand, and input into AT&T’stechnology strategy, including Cloud, Open Source Software , VirtualNetwork Functions and network architectures

+ Strong negotiation skills

+ Strong leadership and communication skills

+ Strong leadership, negotiation, legal drafting ofcustom language and communication skills

+ Business, cost management and quality experience

+ Structured process orientated approach

+ Skilled in independently creating and generating TotalCost of Ownership (TCO) and “What-If” scenario financial modeling andanalysis for complex comparative sourcing events.

+ Understanding of complex contractual terms andconditions including intellectual property ownership.

+ Ability to generate comprehensive commercial deal sheetterms by fully understanding client requirements, usage and budgetforecasts, supplier products/services and defining flexibility terms toadequately support contractual use by multiple business unit.

+ Strong Business Acumen.

**Desired Qualifications:**

+ Minimum Graduate/Bachelor’s degree inBusiness Administration with Procurement, business, law or CPM experience,Finance, or Graduate/Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

+ Juris Doctor degree a plus

+ Prior experience with a major/minorentertainment or technology company

+ The ability and willingness to provide and receivehonest and direct feedback to/from team members

+ Demand planning and/or resource planningis a plus

+ Excellent Excel & Power Point skills

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