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Sr Consultant-Marketing
Category: Telecommunications
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Sr Consultant-Marketing

The *Sr. Sourcing Consultant* will lead cross-functional teams through the complete strategic sourcing process. This Sourcing Consultant will have primary focus on Indirect Services (Finance, Accounting, Procurement) and Professional/Contractor Services. The Sr. Sourcing Consultant will have end-to-end ownership of the sourcing process. This will include but not limited to; organizing teams based on commodity or specific sub-category, providing expertise on vendor and market analysis, detailed financial analysis with support from Procurement Analytics, sourcing alternatives, implementation, developing savings methodologies with support from Spend Analytics and stakeholder engagement.
*Key Responsibilities/Functions:*
* Identify potential sourcing opportunities through spend analysis and stakeholder relationships
* Effectively integrate with key functional area groups and develop good relationships with key stakeholders
* Provide contract solutions which mitigate risk and align with business objectives and strategies
* Research and prioritize sourcing opportunities based on potential savings and/or urgency of business need
* Responsible for advising and educating stakeholders on key contract terms and conditions such as service levels, deliverables and IP rights.
* Manage multiple projects at the same time
* Develop strategic sourcing strategies for the specific categories being purchased using specific industry analysis, criticality analysis, business knowledge, competitive analysis and sourcing expertise
* Coordinate external research and provide assessment of category supply market conditions
* Manage and lead identified sourcing team through all sourcing activities including RFP development and analysis
* Manage supplier risk for business-critical managed programs
* Effectively prepare, coordinate and conduct all supplier negotiations.
* Memorialize results of negotiations through development and review of contractual language with support from Contract Management
* Develop methodologies to capture savings as well as value derived negotiations and ongoing improvement activities
* Communicate strategic sourcing results to Windstream Executive leaders.
* Ensure Sourcing meets its committed savings objectives with support from Spend Analytics, by conducting variance to plan analysis

*Specialized Knowledge/Skills Desired*
* Analytical, planning and strategic skills.
* Ability to lead cross-functional and cross-BU teams.
* Proven project management, time management and presentation skills.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Negotiation skills.
* Ability to influence and gain consensus at all levels.
* Ability to work with remote team members and stakeholders in multiple locations.
* Demonstrated maturity and knowledge in this category managed
* Understanding of contract language and general contract law
* Actual experience coordinating and negotiating Professional Services across various Indirect categories.
* Experience pertaining to intellectual property rights in contracts
* Experience drafting technology oriented consulting services agreements and SOWs
* M&A experience desired
* Financial acumen to drive business cases and rationalize supplier proposals

*Expected Competencies*
* Strategic Thinking
* Problem Solving
* Influencing Others
* Leadership
* Building Collaboration
* Driving Execution
* Decisiveness and Judgment
* Conflict Management
* Mature Confidence
*Minimum Requirements:*
College degree and 5-7 years professional level; or 9 years professional level related experience or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

**Primary Location:** **US-Colorado-Denver*

**Job Category:** **Marketing*

**EEO Statement:** **Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to**

**Requisition ID:** *18001903*

**Other Locations:** *US-New York-Rochester, US-Arkansas-Little Rock, US-South Carolina-Greenville, US-North Carolina-Charlotte*

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