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CenturyLink, Inc Monroe, LA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

We have an immediate opportunity for a Lead Sourcing Analyst with six years of purchasing required.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Must demonstrate complete comprehension and execution abilities over the end-to-end procurement process for a broad range of diverse and complex procurements for assigned CPE/Resale Products and Services categories.  This may include, but is not limited to, issuance of requests for quotation; contract requests for proposal, pricing analysis, Vendor proposal evaluation, contract and price negotiations, and contract execution; and supplier performance management.
  • Leads cross-functional procurement teams (Strategic Sourcing, Business Unit, Technology and Corporate Stakeholders/Advisors and Suppliers).
  • Develops strategic sourcing plans for commodities and suppliers under scope of responsibility.
  • Drafting of various procurement contract documents and provisions including, but not limited to, master purchase and resale agreements, statements of work, product and pricing schedules, exhibits, appendices, amendments, etc.
  • Develop and maintain contracts in a contract management system.
  • Engage with suppliers and/or internal business units to understand requirements and performance gaps; identify root causes and corrective actions, and implement performance improvements.
  • Possess ability to adapt and react to changes in business direction while satisfying multiple task demands and competing priorities.
  • Must develop and be accountable for key performance indicators outlined in the Annual Operating Plan, particularly such things as cost savings, supplier performance and contract management.
  • Gain a thorough understanding and comply with all CenturyLink corporate and departmental policies, methods and procedures

Basic Job Qualifications:   

  • College degree and/or Masters Degree
  • Six years of purchasing experience required.
  • Commodity/Industry knowledge for CPE/Resale Products and Services
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment; self-motivated; strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to process large amounts of often complex data; detail oriented; ability to understand complex technical performance requirements, specifications and service expectations and translate them into clear, concise contract language.
  • Strong project management skills and customer focused attitude
  • Ability to work in a collaborative role with team members, business units and/or supplies to achieve desired business outcomes
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, Outlook, MS Excel, Word and Power Point

    Preferred Job Qualifications:  

  • Six plus years of relevant Business and/or Purchasing experience 
  • Expert understanding of purchasing industry strategies and tactics
  • Intermediate to advanced professional experience in the procurement and/or contracting functions (negotiations, drafting and administration) for CPE/Resale Products and Services
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision
  • Leadership and management skills


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Kansas-New Century; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition #: 122016

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

No Discrimination. 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, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


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: Monroe

Job Segment: Consulting, Procurement, Performance Management, Project Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Technology, Operations, Human Resources

Job Details

Date Posted September 18, 2019
Date Closes October 18, 2019
Requisition 381096700
Located In Monroe, LA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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