Technical Sourcing Manager

AP Professionals
March 13, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals is partnering with a telecommunications company seeking a Technical Sourcing Manager to join their Rochester, NY team.  The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for developing qualified technical service suppliers and supporting the delivery of technical services. Act as the sourcing subject matter expert. Previous experience in the telecommunications industry and a bachelor's degree highly preferred. Must be personable, organized, and efficient.


  • Lead the full business negotiation processes with internal partners and suppliers
  • Own the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP, and RFQ for technical services. Develop content for proposals and customer presentations
  • Identify key benchmark suppliers. Measure, manage, and improve supplier performance
  • Secure best pricing, build cost models, and drive cost improvements
  • Identify, survey, audit, assess, and qualify new and preferred suppliers
  • Perform risk analyses of suppliers and supply chain. Develop risk mitigation and business continuity plans
  • Measure, analyze, and identify suppliers’ strengths and weaknesses. Issue corrective action requests and development plans as necessary
  • Drive continue improvements on all supplier performance, such as cost, quality, and delivery
  • Provide education and guidance to internal teams regarding capabilities of suppliers and best practices for Technical Services
  • Work cross-functionally and attend relevant project meetings
  • Perform regular market, supplier, and commodity analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Supply Chain certification, such as CPSM or CPM preferred


  • 5+ years’ experience with contract negotiation, sourcing, or engineering required; preferably in telecommunications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of telecommunications networks
  • Customer service focus
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and build relationships
  • Strong multi-tasking and project management abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Additional Qualifications

This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship

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