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About CenturyLink

CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

Reporting to the head of the EMEA Infrastructure Operations team, this role involves managing a broad portfolio of infrastructure providers within the EMEA region. The senior CRM is responsible for identifying, qualifying and on-boarding new suppliers for Dark Fibre and Space & Power as well as developing, negotiating, and obtaining approvals for Master Service Agreements and Framework Agreements. They work in close collaboration with internal operational teams to obtain quotations and negotiate major individual orders. Managing vendor relationships as well as costs during the lifecycle of acquisitions and supporting the business with thematic escalations. Project managing the bidding process for network expansion projects. Define the 3-5-year procurement strategy for your area of responsibility and identify and deliver cost-reduction projects. Help supervise, act as primary mentor and trainer of more junior level CAM roles.

Job Description

  • Extensive knowledge of suppliers within the EMEA region for dark fibre, space & power inc large network of contacts.

  • Demonstrable track record in developing contract and commercial arrangements with suppliers, negotiating contracts and costs and defining multiyear procurement strategies.

  • Professional and self-motivated; ability to work productively and effectively with little guidance.

  • Detail oriented, ability to analyse large data sets.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of Outlook, MS Excel, Word.


10+ years related experience with Bachelors

8+ years related experience with Masters


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent


Alternate Location: PL-Poznan-Poznan

Requisition #: 221852

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