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CenturyLink Senior Manager Carrier Relations - East Coast (Location Flexible) in NEW YORK, New York

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (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.

The Role

Leading a team of Carrier Relations Managers responsible for overseeing a portfolio of vendors to report, substantiate and resolve billing disputes to achieve expense savings for the company. Must drive team to achieve goals related to improving dispute quality, win percent, and strategy. The right candidate will have a combination of strong data analysis, written/oral communications, and problem-solving skillsets along with expertise in carrier access billings and services and ability to take lead on large negotiations.

SIMPLY PUT, Looking for a Senior Carrier Relations Manager to manage a team of 5 with Carrier Relations, Vendor Performance and Third Party Collocation responsibilities with experience working with Asia Pacific. Candidate must have previous Management experience with Carrier Relations type background.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Partner with NetEx team in engaging with vendors to facilitate effective and timely resolution of open dispute balances; clearly communicate audit methods, analysis/reporting and conclusions to negotiate favorable returns on resolved and settled disputes.

  • Understand, utilize, and maximize our vendor invoice data, leveraging OB-IEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Editions), BillTrack Pro, AML, APC (Attained Planned Cost) Inventories, and AIM systems to optimize invoice dispute filings and resolution discussions with our vendors.

  • Evolve system capabilities to associate claims to contract attribution.

  • Work effectively on a team as well as self-driven contributor in maintaining positive relationships with our vendors.

  • Create new insights that will drive operational efficiencies, automation, and savings in the short and long term.

  • Be recognized as having broad expertise or unique knowledge in NetEx/Carrier Billing domains, and act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

What We Look For in a Candidate

Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or 5+ years of relevant job experience. Relevant job experience is described as:

  • Job experience in similar industry

  • Job experience with similar essential duties

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Office – Sits 5 to 7 hours per day; Bend, reach, stoop and crouch.

  • 4 - 6 years related experience in Network Expense Operations, Accounting, FP&A or Access Management.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact, communicate, and negotiate directly with our vendors to achieve results while maintaining positive relationships.

  • Proficient with BTOD (TEOCO Cost Management Platform) or other comparable telecom Expense Management/AP software application.

  • Strong skills with Excel and other tools for managing, analyzing, and creating reports of large, sometimes complex datasets.

  • Problem solving versatility: making the best decisions possible given the data quality and time available.

  • Experience using OB-IEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition), Equivalent Business Intelligence or Data Visualization (i.e. Tableau) Software.

  • Expertise and Working Knowledge with the ordering, planning, pricing, accounting, or billings of off-net/access network services.

  • Management, Account Management or Contract Management).

  • Ability to interpret terms and conditions of purchase agreements and LEC tariffs, and use that knowledge to solve problems and create opportunities;

  • Negotiation and leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of Interconnection Agreements and UNE based products is preferred.

  • Strong verbal, written and oral communication skills to articulate findings and influence desired results with stakeholders.

Alternate Location: US-Connecticut-Hartford; US-District of Columbia-Washington; US-Florida-Apopka; US-Florida-Ft Lauderdale; US-Florida-Jacksonville; US-Florida-Miami; US-Georgia-Norcross; US-Maryland-Baltimore; US-Massachusetts-Boston; US-New Jersey-Edison; US-New York-New York; US-North Carolina-Charlotte; US-North Carolina-Raleigh; US-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia; US-South Carolina-Columbia; US-Tennessee-Cordova; US-Tennessee-Nashville; US-Virginia-Arlington; US-Virginia-Herndon; US-Virginia-McLean; US-Virginia-Richmond

Requisition #: 226798

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Disclaimer

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.

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