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Engineering Sr. Consultant GCSC Strategy

As a member of the Global Connections and Supply Chain (GCSC) Strategy Team, you will utilize your strategic abilities to provide actionable recommendations to the leaders of AT&T’s GCSC Organization. You’ll have the opportunity to help internal clients implement innovative solutions and best practices throughout AT&T’s sourcing processes, synthesizing facts and data from wide-ranging sources into tools and models used on the front lines of billions of dollars’ worth of negotiations.Day-to-day responsibilities – typical tasks you will perform in this role include:
  1. Fact-based negotiation support
    1. Competitive event strategy development
    2. “Should cost” analytical support
    3. Hardware teardown focus for “should costs”
    4. Supplier spend trends & analyses
  2. Strategy development & consulting, focused on the following:
    1. Supplier engagement/management
    2. Industry trends and category management
    3. Internal AT&T practices
    4. Emerging technologies
  3. Market intelligence
    1. Supplier financial risk assessments
    2. M&A tracking, earnings announcements, and ongoing supplier assessments

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, or Supply Chain
  • Typically, 3-5 years of related experience
  • Strategic mindset and strong analytical skills:
    • Problem Solving: Aptitude to quickly understand and apply economic/business principles, recognize subtleties of complex problems, and develop innovative solutions driven or supported by data
    • Modeling: Ability to work with multiple sources of (often finance-related) data, integrating fact-bases and assumptions to develop complex financial and operational models
    • Technical: Advanced experience working with Microsoft Excel (VBA preferred; ability with pivot tables, arrays, and nested-formulas strongly desired) and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Project management experience:
    • Effective communication skills
    • Comfortable and effective in working in teams and across functional groups that vary from fundamentally technical to non-technical
  • Demonstrated capability in managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering against tight deadlines
  • Superior negotiation and persuasion skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA preferred; or, advanced degree Finance, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Supply Chain, Logistics, or similar
  • Background in the telecommunications or high-technology industries
  • Background in consulting, investment banking, commodities trading, or another highly strategic/analytical role
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Access, R, Python, and/or other programming languages
  • Practical experience building financial, statistical, and other analytical models to evaluate complex data
  • Software development experience
  • Ability to understand mechanical and electrical engineering concepts
  • Experience engineering hardware or firmware
  • Experience managing relationships and interacting with various vendors active in the telecommunications space
  • Previous experience managing teams of cross-functional high-aptitude professionals