Procurement Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA at Open Systems Technologies

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Job Description

A retail company is seeking a Procurement Project Manager to join their team in Philadelphia, PA.


  • Provide process expertise in the procurement, management, maintenance and support of public and/or private network connections, and data circuits
  • Project manage installs, upgrades, vendors, procurement, and spend
  • Perform technical analyses of software, hardware and websites various diagnostic tools in support of efficient local network operations
  • Analyzes data to ensure proper assignment of MRC and NRC charges
  • From a telecom and wireline perspective, project manage centralized systems operational support, administration, installation and maintenance of complex enterprise-wide networks
  • Coordinate with clients, development area management and staff, and vendors, the design and implementation and support of complex voice and/or data telecommunication projects which typically span multiple business functions and/or integrate both voice and data applications
  • Work with senior staff to evaluate and implement processes to ensure best practices are being followed with respect to project inception and network circuit procurement, provisioning, TTU, switchover, and facilitation
  • Work with global and domestic teams to evaluate, procure, stack and manage switching, and firewalls
  • Assist in implementing, maintaining and recommending processes to improve the overall intake and support of that portion of the Global Network Services team
  • Work with senior staff to document and update internal records and documentation
  • Assist in creating and preparing reports for senor staff to demonstrate to management how processes can be altered and expected results from those changes
  • Plan, implement, document, and maintain system components based on specifications, such as route switch, local firewalls, data circuits and modems and routers, as well as IDF/MDF power management
  • Serve as a resource to others providing process and technical leadership in the area of Shared Network Services
  • Evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of proposed solutions
  • Design projects with broad implication for the business and/or the future architecture, successfully addressing cross-technology and cross-platform issues
  • Act as a technical adviser to project teams, providing special technical expertise
  • Adhere to and further develop enterprise MACD program for wireline services and, mature the enterprise MACD program for wireless services
  • Deliver solutions through disciplined project initiation and execution with a focus on Security, end user experience & cost
  • Collaborate with IT Field Infrastructure teams and principle architect to design, test and implement solutions that solve business problems and reduce operational costs
  • Ensure proper hand-off from installation to operations and provide oversight for ongoing maintenance of newly integrated systems and services
  • Interface with vendors on and expand the team’s visibility to order fulfillment, cost management, invoice processing and allocation for all wireline communication services
  • Drive operational execution to ensure project timelines are met by agreed upon due dates
  • Model and lead strong “Front Line First” service philosophy


  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong experience with all phases of the project life cycle
  • Ability to communicate effectively with core project team members, team leads and application/project owners
  • Keep current with trends and issues in the IT industry, related to networking and data circuits including current and evolving technologies
  • Thorough understanding of requirement specification, design, structure, operation and testing of Data and voice circuit orders and turn up and procurement
  • Proficiency with one or more technology environments, and the ability to learn and apply new and emerging concepts efficiently
  • Basic understanding of the network and circuit ordering industry
  • Solid understanding of how systems effect and benefit clients and timelines
  • Proficient in Carrier task portals
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