Telecommunications Vendor Management Job at Bloomberg, New York, NY

  • Bloomberg
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Our Team:
The Bloomberg Networks Communications team leads all aspects of the procurement, design and delivery of Telecommunication services for Bloomberg and its customers. We are responsible for Telecom Service Provider relationships, designing, ordering, and supporting over 20,000 unique connections globally. We work closely with our internal teams to design and order connectivity for Bloomberg and our customers. Once installed, we support our existing connectivity through active management of Service Providers when challenges arise. This includes leading escalation calls, design reviews, and having an understanding of domestic, submarine and terrestrial cable routes. We are also involved in Proof-of-Concept product and design testing with our Network Engineering team, the design and support of Bloomberg Data Centers, Invoice approvals, and Network audits.

We are looking for a proactive and highly motivated Telecoms Vendor Manager to handle our Telecommunications Service Providers and daily implementations. You will be accountable for the full life cycle of the Telecommunications Implementation process including, pricing, design, order management, testing and service improvement. You will also be the escalation resource for post implementation support, working closely with internal/external partners, assessing/understanding our clients' needs, adhering to project methodologies and effectively balancing/organizing resources. In addition to overseeing local access circuit delivery, you will need to have an understanding of the physical design, routing and diversity requirements required to build a resilient WAN network. You will be tendering and designing core connectivity to ensure network continuity is maintained in the event of multiple circuit outages. You will be part of a team working with peers across North/South America and our global offices.

We'll trust you to:

  • Use your deep understanding of Telecommunication Carrier Networks and their various connectivity methods to conduct complex installations and conversions, collaborating regularly with our Telecom Vendors on all levels
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on all Telecommunication implementation and design questions, such as leading conference calls with internal/external customers
  • Maintain multiple queues at a time, providing clear written updates to internal/external clients
  • Demonstrate firm knowledge via documentation/implementation of effective vendor oversight processes
  • Arrange, prepare and present statistical data for service delivery meetings on a monthly/quarterly basis to manage vendor performance
  • Continue to drive process improvement with telecommunication vendors to align with changing industry standards
  • Run operationally effective vendor governance structures, maintaining a holistic view of the provider(s) and effective communication for decision making
  • You'll need to have:

  • 4+ years of Project Management experience within the Telecommunication industry. This could have been gained from working within a Data Center environment. The ability to autonomously lead projects is key to succeeding in this role
  • A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, or related field
  • Experience with the following services: Voice (PRI/SIP/POTS), Dark Fiber, MPLS, Packet Switched Networks, Wavelengths, Cross Connects, Internet Peering and other industry emerging technologies
  • Vendor management experience. Managing vendor deliveries and setting clear expectations supported by SLAs & performance management
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to establish clear expectations through all methods of communication (email, phone, chat, etc.)
  • Strong problem solving and prioritization skills
  • Experience with various types of relationships and the ability to communicate with senior leadership
  • Experience in reviewing and approving Telecommunication invoices
  • Proficiency using Microsoft suite and Google KMZ. This includes the ability to build Visio Diagrams and to interpret and edit Google KMZ files
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team and management structure, taking ownership of your area of coverage

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of the OSI Model networking, specifically Layer 1-3
  • Data analysis skill sets and familiarity work with analytic tools e.g. Qlik
  • Certifications including but not limited to PMP/Prince2, ITIL, Agile, MEF CECP
  • Familiarity with managing projects in Jira
  • Knowledge/understanding of MEF LSO APIs
  • Leadership experience in current or past roles
  • Fluency in a second language

Interviewing with us
We believe interviewing is a two way street. It's a way for us to get to know you and your skills, and also a way for you to learn more about the team, our technical challenges, and what you'd be working on. The content of each interview round will be tailored to the role and your background, but the general framework can be found here:

We want to ensure you can put your best foot forward throughout the process, so if you have any questions or need any accommodations to be successful, please let us know!

We have a lot of opportunities to choose from in Engineering, and it is important to us that your skills and experience align best with the team you are interviewing with. To help ensure you are placed on the right team, your application will be considered for all of our current vacancies in Engineering at the first stage of the interview process.

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or maternity/parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Bloomberg provides reasonable adjustment/accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable adjustment/accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable adjustment/accommodation include but are not limited to making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email (Americas), (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), or (Asia-Pacific), based on the region you are submitting an application for.

Salary Range: 100,000 - 115,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus
The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.
We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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