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Carrier Relations Planner

Company: Uniti
Location: Mobile
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUniti Fiber is seeking an experienced, Carrier Relations planner to support the local market team on deployment of telecommunications-related projects.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the company by sourcing network capacity via off-net vendors.
  • Evaluate and locate optimal access vendors to develop telecommunications solutions for the company.
  • Interface with sales, engineering, and operations teams to develop last mile solutions to sites requiring off net capacity.
  • Create buy vs build business cases that assess the viability of the planner's proposed access decisions.
  • Create purchase orders and requests for proposal (RFP) for sourcing off-net capacity.
  • Perform network optimization on existing off-net inventory finding and delivering cost savings.
  • Constantly work to reduce off-net spend and minimize company's off-net spend.
  • Ensure accuracy of all invoices and execute timely disconnects of unneeded capacity.
  • Support the sales team as a Subject Matter Expert in network interconnection and off-net capacity pricing.
  • Initiate all purchase order requisitions.
  • Match invoices to Purchase Order's prior to Purchase Order approval.
  • Interface with Finance on Purchase Orders and invoice processes, as required.
  • Maintain project trackers (Excel, Access, Primavera, etc.) for schedules.
  • Interface with internal project team for reporting and monitoring of project progress.
  • Provide purchase order reconciliation reports.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience:
    • BS or BA Degree required or comparable experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in purchasing, cost management, or contract management.
    • Experience in access planning, network provisioning, or network planning highly valued.
    • Site acquisition or real estate knowledge would be a plus.
    • OSP Construction knowledge would be a plus.
    • Experience with financial planning, reporting, and tracking.
    • Experience with contract negotiation.
    • Highly organized.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
    • Experience with GIS packages such as Google Earth, MapPoint or Map Info is highly valued.
    • Relationship management - ability to develop and maintain productive stakeholder relationships.
    • Strong negotiating and deal making skills.
    • Presentation skills, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.Physical Demands:The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Sitting, standing, and walking
      • Lifting of objects up to 25 pounds, bending, and stooping
      • Hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary
      • Keyboarding, typing
      • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copyWorking Conditions:
        • Ability to work multiple tasks in a stressful environment while maintaining a positive and pleasant manner with others
        • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment
        • Ability to travel up to 20%
        • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends Uniti provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Uniti, Mobile , Carrier Relations Planner, Other , Mobile, Alabama

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