AT&T Procurement Engineering Consultants (Multiple Experience Levels)

Company: AT&T

General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Contact Information

Team Focus


AT&T’s new, entrepreneurial internal procurement consulting team performs a high-impact function within the global sourcing organization of Supply Chain & Fleet Operations (“SCFO”). AT&T aims to fill openings on this team with motivated problem solvers who are able to utilize their hardware engineering or software development backgrounds to analyze a wide spectrum of products in a cross-functional role for America’s largest telecommunications provider.


SCFO works across the entire AT&T organization to negotiate contracts for tens of billions of dollars, in aggregate, worth of services and products, including cutting edge telecommunications equipment. Procurement Engineering Consultants will have the opportunity to support AT&T SCFO’s strategic and tactical cost saving initiatives in a variety of ways, including:

·          Generating detailed analytics and leveraging industry experience to determine the granular costs of a vendor to provide equipment and/or software to AT&T;

·          Performing physical analysis of complex network hardware or detailed software function analysis to establish deign-to-value pricing;

·          Leading efforts to improve the efficiency of AT&T’s sourcing process across a broad spectrum of programs; and

·          Serving a key role in efforts to negotiate contracts with our suppliers.


Note that AT&T is hiring for the following positions (descending by experience), and applicants will be considered for the position that best fits his/her qualifications:

·          Associate Director of Procurement Consulting

·          Senior Procurement Engineering Consultant

·          Procurement Consulting (Engineering) Analyst


Required Qualifications


·          Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering (preferably Electrical or Mechanical), or Supply Chain

·          Technical skills: A minimum of 2 years of experience in an engineering or software development role

·          Modeling: Ability to work with multiple sources of data, create algorithms to aid in assumptions, data mine, etc.

·          Project Management experience:

o    Effective communication skills

o    Comfortable and effective in working across various groups that vary from fundamentally technical to more business-oriented

o    Demonstrated capability in managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering against tight deadlines


Desired Qualifications


·          Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Applied Mathematics, Economics, or Supply Chain

·          Experience predicting the cost of software projects, setting development budgets, and/or identifying the total development effort required to deliver software

·          5+ years of related professional experience in an engineering role (experience as a Systems Engineer, Architect, or Software Program Manager preferred)

·          Experience in the complete product development process, including design and project definition, development, testing, certifications, and production preferred

·          Embedded software development experience

·          Background in the telecommunications industry

·          Background in consulting or another highly analytical role

·          Advanced experience working with Microsoft Excel (VBA, pivots, arrays, nested-formulas, etc.), Microsoft Access (including SQL experience), and Microsoft PowerPoint

·          Problem Solving: Strong ability to quickly understand and apply economic/business principles, recognize subtleties of complex problems, and develop innovative solutions, driven or supported by data

·          Practical experience building financial, statistical, and/or other advanced analytical models

·          Experienced in managing relationships and interacting with various vendors active in the telecommunications space


The best candidates will be aggressive, effective communicators who can understand strategic incentives and integrate business acumen with their robust knowledge of software development or hardware engineering to solve complex business problems.


AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


Company Description 

AT&T is one of the world's leading providers of data, voice, high speed DSL internet access, and IP-based television services. For more than a century, we have consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services and excellent customer care. Today, our mission is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work, and do it better than anyone else. We're fulfilling this vision by creating new solutions for consumers and businesses and by driving innovation in the communications and entertainment industry. Our leadership also extends to a strong culture of employee opportunity and growth. At AT&T, leadership and success is earned through commitments kept and relationships developed with the customers, employees and communities we serve. A few examples of honors that AT&T received include:


·          Top 10 Employer for Computer Science & Business Majors, AfterCollege, 2012

·          LearningElite (#1), Chief Learning Officer magazine, 2013

·          Best Places to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek Magazine

·          Top Companies for Diversity (#4), DiversityInc magazine, 2012

·          America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities (#1),, 2012

·          World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company, Fortune Magazine, 2012

·          Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens, CR Magazine, 2012


·          Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, NAFE, 2012

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