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Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives


Atlanta, GA
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Company AT&T

Job Title Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Jobid att4-4537428

Location: Atlanta, GA, 30309, USA

Description AT&T is leading the way to the future – for customers, businesses and the industry. We're developing new technologies to make it easier for our customers to stay connected to their world. With a network that covers 225 countries, including more than 120 million customers, we’d say we’re well on our way. Together, we’ve built a premier integrated communications company and an amazing place to work and grow.Team up with industry innovators every time you walk into work, creating the world you always imagined. So what do you say? Let’s do great things together.

As a member of the Global Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives team, you will utilize your strategic abilities to provide actionable recommendations to the leaders of AT&T’s Global Supply Chain. 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. The ideal candidate should have a 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 in order 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

The Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives will need to possess strong 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

Must have a demonstrated capability in managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering against tight deadlines, superior negotiation and persuasion skills and previous experience managing teams of cross-functional high-aptitude professionals


+ Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Supply Chain, or similar

+ MBA preferred; or, advanced degree Finance, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Supply Chain, Logistics, or similar

+ 3-8 years of related experience

+ Background in the telecommunications or high-technology industries

+ Background in consulting, investment banking, commodities trading, or another highly strategic/analytical role

+ Ability to understand mechanical and electrical engineering concepts

+ Advanced experience with Microsoft Access, R, Python, and/or other programming languages

+ Software development experience

+ Strong understanding of applied statistics

+ Practical experience building financial, statistical, and other analytical models to evaluate complex data

+ Experience reverse engineering hardware or firmware; software sizing or code estimation

+ Experience managing relationships and interacting with various vendors active in the telecommunications space

Principal Functional Skills / Competencies associated with this Title:

+ Consulting Expertise

+ Cost Analysis

+ Economics

+ Effectiveness Measurement

+ Process Management

+ Procurement

+ Quality Management

+ Statistical Analysis and Measurement

+ Supply Chain Management

+ Vendor/Supplier Evaluations and Certification

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company.

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