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Supplier Enablement Lead

Greenwood Village, Colorado; Denver, Colorado

Spectrum’s high quality connectivity services relies on the collaboration and effectiveness of our Procurement team. We deliver value by providing innovative commercial expertise and strategic business solutions that enable us to deliver advanced products and services that create positive customer experiences. The relationships we build with our internal stakeholders and suppliers support our evolving business goals and help keep innovative products affordable for all Spectrum customers.

  • Full-time
  • Job level: Entry to Experienced
  • Travel: Varies by role
  • Company benefits

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Hear from our team

"I am grateful to be part of an organization that empowers employees to make decisions, encourages innovation and continuously seeks out opportunities for further success."

Jennifer, Sr Manager, Procurement Operations

"Sitting with the IT leaders and their teams allows me to work on complex, strategic initiatives where I can deliver significant value and drive positive results for the business and my stakeholders. Collaborating with and supporting our Technology groups gives me first-hand visibility into the projects that continue to pave the way for Spectrum as the fastest-growing cable provider in the U.S."

Natalie, Sr Director, Procurement

"I chose a career with Spectrum because I wanted to be a part of a growing company in a stable and exciting industry. At the time that I joined, we just acquired Time Warner Cable making Spectrum the 2nd largest Multiple-System Operator. I think we have endless possibilities to grow even more in the future!"

Beth, Sr Director, Purchasing


Spectrum wants to help you get more out of life and take care of things outside the office to make life a little easier. We provide:

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We support continuing education for personal and professional growth.

  • Retirement Savings/401(k)

    100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay.

  • Health & Welfare

    Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans, plus AD&D insurance at two times your pay and assorted life insurance options.

  • Discounted Services

    Discount on Spectrum Services where applicable (restrictions apply).

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid vacation, sick time, personal days and holidays.

  • Professional Development

    Programs and ongoing training to build skills and technical expertise.


Position Type: Full Time Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado, Denver, Colorado Date Posted: Date posted 09/22/2021 Areas of interest: Procurement Requisition Number: 291930BR-2 FSC330 JOB SUMMARY
The Supplier Enablement Lead is responsible for working with Charter Category Managers and Business Units, current Charter suppliers and future Charter suppliers to understand and document existing supplier enablement and management processes in order to define the scope, responsibilities, methodology and approach required to enable the supplier base on the Ariba P2P platform. Additionally, the Supplier Enablement Lead is responsible for defining the scope, responsibilities, methodology and approach required to enable and maintain catalogs on the Ariba P2P platform.
As a member of the Procurement Team, the Supplier Enablement Lead serves as an Ariba Solutions expert on supplier and catalog enablement and management. He/or she is responsible for evaluating business process policies, formulating recommendations for policy change related to supplier and catalog management and obtaining approval for any policy change.

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

Create Supplier Enablement and Catalog Management strategy, policy and procedures.

Build solution, customer, and industry knowledge by leveraging the appropriate resources (internally at Charter and externally via Ariba/industry resources).

Synthesize learnings into a logical story using quantitative/qualitative data and/or sound reasoning.

Apply a broad knowledge of spend management applications/solutions.

Establish credibility as a conduit for supplier and catalog expertise with customers (e.g., positive customer feedback).

Work with Procurement Lead and other functional areas to determine what resources/skills are needed (e.g., accounts payable, legal, category managers, IT) and brings them in as necessary, as applied to Supplier Enablement.

Maintain regular communication with team members (e.g., face-to-face, via voicemails, emails) so everyone understands what the others are working on.

Proactively collaborate with teammates to anticipate and respond to issues that could impact solution delivery (e.g., change in scope).

Communicate to effectively resolve problems or issues. Be proactive in communication (i.e., face-to-face meetings and phone calls are more frequent than emails).

Communicate Supplier Enablement Program benefits, requirements, and timelines to stakeholders
Drive suppliers to register on the Ariba Network.

Communicate the processes for order receipt, delivery, catalogue updates and invoicing with the supplier.

Train suppliers in the use of Purchase Order flip, Advance Ship Notices, Order Confirmation, Invoice against Contract, CSV Invoicing.

Lead supplier connectivity and invoice validation testing.

Lead Technical and commercial validation of the catalogs.

Assist in loading catalogs into the Ariba system.

Communicate to Business Units and P2P program lead as catalogs and suppliers become available.
Import and Export Catalog Data.

Run Scheduled Tasks.

Work with Procurement to establish metrics, frequency and distribution of reports.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Broad knowledge of spend management strategies and/or procurement, sourcing, category management, vendor performance management
Ability to execute with minimal guidance and with strong initiative
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large scale projects
Strong analytical and organizational skills

Related Work Experience
3-5 years of Experience with “Big 5” consulting firms or comparable
in systems implementation, process re-engineering
or a related discipline

Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or technical discipline

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Demonstrated Project Management or PMP certification
Experience with Ariba solutions

Related Work Experience
Telecommunications/cable industry experience

Office Environment
FSC330 291930-2 291930BR

Here, employees don’t just have jobs, they build careers. That’s why we believe in offering a comprehensive pay and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.

The pay for this position has a minimum of $65,300.00. The actual salary offer may be higher as we carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.

Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

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