President – Carol Ann Sweeney
Senior Manager of Business Operations, Arris
Carol Ann Sweeney, Senior Manager of Business Operations at Arris, is the Programming Chair for Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Carol Ann recently took a position at Arris as Senior Manager of Business Operations in the Global Services organization. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining vendor relationships with 3rd party partners and working with internal teams to determine requirements so they can be effectively communicated. She negotiates agreements with vendors of Arris, as well as with Arris customers. She is actively involved in the sourcing, onboarding, and reporting of the contractor workforce. She is involved in international vendor relationships and contract management. She works closely with Procurement, Legal, and Sales groups to ensure that all terms and conditions are met in order to comply with customer requirements and expectations. Carol Ann worked at Comcast Cable Communications for 8 years, most recently as Senior Manager, Procurement. In this role, she worked with Comcast’s vendors negotiating the most optimal terms & conditions, and pricing for Comcast. She also monitored vendor compliance to contractual commitments. She managed online RFIs/RFPs (Request for Information/Request for Proposals) for the Comcast Engineering community. Tracking Purchase Orders and Invoice payments were also a part of her responsibilities.
She also worked with multiple organizations within Comcast in annual budgeting, specifically related to maintenance and support renewals. Prior to joining the cable industry, Carol Ann worked with a national sales team of a distribution and service company. She has more than 10 years of management experience in contract negotiations, budgeting, and communications. Carol Ann has been an active member of WICT for 5 years. In addition to acting as Programming Chair, she also assists at Chapter events and has participated as a Mentee and Mentor in the Mentoring Program. The networking and relationships that she has forged from being part of this program are invaluable. She especially enjoys the annual Fall fundraiser when WICT has an opportunity to give back to a local charity. Carol Ann earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and 3 children.