Category Sourcing Expert - Dublin

Dublin, Dublin
£400 per day
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Sourcing Expert
£400 p/day (Contract Initially 6 months*)

A well-known international telecommunications company is looking for a driven, dynamic and collaborative Category Sourcing Expert for their office based in Dublin. This is a great opportunity for a candidate to maximise value through the end-to-end commercial management of key suppliers and 3rd party spend; focusing on driving performance and commercial benefit from the IT supply chain. You'll meet agreed commercial targets for the category - including delivery of sustainable cost reductions and also be accountable for the management of all relevant category or sub-category spend.


* Managing the Managed Services Category; ensuring category strategy's result in and generate roadmaps of savings and value streams, and where appropriate, innovation opportunities
* Continual monitoring of internal customers and supply markets for changes that may impact the sourcing strategy
* Year-on-year financial accountability for assigned categories with respect to price movement
* Leading global cross functional teams through the supplier selection process and for the approval of selected suppliers by stakeholders
* Negotiation planning and contracting with suppliers, ensuring that agreements reflecting global needs
* Execution of supplier relationship management, for key assigned suppliers with the assigned categories, with oversight regarding supplier relationship management
* Project activity management in support of business requirements

Key Skills:

* Degree level or equivalent
* CIPS qualified
* The successful candidate should have relevant experience in a Procurement / Supply Chain commercial environment with excellent Negotiation and Supplier Relationship Management skills.
* Category management
* Leading sourcing processes
* Developing and negotiating supplier agreements
* Strong track record of building internal business relationships at all levels.
* Involvement in managing strategic and/or business critical supplier relationships and contracts
* A team player who is driven, organised and assertive in their approach to work.

This is an exceptional opportunity offering a very competitive salary with fantastic benefits, including an excellent pension and bonus potential, as well as a generous annual leave.