Senior IT Buyer - Contract Initially

Senior IT Buyer - Contract Initially

Dublin West
Contracting, Supply Chain, PMO/Business Support


Senior IT Buyer – Tech Multinational

This organisation, a global leader in data management with an EU headquarters based in Dublin, are looking to welcome a Senior IT Buyer to support the Americas and Global sourcing team who provide purchasing and sourcing support to category managers, focusing on IT spend projects globally.

This is a contract role initially (with opportunity for extension and permanency) and the ideal candidate will have IT sourcing/purchasing experience along with knowledge of global licensing, SAAS, Cloud, Networking and Hardware.

Sounds good, but what would my day-to-day look like?

  • Developing and managing RFI, RFQ and RFP’s as required by business process owners for spend across the Americas
  • Negotiating best possible commercial terms with suppliers
  • Establish and negotiate best possible multi-site purchase agreements
  • Supporting and guiding the operational buying team as required
  • Supporting category managers with spend data analytics and development of category plans
  • Reviewing contract terms and conditions and negotiate or escalate as necessary
  • Ensure contact database is kept up to date with all signed agreements loaded
  • Actioning contract renewals

Great, but what should my profile look like in order to be considered?

  • Previous experience on vendor relationship management, vendor consolidation and cost reduction in a global, ideally IT, environment
  • Prior IT/tech procurement and sourcing experience
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Proven track record in cost reduction
  • Familiarity with value analysis, make/buy/lease decisions and other advanced purchasing topics
  • Excellent communication, customer service and relationship-building skills

Looks like a fit! What else do I need to know?

This is initially a contract role, that is likely to be extended and can even be made permanent. It’s based in West Dublin (easily reachable by public transport), and will pay an annualised rate of up to €50-56K depending on the level of experience. It’s a great opportunity to join a global tech leader in a key role, and build on your relationship management and contract negotiation skills.

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