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Director, Procurement Sourcing

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Director, Procurement Sourcing

  • Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, digital marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, MA, Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries.

Employee Sub-Group: Regular FT Salaried

Work Schedule:
Location: Dublin , Co. Dublin
Position Title: Director, Procurement Sourcing

Req: 26513

Director, Procurement Sourcing - Technology

As a Director of Sourcing Procurement, reporting to the CTO, you will be responsible for leveraging key industry and internal partnerships to drive technical innovation with high quality standards and cost savings.

What will you do?
  • Prepare, advise and support negotiations with key enterprise vendors.
  • Review opportunities to streamline purchasing and the management of global network and desktop vendors and services, and implement recommendations as appropriate.
  • Review and improve procurement practices and procedures of office/technology supplies in remote and smaller global offices.
  • Develop and run processes to streamline payroll providers globally.
  • Work directly with the CTO and their management team to identify other opportunities to streamline IT procurement practices and negotiate with vendors to reduce overall IT spend.
  • Work directly with the CFO and their management team to identify other opportunities to streamline Lionbridge procurement activities and overall company spend on vendors.
  • Develop, manage and refresh individual and customized technology and commodity sourcing strategies and roadmaps for each actively managed technology.
  • Provide technical commodity and supplier expertise and consulting to design engineering for technology migration.
  • Provide technical review and analysis for, and responses to, supplier proposals and RFQs.

To be successful you must have:
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of procurement experience in a large global organization with direct experience in negotiating enterprise contracts.
  • Direct hands-on experience designing internal procurement/sourcing processes.
  • The comfortability of working in a virtual environment supporting a global management team.
  • A self-starter mentality and the drive to operate in a dynamic and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Knowledge of supplier technology (Infrastructure and Application landscape) and the approach to influencing supplier roadmaps.
  • Current/Up-to-date knowledge of the technology and industry trends for the assigned commodities, and experience performing competitive analysis on relevant products.
  • Negotiation experience with Microsoft (O365 collaboration suite and Azure), Oracle and SAP, together with proven experience in Managed-Service outsourcing deals.
  • Knowledge of supplier technology roadmaps and a proven pragmatic approach to influencing supplier product roadmaps.

In return you can expect:
  • Experience working for a trusted partner to thousands of companies around the world and a World Leader in Localization/Globalization.
  • A Global Leader that is engaged with the majority of the Fortune 100, keeping the world connected through long-term partnerships.
  • To work with a diverse team of specialists from across the world in areas such as Language/Linguistics, Technology Development, AI/Machine Learning, Managed Services and Business Operations.


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