Category Sourcing Expert - Network Maintenance

Posted 25 August 2022
Salary €300 - €350 per day
Job type Contract
Contact NameMarkJames Search

Job description

Our client, a global enterprise technology company, based in Dublin, is currently hiring for a Category Sourcing Expert to lead negotiations for complex, multi-million-dollar maintenance renewal agreements with top
network equipment and software suppliers.


  • Joint strategy development, budget planning and constant communication cadence with Maintenance Engineering business partners
  • Usage/inventory data analysis, bench marking and should-cost modelling to help drive negotiation strategy
  • Regular leadership briefings on negotiation status
  • Managing the contract documentation and execution process with Contract
  • Management and Legal colleagues, ensuring that it complies with our policies.
  • Work with product Sourcing colleagues to proactively incorporate maintenance terms and pricing into new product purchases, ensuring a total cost of ownership view for those deals
  • Validating that suppliers are upholding contract terms and conditions.


  • IT sourcing, procurement or supply-chain experience, 5+ years mandatory.
  • Experience with SAP Ariba.
  • Project Management of Cross Functional Teams
  • Lean Six Sigma experience and PMP/ Prince 2 experience.
  • Experience in Strategic Sourcing, ideally in the technology areas such as Maintenance, Network Equipment and Infrastructure, Software Licensing, Call Center Services, Cloud, Contracted Labour.
  • Experience within a telco environment
  • Contracting experience - drafting, negotiating and execution

This is a full time, contract position for an initial period of 12 months with the option to extend and/or become permanent (although this is not guaranteed).

The requirement to be in the office is few times a week at the beginning, after that few times a month.

Please apply online for consideration.