Category Sourcing Manager


Job Description

Kimberly Hume is looking to hire a Category Sourcing Manager to work a 12 month extendable contract based in Dublin (Hybrid).

As a Principal Sourcing Specialist, you will be part of a team that will control and manage one of the largest annual technology spends in the world. You’ll be leading the sourcing process for Macro Cell Site construction & maintenance across the Network. While guiding your internal clients through the Sourcing process, you’ll be identifying potential suppliers, drafting requirements, analysing qualifications, negotiating deals, and monitoring supplier performance. Our purchasing power combined with your skills and expertise will help us maintain our market-leading position. Come and play a meaningful role in driving continuous cost savings and revenue generation.


  • Performing market analyses to find potential suppliers.
  • Guiding internal business partners through the supplier selection process.
  • Working cross-functionally to document requirements, build RFPs, and conduct negotiations.
  • Handling the sourcing process, ensuring that it aligns with our policies.
  • Validating that suppliers are upholding contract terms and conditions.
  • Lead role in supporting cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for large spend category areas.
  • Drive all aspects of complex strategic sourcing process, including but not limited to, taking lead on contract negotiations of business and pricing terms and conditions, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms.
    • Process large amounts of and varying types of data to extrapolate favourable conclusions.
  • Work with Business Partners to resolve supplier related business issues for example, Contract language interpretation / clarification.
  • Maximize purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk.
    • Take a lead role and simultaneously work with and lead multiple teams to guide selections of low-cost and highly technically qualified Suppliers to provide needed services.
  • Stay current with industry trends for assigned category area, and becomes a Trusted Advisor to our Business Partners.
  • Present new products, technologies and services from existing or new suppliers to clients.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • Strategic Sourcing experience.
  • Attention to detail

Even better if you have:

  • Business degree in supply chain, engineering, or construction management. Ideally, an MBA.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification.
  • Project management certification, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
  • Supply chain certification, such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM).
  • Program management, budget management, request-for-proposal, and vendor selection experience.
  • Experience with site walk-throughs, construction insurance requirements and construction bidding processes.
  • Experience in telecommunication/Technology or labour based sourcing

Please note: Due to urgent hiring the client is looking for consultants already based in Ireland.

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