Strategic Sourcing Consultant

Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Salary: £180 - 220 per day
Start Date: 2017-11-27 00:00:00
Reference: JN -112017-42560
Contact Name: Naomi Conn
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 24, 2017 15:56

Job Description

Tangent International are seeking a Strategic Sourcing Consultant to work a 6 month extendable contract based in Dublin. What we need you to execute on: - Lead role in supporting the companies cost savings and revenue generation business goals through the sourcing process for large spend category areas - Installation and / or Engineering background in the following areas a plus: o Transport elements: ROADM, WDM, routers, multiplexing and similar Network Elements o Knowledge / experience of primary and secondary DC Power systems: PDBs, BDFBs, cabling requirements, batteries, rectifiers, etc. o Fiber optics: Cabling and applications o Working knowledge of telecommunications standards (i.e. Telcordia GR documents), including engineering specifications, drawings and layouts o Strong familiarity with installation procedures, practices and standards - 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 o Strong analytical skills required - process large amounts of and varying types of data to extrapolate favourable conclusions - Work with Business Partners to resolve supplier related business issues o Invoicing / payment issues o Contract language interpretation / clarification o Disputes over contract pricing (i.e. Units / Models) - Maximize purchasing power to achieve a lower cost while mitigating risk o 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 - Stays 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 What we need to make you successful - Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent experience - Credentials from Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) or Irish Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management (IIPMM) - Experience in Strategic Sourcing, ideally in the technology areas such as Network Equipment and Infrastructure, Software Licensing, Call Center Services, Cloud, Contracted Labour, etc - Ability to solve complex problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound decisions - Project Management in complex multi-project and multi-geography environment - Prior experience as a telecommunications installer and / or engineer - PMP or Prince 2 experience, desired - Lean Six Sigma experience, desired - Strong interpersonal and client service skills - Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word) - MS Access a plusPlease send your updated CV for consideration.

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