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Purchasing Manager

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Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Galway, IE

Company: Avaya Corporation

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya offers a complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit

About the Global Sourcing Organisation - GSO

Headquartered in Raleigh North Carolina, the Global Sourcing Organization has responsibility to deliver lowest total cost of direct and indirect products and services to Avaya. This position will report into the Regional Sourcing Director in Galway, Ireland, and will be part of the regional procurement team. The role will interest an individual who has a background in either direct or indirect procurement and enjoys a dynamic and challenging environment and relishes the opportunity to develop, learn and contribute to Avaya’s bottom line performance. We are a very diverse team. We speak multiple languages, come from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds. We have built a very strong team ethos and we hope to attract an individual with the right personal and professional attributes that can enhance the team’s performance

About the Opportunity


  • Faciliate new contract development and reconstruct existing contracts
  • Responsible for driving cost reductions to meet GSO targets
  • Influence business unit leadership and functional business owners to optimize total cost of ownership
  • Provide oversight and guidance to business stakeholders relating to Avaya’s Purchasing Policy and related controls and compliance guidelines.
  • Fair value gatekeeper through PR approvals
  • Run Sourcing events: RFP, RFI and e Auctions
  • Manage QBR process with critical and/or strategic suppliers
  • Report accomplishments and communicate issues and opportunities to BU and GSO Leadership Teams


About You

  • Typically requires 5 - 8 years’ experience in either direct or indirect procurement.
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills
  • Strong excel and analytical skills
  • You have got to be a good team player
  • Must be able to draft and red-line contracts
  • Must be able to run an e Sourcing event end-to-end
  • IT systems knowledge in SAP (or similar ERP), Ariba, Coupa and MS Office
  • Language skills English - essential, and German - highy desirable


Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason.



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