Procurement Manager

  1. Sofia, Dublin
  1. Procurement
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  3. Office Based

About the role

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.


Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

Position Overview:

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced procurement professional to join our expanding procurement team, based in Dublin. Reporting to a Senior Director of Procurement, you will work with an established team of procurement professionals and in close collaboration with key stakeholders across the global organisation. The role will be responsible for the end-to-end management and oversight of global, industry leading IT & Telecoms suppliers with an annual spend in excess of $150million.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Supplier / category management:

    • Manage and negotiate strategic global and local supplier contracts, ensuring adherence to ICON policies and procedures. 

    • Leverage sustainable, long term commercial advantages for ICON including but not exclusive to cost savings.

    • Full end-to-end management of the procurement process, including but not limited to, supplier onboarding, relationship management, contract, and purchase order execution, in accordance with ICON policies and procedures.

    • Identify, develop, and deploy best practice vendor management, category management and procurement practices which enhance procurement performance, and safeguard the requirements of internal stakeholders. 

    • Benchmark best practices and industry trends.

    • Monitor supplier performance to ensure a high a quality service to ICON and compliance with all ICON processes and policies.

  • Sourcing / RFP

    • Lead on strategic sourcing projects, supporting the end-to-end process from RFI/RFP to contract execution including evaluating commercial proposals, assessing, and identifying all risk factors, assessing long-term viability and sustainability of services, presenting recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Internal stakeholder relationship management:

    • Build strong collaborative relationships with internal teams and stakeholders e.g. Finance, IT, Telecoms, becoming a trusted business partner.

    • Promote a customer focused approach and stakeholder partnership though collaboration and effective communication. 

    • Be a positive ambassador for the procurement department across the organisation.

To be successful in the role, you will ideally have:

  • A proven track record of autonomously and effectively working in a fast-paced global procurement team with an extensive knowledge of procurement best practice.

  • Excellent negotiation, contract management and supplier relationship management skills – ideally within global IT software and Telecoms categories. Experience of leading complex vendor negotiations and delivering complex multi-million-dollar global service contracts is highly desired.

  • Exceptional communication skills in order to effectively collaborate with key stakeholders, suppliers and supporting functions at all levels.

  • An ability to create and implement strategies that drive efficiencies and cost savings and an aptitude for being able to recognise and consider emerging opportunities and risks.

  • Excellent analytical skills and competency in interpreting, negotiating, and executing legal contracts.

  • Leadership/line management experience is preferred.

  • An adaptable and open-minded attitude, embracing change as an opportunity for growth.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs.  In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.


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