Solarwinds Inc. Contract Specialist in Cork, Ireland

Opportunity Details:

Overview:

SolarWinds delivers powerful and affordable IT management and monitoring software to over 100,000 customers worldwide – from Global 1000 enterprises to small businesses. Named by Forbes as one of the top 10 fastest growing technology companies, SolarWinds is improving the way IT management software is developed, priced, purchased, delivered and used.

Responsibilities:

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Manage procurement requests with internal business partners (e.g. marketing, development, information technology, legal)

  • Communicate with external vendors and suppliers to resolve transactional issues

  • Coordinate efforts with the US based procurement team to plan and prioritise global procurement efforts

  • Create and coordinate processes, provide project management support in order to efficiently facilitate business initiatives, including ability to anticipate future requests based on knowledge of past transactions

  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and other ways to increase efficiencies in the business

  • Independently manage workload and communicate deadlines and status of projects to organisation and other procurement team members

  • Remain current on industry trends in business and the procurement profession

Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • 2-5 years of professional business experience, ideally involving the negotiation of vendor relationships

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work collaboratively and proactively

  • Punctual, organised and detail-oriented

Preferences

  • Experience working with global teams

  • Ability to research, analyse and synthesise large amounts of data

  • Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects and work effectively under pressure

  • Excellent judgment, problem resolution, innovation, change management, influencing, and decision-making skills

  • Ability to work independently and cross functionally to resolve issues

  • Ability to manage projects, self-direct, manage multiple priorities and work in a result oriented environment

  • Czech, Russian or German language skills is a plus but not essential

  • Experience with US and Canadian contracts

  • Knowledge of data protection regulations

  • Self motivated with ability to perform with minimal supervision

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Experience working in procurement process management software systems and, in particular, Coupa Procure to Pay

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SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2017-9565

# Positions 1

Location IE-Cork

Category (Candidate Search) Legal

Position Type Permanent