M+E Technology Job Board

Procurement Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Dublin
  • Applications have closed


Our Company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

The challenge

Adobe purchases products and services from thousands of suppliers each year. We aim to accelerate Adobe’s continued commercial success through outstanding strategic sourcing. You will have the chance to lead sourcing projects while you partner with and support internal teams and suppliers to optimize spend across Adobe’s indirect categories.

What you’ll do

Collaborate with internal business partners and suppliers on the strategy and execution of sourcing projects.
Actively partner with Adobe teams on strategic supplier performance initiatives to improve financial and operational performance.
Build trusted relationships with senior internal leaders.
Jointly or solely lead cross-functional management to plan sourcing strategies and supplier management programs aligned with business objectives.
Pro-actively seek value/savings and efficiency opportunities across category spend; negotiate and report in appropriate format.
Demonstrate regional expertise and business sense by defining category standards and operating procedures.
Develop, issue and lead RFx activity to find the best sourcing solutions that meet business and commercial requirements; lead commercial negotiations to ensure Adobe receives the best value and associated cost savings.
Collaborate with Adobe Legal for negotiations of regional agreements; ensuring favorable commercial terms and mitigating risk.
Report progress on a weekly basis, indicating work planning and work in progress. Add agreements, service details and payment forecasts into procurement systems in a complete and timely manner.
Drive continuous-improvement initiatives.
Use and maintain procurement tools according to Global Procurement standards and expectations.
Process contracts according to Adobe Legal Playbook and policies.
Apply supplier relationship management techniques to ensure the supply base is providing required level of services, including but not limited to supplier business reviews, spend analytics, etc.

What you need to succeed

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience; MBA or JD preferred.
Strategic Sourcing/Procurement-related industry certification(s) preferred.
Familiarity with fiscal planning cycles and ad hoc financial analysis.
Preference: 3-5 years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain, or Program Management in a sophisticated, global, procurement environment or similar business-related experience.
Strong interpersonal skills in building trusted partnerships; ability to read a room and influence emotionally, socially, and logically
Sound understanding of procurement practices and techniques.
Ability to read and interpret contract specifications within the Procurement process.
Purchasing systems and order management software knowledge.
Aware of personal strengths and weaknesses; receives, applies, and gives useful feedback.
Familiarity with BI reporting and spend analysis.
High attention to detail and the exercise of sound judgment and decision-making.
Exceptional written and verbal communications, time management and interpersonal skills.
Inclination to train and educate users in new processes, policies, and procedures or technologies.
Self-motivated to achieve results without requiring constant follow-up.
Ability to reorder priorities on short-notice and adapt to changing requirements.
Effective management of workload and priorities. Flexible working schedule based on company requirements at various times through the business year and quarter.