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Global IT Software Buyer – Internal needs

Orange Business

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 450 EUR/monthBase salary from 1,450 € gross per month, actual salary is likely to be higher based on skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This is a unique opportunity to manage the purchasing activities relating to the IT SW for internal needs globally for Orange Business Services (OBS) and provide your purchasing expertise to the Business Units (for corporate customer offers and own needs). This is a high visibility role where you are a key player in strategic corporate programs.


Improve OBS revenues by supporting our stakeholders in transversal, various and international projects. Lead sourcing activities to optimize suppliers/partners conditions, mitigate risks and save costs. Within a team of 6 people spread internationally, we are seeking a corporate software buyer in charge of IT commodities, application software solutions and mobility. Your mission is, at the heart of OBS's strategy, meeting the needs of the Business Units in charge of OBS's growth areas in applications (Business Unit Mobile, Global Marketing, Business Unit Customer Marketing & Innovation, Business Unit Enriched Interactions & Collaboration, …).


- Management of your own supplier’s portfolio.
- Building of the Sourcing strategy based on your knowledges of the market and OBS needs.
- Steering of the end-to-end purchasing process:
Build the tenders in collaboration with the project team,

Analyse the offers (quality, pricing, deliveries) & define the procurement strategy,

Drive the commercial and contractual negotiation,

Select the more competitive suppliers,

Present the Sourcing recommendations to the top management (Enterprise Demand Committee/ IT Demand Committee).

- Monitor the suppliers’ performance both quantitative and qualitative.
- Communicate to the stakeholders such as involved Business Units and Operational teams to promote the negotiated contracts.
- Share commodity expertise with respective stakeholders.
- Cooperate with Legal, Finance, Security and Data protection officers.
- Interact with the network of buyers (Group, BuyIn, Local, Projects, Sourcing OBS SA)

Employee perks, benefits

• Attractive financial bonus
• Extra days of holidays
• Cafeteria Benefit System
• Full compensation of sick leave for certain amount of days
• Complementary retirement savings contributions
• Financial support regarding life milestones
• Contribution to private healthcare
• Referral program
• Flexible working time
• Home Office

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2) or French - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

- At least 5 years of experience as a Strategic Buyer within IT field, ideally related to Software.
- Experience with RFP process and contract negotiation.
- Simultaneous projects management and strategic & risks oriented.
- Legal insight and analytical and results oriented.
- Technical skills would be desirable.
- Fluent level in English language and French language would be desirable.
- Leadership, assertiveness, and team spirit.
- Excellent communication skills and relationship oriented.
- Proactive, continuous learner and change oriented person.

Additional information

- A degree and skills training program is offered.
- You are a project leader, and you develop a strong transversal collaboration.
- You are at the heart of OBS strategy (Cloud, Networks, XaaS, Security, IT etc…).


Brief description of the company

Orange Business manages and integrates the complexity of international communications, freeing our customers to focus on the strategic initiatives that drive their business. Our extensive experience and knowledge in global communication solutions, together with our understanding of multinational business and local support in 166 countries and territories, ensure that our customers receive a consistent, global solution wherever they do business.

Number of employees

250-499 employees