Communications giant BT to recruit 70 new staff in Dublin

by Rachel Darcy

BT Sourced, the new procurement arm of global communications provider BT, is kicking off a recruitment drive for more than 70 roles in Dublin ahead of its opening in April.

BT Sourced is a new, standalone procurement company within the BT Group, which has been established to ‘challenge the traditional ways of buying goods and services by simplifying processes and introducing new technology’, according to a release.

Based in Dublin city centre at Grand Canal Plaza, the company will manage and influence a budget of around €14.8bn, and draw on the capital’s diverse and tech-savvy talent pool as they work to build their presence in the Republic of Ireland.

BT Sourced is aiming to make the company easy to do business with for its global supplier base, drawing on technical innovations including AI-powered digital technology, combined with new, partnership-led approaches to simplify and speed up BT’s global sourcing.

The company will also lead BT’s drive towards sustainable sourcing, using its buying power to influence the company’s supply chain, supporting BT’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions in its supply chain by 42% by 2030/31.

Cyril Pourrat

Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer for BT Group, said: “Dublin is a vibrant city with a truly global outlook, and we’re excited to be building our innovative new procurement company at its very heart, taking advantage of the fantastic talent pool Ireland has to offer in the global sourcing arena.

“We’re looking for diverse, entrepreneurial and talented professionals to join our organisation and help build something from the start.

“BT Sourced will play a major role in BT’s transformation, drawing on the best technology and people to speed up and simplify the way we manage BT’s third party spend worldwide.”

Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD said: “This announcement by BT Sourced will see the creation of 70 new roles in Dublin. BT, which is a world leader in the telecommunications sector, will join the growing number of innovative, multinational companies who have made Dublin their home.

“The company can look forward to accessing a rich pool of talent which will allow it to embed and grow its operations here. I wish BT every success with this expansion.”

The roles range across a number of procurement management disciplines including IT, Networks, Connectivity and Services plus procurement analytics and transformation. 

The company is hiring now, and interested applicants can search available roles at https://www.bt.com/careers/careers-at-bt/procurement.

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