It was announced yesterday that BT Sourced, the new procurement arm of global communications provider BT, is starting a recruitment drive for more than 70 roles.
BT Sourced is a new, standalone procurement company within the BT Group, established to challenge the traditional ways of buying goods and services by simplifying processes and introducing new technology and partnership-based approaches to the way BT works with suppliers and start-ups.
Based in Dublin, the company will manage and influence a budget of around €14.8bn as it builds its presence in the Republic of Ireland. The company will also lead BT’s drive towards sustainable sourcing, using its buying power to influence the company’s supply chain and boost supplier diversity. BT’s ambition is to reduce carbon emissions in its supply chain by 42% by 2030/31.
The roles will be based at BT Sourced’s Grand Canal Plaza Head Quarters and range across a number of procurement management disciplines including IT, Networks, Connectivity and Services plus procurement analytics and transformation.
Welcoming the news yesterday, Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar 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."
Chief Procurement Officer for BT Group, Cyril Pourrat added, "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."