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Supply Chain Business Partner
Dublin, Ireland
Supply Chain Managment
Full-Time

​THE ROLE

The duties and responsibilities of the Suuply Chain Business Partner involve all standard aspects of sourcing, selecting and qualifying account-specific language partners to meet profitability, quality and performance objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all Recruitment activities for new Translation, Linguistic & other (SEM, SEO, Audio, etc.) Review and Production Suppliers including:
    • Effective sourcing using both traditional and modern methods;
    • Screening of all potential Suppliers to ensure they meet criteria for testing stage; Effective testing of every Supplier to ensure they meet VistaTEC Quality Standards;
    • Ensure our Supply base is continually being added to, to meet the changing needs of our business.
  • Manage targeted recruitment drives that arise for specific locales and / or specific verticals working with other members of the SCM Team, Sales Teams and Productions Teams;
  • Continually develop creative ways to source new Suppliers;
  • Identify suppliers who meet targeted budgetary guidelines, negotiate rates and other work arrangements with new suppliers and identify opportunities to develop strategic pricing models;
  • Ensure all new suppliers sign the Vistatec SLA; T&C, etc.
  • Work with LC on development, maintenance and evaluation of supplier tests on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the changing requirements of the business;
  • Maintain awareness of industry standards, practices, tools and resources regarding suppliers and propose revisions to company direction, operation and policies accordingly
  • Work closely with staff in other departments to meet client, departmental and company needs
  • Assist sales staff with client proposals and manage the test translation process within the SCM team;
  • Attend Client/Sales/Production meetings if required;
  • Provide input to Production staff on supplier selection and assignments;
  • Evaluate and maintain data integrity of supplier databases, records, templates, instructions, training materials, procedures and other documents relating to new suppliers.
  • Manage supplier pool effectively

​​DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Third level qualification in Language or related field;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Localisation industry;
  • A minimum of 5 years industry experience and at least 3 of those in procurement / supply chain / vendor management roles;
  • Strong financialmanagement experience; Understand business implications of decisions and demonstrates knowledge of market and competition
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Detail orientated, analytical and ability to make effective decisions;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with the ability to mediate, negotiate, and resolve conflicts constructively
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, collaborative, cross-functional environment
  • Working knowledge of various computer-aided translation tools
  • Ability to think strategically and develop innovative strategies and solutions to achieve organizational goals.
  • Problem solver, results orientated and customer focused;
  • A second language would be beneficial but not essential.