With a budget of more than €14bn, BT Sourced to lead BT’s drive towards sustainable sourcing.

BT is to create 70 new Irish jobs at its new procurement arm BT Sourced, which will open at Grand Canal Plaza in Dublin in April.

The roles will range across a number of procurement management disciplines including IT, networks, connectivity and services, as well as procurement analytics and transformation.

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

BT Sourced will also lead BT’s drive towards sustainable sourcing, using its buying power to influence the company’s supply chain and boost supplier diversity, in a bid to meet its ambition of reducing carbon emissions in its supply chain by 42pc by 2030/31.

Global, sustainable remit

Man in business suit.

Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer for BT Group

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, which has established itself as a hub for many ‘Big Tech’ businesses as well as technology start-ups, the company will manage and influence a budget of around €14.8bn (£13bn), and draw on the capital’s diverse and tech-savvy talent pool as it builds its presence in the Republic of Ireland.

BT Sourced aims 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 roles will be based at BT Sourced’s Grand Canal Plaza HQ, and 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

“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,” said Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer for BT Group.

“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.”

The expansion was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD who said: “The company can look forward to accessing a rich pool of talent which will allow it to embed and grow its operations here.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 18 February 2021

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