Deputy Manager / Manager- Global sourcing


Since our founding, IDEMIA has been on a mission to unlock the world and make it safer through our cutting-edge identity technologies. Our technology leadership makes us the partner of choice for hundreds of governments and thousands of enterprises in over 180 countries, including some of the biggest and most influential brands in the world. In applying our unique expertise in biometrics and cryptography, we enable our clients to unlock simpler and safer ways to pay, connect, access, identify, travel and protect public places – at scale and in total security.


Our teams work from 5 continents and speak 100+ different languages. We strongly believe that our diversity is a key driver of innovation and performance.



We are dedicated to serving government and public security entities and, in so doing, IDEMIA is committed to the responsible use of technology for public safety. We develop cutting-edge biometrics technologies and identity verification systems that prioritize privacy, human rights and ensure fair and unbiased application. We are also committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture and our impact on sustainability. For example, in 2023, the Life Cycle Assessment for Vision Pass SP revealed a 38% energy reduction, attributed to its sustainable smart power-saving mode


The chosen candidate will play a pivotal role in bolstering the IT & Systems team by overseeing the procurement of IT resources for IDEMIA's various business units and Corporate division. They must possess the ability to implement category strategies effectively and conduct sourcing operations across diverse spending categories. Identifying suppliers capable of delivering value and efficiency, as well as adept negotiation skills to secure favorable deals and contracts, are essential attributes for success in this role. Additionally, the candidate will participate in the selection and negotiation processes with IT and SubCo suppliers for designated IDEMIA Customer programs. This role may entail occasional travel worldwide.

Key Missions

•    Coordination with Global and Regional Purchasing organization (local buyers, project purchaser and category managers).
•    Interact with external suppliers and internal customers worldwide
•    On assigned projects, supplier selection and/or quotation, Commercial and contract negotiation
•    Develop and maintain positive supplier relationships
•    Effectively communicate with user departments such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, IT, HR, quality among others.
•    Coordination with finance, controlling
•    Willing to travel internationally (max 15% of the time) 


•    Support IT & Systems purchasing team working of business project and manage part or all of the sourcing activity: RFP/RFQ, negotiation, contracting, 
•    Develop, implement and manage cost savings projects
•    Develop, implement purchasing reporting based on common KPIs

Skills Required:
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in purchasing/procurement.
•    Previous Purchasing experience in an International environment
•    Experience with IT, technology and indirect purchases.
•    Experience in project procurement/purchasing.
•    Experience in contract negotiation
•    Commercial acumen, experience in negotiating back to back agreements 
•    Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, MS Outlook, e-sourcing tools.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Results oriented with ability to function in a multi-cultural team environment, experience in working in a remote/distributed environment.
•    Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision-making and negotiating skills.
•    Ability to manage multiple projects while effectively meeting deadlines


Profile & Other Information


By choosing to work at IDEMIA, you will join a unique tech company, offering a wide range of growth opportunities. You will contribute to a safer world, collaborating with an international and global community. We value the diversity of our teams and welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of how they look, where they come from, who they love, or what they think.


We deliver cutting edge, future proof innovation that reach the highest technological standards and we’re transforming, fast, to stay a leader in a world that’s changing fast, too.


At IDEMIA, people can develop their expertise and feel a sense of ownership and empowerment, in a global environment, as part of a company with the ambition and the ability to change the world.


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