Procurement Manager

Corporate – People & Places /
Full Time /
As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 400,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Procurement Manager is part of the Global Talent Community team, and their primary role is to be the primary source of knowledge and strategy on the programs, procedures, initiatives for our team. They will own projects and oversee its execution. As a strategic leader within the team, they will own the strategy within their focus area and help guide decision making. They are constantly innovating not only the way they work but the team they work closely with. Their work must always be an example of the Welocalize Four Pillars of Customer Service, Quality, Innovation and Global Teamwork.

    • The following is a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities and areas of ownership of the Vendor Project Manager:
    • Uphold the Welocalize brand and 4 Pillars of Customer Service, Quality, Innovation, and Global Teamwork.      
    • Have ownership of a part of a function in creating business case around it
    • Represent the company and the Welocalize brand
    • Innovate strategies for the owned functional project
    • Support functional strategy definition and implementation (Online and Offline)
    • Proactively support and promote the Welocalize Brand in social media
    • Innovate training (content and presentations)
    • Innovate resourceful reports with variables that have an impact upon company’s vision
    • Create analysis with valuable results from all initiatives
    • Handle Financial Management actions that affect functional area
    • Escalation point for issues with team members or function
    • Procurement
    • Support negotiations for our external partners
    • Use a data driven approach to proactively support the Life Science’s service line 
    • Offer excellent customer service both internally to our Welocalize colleagues as well as to our global supplier base
    • Build regional supply strategies  
    • Recruitment & Training
    • Recruit new talent into Welocalize’s Talent Community 
    • Offer an engaging prehire experience 
    • Build internal processes 
    • Build modules to address gaps between market available talent and service line needs  
    • Measure success of modules and constantly improve  


    • Education Level
    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a college or university in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience
    • More than 5 years’ relevant experience in the functional area
    • 3-year Localization experience
    • Experience in a fast-paced, client-centric environment, ability to adapt to Business needs
    • Experience with Linguistic Validation, specifically recruitment of Clinicians, Cognitive Debriefing Moderators as well as participant Recruiters
    • Ability to stay organized and informed in such an environment
    • Good communication skills, attention to detail, and self-driven with the meet tight deadlines are essential
    • An objective, problem-solving mindset, mental flexibility and a “can do” attitude, having solution-oriented approach to every challenge
    • Taking the initiative to proactively assess and mitigate risks
    • Enjoys working in a team and derives energy from being within a team, contributing to the team's success
    • Team-player with the ability to problem-solve and show initiative
    • Advanced Knowledge in Marketing/PR/Recruitment/Account management
    • Ability to prioritize ongoing projects based on business needs and urgencies that can arise
    • Team work and contributing to the team's success
    • Country/Language social media strategy (how it affects the Welocalize brand; why is important to be active; how you can attract people, manage visible feedback)
    • Fluency in written and verbal English
    • Strong computer literacy, MS Office, e-mail, internet
    • Proven ability to learn new processes and tools
    • Positive and energetic, thrives in all kinds of social situations, regardless of culture


    • Excellent Customer Service
    • Naturally inclined towards Quality in all areas of responsibility
    • Persuasive Communicator with a focus on transparency and building relationships
    • Problem solver with a drive for Continuous Process Improvement
    • Passionate about Learning
    • Technical or Analytical mindset
Welocalize is committed to equal opportunities and in compliance with the General Law on the Rights of People with Disabilities, this vacancy is also available and we encourage those candidates who have a disability certificate (equal to or greater than 33%) to apply.