Title:  Transitions Procurement Specialist


Procurement Specialist

Company Overview:  

Don’t miss a great opportunity to become part of our team in an exciting, pioneering and growing organization.

Transitions Optical has been protecting and enhancing vision since 1990 when we were the first company to commercialize plastic photochromic lenses. Through our partnerships with optical industry leaders, we offer solutions that adapt to changing light in the widest selection of designs and materials, including hundreds of lens combinations. We are continuously improving our lenses to enhance their darkness, fade back speed, color and indoor clarity. Transitions Optical is part of EssilorLuxottica.

Location:  Tuam, Ireland               

Reporting Line:  Global Sourcing & Procurement Officer

Job Purpose

This role within the Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) function will be responsible for a number of key business areas.  You will be working with S&P professionals in the Transitions and Essilor organizations as well as being part of multi-disciplinary teams within the Transitions organization. In this position, you will perform a variety of sourcing & procurement activities in accordance with group principles and standards. In addition, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for the implementation of a new SAP ERP system, and provide advice and support within area of expertise to functional or operational areas to help develop efficient and streamlined P2P (Procure-2-Pay) processes within the company.


Key Responsibilities of the Role


This role works through influence vs direct line authority (since most processes cut across multiple functions).

Responsibilities include:

Preparing Transitions Optical for deployment of the P2P process into the new SAP ERP system:

  • Play an active role in helping develop solutions
  • Help develop solutions to resolve identified gap in the proposed P2P processes
  • Help develop the necessary P2P process/systems training for the new SAP system
  • Distribute communications as necessary to keep information flowing
  • Work with Shared Services to ensure a smooth transfer of purchasing transactions to new SAP platform
  • Work with suppliers on changes that will impact them

Providing functional support across the end to end P2P process:

  • Ensure the process operates to targeted design and performance
  • Drive problem identification and resolution to process issues
  • Take strategic direction/initiatives from the business and translates them into specific actions for the P2P process
  • Maintain continuity with the global P2P agenda and cascades this into the entity


Key Requirements (Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Circa 5 years’ experience working as a procurement specialist
  • Additional certification in the field of procurement desirable
  • Strong knowledge of the industry and market conditions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and rapport building


  • Comfortable working at the top level of the organization as well as sitting down with front line employees to understand their work and issues
  • Some flexibility with work schedule may be  required

Transversal Responsibilities

  • All employees have a responsibility to contribute to the Group’s sustainability and in doing so ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission.
  • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group’s sustainability goals and mission
  • An employee must abide by the legal compliance policy in the performing of his/her duties