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Director, IT Procurement

Position Title: Director, IT Procurement
Location: Dallas

Position Title: Director of IT - Procurement

Location: Dallas, TX

Your role 

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as the Director of IT & Corporate Procurement. As the Director, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the strategic sourcing and procurement of all IT and Corporate related goods and services for our organization. Your leadership and expertise will contribute to optimizing our technology investments while ensuring global standardization, cost efficiency, supplier relationship management, and alignment with business objectives. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in IT procurement, supplier management, and strategic decision-making. The position will be in Dallas TX.

What you’ll do 

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

  • Develop and execute comprehensive IT procurement strategies aligned with the organization's overall goals and technological roadmap.
  • Identify, evaluate, and engage with suppliers to source IT hardware, software, services, and solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing to achieve favorable terms and conditions while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

Supplier Management

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key IT suppliers.
  • Monitor supplier performance, conduct regular reviews, and ensure compliance with contractual agreements and service-level agreements.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to identify opportunities for innovation, cost reduction, and value enhancement.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Work closely with IT leadership, finance, legal, and other relevant stakeholders to align IT procurement strategies with business objectives and budget constraints.
  • Collaborate with technical teams to understand their technology requirements and translate them into effective procurement strategies.

Risk Management and Compliance

  • Stay informed about industry regulations, market trends, and best practices related to IT procurement.
  • Mitigate risks related to supplier relationships, contract terms, and information security through thorough due diligence and compliance measures.

Budget Oversight

  • Develop and manage the IT procurement budget, ensuring financial targets are met and resources are allocated efficiently.
  • Provide financial analysis and reporting related to IT procurement activities to support decision-making.

Process Improvement

  • Continuously assess and enhance the IT procurement processes to drive operational efficiency, automation, and standardization.
  • Develop business case and implement tools and technologies that streamline procurement workflows and enhance data-driven decision-making.

What you’ll need

  • At least 6-8 years of progressive experience in strategic sourcing and negotiation of IT and Corporate goods and services, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, IT, Finance, or related field.  MBA or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Strong understanding of IT technologies, hardware, software licensing, and services procurement.
  • Exceptional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire cross-functional teams.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data and insights to make informed decisions.
  • Solid understanding of contract management, legal frameworks, and vendor risk assessment.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and tools.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific compliance standards and regulations.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Strong in planning and executing global programs, including technical writing skills for global policies

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents.

To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

A bit about our Digital team 


Our IT team is at the heart of our business. We develop infrastructures, design and build networks, support servers and provide the first line of support by delivering rich connectivity for our customers. With new data centers coming online all the time, it’s a rapidly changing technical environment so our team is always ready to innovate and take the lead on projects. We constantly develop, deploy and support vital networks and data services that drive business performance and improve life for customers around the globe.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 

Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values. 

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.