Iron Mountain Director of Global Procurement, (Facilities, Construction & Real Estate) in Boston, Massachusetts


Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Iron Mountain is committed to storing, managing and transforming what our customers value most, from paper records to data to priceless works of art and culture. Providing a full suite of solutions – records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction – Iron Mountain enables organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and protect their data and assets from a complex world. Visit the company website at for more information.

Iron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a trusted records management leader since 1951.

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.


The Global Director of Procurement (Facilities, Construction & real Estate) is responsible for end-to-end procurement activities and value delivery including analysis, category management, strategic sourcing strategy development, business planning, operational sourcing, implementation, and management of internal Real Estate and Facilities business relationships. The commodities include both direct and indirect management of a wide range of sub-categories including Building and Data Center Construction, Facilities Maintenance, Capex Equipment, Security and Fire, Disaster Recovery Services, and Energy. The individual in this role will proactively engage with key Iron Mountain Stakeholders globally to ensure business objectives and priorities are well aligned with multi-year sourcing and business plans. This role is responsible to drive global improvements in total cost of ownership (TCO), deliver significant cost savings and identify and work with the business to implement continuous improvement opportunities across a range of major spend categories. Responsibilities include collaborating with our Sustainability Office to drive green initiatives, including wind and solar power generation. This position requires specific experience in setting strategy and leading structured sourcing programs in the Real Estate, Facilities, Energy and Security area for a global company comprising of multiple business units. This role will typically interact and interface with the VP of Construction Project Delivery, ,VP of Facilities, Region Real Estate Project Leaders, VP Data Center Construction & Design, VP’s of Security, Risk, and Safety, business leaders across all Iron Mountain businesses, Senior Counsel, Finance Leadership, and Procurement Leadership to provide best-in-class end-to-end procurement management, compliance, supply chain risk mitigation. This Category Leader closely monitors and directs our FM (Facility Manager) outsourcing partner procurement strategies. This role oversees an annual supplier spend portfolio of approximately $250 Million and 1,200 suppliers.

  • Act as a supply chain advisor to business leaders to help drive strategic direction and supply requirements, corporate business objectives and priorities to develop sourcing plans and global/regional category strategies for procurement of expenditures valued at approximately $250 Million annually across 1,200 suppliers. Establish credibility with stakeholders and senior leaders across all Iron Mountain Businesses including but not limited to Records Information Management, Secure Shredding, Data Centers, Consumer Storage, Data Centers and Data Management to help critique deals to help make overall business decisions.

  • Facilitate analysis of category/sub-category spend and identify cost saving opportunities and targets in the range of $3-$5 Million annual. Generate ideas and present opportunities to Global Real Estate, Data Center Management and Global Security leadership to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Lead and/or facilitate cross-business and cross-functional teams to continually assess business requirements and drive process improvements that contribute to efficiencies, standardization and savings results for the company on an annual basis.

  • Define procurement approach for categories/sub-categories and lead Category Management Team (CMT) and FM Partner through a structured sourcing process. Manage CMT and stakeholder engagement (internal and external) throughout the initiative, effectively delegating activities and tasks to drive process to completion. Provide periodic update, report on progress and expected results to business area leadership. Support M&A activities through analyzing acquired targets, identifying synergies, and executing devised strategies.

  • Devise and implement negotiation strategies and manage book of contracts with a value range of $50,000 to $200 Million across Real Estate and Security sub-categories with some multi-year contracts up to $200MM. Coordinate contracting process through Real Estate, Legal, Risk, IT, Finance and other impacted business functions as determined to represent the business needs of each function in order for decisions to be made by senior leadership up to the CEO level. Reduce company risk by ensuring appropriate contract coverage over external spend. Demonstrate a clear understanding of Best in Class vendor relationship management practices, specifically outside service Real Estate, Facilities and Security Monitoring service providers. Identify and implement ways to assess supply chain risk to protect against supply interruption and/or financial stress in the supply chain.

  • Analyze and continuously monitor market and industry data to inform supply chain strategies and insure programs remain competitive throughout the agreement period. Seek alternate and innovative solutions to provide solutions to business challenges and create competitive advantage. Leveraging process teams, applications and tools to identify best approach for handling operational transactions to lower administrative costs, add accountability, improve controls and drive efficiency.

  • Influence revenue accrual by understanding and executing strategies that focus on speed to completion in those areas that will influence how quickly revenue can be collected, especially in growing fast-paced business units. Support the Sales organization with negotiation of resale agreements. Understand how to influence suppliers that are also customers, pay their bills on time as a supply chain financial stability evaluation. Improve company cash position by extending payables via extended payment terms, Buyer Initiated Payment cards, P Cards or other payment methods.

  • Identify and execute opportunities to improve the corporate environmental and social goals. Support energy and carbon footprint reduction initiatives, including promoting alternative energy sources (wind, solar), identifying better energy management and conservation opportunities, improved waste management practices that maximize recycling. Increase the use of diverse suppliers to support the company social goals


  • This position requires excellent executive presentation and influence abilities and the candidate should display a record of excellence in communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. The qualified individual should also demonstrate strong organizational, negotiating and change management skills.

  • Functional Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies: Position requires specific category knowledge and experience in leadership, strategic sourcing, negotiating, contracting, analysis, project management and leading cross functional teams for supplier selection, contracting, ongoing management and termination (supplier life cycle management). Position requires the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, have instant credibility with subject matter expertise and be a strong influencer. The successful candidate must work well within a team environment and be able to positively influence outcomes with business areas that may be required to deal with change. In this role, the candidate will communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a positive and selling manner.

  • Leadership: Lead and provide direction to junior Sourcing Organization staff and third party FM partner. Facilitate and lead Category Management function for Real Estate, Facilities and Security involving representatives from various business areas to drive strategy. Facilitate and lead discussions on implementation strategies to expand Procurement application use, leverage spend management capabilities and deliver other supply chain business solutions. Role requires the ability to initiate action, influence and inform decision making with key stakeholders across the business. This role requires candidate to influence business partners in a positive manner and the ability to exhibit confidence.

  • Problem Solving: Role requires a strong understanding of the Source-to-Settle process and the use of technology to enable processing efficiencies and to provide better visibility and control over external spending. Understanding and ability to use eRFX tools, contract management and spend analysis data. Ability to find solutions to complex business problems during supplier negotiations and memorialize the solutions in contract documents. Individual should have ability to trouble-shoot issues and resolve / recommend solutions. The ability to develop solutions utilizing all available resources is key to success in this role. Candidate in this position will be able to independently form conclusions, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations based on facts and a sound business case.

  • Nature of Impact: Position will deliver value to the organization and lower total cost of ownership in the purchase of goods and services around the world in the Real Estate category. Role is also responsible to implement process improvements that increase operational efficiencies, ensure accuracy of data and promote a positive customer experience. Typically annual savings / cost avoidance is $3 - $5MM per year.

  • Area of Impact: This role will impact all business areas that procure goods and services. The role will be responsible for global and regional categories strategies and be part of the Corporate Procurement organization.

  • Total travel: less than 10%

  • Education /Experience:4-year College Degree - Masters Degree /7 -10+ Years

Compliance Obligations:

It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:

  • to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies

  • to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

  • to complete required training within the allotted time frame

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.

Requisition # 2018-17745

Category Procurement

Type Full-Time

Work From Home (Virtual) Yes