Procurement Professional – Entry Level At IBM-U.S.A
IBM Global Procurement is guided by our mission “to maximize value for our suppliers, clients and the IBM enterprise”
Our Global Procurement team is seeking highly talented candidates with a passion for procurement, supply chain and market analysis. Positions are offered in Raleigh, NC (RTP), Poughkeepsie, NY and Austin, TX. Further expand your supply chain management knowledge and build a solid foundation towards a career in Global Procurement.
Your Role and Responsibilities
- Support Global Process Services procurement engagement, responsible for supporting Sourcing Project Manager and Category Managers to ensure that reports and contract deliverables are met or exceeded
- This role will report to a personnel manager within the IBM Procurement Services organization, with business direction provided by a Sourcing Project Manager
- Requires ability to conduct market analysis, including market drivers, supplier profiles and relative negotiating positions. Team with Category Manager on all tasks defined under ‘lead’, plus assist in gathering spend and consumption data; develop supplier selection criteria; identify key business requirements.
- The average travel will be 25%
- Manage exceptions to established category strategy
- Support one-off tactical sourcing of client requirements
- Provide multi-category support
- Execute competitive bid events
- Communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization
- Analyze changing client/market conditions
- Educate and advise clients and suppliers on strategies
- Interface with strategic sourcing team to implement strategic contracts at the tactical level
- Support client specific category strategy – redirect tactical spend through strategic contracts/channels as appropriate
- Perform periodic analysis within managed commodity scope to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities and tactical initiatives that should be undertaken
- Promote process efficiencies through focus on automated channels where applicable
- Identify appropriate potential suppliers to fit client’s business objectives
- Negotiate and contract with exception suppliers driving additional savings and value
- Communicate supplier recommendations to clients based on objective criteria and fit for client business
- Track and report supplier performance and resolve any supplier performance issues in conjunction with the Category Manager
- Identify any exception opportunities to the Category Managers and make recommendations on strategic approaches that might be taken
- Interact with parallel organizations in other geos to assure consistent global approach
- Support periodic key stakeholder meetings with client to review commodity strategy and activities
- Optimize supply base opportunities across managed commodities
- Act in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and client driven procurement processes
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Basic knowledge and experience in procurement and supply chain
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Supply chain management or similar discipline
About Business Unit
IBM Global Procurement – the purchasing arm of IBM.
For more than 100 years, IBM has been at the forefront of innovation and transformation, and IBM Global Procurement has played a critical role in this journey.
We leverage strategic partnerships across our networks and utilize cutting edge technologies to act as a trusted business advisor to our clients. We recommend the greatest opportunities and execute with speed to capture value. Our goal is to delight our clients every day. The best way to accomplish this goal is by developing and driving innovative relationships among our greatest assets: our talented employees and our world-class supplier base. Together we improve the client experience and provide the best possible outcomes.
Global Procurement enables internal and external client’s success by actively supporting their purchasing needs. We support contract deliverables that meet or exceed targeted SLA’s through market analysis, supplier profiles, negotiations, and supplier relationship management.
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