The Sourcing Buyer will work as a part of the IBM Global Strategic Sourcing organization. As our Strategic Sourcing Buyer you will engage and support a wide range of stakeholders and execute best sourcing procurement process.
You will contribute to the team's continued success by building sourcing analysis that enables IBM to optimize its buying power across all markets, negotiate terms and conditions, building insight for negotiations and market knowledge and conducting industry analysis to support business stakeholders with commercial understanding of the market place within a highly progressive and fast paced environment.
Responsibilities of the Sourcing Buyer will be:
Negotiate Contract Terms and Conditions both for materials and services
Analyze supply routes, procurement spend and capability requirements and seek to introduce the most cost effective contracting route
Use contracts to stimulate the potential for innovation, best practice ways of working and encourage mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
Prepare and issue Request for Proposal
Evaluate competing offers and present recommendations to stakeholders
Negotiate terms and conditions and competitive prices often against a background of demanding target savings and sole source suppliers.
Prepare bid evaluation reports, and in particular carry out Commercial Evaluation of tenders.
Work with other stakeholders to create strategic sourcing arrangements in support of business objectives.
Manage contracts and ensure delivery of performance and benefits.
Manage key suppliers
Monitor supplier performance and develop suppliers which can add value through continuous improvement and innovative solutions
The Ideal Candidate will be a young highly commercial and results driven individual with strong analytical skills and a commitment to achieving the highest levels of commercial success individually and for the team. You will be expected to deliver against multiple project plans, therefore you must be able to prioritize multiple demands with a proven ability to operate at pace in an entrepreneurial environment.
You will be able to build strong relationships with internal customers and have a collaborative approach with the ability to work cross functionally with colleagues across the business.
Some previous Sourcing or Procurement experience would be preferable even if not necessary.
The candidate needs to be able to confidently negotiate and agree terms and conditions and contractual arrangements with the ability to negotiate favourable solutions in a single source and competitive environments
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Procurement Sourcing Professional
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(0072) IBM Italia S.p.A.
Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?
Up to 10% or 1 day a week
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
· Bachelor's degree
· Good knowledge of Office
· Fluent English
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
· Degree in Law ("Giurisprudenza") or Engineering degree
· some previous experience in Procurement
· some previous experience in usage of SAP Ariba
Secondary Job Category
Early Professional Track
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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