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days ago IBM

Procurement Strategic Buyer (Fluent Italian)

  • Internship
  • Budapest (Budapest)
  • Teaching

Job description

General Purpose:

IBM is seeking highly motivated individuals with comprehensive commercial procurement and client facing or consulting experience to join our team of procurement professionals. Specifically, we are looking for procurement professionals to join IBM's Global Procurement team in support of IBM Procurement Services business area, servicing IBM's external clients.
Strong Verbal and written French skills are required. Occasional travel to client sites may be required.

Main Responsibility Areas:
·  Execute competitive bid events, benchmarking projects
·  Analyze changing client/market conditions
·  Support one-off sourcing projects based on client requirements
·  Communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization
·  Perform periodic analysis within managed commodity scope to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities and initiatives that should be undertaken
·  Optimize supply base opportunities across managed commodities
·  Take category guidance from the Category Manager
·  Support client specific category strategy – redirect spend through strategic contracts/channels as appropriate
·  Educate and advise clients and suppliers on strategies
·  Interface with strategic sourcing team to implement strategic contracts
·  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
·  Track savings in the appropriate tool and store evidence for audit purposes
·  Communicate sourcing instructions to the operations buyers
·  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
·  Act in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and client driven procurement processes
Main Contacts / Clients:

Operations Buyers, Client procurement organization, Country Sourcing buyers/Tactical buyers, Suppliers, Requesters, Accounts payable, Management (Direct), Team leaders

Scope:

Participates as individual contributor to the team. Can develop and implement recommendations, demonstrates initiative, and contributes to problem solving. Direct responsibilities for operational measurements. Carries out variety of complex activities according to plan within broader area of responsibility, analyses problems. Decision making affecting own work.
Auto req ID

351608BR
Required Education

High School Diploma/GED
Role ( Job Role )

Procurement Professional
State / Province

BUDAPEST
Primary job category

Supply Chain
Company

(0812) IBM Hungary International Shared Services Center LTD.
Contract type

Regular
Employment Type

Full-Time
ERBP

Yes
Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

No
Travel Required

No Travel
IBM Business Group

F&O
Preferred Education

None
City / Township / Village

Budapest
Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise

·  Fluent English
·  Fluent Italian
·  Experience needed: 2-3 years in General Procurement
·  The candidate must have a working knowledge of a global procurement strategy within a large corporation and have a background in one or more of the following indirect categories: Professional services, Facilities, MRO
·  Apply analytical skills, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities
·  Apply communication skills, able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
·  Apply collaboration/teaming techniques
·  Perform in matrix organization
·  Perform time management, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets
·  Apply Knowledge of Business Organization and Processes, Work instructions
·  Apply Business Control Requirements
·  Apply customer satisfaction skills / client facing skills
·  Ability to complete staff-work to a high standard
·  Keen attention to detail and accuracy
·  System requirement: Lotus Notes, MS Office, ERP, Ariba, SAP
Country/Region

Hungary
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

None.
Secondary Job Category

Procurement
Position Type

Professional
Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire
Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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