IBM Procurement Professional in POUGHKEEPSIE, New York

  • 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 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 clients 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

  • Basic knowledge in procurement, supply chain

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