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IBM Procurement Professional - Entry Level in Boston, Massachusetts


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 Procurement professionals. 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 Procurement organization, responsible for supporting internal and/or external clients with procurement services

  • This role will report to a personnel manager within the IBM Global Procurement organization

  • Requires ability to conduct market analysis, including market drivers, supplier profiles and relative negotiating positions.

  • Support category strategy, tactical sourcing projects, and 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

  • Perform analysis 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

  • 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

  • Interact with parallel organizations in other geos to assure consistent global approach

  • Act in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and client driven procurement processes

  • This position is located in RTP, NC; POK, NY; Austin, TXProceph

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.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.