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Global Procurement Brand Manager, GTS-TSS (371761BR)

Branch Manager




Texas, United States

IntroductionAt IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThis position is responsible for managing the relationship between global procurement and the Global Technology Services - TSS organization. The GTS spend through procurement is approximately $2 billion. GTS-TSS is one of the largest clients of global procurement. The global PBM is responsible for assuring that global procurement is delivering procurement services to GTS-TSS with excellence and effectiveness.The Global PBM is responsible for administering a management system which focuses on GTS-TSS primary deliverable from procurement, cost take out (CTO), Each relevant commodity, IOT, and time period (quarterly) has a CTO target based on the fall plan or its various updates and challenges. The global PBM organizes and orchestrates this management system which operates on a regular cadence.The global PBM leads regular reviews of CTO performance against plans and challenges. These high-level executive reviews are a critical aspect of the Procurement management system. The global PBM interfaces with each of the Procurement category leaders and geography leaders to understand the data, drive actions to achieve objectives, understand gaps to plan, assures that recovery plans are in place, and follow ups are actioned and resolved.The global PBM facilitates communication and action around category and geography initiatives. Each category develops initiative roadmap with associated savings that will lead to achievement of the plan. The roadmaps are reviewed and agreed with the client. Each category lead has direct linkage with their counterpart in GTS-TSS and the PBM assures these contacts are made, maintained, and effective. The PBM works to resolve any issues and concerns between principals in GTS-TSS and Procurement with a high degree of client support and satisfaction.The ability to understand IBM's Services business, it's priorities and dynamics, its matrix structure and the competing forces within are essential. The ability to communicate with effectiveness at the senior executive level is a major requirement. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in general procurement and have led procurement workstreams and organizations successfully.Previous experience as a PBM will be a major advantage.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ Minimum of 10 years IBM Procurement Experience.+ Must have Strategic Sourcing experience.+ Management experience, multiple category experience, stakeholder management experience.+ Must be able to accommodate Eastern Standard Time (EST).Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Previous experience as a PBM will be a major advantage.+ NoneAbout Business UnitIBM Global Procurement has the responsibility for achieving the best overall value for IBM and our clients when acquiring or contracting goods, services, and intellectual property assets. Our mission: "Listen for need, source with speed." We continually work to create value by managing costs and risks, engaging in revenue generation opportunities with our sales teams, and providing superior service to our clients as we ensure on-time delivery. Join us as we transform clients' strategies by delivering simple engagements focused on speed, leveraging digitization, cognitive insights, and innovation from suppliers to maximize value.Your Life @ IBMWhat 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 IBMIBM'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 StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.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 @ IBMIBM 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.