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IBM Tactical Buyer in Bangalore, India


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Your Role and Responsibilities

  • Execute competitive bid events, benchmarking projects

  • Analyze changing client/market conditions

  • Support 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

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

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, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, Software, Sales, Human Resources.

  • ERP : Ariba, SAP, Oracle, Coupa, MS Office.

  • Experience Needed : 5-6 years in Procurement and Sourcing

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 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, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, Software, Sales, Human Resources

  • 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, priorities 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

  • ERP : Ariba, SAP, Oracle, Coupa

  • MS Office

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This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date and proof of vaccination status will be required before your start date. During the Onboarding process you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status, in case you are unable to get vaccinated for any reason, you can let us know at that stage. Please let us know if you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. IBM will consider such requests on a case by case basis subject to submission of required proof by the candidate before a stipulated date.

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