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IBM Procurement Sourcing Buyer in Budapest, Hungary


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is looking for a self-driven procurement professional to support an external client environment.

Responsible for supporting sourcing requirements and supporting client category management team and managing the contractual commitments for a given category - in this case Technology. This role will report to a people manager within the Budapest Procurement Services organization, with business direction provided by a Sourcing Manager responsible for the account delivey. Requires the ability to conduct market analysis, including market drivers, supplier profiles and relative negotiating positions and support client sourcing strategies. Expected travel: (in BAU times) approximately once a month cd anan vary on account and per client supported. Vurrent Pandemic guidelines have changed to no travel.

Main Responsibility Areas

  • Provide sourcing support as assigned by the Client Sourcing Consultant and Category Strategy Leader and contribute to operational levels of excellence

  • Owns primary responsibility to achieve client success against all contractual commitments at a category level

  • Responsible to understand category deliverables, savings commitments, milestones, and obligations- includes supporting reporting, analytical readouts that recognize opportunities to improve

  • Develop integrated (tactical) sourcing strategy which delivers short term savings and drives category transformation through time. Deliver and execute on sourcing events to support the strategy, including tail spend management and supplier consolidation

  • Communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization, primary interface to key category client stakeholders

  • Support required reporting needs as per client needs, working with Operational and Supply Chains on reporting mechanisms to better tracking, SLA-KPI and team management of information

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

-at least 2--5 years with sourcing related experience is required in indirect sourcing procurement categories

  • Decision making skills

  • specific category sourcing knowledge

  • Client facing skills

  • Demonstrated Negotiation skills and expertise

  • Supplier relationship management expertise

  • analytical skills, reporting, dashboards

  • Proactive character, taking the initiative

  • Assertive personality

  • Team player attitude

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in every aspect of the role

  • Flexibility to undertake any non-routine requests

  • Open for new challenges and look for win-win situations

  • Education: Bachelor's degree, equivalent post secondary experience

  • IT Skills preferred: Lotus Notes, MS Office, Outlook, Ariba, SAP, Oracle , etc.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


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