Tactical Sourcing blanket PO

IBM

4

(720)

Bengaluru, India

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    Position summary

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    • Procures basic goods and services, obtains quotation, develops proposals and/or negotiates contracts of low to moderate value/risk consistent with customer requirements. Responsible for supporting procurement activities within the region or geography.

    • Works under the guidance of IBM's worldwide procurement teams, Interfaces with suppliers on issues that affect supplier operations and IBM strategic supply issues.

    • Implement supply chain initiatives that provide end-to-end integrated opportunities for efficiency.

    • Responsible for establishing, executing and tracking project plans, utilizing fundamental project management techniques, within specific areas of responsibility.

    • On higher risk contracts, may work under the direction of more senior representatives. Communicates/negotiates with supplier and customer counterparts and management.

    • Assists in the development of business strategies to accomplish business unit objectives.

    • May also participate in procurement activities in support of multiple business units. Monitors industry to maintain awareness of current practices.

    • Performs low to moderate risk/complexity supplier evaluations and selections. Assists in supplier evaluations and selections of a moderately complex nature. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.

    • Support one-off 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

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • 3-5 years of Procurement Outsoucing experience including vendor negotiation

    • 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

    • 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, prioritise 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

    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Analytical and excellent communication skills

    Why you should apply for a job to IBM:

  • 4.4/5 in supportive management
  • 83% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 80% would recommend this company to other women
  • 91% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.