General PurposeThe Sourcing Buyer primary role is to support IBM internal and external requirements for various commodities by selecting appropriate suppliers providing optimal cost, quality and delivery.Main Responsibility Areas
Application of commodity policy specified by council strategy
Gathering and comparison of quotes from selected suppliers, complete RFPs/RFQs.
Negotiations with suppliers and supplier selection
Complete supplier evaluations or fair value determination.
Ensure that cost savings achieved is accurately recorded.
Use of systems and tools specific to commodities as well as ensuring that information held on these is consistent with core purchasing systems (CAAPS / SAP etc).
Represent transactional / local sourcing issues on commodity council conf. calls as applicable.
Communicate the Procurement strategy to the clients and all supporting teams (Procurement advisors, client procurement etc.)
Contract management, T&Cs negotiation
Marketing Communications: Recognitions, Awards, PR, Advertising&Media, Promotional Merchandise, Events&Sponsorship, Webcasting, Collateral, Lead Gen, Co-marketing;
Printing Services: cut-sheet paper, business cards, forms, diverse printing services
Main Contacts / Clients Suppliers, Country Procurement Managers, Peer Sourcing leads, Requestors, Operation Buyers ScopeParticipates as individual contributor to team. Direct responsibilities for negotiations, supplier selection and fair value determination while ensuring clients’ specifications are fulfilled. Decision making according to the council strategy and procurement rules.
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