IBM Tactical Buyer (Fluent Dutch) in BUDAPEST, Hungary

General PurposeIBM is seeking highly motivated individuals with comprehensive commercial procurement and client facing or consulting experience to join our team of procurement professionals. Specifically we are looking for procurement professionals to join IBM’s Global Procurement team.Main Responsibility Areas

  • Manage exceptions to established category strategy

  • Support one-off tactical sourcing of client requirements

  • Provide multi-category support as assigned by the Project Manager

  • Take category guidance from the Category Manager

  • Execute competitive bid events

  • Communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization

  • Analyze changing client/market conditions

  • Educate and advise clients and suppliers on strategies

  • Interface with strategic sourcing team to implement strategic contracts at the tactical level

  • Support client specific category strategy – redirect tactical spend through strategic contracts/channels as appropriate

  • Perform periodic analysis within managed commodity scope to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities and tactical initiatives that should be undertaken

  • Promote process efficiencies through focus on automated channels where applicable

  • Identify appropriate potential suppliers to fit clients business objectives

  • Negotiate and contract with exception suppliers driving additional savings and value

  • 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

  • Support periodic key stakeholder meetings with client to review commodity strategy and activities

  • Optimize supply base opportunities across managed commodities

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

    Main Contacts / Clients Operations Buyers, Client procurement organization, Country Sourcing buyers/Tactical buyers, Suppliers, Requesters, Accounts payable, Management (Direct), Team leaders ScopeParticipates as individual contributor to the team. Can develop and implement recommendations, demonstrates initiative, and contributes to problem solving. Direct responsibilities for operational measurements. Carries out variety of complex activities according to plan within broader area of responsibility, analyses problems. Decision making affecting own work.

  • Fluent English

  • Fluent Dutch

  • Apply communication skills

  • Apply leadership skills, good coordination skills

  • Perform time management

  • The candidate must have a working knowledge of a global council strategy within a large corporation and have a background in one or more of the following indirect categories: Technical/Professional Services; Facilities Maintenance/Design/Construction; MRO; Telecommunications; Business Services; Marketing Communications; Travel; IT and Business Equipment; Facilities Services and Operating Supplies; or Logistics.

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.