2017 Procurement Internship IBM MelbourneWe live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity unlike we’ve ever seen before. The convergence of data and technology is transforming industries, society and even the workplace. Here at IBM, we're leading this transformation and ushering the world into the new Cognitive Era. As an IBMer, you’ll collaborate with subject matter experts and colleagues to turn your original ideas into key deliverables. Through your initiative and imagination, you’ll do meaningful work and help fulfil our purpose – to be essential. We have 2 exciting Strategy Internship opportunity within our Procurement division. Completing an Internship at IBM will give you practical, on-the-job experience, and great exposure to a global corporate environment. We have an Australia wide Intern Network, providing opportunities to get to know your peers, meet executives and participate in social events. IBM Global Procurement is part of the IBM Transformation and Operations team, and responsible to acquire goods and services efficiently and effectively for IBM internal use as well as for external clients.What you’ll do –
Assist with procurement of goods and services, development of proposal and/or negotiation of contracts of low risk and moderate complexity consistent with customer requirements.
Support procurement events and management activities within region/geography for various commodities.
Work as a member of IBM's worldwide procurement team, interfacing with suppliers on issues that affect supplier operations and IBM strategic issues.
Implement supply chain initiatives that provide end-to-end integrated opportunities for efficiency.
Establish, execute and track project plans, utilizing fundamental project management techniques.
Using the broad objectives of IBM Procurement, work to improve business processes.
Communicate/negotiate with suppliers and customers as well as IBM Management.
Monitor industry trends and changes to maintain awareness of current practices.
Manage additional responsibilities as assigned.
Preferred skills:* The ideal candidate will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, have strong analytical skills and business acumen, enjoy problem solving and be comfortable with ambiguity.* Knowledge of Procurement principles such as purchasing, supply chain, e-commerce (or e-procurement), business and contract law, finance and accounting.* MS Excel (Financial modelling).* MS Powerpoint. Start Date: January 2017Duration: 12 months Full TimeLocation: Melbourne Area of Study Preferred:- Supply Chain/Logistics, Finance, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration (Strategy)To be eligible to apply:- You will be an Australian Citizen - You will be enrolled in a relevant degree at a University in Australia (undergrad/Master's level)- You will be a strong academic performer with a minimum of a credit average - You will have no more than 2 years full-time relevant work experienceTo apply:-Upload your CV, cover letter, academic transcript and your Right to Work document (AU/NZ passport, citizenship/birth certificate and photo identification)We believe true innovation is driven by diversity, so in order to uphold our reputation as an industry-leading enterprise, we rely on people from different backgrounds, different perspectives and different attitudes. So come on board and join us as we enter a new era for our industry – and our planet.