The IBM location in Rocket Center WV is now hiring a Procurement Intern. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming industries, society and professions. IBM Global Business Services is part of this transformation and just the place to define your career. Join us as we make the most of these exciting times and discover what you can make of this moment. IBM is now hiring for our Rocket Center, West Virginia location (near Cumberland, Maryland) and has an immediate opportunity for a procurement intern with a passion for growth and innovation. US citizenship is required.As an intern in the Procurement Department you will be expected to complete assignments, including but not limited to:
Supporting one-off tactical sourcing of client requirements as assigned
Providing multi-category support as assigned
Assisting with executing competitive bid events and other sourcing projects
Assisting with communicating and negotiating with suppliers
Analyzing changing client/market conditions
Gathering information for benchmarking
Supporting client specific category strategy
Performing detailed analysis of spend and other data to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities, and tactical and strategic initiatives that should be undertaken
Assisting with the identification of appropriate potential suppliers to fit clients business objectives
Assisting with the tracking and reporting of supplier performance and resolution of supplier performance issues
Preparing materials as assigned to support periodic key stakeholder meetings scheduled to review commodity strategy and activities
Assisting with analyzing existing contracts
Acting in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and client driven procurement processes.
Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, success driven, and looking to make a difference. Successful candidates for these positions will work onsite at the IBM location in Rocket Center, WV.
Strong analytic and decision making abilities.
Responsiveness & adaptability
Good communication skills, customer-focused (internal clients & suppliers)
Ability to manage own time and prioritize workload effectively
Attention to detail and accuracy in every aspect of the role
Flexibility to undertake any non-routine requests
High level of initiative thinking and proactiveness
Open for new challenges
Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
Problem solving and root cause identification skills
Must be a team player and able to work with and through others.