IBM Supplier Onboarding Specialist in ROCKET CENTER, West Virginia

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)

  • Strong autonomy

  • 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.

Global Procurement