IBM Tactical Sourcing Buyer (Fluent German) in BUDAPEST, Hungary

Job Description

General Purpose

IBM is looking for a self-driven procurement professional, with fluent German and English language knowledge to support its prestigious Client from the Airline industry, headquartered in Germany as Tactical Sourcing Buyer.

The main responsibilities of the Tactical Sourcing Buyer are:

  • Manage tactical sourcing projects (i.e. spot buy, project-based purchasing) individually.

  • Perform periodic analyses within managed commodity scope to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities and tactical initiatives. Support Category Managers’ work and the Category strategy as required.

  • Negotiate and contract suppliers.

  • Expected travel: approximately 30 days annually.

Additional responsibilities

  • Provide multi-category support assigned by the sourcing lead.

  • Execute competitive bid events.

  • Analyze changing client/market conditions.

  • Interface with Strategic Sourcing Team to implement strategic contracts at a tactical level.

  • Support client specific category strategies.

  • Re-direct tactical spend through strategic contracts/channels as appropriate.

  • Promote process efficiencies through focus on automated channels.

  • Track and report supplier performance, resolve supplier issues.


  • Assertive personality

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

  • Team player attitude

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Proactive character, taking the initiative

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in every aspect of the role

  • Flexibility to undertake any non-routine requests

  • Open for new challenges and look for win-win situations

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • English: fluent

  • German: fluent

  • Experience in Sourcing/Procurement

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement

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.