IBM Tactical Buyer in CHENNAI, India

Job Description

About IBM

IBM has been present in India since 1992. IBM India's solutions and services span all major industries including financial services, healthcare, government, automotive, telecommunications and education, among others. As a trusted partner with wide-ranging service capabilities, IBM helps clients transform and succeed in challenging circumstances. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software, uniquely distinguishes IBM India from other companies in the industry.

Transformation & Operation

The IBM Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) organization spans several functional areas such as procurement, manufacturing, demand-supply planning, manufacturing engineering, logistics, customer fulfillment, accounts receivable collection and sales transaction support.

Who you are

As a Sourcing Buyer you will work on tickets for any sourcing related queries like sponsorships and order forms. To do Spend analysis based on category and vendors.

What you’ll do

  • Addressing all non-catalogue transactions if greater than pre-agreed thresholds

  • Working with Strategic Sourcing Teams in the development of category specific sourcing strategies and give input to sourcing plans

  • Managing regional sourcing suppliers and related stakeholders

  • Driving change management through education and compliance improvement activities

  • Manage exceptions to established category strategy

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

  • 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

  • Promote process efficiencies through focus on automated channels where applicable

  • Identify appropriate potential suppliers to fit client’s 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

  • Identify any exception opportunities to the Category Managers and make recommendations on strategic approaches that might be taken

  • Optimize supply base opportunities across managed commodities

How we’ll help you grow:

You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you need to become the expert you want to be.

You’ll learn directly from expert developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor.

You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to figure out what really excites you.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Comprehensive commercial procurement and client facing or consulting experience

  • 5 years of Procurement Outsourcing experience including vendor negotiation

  • Proven client facing skills

  • Ability to manage buying projects

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • None

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.