Generic position covering, but not limited to, the following procurement positions: buyer, procurement staff support, worldwide procurement staff, etc.
Procures basic goods and services, obtains quotation, develops proposals and/or negotiates contracts of low to moderate value/risk consistent with customer requirements. Responsible for supporting procurement activities within the region or geography. Works under the guidance of IBM's worldwide procurement teams, Interfaces with suppliers on issues that affect supplier operations and IBM strategic supply issues. Implement supply chain initiatives that provide end-to-end integrated opportunities for efficiency. Responsible for establishing, executing and tracking project plans, utilizing fundamental project management techniques, within specific areas of responsibility. On higher risk contracts, may work under the direction of more senior representatives. Communicates/negotiates with supplier and customer counterparts and management.. Assists in the development of business strategies to accomplish business unit objectives. May also participate in procurement activities in support of multiple business units. Monitors industry to maintain awareness of current practices. Performs low to moderate risk/complexity supplier evaluations and selections. Assists in supplier evaluations and selections of a moderately complex nature. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
1) Good command in both spoken and written Japanese
2) Microsoft Office Suite knowledge is a Must
3) Strong communication capabilities with strong ownership & accountability
4) Must be a quick learner, good team player and an effective problem-solver,
self-motivated; able to work independently,
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
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