IBM Sourcing Buyer - Complimentary Workforce in MELBOURNE, Australia

For over 100 years IBM has set the pace for innovation and we aren’t stopping now. With over 430,000 employees in almost 200 countries we’re always on the look out for new people to join in our mission to build a smarter planet.IBM Global Procurement is part of the Transformation and Operations team, responsible for acquiring goods and services efficiently and effectively for IBM internal use and external stakeholder accounts. We are currently seeking applications for a Complimentary Workforce Services Category buyer, this is an Advisory Procurement Professional responsible for Strategic Sourcing in the A/NZ region. As a Services Category Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing projects as well as undertaking Vendor Management activities associated with managing commercial relationships with Vendors on behalf of IBM. You will be responsible for Category Management, which includes detailed analysis and synthesis of internal requirements for particularly complex goods and services to, and analysis of complex external suppliers and markets to develop innovative and sustainable category strategies. In addition, you will be responsible for the commercial management of vendor agreements. You will be accountable for the end to end delivery of procurement activity in accordance with established procedures and controls. We are looking for a Procurement professional with a minimum 2+ years Procurement background at an enterprise level with strong skills in developing Category Management strategies and managing competitive tenders and successfully negotiating outcomes.You will have highly developed influencing skills and stakeholder management skills with demonstrated experience managing commercial relationships with suppliers and driving performances along with proven ability working in a highly process driven environment. You will possess excellent high level written and verbal communication and presentation skills and strong customer service mentality. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience and capabilities:

  • Develop, deliver and lead sourcing and vendor management strategies

  • Work in cross function project teams where required

  • Provide forecast savings (and actuals where required)

  • Lead drafting of tender documentation

  • Lead negotiations and drafting of agreements

  • Perform analysis and recognise patterns in data to initiate incremental improvements and solutions to existing processes, products and systems in own area

  • Provide quality advice to the client based on technical knowledge

  • Escalate unanticipated variations for approval

  • Recommend step improvements in own area and between areas, including awareness of best practice

    The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with client, peer groups, stakeholders will be the key to success in this role.Please apply today to be considered for this opportunity.

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