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Procurement Consultant - Solutions Analyst

Budapest, Budapest 1061
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Your Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for a high calibre individual to join our Cognitive Process Services (CPS) practice, working as Procurement Analyst/Associate Solution Architect.

CPS combines process, people, analytics, technology and transformation with an outsourced delivery model to create significant client business value. Our solutions provide service to clients utilising enabling tools and a mix of on-shore, near-shore and off-shore IBM delivery centres.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The Procurement Analyst will be responsible for generating client value by providing input to and analysis of solutions for client proposals. The Procurement Analyst will be expected to work collaboratively with the IBM pursuit team to shape the most appropriate solution.

As part of proposal development, the Procurement Analyst will be responsible for owning and completing the proposed cost model, creating reports and providing deal analytics to support solution/business decisions. They will be required to provide in-depth analysis of client spend data and create savings profiles that feed into the commercial model. As the owner of the cost model they will need to ensure accuracy at all times; inputs will come from many members of the pursuit team and the Procurement Analyst needs to keep track of the multiple changes that can be made throughout the deal cycle.

The role is hands-on and requires a personal contribution to the detailed design of the proposed solutions, with respect to ensuring that cost and savings elements are correctly represented in the model. The analyst will also be required to ensure that the impact of volume fluctuations on commercial constructs are modelled, under direction from the Lead Solution Architect and IBM pricing team.

The Procurement Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Solution Architects with various analyses using Excel tools to determine required headcount, savings projection based on procurement spend and, in some cases, the price.
The Procurement Analyst will also support the Solution Architect with written responses for the client proposal submissions.

The Procurement Analyst will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on every assignment with other members of the IBM Procurement Services (IPS) Solutions Practice (e.g. through posting of proposal and solution materials to shared data repositories).

Solution development covers the following areas and the Procurement Analyst will support the Solution Architect in these areas:
  • Costing of the proposed service delivery model (including governance, delivery organisation, Tools, and IT solution)
  • Risk definition and development of mitigation strategies
  • Business Case development, analysis and coordination
  • Presentation of the solution during client site visits
  • Securing required approvals
  • Validation of assumptions and proposed solution in Due Diligence activity and refinement of the solution, based on the findings from Due Diligence, if appropriate
  • Ongoing update and refinement of the cost model.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Fluent English
  • Highly numerate, comfortable with complex financial models and proficient in the use of MS Excel and the analysis and manipulation of data
  • Diligent and accurate
  • Ability to deliver to tight timetables and to work in extended teams
  • Able to analyse costs and highlight areas of concern or strength, based on the experience of other deals, using Deal Analytics
  • Networking abilities when dealing with other areas of the business
  • Ability to support development of solutions within a complex operational environment
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of IPS delivery in a multi country delivery environment
  • Formal procurement/sourcing qualifications are an advantage
  • Cost modelling experience is an advantage
  • As is experience of analysing large amounts of data and summarising findings to facilitate business decisions

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

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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.


  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-08-10 Expires: 2019-09-09

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