28 days old

Procurement Sourcing Analyst/Buyer

Markham, ON L3R
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Your Role and Responsibilities
Support IBM Procurement Services (IPS) procurement engagement, responsible for supporting IPS Sourcing Project Manager and IPS Category Managers to ensure that reports and contract deliverables are met or exceeded. This role will report to a personnel manager within T&Os IBM Procurement Services organization, with business direction provided by an IPS Sourcing Project Manager. Requires ability to conduct market analysis, including market drivers, supplier profiles and relative negotiating positions. Team with IPS Category Manager on all tasks defined under 'lead', plus assist in gathering spend and consumption data; develop supplier selection criteria, identify key business requirements.

**The average travel will be between 25-50% annually but can fluctuate as high as 75%**

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manage exceptions to established category strategy
Support one-off tactical sourcing of Customer requirements
Provide multi-category support
Execute competitive bid events
Communicate and negotiate with Customers and Suppliers through all levels of organization
Analyze changing Customer/market conditions
Educate and advise Customer and Suppliers on strategies
Interface with strategic sourcing team to implement strategic contracts at the tactical level
Support Customer 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 and tactical initiatives that should be undertaken

Promote process efficiencies through focus on automated channels where applicable
Identify appropriate potential suppliers to fit Customers business objectives
Negotiate and contract with exception suppliers driving additional savings and value
Communicate supplier recommendations to Customers based on objective criteria and fit for
Customer business

Track and report supplier performance and resolve any supplier performance issues in
conjunction with the IPS Category Manager

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

Interact with parallel organizations in other geographies to assure consistent global approach
Support periodic key stakeholder meetings with Customer to review commodity strategy and

Optimize supply base opportunities across managed commodities
Act in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and Customer driven procurement processes

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Readiness to travel 25 - 50% travel annually
  • At least 6 months experience in Procurement, Supply Chain
  • English: Fluent

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • French (Bilingual) is an asset

About Business Unit

Your Life @ IBM
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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
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: 2019-09-24 Expires: 2019-10-24

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