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Procurement Specialist - Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Procurement is responsible for the effective acquisition of goods and services that are used by internal business unit clients and deployed on external customer accounts.

The Procurement Specialist IT role requires a driven and solutions orientated Procurement professional that can effectively execute sourcing events, drive cost reductions, negotiate supplier terms and conditions, manage supplier relationships and collaborate with internal business unit clients to meet the business needs.

This role reports to the ANZ Procurement Leader for the Global Technology Services brand.

Categories to be Managed

The IT categories to be managed include, but are not limited to:
  1. Hardware
  2. Software
  3. Professional Services
  4. Maintenance and Life Cycle Management
  5. Data Centre
  6. Network

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Executing the full end to end Procurement process for acquiring goods and services from external suppliers e.g. engaging business unit clients, developing SOW, executing RFx, negotiating commercial terms & conditions, managing supplier selection and achieving fair value
  • Identifying and delivering ongoing cost reduction opportunities with suppliers and internal business unit clients to meet the business targets
  • Negotiating terms and conditions into supplier agreements that protect IBMs commercial position, risk exposure and brand reputation
  • Building relationships with key suppliers to yield productivity, drive innovation and promote collaboration
  • Collaborating with internal business unit clients to deliver value add Procurement solutions and enable external customer wins in the marketplace
  • Adhering to business control requirements and performing operational tasks that are central to the Procurement function e.g. documentation, compliance, use of IBM tools for contracts and cost savings reporting, etc.
  • Providing the necessary support to the Asia Pacific and/or Global Commodity Leads as required

About the Candidate

To be successful in this role, the candidate should:
  • Have a minimum Bachelors degree and at least 3 years of end to end Procurement experience ideally within a large organisation and a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to engage diverse internal business unit clients proactively, negotiate desired positions with suppliers effectively and resolve conflict in a timely manner to achieve business outcomes
  • Be a self-starter who continuously seeks out alternatives to deliver an improved solution or value add outcome and who is comfortable working in a matrixed organisation
  • Value personal development and working within a team environment
  • Be fluent in English


This role is based in Melbourne.

Employment type

Offered on a Permanent Regular employment basis or on a Fixed Term Hire - 24 months basis

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
As above

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
As above

About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBMs financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk.Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

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: 2019-09-27 Expires: 2019-10-27

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