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Procurement Strategic Sourcing Professional

Markham, ON L3R
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At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Candidates applying to this role are expected to be self-starters that have a desire to grow their skills within the Procurement discipline of the supply chain. The individual will learn the basics of IBMs procurement processes in one or more of the multiple commodity families to drive savings. This is an excellent time to hone negotiation and contract skills while dealing with the IBM internal clients/stakeholders.

Candidates will also build their supplier relationship skills as they interface on an ongoing basis with various suppliers to fulfill IBMs requirements. As skills develop and the candidate has established a solid understanding of IBM Procurement and the necessary communication skills, then the opportunity may arise to further develop in the IBM Procurement Services (IPS) area. IPS is IBMs revenue generating portfolio on Customer accounts where IBM Buyers actually perform Procurement related activities for Customers directly at the customers own location(s).

This outsourcing of a companys procurement work to IBM, provides them with the ability to leverage IBMs buyer skills to drive savings for their own company. Representing IBM in a thoroughly professional manner on a customers own site provides a terrific opportunity to develop ones skill, character and career.

Buyers are required to be flexible for travel as they may be travelling 10% to 20% of the time (as required) to the other work locations. This may be local within the GTA area, or it may be across the country. Representing IBM in a thoroughly professional manner provides a terrific opportunity to develop ones skill, character and career. Key activities associated with this role are:

  • Procuring goods and services for various products and services
  • Perform and evaluate source solicitations including RFQ/RFP/RFI and reverse auction
  • Perform and analyze periodic and ad hoc procurement reports from various procurement systems (i.e PBII, Emptoris, SAP, Bond, ARIBA)
  • Perform cost structure analysis and negotiate best price with suppliers
  • Drive and achieve cost saving for sourcing program and purchase opportunity
  • Setup/handle/manage Standard/Customized related Contracts
  • Seek out opportunities to introduce process improvements to drive efficiency
  • Participate in cost take out (CTO) initiatives for major clients.
  • Support and deploy sourcing council initiatives and programs in day-to-day activities
  • Build strong, strategic supplier relationships and measure/analyze supplier performance and quality
  • Develop, maintain and manage collaborative client relationship
  • Creating base agreements for net new suppliers;
  • Creating Participation Agreements (PA) off existing global agreements for Canada specific purchases
  • Validating if contracts are applicable to Canada and determine the right clauses for Canada
  • Developing Scopes of Work (SOW) from the beginning by understanding the clients requirements, suppliers limitations and IBMs contractual limitations.
  • Working with legal support to ensure IBMs risk is mitigated

  • Constant interlocking with the clients to follow up on their requirements to ensure a thorough understanding and also keep them up to date on progress
  • Clients are across all functions within IBM high volume, medium to high complex requirements, development of complex contracts and very demanding teams
  • Clients expect procurement to help walk them through the process
  • Forging 90%+ client sat with clients
  • Providing ideas on how to process the requirements easier person must know all our systems, processes and our clients strategies.

Supplier Relationship
  • Interlocking with the supplier teleconferences co-coordinating client, procurement and supplier on calls
  • Annual reviews of the contracts and ensuring positive Audit posture at all times including required documentation
  • Setting up Supplier meetings where warranted
  • Ensuring Account payments are up to date and Tax allocations are correct

    Mergers and Acquisitions Activity (as required)
  • Responsible for merging contracts into IBM
  • Identifying contractual gaps/issues before contract is assigned to IBM
Business controls
  • Annual contract reviews
  • SFD / SFT tool usage and compliance
  • OA maintenance
  • Ensure adherence to Procurements Bluebook of policies and related execution

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Fluent in spoken and written English language (French is an asset)
Prior knowledge of Procurement / Supply Chain processes
Strong PC Skills in Excel, Power Point, Word
Strong financial/analytical/problem-solving skills
Business acumen
Self-motivated, team player, creative, well organized
Excellent leadership potential
Able to work under pressure and tight schedules
Must be flexible for future Travel requirements
Location is Markham Ontario

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

About Business Unit

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: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2019-11-08

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