IBM Procurement Specialist - Technology Products in WEST PENNANT HILLS, 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 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 – Technology Products 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 Technology Products Procurement Manager and will take functional guidance from a Team Lead. Technology Products include three key commodities:1. Telecommunications – managed network services, data/voice transport, mobility, audio/video conferencing2. Connectivity – converged networking, structured cabling3. IT Products – desktop/notebooks, servers, storage, maintenance, life cycle management

Your key responsibilities in this position will include but not be 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 Commodity Leads as required

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years Procurement experience ideally within the Technology Products space (or similar)

  • 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

This role will be based in Sydney and requires very strong communication skills.To find out more, please apply today.

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