The primary role of the Procurement Operations Buyer to perform the operational part of Procurement process in compliance with company guidelines using Agile Methods in an Agile Organizational Set-Up.
Main Responsibility Areas
· Gathering documentation from suppliers
· Collaborate with IBMers to obtain necessary requirements and data
· Perform internal supplier checks related to criminal & corruption background
· Initiate internal supplier changes and invoice expedite payments
· Perform financial analysis and collect financial report about the supplier
· Invoice clarifications and resolution
· Help Buyers with spend reports & analysis on savings initiatives
Main Contacts / Clients
Suppliers, Various internal IBM Teams - Sourcing Buyers, Global Sourcing Leads, Accounts Payable, Policies & Practicies, Trust & Compliance
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(0023) IBM Bulgaria Ltd.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
· Experienced buyer with previous procurement experience;
· Bachelor's degree in economics or related field;
· Fluent English and Italian language skills;
· Good understanding and appreciation of contracts;
· Sound commercial judgement and strong negotiation skills;
· Excellent communicator and effective team player;
· Self-motivated, determined and resilient;
· Able to work on own initiative and manage an individual workload.
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
· Master's Degree in Business/Management.
Secondary Job Category
Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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The IBM Procurement Organization is looking for а Procurement Buyer with English and Italian languages.
IBM Procurement is responsible for managing billions of dollars of spend with IBM 3rd party suppliers around the globe.
Procurement Buyer is a varied and busy role, providing purchasing support to stakeholders in the respective market.
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About Business Unit
Procurement's mission at IBM is to ensure the best value is achieved for our clients when doing business through third party suppliers. Procurement's role is critical for the success of the company, as we help deliver new opportunities to IBM, thus fast-growing the portfolio.
The Procurement Center in Sofia first opened in 2006 joining the IBM Locations in Bulgaria. Today, we offer a full array of Procurement roles, involving supplier selection and negotiations, contracts handling, pricing comparisons, clients support, invoicing and compliance activities for clients and suppliers all over EMEA. In 12 years our employees have grown to handle complex deals and maintain the relationship with key major suppliers of IBM.
The Procurement organization at IBM is the one accelerating IBM's journey in being a true Agile company. We are transforming and applying an ambitious approach to every task, looking at increasing the use of automation in our processes in view of clients success.
If you want to work in a team of professionals that are in the center of making IBM service a premium one for clients all over the globe, join us!
If you are looking for ways to upgrade your language skills, master the art of negotiating, work in a global environment, transform processes and receive end to end knowledge of Procurement, this is your way into the IBM world!
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