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Procurement Specialist- Software

  • Internship
  • Melbourne (MELBOURNE CITY)
  • Sales

Job description

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.

We are currently searching for an experienced Procurement Software Professional to join their team in Melbourne. You are 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.

What will I be doing day to day?

* 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 IBM's 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

What skills and experience do I need to apply?
* A minimum Bachelor's degree and at least 2-3 years of end to end Procurement experience ideally within a large IT organisation and a fast-paced environment
* Knowledge of mainframe software including: hardware, professional services, maintenance and life cycle management, data centre, network
* 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 both written and verbal

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Required Education

Bachelor's Degree
Role ( Job Role )

Procurement Professional
State / Province

Primary job category

Supply Chain

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Employment Type

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required

No Travel
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Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree
City / Township / Village

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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.
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Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

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Eligibility Requirements

Full working rights in Australia (Citizens and PR)
Position Type

Early Professional Track

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