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Tactical Sourcing Buyer

IBM Hungary

Name: IBM Hungary

English, Dutch
Code: 94703BR
Budapest - Pest, Hungary


IBM is seeking highly motivated individuals with comprehensive commercial procurement and client facing or consulting experience to join our team of procurement professionals. Specifically we are looking for procurement professionals to join IBM’s Global Procurement team in support of the BTO Procurement business area. Strong Verbal and written English skills are required. Additional languages related to the geo of coverage are a plus. Some Travel to client sites may be required, between 20% and 50%.


Manage exceptions to established category strategy
Support one-off tactical sourcing of client requirements
Provide multi-category support as assigned by the Project Manager
Take category guidance from the Category Manager
Execute competitive bid events
Communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization
Analyze changing client/market conditions
Educate and advise clients and suppliers on strategies
Interface with strategic sourcing team to implement strategic contracts at the tactical level
Support client specific category strategy – redirect tactical spend through strategic contracts/channels as appropriate
Perform periodic analysis within managed commodity scope to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities and tactical initiatives that should be undertaken
Promote process efficiencies through focus on automated channels where applicable
Identify appropriate potential suppliers to fit clients business objectives
Negotiate and contract with exception suppliers driving additional savings and value
Communicate supplier recommendations to clients based on objective criteria and fit for client business
Track and report supplier performance and resolve any supplier performance issues in conjunction with the Category Manager
Identify any exception opportunities to the Category Managers and make recommendations on strategic approaches that might be taken
Interact with parallel organizations in other geos to assure consistent global approach
Support periodic key stakeholder meetings with client to review commodity strategy and activities
Optimize supply base opportunities across managed commodities
Act in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and client driven procurement processes

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