General Job Purpose
The Procurement Squad Member has the responsibility for achieving best overall value for IBM (internal and external clients) when acquiring or contracting for goods, services and intellectual property assets by selecting appropriate suppliers providing optimal cost, quality and delivery.
Such Procurement professional executes both the operational part of Procurement Process meeting all predefined standards for quality, following existing measures and deadlines and also performs negotiations and contracting with selected vendors, providing advice and guidance on commercial issues, as well as duly documenting all deals into the relevant tools, all in compliance with company guidelines.
Ensure effective procurement process is executed in compliance with company guidelines.
Interact regularly with clients to determinate their needs and develop appropriate solutions.
Conduct Source Selection and Fair Value determination, while ensuring clients' specifications are fulfilled.
Create and manage Purchase Orders.
Ensure successful and smooth orders' flow by creating, developing and archiving proper documentation; complying with standards for quality and deadlines.
Onboard new suppliers as and when appropriate; responsible to collect and prepare all the necessary documentation for the new vendor setup and handle supplier maintenance requests.
Develop and maintain effective relationship with key suppliers; understand their requirements and longer-term strategies;
perform supplier evaluation; analyze changing client / market conditions.
Respond to inquiries of clients and suppliers associated with the procurement process.
Handle "blocked" invoices following agreed corporate procedures.
Maintain effective audit trails for all procurement sourcing activities, including maintaining appropriate contract documentation.
Identify savings opportunities and ensure accurate recording.
Negotiate and execute contracts on behalf of the employer within the given delegation authority and company requirements.
According to specific needs, liaise with other department, communicate and negotiate with clients and suppliers through all levels of organization.
Identify and promote process efficiencies.
Work with Procurement tools.
Compliance with the Procurement Policies & Practiced, Business Conduct Guidelines of the IBM corporation, as well as all other regulations, rules and policies established by the company.
Formulation of individual annual business goals for the position in the assessment system, which is an integral part of current job description and plays a major role in the assessment of current and annual performance of the employee to the position.
Internal and external contacts
Reporting to Procurement First Line Leader
Communication with suppliers and any other IBM department / personnel worldwide involved in the Procure to Pay process.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Education : University Degree
Language skills :
Fluency in English. Fluent Arabic will be evaluated as an asset
PC skills :
Strong knowledge of MS Office, Web Applications. Knowledge of SAP ERP will be considered an asset
Personal skills :
Ability to work in a team
Excellent communication skills
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work under targets and with strict deadlines
Effective time management and organizational skills
Responsiveness & adaptability
Client focused attitude
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
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.
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