Junior Procurement Buyer

Last updated 11 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Junior Procurement Buyer will support senior Procurement Sourcing Professionals in executing sourcing events, drive cost reductions, negotiate supplier terms and conditions, manage supplier relationships, maintain a compliance posture and collaborate with internal business unit clients to meet the business needs as required.

This is a full-time, permanent position in Sydney.

The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Get exposure to the end to end procurement process supporting the sourcing buyer in acquiring goods and services from external suppliers e.g. engaging business unit clients, developing Statement of Work (SOW), executing Requests for proposals (RFPs),and more
  • Support initiatives in identifying and delivering ongoing cost reduction opportunities with suppliers and internal business unit clients to meet the business targets
  • Support 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.

    What skills, experience or qualifications will I need?
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is highly advantageous but not essential - especially in in Finance, Commerce or Law

    What attributes will make me successful?
  • Possess an interest in developing one's career in Procurement.
  • A self-starter who values personal development and has an eagerness to learn and improve
  • Ability to think on one's feet and isn't afraid of engaging in critical thinking and decision making.
  • Strong communication skills; friendly and approachable.

    What's on offer:
    IBM has a robust procurement education program to kick start your procurement career and/or develop your existing procurement skills. As part of your training you will be assigned a ‘Buddy’ and together make introductions to the procurement buyers, controls team suppliers and internal clients.

    IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
    IBM welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. If you require accommodations or adjustments, we encourage you to make us aware so that we can support you through the application process.

    Sign me up!
    If the above sounds like THE perfect opportunity for you, please apply online with your resume.
    To find out more, head to www.ibm.com.au/careers

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As above

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
As above

About Business Unit
IBM Procurement is responsible for the effective acquisition of goods and services used by internal business unit clients and deployed on external customer accounts.

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Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.