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IBM Execution and Spot Buyer in CHENNAI, India

Job Description

About IBM

IBM has been present in India since 1992. IBM India's solutions and services span all major industries including financial services, healthcare, government, automotive, telecommunications and education, among others. As a trusted partner with wide-ranging service capabilities, IBM helps clients transform and succeed in challenging circumstances. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software, uniquely distinguishes IBM India from other companies in the industry.

Transformation & Operation

The IBM Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) organization spans several functional areas such as procurement, manufacturing, demand-supply planning, manufacturing engineering, logistics, customer fulfillment, accounts receivable collection and sales transaction support.

Who you are

As a Procurement Operations Buyer, you would be supporting procurement of global clients for multiple countries. You would be responsible for managing customer requests along with interfacing with clients and suppliers for commodities. A major part of being an operations buyer would be to handle client procurement requests and follow up on deliveries.

What You’ll Do

  • Review requisition requirement

  • Recognize Non-Catalog Purchases that should be directed to a Catalog Solution

  • Work efficiently with requester/client for additional information or any questions

  • Determine Source from Sourcing provided Master File

  • Negotiate cost savings and terms when applicable (non-contracted sources)

  • Procurement of low dollar purchases services (including source identification as needed)

  • Price and delivery Confirmation

  • PO Order receipt Confirmation

  • Knowledge of all client specific processes and procedures

  • Complete Customer requests for set up of new suppliers including providing applicable information

  • Interface with clients and suppliers on supplier and payment issues in conjunction with tactical commodity manager

  • Maintain all relevant supplier documentation

  • Ensure audit readiness of all purchasing documents

  • Work with cluster leads and team lead

  • Resolve blocked invoices

  • Expedite and Emergency Orders and follow up on deliveries

  • Perform special projects as needed

How we will help you grow:

  • You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you need to become the expert you want to be.

  • You’ll learn directly from expert developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to work in many different areas to figure out what really excites you.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A bachelor degree with minimum 1-2 years working experience

  • A procurement operations background

  • Proven problem solving/analytical skills

  • The candidate should focus on details, take ownership and follow through on commitments

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment while maintaining high team morale

  • Willing to work in shifts.

  • Good customer service skills.

  • Understanding of client SLA's.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Working knowledge of procurement transactions

  • Proven verbal communication skills

EO Statement

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.