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IBM 2023 Intern - Procurement Professional in Austin, Texas


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Global Procurement is guided by our mission 'to maximize value for our suppliers, clients and the IBM enterprise'


Our Global Procurement team is seeking highly talented undergraduate level students with a passion for procurement, supply chain and market analysis to fill internship roles for the summer of 2023. Intern positions are offered in Raleigh, NC (RTP), Poughkeepsie, NY and Austin, TX. Further expand your supply chain management knowledge and build a solid foundation towards a career in Global Procurement with an internship at IBM!

Your Role and Responsibilities :

  • Support one-off tactical sourcing of client requirements as assigned

  • Provide multi-category support as assigned

  • Assist in executing competitive bid events and other sourcing projects

  • Assist in communicating with and negotiating with suppliers

  • Analyze changing client/market conditions - gather information for benchmarking

  • Support client specific category strategy

  • Perform detailed analysis of spend and other data to identify savings, define efficiency opportunities, and tactical and strategic initiatives that should be undertaken

  • Assist with the identification of appropriate potential suppliers to fit clients' business objectives

  • Assist with the tracking and reporting of supplier performance and resolution of supplier performance issues

  • Support periodic key stakeholder meetings with client to review commodity strategy and activities by preparing materials as assigned

  • Assist with analyzing existing contracts

  • Act in compliance with all relevant IBM business conduct guidelines and client driven procurement processes

Intern positions are offered in Raleigh, NC (RTP), Poughkeepsie, NY and Austin, TX.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic understanding of fundamental business processes and procurement

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Procurement, Supply Chain Management, or similar discipline

About Business UnitIBM Global Procurement is guided by our mission 'to maximize value for our suppliers, clients and the IBM enterprise

IBM Global Procurement is part of the IBM Finance & Operations business unit and is responsible for working with suppliers to achieve the best overall value when acquiring or contracting for goods, services and intellectual property assets while enforcing Finance policies.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementSupplemental 1 employees may be eligible for paid holidays, paid sick time and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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.