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IBM 2023 Procurement Professional - Entry Level in Austin, Texas


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

BM 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 candidates with a passion for procurement, supply chain and market analysis. 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.

Your Role and Responsibilities :

  • Support Global Procurement organization, responsible for supporting internal and/or external clients

  • This role will report to a personnel manager within the IBM Global Procurement organization

  • Requires ability to conduct market analysis, including market drivers, supplier profiles and relative negotiating positions.

  • Support category strategy, tactical sourcing projects, competitive bid events, and/or transformation

  • 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

  • Perform analysis 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 client's business objectives

  • 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

  • Interact with procurement professionals in countries to assure consistent global approach

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

This position is located in RTP, NC; POK, NY; Austin, TX

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic knowledge and experience in procurement or supply chain

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 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 StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

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

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.

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.