IBM Telecommunications Buyer for USA (late shift) in SOFIA, Bulgaria

Working as part of the sourcing team, the Telecommunications Buyer will be involved in cost analyzing; negotiating and contracting with selected vendors.Responsibilities:

  • Procuring goods and services for Telecom products and services;

  • Perform and evaluate source solicitations including RFQ/RFP/RFI;

  • Perform and analyze periodic and ad hoc procurement reports from various procurement systems (i.e PBII, Emptoris, SAP, Bond);

  • Perform cost structure analysis and negotiate best price with suppliers;

  • Understand the telecommunication service types (WAN, LAN, Mobility, Audio conferencing);

  • Drive and achieve cost saving for sourcing program and purchase opportunity;

  • Seek out opportunities to introduce process improvements to drive efficiency;

  • Build strong, strategic supplier relationships and measure/analyze supplier performance and quality;

  • Develop, maintain and manage collaborative client relationship;

  • Drafting agreements with newly established suppliers using defined templates;

  • Working with legal to ensure IBM’s risk is mitigated;

  • Ensure end to end understanding of IBM procurement policies and practice and be able to intelligently articulate such processes with our internal stakeholder and supplier;

  • Annual reviews of the running contracts.

  • Negotiation skills;

  • Fluency in English language;

  • Contract drafting and contract negotiations experience;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint;

  • Ability to work with, analyze and review large amounts of data from multiple sources;

  • Highly organized with very strong attention to detail;

  • Willingness to work independently, take initiative and pursue resolution of issues with requisite tenacity;

  • Ability for late shift working hours.

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