Your Role and Responsibilities : Supporting and managing competitive bid events for client(s) (i.e., Request for Proposal, Request for Quote, Request for Information, Reverse Auctions, etc.
within assigned spend categories. Managing tactical buying request queue with requests ranging from $50k-$500k from multiple client stakeholders, achieving savings targets and maintaining high client satisfaction.
Analyzing client's historical spend data in one or more categories to : support category strategy development, measure compliance with supplier agreements, and identify sourcing opportunities.
Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships across all levels of the client's business, procurement, and legal organizations.
Understanding commercial terms and facilitating contracting processes with the client's suppliers. Analyzing and documenting cost savings versus historical spend to ensure IBM meets or exceeds contractual savings commitments to our client(s).
Supporting Global Category Leaders and Category Managers with development of category strategies and developing sourcing project strategies.
Collaborating with IPS Procurement Consultants supporting our other clients to share and leverage useful templates, strategies, lessons learned, and case studies. >