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Americas Telecom Geo Sourcing Leader

Company: IBM Computing
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Introduction

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

The Geo Sourcing Leader (GSL) is responsible for defining, enabling and deploying the category sourcing strategy in the domain, aligned with the global category leader, the domain’s Procurement leader (L1), stakeholders and suppliers (current and potential). The GSL leads the Geo Category Chapter, formed by Tribe Chapter Leaders (TCLs). In the Americas Domain, the Geo Sourcing Leader will also act as US Triber Chapter Leader.

Job Responsibilities:

Acts as a leader and an expert in the category sourcing, delivering value to the IBM business in the domain

Leads and contributes to effective stakeholder and supplier interlocks

Collects market inputs and influences in the global category sourcing strategy

Leads the deployment of the category sourcing strategy in the domain; defining, prioritizing and executing actions that will generate business results, people engagement or mitigate business risks

Identifies opportunities and leads the implementation of cognitive solutions

Represents the domain in the global category management system and represents the category in the domain management system – always looking for relevant actions and results

Leads the geo category chapter, formed by Tribe Chapter Leaders, having category education, actions and prioritization as their focus

Supports the prioritization of category related tasks in the domain and supports the prioritization of domain related tasks in the global sourcing category

Leads and contributes to key sourcing events, such as RFPs

Leads and contributes to negotiations with key suppliers for the category in the domain

Serves as consultant to complex contract negotiations and management

Drives Procurement Strategic Value (PSV) and Cost Take Out (CTO) in the domain

Supports IPS Engagements and Merger & Acquisitions related activities

Leads special projects

Participates in industry events representing the category and the domain

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

3+ years Telecom Experience; 5+ Procurement Experience; Demonstrated leadership; Strong project management; Agile Experience

Significant experience with the category (Categories include 1 or any combination of the following: Telecom; MarCom; Subcontract Services; Business Services; Software)

Experience with strategic sourcing in a leadership position

Familiarity with IBM Procurement Policies & Practices

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English

Proven ability to coordinate across cross-functional teams, to achieve business objectives and meet milestone deadlines

Proven ability to synthesize complex issues into clear actions

Agile Project and process management

Problem solving abilities

Ability to identify issues and provide innovative solutions

Financial / Business Acumen

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in other Languages

About Business Unit

IBM Global Procurement has the responsibility for achieving the best overall value for IBM and our clients when acquiring or contracting goods, services, and intellectual property assets. Our mission: "Listen for need, source with speed." We continually work to create value by managing costs and risks, engaging in revenue generation opportunities with our sales teams, and providing superior service to our clients as we ensure on-time delivery. Join us as we transform clients' strategies by delivering simple engagements focused on speed, leveraging digitization, cognitive insights, and innovation from suppliers to maximize value.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

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.

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.

Keywords: IBM Computing, Austin , Americas Telecom Geo Sourcing Leader, Other , Austin, Texas

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