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Category Manager - FM/Operations

Multiple Cities, Multiple
  • Job Code
    256447BR
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
IBM is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals with 5- 10 years sourcing experience to join our team of procurement professionals. Specifically, we are seeking to fill the role of a Facilities Maintenance and Operations Category Manager. The Category Manager leads sourcing projects using competitive techniques or negotiation to select and contract with facilities, MRO and D&C suppliers on behalf of our clients. The role also creates industry and category insights to assist in the development of the clients sourcing strategy. To be clear, this is a procurement role, not a facilities manager role.

Category Manager responsibilities and preferred requirements include, but are not limited to:

Location: preference for Boulder or Raleigh but not mandatory (this engagement is in Boise, ID.)

Category Expertise
Experience and expertise in the purchase of goods and services (specifically furniture, among others) required to manage facilities for; corporate office, warehouse, manufacturing, and retail sectors.
Contracting Knowledge
Knowledge and experience in delivery and pricing models for design, construction, and facilities maintenance contracts.
Procurement Experience
Experience in development of Requests for Proposals (RFP), bidding, and tendering for some combination of; furniture, design services, , MRO, construction services, trade labor, facilities management services, building systems equipment, and/or other related goods and services.
Client Facing Skills
Ability to maintain professionalism in communications with all levels of client stakeholders. Experience being in a client facing role. Ability to deliver high quality project deliverables on time and with the level of attention to detail the client expects.
Client Relationship Management
Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with Clients.
Effective Communications
Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Influencing
Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.
Effective Presentations
Knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques; ability to present information to groups with the appropriate degree of formality.
Data Analysis
Ability to utilize data to sort through and analyze enterprise data in order to gain greater insight into trends within a business, industry and Clients spend.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail
Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy with a high level of detail.
Business Acumen
Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
Strategic Thinking
Understanding of the importance of "big picture" thinking and planning and ability to apply organizational acumen to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the organization.
Purchasing Tasks and Activities
Knowledge of policies, regulations and processes of purchasing; ability to use practices and procedures for procurement of materials, components, equipment and services.
Strategic Sourcing
Knowledge of strategic sourcing methods, technologies and processes; ability to analyze, improve and re-evaluate organizational procurement process continuously.
MS Office
Strong knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc.)
Baseline Creation & Savings Analysis
Knowledge of and ability to create baseline and savings analysis for procurement project. Also, knowledge of savings methodologies and how to calculate savings for each methodology.

Must be able to work in the United States with no need for current or future sponsorship.


Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Deep business analysis and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong executive-level communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent influencing and change management skills
  • Travel requirements can be up to 90%


Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Curious mindset
  • High levels of personal drive, initiative and commitment to business goals


About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBMs financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk.Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre 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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs 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
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
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.

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  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-05

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