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Experienced Buyer with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Accounting and Financial Management and a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and services industry. In my current role am responsible for delivering sourcing support to IBM Global Technology Services internal clients covering multiple sourcing categories including Mobility, Software, HR services and Contingent workforce.
Key activities I undertake involve understanding demand for procurement, establishing appropriate sourcing techniques, and setting the optimum purchasing standards to provide best value across the business. identifying suppliers who deliver value focused initiatives, cost optimisation, using technological innovation to enhance speed and quality of supply in line
In addition to my buyer role I am the IBM UK and Ireland Supplier Diversity Lead. My key focus area is also maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with diversity suppliers in line with the IBM Global Diversity sourcing strategy. Offering minority suppliers access to wider markets through sub-tier relationships with IBM’s Strategic suppliers. Attending summits, meet the buyer events and conference to discuss and share knowledge plus industry insights with suppliers.
I have 3+ years industry knowledge of the UK Public sector contingent workforce market and a financial background having worked two years as a Cost and Revenue Analyst. I am proficient in data analysis, supplier bench-marking, cost optimisation, negotiation and key legislative requirements such as ISO and IR35. I am studying towards CIPS Qualification and currently at Advanced Diploma level.
COMPANY NAME: IBM
JOB TITLE: Procurement Buyer
FUNCTION: IT & Telecommunication
INDUSTRY: Infrastructure & Real Estate
September 2014 - Present | Portsmouth
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2010 - 2014