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Catalog Management Lead

Company: IBM Computing
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

IBM Catalog Management Lead in Chicago , Illinois 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 Procurement Services (IPS) delivers Source-to-Procure process expertise to IBM's external clients as a world-class business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. The Catalog Management Lead is responsible for the identification and enablement of potential catalog opportunities for one or more of IBM's clients. This is an external client-facing / consulting role that requires up to 75% travel to client office locations. -- Develop a Transformation Roadmap identifying potential quick hit, mid term and long-term catalog opportunities to help the client evolve into a desired future state -- Identifying and creating a list of potential catalog opportunities -- Reviewing a client's current state processes, procedures, practices, and policies -- Providing policy guidance in an outsourced environment for the use of catalogs -- Developing materials for and conducting a workshop based on Design Thinking principles -- Assembling and leading subject matter experts to assess feasibility of the agreed opportunities -- Support client in review of catalog opportunities with broader business community -- Draft Desktop procedures related to the catalog loading process, review with Delivery Leadership and client and obtain required approvals. -- Provide input to overall project plan and report status based on established cadence for both internal and external review -- Support Supplier Enablement activities on new or transformed purchasing platform -- Support Knowledge Transfer activities through a train-the-trainer approach and/or Knowledge Cascade -- Facilitate discussions between delivery and various technical teams involving configuration of IBM-owned tools. -- Support all levels of testing as required (unit, integration, UAT) -- Offer additional support as required during hypercare period including training reinforcement and reporting -- Responsible for meeting operational and business goals through team leadership -- Troubleshoot and drive issue resolution to ensure viable catalog solutions -- Work with various internal and external teams (e.g. Sourcing, Procurement Operations, PMO, and technology teams) to drive process improvements -- Drive data analysis, adoption of catalog solutions and process improvement projects to achieve operational and business goals -- Manage stakeholder communication supporting catalog solution implementations, process changes, and escalations -- Manage Scheduled Business Reviews/Audits of Catalog Solutions as required Required Technical and Professional Expertise 5 years of catalog management experience out of which 2-3 years of experience should be using SAP Ariba as the procurement technology Understanding of the role that catalogs play and the value they deliver in a S2P process Experienced in working with procurement and IT teams to define the catalog requirements for suppliers Experienced in working with suppliers on different types of catalogs - supplier managed, punchout, etc. Strong communication skills, proactive attitude, and team management experience (experience managing an offshore team and work distribution is preferred) Experience managing small to medium scope projects in an agile environment with multiple priorities Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, up to 75% is required Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise -- Experience with outsourcing engagements or similar client facing work is strongly preferred -- Experience with system design and implementation is strongly preferred -- Proficiency in MS Office and MS Visio is required; MS Project and IBM BlueWorks Live is preferred -- 6 Sigma Green Belt Certification is preferred 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 intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado. 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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