Operations Buyer (Fluent German)

Job Description
General Purpose
IBM is looking for professionals at the start of their careers or fresh graduates with fluent German and English language knowledge to support its prestigious Client from the Airline industry, headquartered in Germany as Operations Buyer.

The Operations Buyer is responsible for order fulfillment transactions and purchase order (PO) placement. The scope also covers other additional activities like PO changes and blocked invoice resolution, in addition to order related help request handling via telephone or e-mail.


  • Review requisition requirements
  • Communication with requesters and suppliers for information when required (eg. regarding price and delivery)
  • Procurement of low value purchases below given clip level
  • Efficient processing of POs, knowledge of SAP application and other client based applications
  • Receive and handle email/call help requests from clients and document in JIRA timely and accurately
  • Knowledge of all client specific processes and procedures
  • Initiate new supplier set up as required
  • Resolve blocked invoices and interface with support teams (eg. Accounts Payable), clients and suppliers on payment issues with Sourcing Buyer(s) and/or Category Manager(s)
  • Ensure full quality compliance and audit readiness of all purchasing documents
  • Follow up pending or delayed issues via phone / e-mail and escalate to leadership when necessary
  • Escalate to appropriate Sourcing Buyer or Category Manager when required

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • English: Fluent
  • German: Fluent
  • Proactive customer service skills
  • Accuracy in data entry
  • Time management
  • Team player
  • Telephone skills - handling and answering incoming client requests in a polite and professional manner with urgency
IT skills desired
  • MS Office - particularly Excel skills are desired, but not a must
  • Lotus Notes knowledge is considered an advantage
  • SAP knowledge is considered an advantage
  • JIRA knowledge is considered an advantage
  • General IT affinity

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement
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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