Procurement Systems Leader (SAP/Ariba Procurement Solution)

    • Research Triangle Park, NC

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

CIO Leader for the procurement applications at global level. Accountable for ensuring business continuity and running the procurement systems platforms securely and reliably. Transformation leader capable of setting strategy for the IBM procurement IT space. Experienced people manager, able to lead large (300+ FTE) global teams and to value, nurture and grow diverse talent. Solid IT expertise and familiarity with agile, DevSecOps and best UX/UIX practices. Proven track record in delivering complex process and IT transformation projects. Strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Background in procurement and/or previous experience with procurement systems is a plus.

Effective negotiation, teaming and interpersonal skills that translate into positive working relationships with key business owners to ensure successful transformation initiatives for IBM.

Proven experience in leading engineering teams from discovery through design, development, test and deployment of software solutions on multiple platforms (cloud, on prem, hybrid). Expertise on how to migrate critical workloads from legacy platforms on the cloud while keeping business continuity. Programming experience is a plus.

Expertise on selection and adoption of best of market Source to Pay and Procurement solutions (e.g. SAP Ariba, Coupa, BuyerQuest, Amazon for Business, ...). Demonstrated results in effective deployment of Procurement SaaS solutions globally with measurable positive impact on both end user experience and ROI.

Engaged as a professional who guides others and drives negotiation, analysis and acceptance of a culture of continuous transformation and improvement within the area of responsibility. Understands technology trends, what best looks like in the IT industry. Uses this information to decide when and what changes are required to the managed application portfolio.

Works with team members to articulate, compare alternative approaches and implement solutions based upon agile principles and end user impact. Team members might include IBM staff, business partners and suppliers.

Global knowledge sharing and management is key to IBM's success. The candidate will participate and actively contribute in knowledge sharing activities like communities of practice, forums, conferences and other knowledge exchanges.

Inspire and lead effectively team members to define the team's objectives, key results and schedules.

Clearly communicates team results, issues and resolution options to appropriate management and stakeholders.

Has experience to manage large operational and investment budgets, able to identify efficiency opportunities, timely manage and resolve any financial gap.

Risk management skills and awareness of key security and regulatory policies for financially significant applications are also required for this leadership position.

No remote opportunities exist
Will consider relocation for candidates with the right skills/experience
Must have the ability to work in the US without current/future need for IBM sponsorship


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of managing global IT teams, with SAP technology
  • Knowledge of source to pay/procurement processes
  • Proven experience in leading software development teams
  • Expertise with best in market Procurement SaaS solutions (e.g. SAP Ariba, Coupa, BuyerQuest, Amazon for business, ...)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Knowledge of DesignOps, DevOps tools and practices
  • Software development/coding language expertise
  • Certifications on technical platforms (e.g. Red Hat, SAP, Microsoft, AWS, ...) and new ways of working (e.g. Agile, OKRs, Design Thinking, ...)

About Business Unit
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM's IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run IBM, innovating to transform the business and delivering the future of IT

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

How we'll help you grow:

• You'll have access to all the technical and management training courses you need, to become the expert you want to be.
• You'll learn directly from expert developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor.
• You will have the opportunity to work in many different technical areas

At the IBM CIO, you will be a part of a fun, global and diverse team. We are hard working, but also enjoy regular happy hours, special events, snacks and game nights. We encourage our team to keep up with the latest technology through conferences, webinars and local meetups.

About IBM
IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software, unusually distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry.
Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, "be essential." We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage.

Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that encourages, in an environment where growth is supported. IBMers get to discover their potential, so they're encouraged to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. We're establishing teams with dynamic strengths with people who want their ideas to matter.

Join us - you'll be proud to call yourself an IBMer.

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.

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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