IBM Procurement EDI System Analyst in BUDAPEST, Hungary

About the jobThe mission of IBM Global Procurement is to acquire goods and services efficiently and effectively for internal and external customers with the most competitive supply chain cost. This is done with an eye toward flexibility to react to changing market demands. This is conducted in an environment of pervasive e-Procurement across all steps of the acquisition process from initial market intelligence, strategic sourcing, tactical implementation, invoicing, and electronic payments. These e-Procurement processes are an integral part of an optimized end-to-end supply chain, which benefits our customers and suppliers. e-Procurement applications are based upon open public standards, are designed to enable B2B integration between IBM and its suppliers to reduce transaction and handling costs, and to enable automated timely information exchange.Within the broad umbrella of B2B are Server-to-Browser (S2B) applications, such as Web Order Invoice, used to support purchase order and invoice transactions for our low transaction-volume suppliers, accessible through a web browser and EDI. Electronic Data InterchangeElectronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the electronic exchange of business information using a public standard format. It provides a common language for formatting business transactions which facilitates business-to-business integration by the flow of standardized electronic transactions between trading partners throughout the world. EDI MissionThe EDI mission includes making payments to suppliers accurately and on time, maximizing EDI utilization to increase quality of input, reducing processing cost. Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for EDI Implementations including ownership of relationships with supplier’s EDI representatives

  • Ensure smooth functioning of enabled suppliers

  • Monitoring system for failures

  • Timely reporting of problems and ensuring corrective action are taken.

  • Communication of issues with sourcing buyers and suppliers.

  • Own the EDI aspects of integrating new acquisitions ie. new company codes.

  • Own the EDI aspects of process changes affecting deployed EDI supplier base.

  • Presentations/selling of EDI as strategic tool to suppliers where required.

  • Interlock with Hands Free COE, Procurement Applications COE and sourcing teams regarding process change to support EDI enablements

  • Maintain documents including Interchange Agreements, Message Sets and Desktop procedures.

  • Act as single point of contact for EDI enablements

  • Document Progress/Status of Implementations.

  • Alert Management quickly of any major problems or issues.

  • Provide training for team members on EDI and ensure cover for absence.

    Main Contacts / Clients Suppliers’ sales reps, Suppliers’ technical teams, Sourcing Buyers, Accounts Payable Team, various E-procurement support and development teams

  • Good written and spoken command in English is a must (any other major European language is an advantage)

  • Good analytical skills and strong problem solving skills

  • Apply process oriented thinking

  • Perform in matrix organization

  • Perform time management

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