Associate Business Planning Analyst, Procurement, Americas

Company: IBM
Location: Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 29.AUG.2021


IntroductionAre you looking for a career that will allow you to use your unique blend of business acumen and tech savvy? Business Analysts a...


IntroductionAre you looking for a career that will allow you to use your unique blend of business acumen and tech savvy? Business Analysts at IBM are subject matter experts that build the bridge between our business and our clients, immersing themselves into the market to understand problems and find innovative solutions. Be ready to navigate the complex relationships that make the business world run and find the actionable insights that result in great business decisions.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThe Shared Services Finance team is an integral part of our corporation and covers every geography and business unit, often referred to as the "knowledge behind the numbers". Covering the spectrum of Corporate Functions (HR, Legal, EO, RESO, Marketing/Comms, CIO, Global Procurement/Logistics, Finance/Top), these teams get wide exposure to the innerworkings of our business.The Shared Services Associate Business Planning Analyst is considered a key player in driving the success of our company and is a strategic financial advisor to the business. In our teams, we promote innovative thinking, provide opportunities for training and skills development, support for integration into our organization and we put high focus on people development & career planning. In this position, you will collaborate with a wide range of finance and operations focals and will gain valuable insight into the business.**What you will do:**+ Support the business leadership team with analyses of Shared Services spending+ Drive innovation within our global financial processes to create measurable value+ Prepare reports for management and business units, highlighting performance gaps vs budget/forecast+ Plan and control expenses across the Function+ Resource tracking+ Act as trusted business advisor by delivering clear messages & alternatives for business decisions and demonstrating ownership and business knowledgeWhat we expect from you:+ Intermediate English language+ Proficiency in MS Office, MS Excel (knowledge of Pivot tables/VLOOKUP is an advantage)+ Good analytical skills and problem-solving approach+ Detail oriented with strong organizational skills+ Strong communication skills+ Team playerRequired Technical and Professional Expertise+ Strong Communication Skills+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Office Suite+ Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or BusinessPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Prior IBM Co-op experienceAbout Business UnitThe IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM's financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.Your you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.It's time to define your career.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being 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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