Delhi, India





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Purpose of the role - To optimize local procurement of products and services by liaising with local management team, deploying local sourcing strategies, optimizing the local supplier base and managing local supplier contracts. Your day to day - • Create and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders: understand internal and external stakeholders’ objectives and needs; advice stakeholders on ways as to add tangible value to their objectives and contribute to the bottom line; lead cross-functional projects to increase spend effectiveness or generate process improvements • Conduct and interpret industry, market and relevant macro-economic and supplier research for the assigned sub-categories: at market or cluster level and for the assigned categories, build industry know-how on markets, suppliers and products/services and provide recommendations from market analyses and benchmarks to internal stakeholders. • Contribute to regional and global sourcing strategy definition by providing the requested inputs. • Apply deep knowledge of assigned categories and subcategories to develop and implement relevant action plans. Monitor the implementation of sourcing strategies and processes across market / cluster and generate process improvements and economies of scale. • Use category specific analyses to prepare and lead negotiations with major suppliers within the assigned categories at local and/or cluster level ensuring quality standards of products/services are met. • Commercially manage new & ongoing local key relationships with local major local suppliers, vendors or subcontractors at account level to ensure that the affiliate receives satisfactory standards of services and there is contribution sustainability over time. • Review and approve RFx's and contracts conducted by the team and / or the SSC Procurement. • Master the sourcing process and its interactions with other functional processes and ensure that the source-to-contract process is correctly and consistently followed. Ensure adherence to Global Procurement Policy and Regional Sourcing Practices & Tools at affiliate / cluster level. Monitor and define action plans to close gaps. • Apply and encourage a Lean way of working and ensure effective transfer of non-core activities to SSC Procurement. • Ensure that the sourcing plan and RFx initiatives are well tracked and documented in the regional system maintained by the SSC Procurement. Optimize assigned KPI targets. • Master legal templates to encompass local legislative requirements, business needs, IP rights and exclusivity clauses. • In collaboration with Legal and Finance, set up and maintain a set of standard templates that facilitate the contractual review process, as well as leverage on agreed PO's Terms & Conditions for non-critical services/goods to meet the Company’s objectives in terms of agility and time to market. • Upon contract(s) being signed, control that all data regarding suppliers and agreements is correctly entered in all relevant systems (e.g. SAP, e-Catalogues, etc.) • Apply the PMI SRM concept: evaluate and implement different types of supplier relationships based on defined segmentation criteria. Execute governance and escalation models to manage those relationships. Asses supplier performance based on quality, service, innovation and commercial relations. • Ensure an effective & efficient integration and engagement with remote teams or colleagues. • Where applicable, manage and supervise the work performed of direct reports, guiding them in their daily activities. Collaborate with SSC Procurement on the agreed sourcing processes. • If applicable, improve the team performance by setting clear objectives, reviewing achievements, assessing training needs and providing development opportunities. Requirements - Education: • University degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Economics • Diploma from a recognized Procurement Institute is an asset" Experience: • Minimum 8-10 years working experience in Buy/Sell Procurement/Supply Chain or Commercial function • Proven experience in procurement (incl. process management) • Proven Account Management skills required in order to create, maintain and enhance customer service • Minimum 2 years of experience in people management "