Company – Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd.
Title: Senior Buyer (Individual Contributor role)
Job Family: SCM-Strategic Procurement
Mode of Employment: Full time only
Area of responsibility: India
Expected Travel: 5 %
What are my responsibilities?
- Commodity / sourcing strategies- Indirect Material and Services with focus on IT Consulting & SW Engg. Sourcing.
Implement Commodity or Sourcing strategies to ensure long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials and services to the assigned business / internal clients in line with corporate guidelines, strategies and pooling initiatives.
Implement and ensure usage of globally defined methods, processes and systems to ensure high process efficiency and process compliance (e.g. compliant Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process, Procurement guidelines, IT systems)
- Monitor the markets worldwide and in India region (as applicable)
to create a basis for deciding the optimum sourcing strategy and cooperate with the best suppliers.
- Early involvement
Contribute to the optimization of the sourcing process by actively seeking timely collaboration with internal clients prior to service specification and supplier selection steps. Provide guidance to internal clients during the preparation of sourcing-relevant specification and sourcing decisions.
- Procurement strategies
Define and implement procurement strategies (which are not covered by Commodity strategies) based on conducted demand, market and supplier analysis to ensure long-term, cost-efficient and reliable on-time supply of materials in the required quality.
Prepare and independently conduct negotiations for medium to high Purchasing Volumes to obtain highest feasible savings with support of CM in some cases.
- Savings and relevant KPI
Generate, document and implement saving, e.g. CNI; plan, monitor and report on relevant KPI to contribute to the success of the business and make results transparent.
- Supplier Management
Support Supplier Management processes (e.g. qualification, selection, evaluation, development, classification); update supplier evaluation systems to obtain and develop the best suppliers and ensure transparency and high procurement qualify.
- Customer Interface
Ensure a close cooperation with Internal Customers (requisitioners) to ensure customer care and early involvement.
- Knowledge management
Forward systematically all relevant Procurement related project information (e.g. updated contractual conditions, Supplier Management data) to keep all project participants up to date. Document sourcing decisions based on company guidelines and best practices.
Work with legal and business unit in the review, approval, execution, and administration of supply/service agreements, contracts, non-disclosure agreements etc.
What do I need to qualify for this job?
5-8 years’ hard core Sourcing experience in indirect procurement function in Software product or Services global organization to ensure a solid understanding about business models and related core procurement processes.
Demonstrated independent management of assigned purchase and structured approach to continuous improvement of the sourcing field.
Experience using E-Bidding/Auction tool, Contract management tool, SAP will be added advantage.
B.E. + M.B.A. is preferred.
CPSCM or similar certification/Diploma in SCM will be added advantage.
What else do I need to know?
• Motivated with a can-do attitude and flexibility
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Highly effective communication skills with stakeholders
• Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally in English is must
• Ability to handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
• Strong problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
• Intermediate level of understanding of Excel, Word, and the entire Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong Facilitation and presentation skills
• Team player