Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:
Responsible for the uninterrupted supply of materials needed to support the India operations. Execute global, regional and local supply strategies ensuring alignment with division purchasing at all times. Establish material standards and budgets for planning purposes and measure actual financial performance (PPV) in conjunction with division requirements. Actively manage supply base, develop and execute risk management programs and establish cost reduction targets annually to drive continuous gross margin improvements.
Purchase price variance management.
Cost reduction / gross margin improvements.
Alignment of India region with division purchasing strategies
Manage supply risk for all manufacturing locations of AN.
Managing purchasing operations in compliance with appropriate policies and procedures.
Supplier relationship management and development.
Excellent communications and integration with division procurement strategies and objectives
Primary interface / liaison with division procurement organization
Leads the analysis of a specific commodity data and industry trends or leads an individual supply chain subcategory; reports results to managers.
Participates as a senior member on a cross-functional team. May lead specific projects.
Meets with Stakeholder managers to understand business priorities and translate them into procurement plans; comprehends the industry and the Marketplace.
Utilizes supply chain and financial modeling tools.
Participates in Supplier Selection Activities. May lead activities for less complex domains. Assesses the supply base of category. Negotiates and contracts with suppliers.
Engages with low-complexity suppliers. Monitors supplier performance.
Executes risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operation strategies.
Identifies common contract risk areas. Negotiates acceptable contracting outcomes using pre packed solutions. Advises program level business representatives on fundamental contract risk areas.
Influences a particular supply base across multiple business units.
Typically interacts with Managers and Directors.
Ability to lead independent projects. Keep track of status and strive towards successful completion. Manager meetings with team members & senior management to bring solutions and eliminate barriers.
Lead the planning and implementation of projects related to procurement and vendor development; with a focus on overall cost improvement.
Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables, define project tasks and resource requirements, develop full scale project plans, assemble and coordinate project staff, manage project budget, manage project resource allocation, plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables using appropriate tools.
Provide direction and support to project team, constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders, present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions, implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs, project evaluations and assessment of results.
Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; productivity, quality, resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Ability to build strong effective internal and external relationships.
Ability to get things done.
Personal ownership and accountability of assigned supply base.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong communication skills.
Should be highly proficient in Excel.
Should be accurate, detail oriented and able to follow stringent guidelines.
Should possess a combination of analytical and creative skills.