Team Lead - Procurement (Leading Life Science)

HR Central
  • Bangalore
  • Confidential
  • 7-10 years
  • 01 Jul 2015

  • Purchase

  • Pharmaceuticals/ Life Sciences/ Clinical Research
Job Description


The Procurement Lead is responsible for developing and executing the process/project plans to meet the short and long term strategies as defined by the Global Procurement Manager. The Goals and Objectives include, but are not limited to; Reducing Total Cost of Ownership as well as Improving Supplier On-time/Quality Performance. In regards to Supplier Performance, the Lead will be responsible for developing Process Improvement efforts aimed at improving the OTIF. They will also be involved with Supplier disputes as well as build alliances and relationships with them. At times the Procurement Lead will interface with internal departments that procure goods and services from outside suppliers to ensure that the Global Purchasing Policy is enforced. In addition, the Lead must also hire/fire, develop and mentor individuals locally to execute this strategy. This includes providing one-on-one performance feedback, stretch goals and training. Each individual can supervise between 4-10 people


The key deliverables would be:

Identify Procurement resource requirements such as; skill-sets, workload, expertise needed to execute plan.
Develop strategy with Procurement Personnel
Support internal Operations. Ensure compliance of Purchasing Policy
External Vendor Management
Continuously mentor and develop individuals to meet department expectations.
Escalating service problems to Vendors and internal stakeholders
Execute Process/Project plans to meet corporate objectives
Deliver on SLAs in the Procure to pay process
Monthly status updates/ Reports
Build Efficiency and Productivity through Automation's.
Create value by analysis of the data points for Business Impact.


Lead & Manage People
Ensure employees have the critical training to perform jobs
Resolve employee issues, concerns and problems
Develop and implement staffing plan
Integrate new team members
Role Model and Operationalize Sigma values through the organization
Promote collaboration & remove obstacles to teamwork
Communicate and engage team members
Celebrate & reward significant team achievements
Conduct regular and effective team meetings

Implement Sigma High Performance Workplace Process

Set Goals and measures for employees
Assess Performance - Conduct performance reviews
Monitor and Give Feedback Coach Team members
Ensure employees have individual development plans in place and the necessary actions are taken against the plans
Facilitate career path discussion with employees
Reward and recognize employee achievements

Customer Focus

Understand, Meet and Exceed customer expectations
Ensure SLA's are Met
Ensure resolution are provide on timely basis for escalations and a preventive measure is shared with customer
Take applicable and relevant corrective action on the Customer feedback/Survey
Listens carefully to customers expressed and unexpressed need

Operational Excellence

Managing Operations & Process
Ensure that appropriate processes and tools are leveraged to manage and optimize service delivery performance
Assign tasks to right people
Achieve targeted efficiency gains and productivity norms
Ensure business controls are operationalized
Ensure Division of work is planned in advance and process of allocation of work is implemented
Support and deliver on New Transitions commitment
Lead and deliver on Processes Ramp up Goals

Process management and system Implementation

Identify , Analyze and resolve repetitive issues regarding
Business knowledge or technical requirements for the service line
Ensure all process documents are managed and updated.
Be the one point of contact for all service line process documentation
Resolve to standards user support escalations and process breakdowns
Log standard calls. Monitor calls and escalate whenever necessary
Analyze the impact of the new solution on the service line
Co ordinate new user set up.
Provide inputs to training and help in shaping training content.
Reporting and Analysis
Generate monthly reports for analysis
Provide process insight/business knowledge to the report owners

Continuous Process Improvement

Ensure implementation of the relevant Quality Management Systems
Ensure Compliance (Data privacy/confidentiality norms)


Education: BS in Science, Business or related field
MBA and CPM - desirable

Experience: 7-10 years of Proven Procurement Experience
Proven technical proficiency with appropriate procurement systems and analytic tools (Excel, Access, MS Project, SAP, and Business Warehouse)

Essential and Critical Skills:

Excellent analytical, business process analysis and problem solving capabilities
Superior and Proven Negotiation Skills.
Excellent communication and Project Management skills
Talent for building cross-functional relationships and developing cross-functions understanding
Highly motivated and results-oriented Technical proficiency with appropriate procurement systems and analytic tools
(Excel, Word, Access, SAP)


Minimum Competencies for Interview

Builds Organizational Capability
Demonstrates Leadership Style
Gets Results Through Self & Others
Thinks & Acts Strategically
Promotes and Champions Change
Pursues Personal Development

Others Competencies for Consideration

Team Management
Escalation Management
Customer handling skills

Desired Profile

Candidates should have minimum of 7+ years of experience
Should be currently managing a team of 4-15 members
Should have done atleast 1-2 appraisals for their team members
He/She should be reporting to DGM/GM
Shift timing:2-10 pm-UK Shift

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