Manager - Sourcing


Position: Manager - Sourcing

Reporting to: Supply Management Director - SAARC & ASEAN   

Location: Gurgaon

Position Summary:

The position will be responsible for driving strategic sourcing for ASSA ABLOY in the SAARC region; identifying new suppliers, conducting price negotiations, and ensuring compliant suppliers' contracts. The position will also be responsible for optimizing the overall supplier performance and maintaining effective relationships with our suppliers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

·       Deliver best-in-class strategic sourcing, contract management, negotiation and supplier management practices

Manage and optimize supplier performance, including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in the total cost of ownership 

Maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with the business requirements

Periodically assess the performance of suppliers on various parameters such as quality, cost, reliability, ability to innovate and financial stability; coordinate with the suppliers and take corrective actions to improve the overall supplier performance

·       Evaluate and assess the total cost of dealing with a supplier, including price and other factors such as the costs of delivery, administration quality control and inventory; choose and recommend the best supply partners for engagement basis the evaluation

Skills Required:

·       Ability to conduct a root-cause analysis using operational tools like a fishbone, six sigma, decisions' trees, etc.

·       Possesses a high level of integrity and ownership of responsibilities

·       Shows a high drive for results and execution excellence. Follows up with stakeholders until the result is achieved 

·       Develops partnerships, keeps stakeholders updated on the progress of targets and activities on time

·       Ability to prioritize tasks based on business requirements

·       Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

Good interpersonal and negotiation skills to build effective working relationships with supply partners

·       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

·       Good commercial acumen

Qualification Criteria:

·       Engineering background is a must.

·       Added advantage for MBA in Operations from a good B school

·       Experience without MBA: 7-9 years; relevant experience of strategic sourcing of atleast 4-5 years

·       Experience with MBA: 5-6 years; relevant experience of strategic sourcing of atleast 4-5 years


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