Assistant Manager - Supply Chain Management

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Date: 31 Jan 2024

Location: Mumbai, India

Company: Tata Communications

Job Family Descriptor

Procurement of Passive Infra, Mobility, Corp Services along with knowledge of IR compliance

The (Services) Category Buyer is responsible for assisting the team in planning and overseeing all sourcing activities for -

  • He / She would be responsible for service procurement for Fiber Operations & maintenance, RCAPEX, Mobility O&M, Mobility Up-scope, Enterprise O&M, Passive & active Infra procurement, Enterprise Up-scope, and driving various sourcing initiatives to deliver targeted benefits to the business. 
  • He / She would be responsible for managing end-to-end procurement negotiations, order processing and maintaining the supply of required services.
  • Needs to engage with internal user teams to understand of new projects / operations requirements and deals. 
  • Would need to plan, manage, and maintain strategic vendor relationships and conduct negotiations of major procurement deals.
  • Needs to achieve the required level of category performance objectives (aligned with overall SCM objectives) set by the Category Lead - Services and also ensure that daily operations are at par with practices prevailing in the market. 
  • Needs to assess supply and commercial risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Is responsible for adherence to Annual Procurement Plan, achieving objectives of savings and business velocity.
  • Must have handled procurement activity of Admin - Corporate Services such as Security, Housekeeping, Employee Transport, Canteen, Guest House AMC along with other infra equipment and service-related requirements.
  • Must have handled HR and Marketing activities such as Resource onboarding, Road shows, Events etc.
  • Manage and maintain strategic vendor relationships and conduct negotiation of major procurement deals.
  • Responsible and Accountable to implement the Vendor Compliance Program effectively, across TCTSL 

Strategic Sourcing

  • Review procurement volumes by vendor and product class/type, thereby, identify areas for Rate Contracts/Frame Contracts, and finalize the same.
  • Ability in managing end to end Sourcing process including preparation, issuance, and management of RFP/RFQ/Auction as per requirements along with user teams.
  • Engage with internal user teams for understanding requirements of new projects / Operations requirements & deals.
  • Expertise in Service procurement before on-boarding vendor. 
  • Expertise in contracting management along & ensuring risk coverage in contract. 

Operating Systems related to SCM

  • Must have working experience on ERP and preferably in SAP.
  • Working experience on SAP Ariba will be an added advantage.

Support Other Areas 

  • GST Discussion with resp. vendors and resolution / reco on Monthly basis
  • Jointly work on Cost initiative project at company level
  • Work with internal stakeholders to identifying MSME vendors 
  • To work with cross functional team on IR & HSW compliance. 

Operating Network - Key Internal

Size and Scope of Role - Financial

Size and Scope of Role - No. of direct reports

Size and Scope of Role - Total team size

Size and Scope of Role - Other size parameters

Minimum qualification & experience

Other knowledge/skills

Key Responsibilities

Technical Competencies

Knowledge / Skills

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Marketing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Operations, Marketing

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