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Sr. Specialist - Supply Chain Management - 23001

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Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Mumbai, India

Company: Tata Communications

Job Family Descriptor

Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, for Supply Chain Management, to enable sourcing and delivery of goods and services at or below market costs; Interprets procurement requests and purchase requisitions to coordinate purchasing activities for the organization. Assess and deliver procurement requirements for the business (across network, IT, managed services, infra facilities, OSP and support services, etc), provide pre-sales bid support from procurement perspective, vendor capability evaluation and selection of vendors, set targets and price points. Collects vendors’ quotations and examines bids. Build procurement plans, maintain strategic vendor relationships and conduct negotiations of procurement deals, assess risk and develop mitigation strategies; Assesses and monitors supplier’s products to ensure compliance with the organization’s specifications and quality standards. Review and keep abreast of duty benefits utilization and compliance. Operate with optimum inventory level, manage storage and logistics movement of equipment / material as required by the organization with speed and at optimal cost. Process improvement Sweat inventory and assets through field / customer recovery, repair and return, and redeployment. Dispose non-moving / obsolete inventory and fixed assets at optimal prices.

Broad outline of the Role

Engage with user teams for understanding requirements of new projects and deals; Operational role, responsible for delivering results that have direct impact on the achievement of results within the job area and may also impact a wider operational area. Capable of instructing professional or technical staff and reviewing the quality of the work undertaken by these roles. Self-sufficient, capable of identifying key issues and priorities and focusing on these to deliver required results with minimal direction and supervision. Demonstrate a level of flexibility in resolving problems/issues that at least to in-depth command of all techniques, processes, tools and standards, within the relevant field of specialisation. Able to identify problems and significantly improve, change or adapt existing methods and techniques. Might lead/ mentor small teams Work-group/team focus. Education:Graduate, in Engineering; preferably has a business mgmt degree Experience: 8+ years of experience in Global Logistics

Purpose - Broad objective of the role

Supply Chain Management – Material Planning & Logistics Management of Tata Communications is a centralized team that manages the Materials Management & Global Logistics across all the Project verticals.  We are currently seeking suitable candidate for a Manager in the Material Planning & Delivery Group of the function.

Operating Network - Key External

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

  • Overall 8+ years of experience in Material Management & Logistics preferably in IT / Telecom /Electronics / E-Commerce sectors.
  • Exposure to SAP MM operations & hands on experience.
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel and other Microsoft tools, Power BI
  • Bachelor’s degree / PG in Materials Management from recognized university preferred.

Other knowledge/skills

  • Customer centricity
  • Experience in understanding and supporting the Projects in Material deliveries.
  • Comprehensive understanding on Global Logistics and Global EXIM (Export Import).
  • Basic knowledge on international geography, cities & states in different countries and continents with exposure in vendor interaction at global level.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skill
  • Proficiency in English
  • Control on numbers, capability to generate and understand reports
  • Results Orientation, passion for creating a high-performance culture

Key Responsibilities

  • Global CPE Delivery Management.
  • Lead key activities related to M&L strategy improvement for on time Material Delivery.
  • Tracking the requirement right from PR creation till Site Delivery.
  • Vendor Management.
  • Collaboration with User Team to meet the Organization Goals.
  • Close Co-ordination with internal stake holders for closure of any issues.
  • MIS (Weekly & Monthly)
  • Issue resolution & co-ordination for GRN & Payment issues.
  • Escalation Management
  • Stakeholder Management

Technical Competencies

Knowledge / Skills

Communication Skills


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