Location: Thiruvallur, TN, India
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Manage supply network procurement related activities for a facility to deliver procurement excellence and integration between Supply Management teams and the team supporting Facility / Divisional Leaders. Deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock and additional required points. Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.
Major Role: - Accountable for operating and monitoring the Global Supply Network procurement functions, as designed, to meet the defined response time, cost, quality and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations, collaborating with business partners and suppliers, and resolving facility specific supplier issues. Act as liaison with corresponding Category & Product Purchasing and Logistics professionals.
Reporting directly to the Supply Network Supervisor and/or Supply Network Facility Manager and will be accountable for implementing the network as designed related to specific strategies from both Category & Value Chain Management at the Facility level to create a competitive advantage for our customers.
Strategy - Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Category and Logistics Strategies the incumbent will support and participate in projects/initiatives to fully satisfying facilities expectations. Assist in the management of local subcontractors with input from the Category buyer related to the overall strategy. Collaborate with supply chain in helping to understand & monitor inventory levels in order to help relate it back to the overall network in terms of short dating, past dues and supplier shipping & delivery performance.
Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), or comparable international certification is preferred.
Affiliation with Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), or comparable professional purchasing organization, preferred.
Proficiency in English is required; Local site language preferred
Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles is preferred
Incumbent must have well-developed communication skills