27/11 Sameer Thapa
Talent Acquisition Specialist at BT Global Services

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British Telecom - Manager - Procurement (10-15 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 638193

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Location Gurgaon, India


Purpose of Role:

It's an Operational sourcing role managing a team of 3-6 Procurement professionals directly or through extended team within Group Procurement and the role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the BT Group.

Procurement Categories where position is currently available,

BCPE (Business Customer Premise Equipment).

Global Voice, Voice business

Property & FM


PM - Software

PM - Learning & Development

Role holder is responsible for:-

- Global ownership & support of multiple Procurement categories assigned from time to time by LoB VPs.

- Drive the Team to coach and support LoB personnel in applying best practices to sourcing activities

 - Provide guidance and coaching to procurement personnel when creating sourcing strategies and utilizing sourcing tools 

- Assist procurement personnel during high-value sourcing decisions, including the bidding and negotiation process

- Work with other members of the Operations Leadership team to develop and implement P2P initiatives to reduce transaction costs, consolidate volume and create efficiency.

- Responsible for relationship with key stakeholders and suppliers linked to Procurement Categories owned by the LOB team operating from GPOC.

- Lead and guide the team to function effectively from remote location and contribute to overall LoB VP objectives.

- Act as quality gate for the work stack managed by the team assigned by LOB VP.

- Conduct the Performance Management of the team.


- Attain and maintain knowledge of specific category, region or function including market dynamics and product life cycles.

- Work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda.

- Manage the supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and - In Contract- supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realized.

- To take personal ownership for utilization of contracts, ensuring order channel strategy enables internal business partners to order items efficiently and contracts reflect customer requirements for their duration.

- Coach and assist local procurement in sourcing activities Qualifications

- Drive the Team to work with end users, local procurement, and sourcing managers to set up localized agreements for items not covered by national agreements

- Execute Continuous Improvement projects to support Strategic Sourcing business objectives and goals.

- Implement harmonized standards across the global organization to enable efficiencies, effective controls and Company-wide spend management/reporting.

- Direct the activities of the Systems & Process staff to accomplish company/department objectives.

- Develop systems policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities

- Implement leadership reports, providing tracking on key departmental KPI's

- Maintain alignment with Sr. Procurement Leadership and the IT organization to ensure standard approach and deliverables are achieved.

- Quickly develop a knowledge of all company procurement systems, processes and critical data elements and standards

- Knowledge of Company procurement strategies for project alignment

- Conduct current state assessments to identify gaps to the standard model

- Develop and implement gap resolution / implementation plans

- Develop/Update training material as required

- Execute implementation plans to deliver quality results within defined timelines

- Work with business unit leadership to report and monitor process compliance

- Remain current with market trends through relationships with suppliers and market experts; identify and communicate new technologies and solutions to key problems in the systems area

- Collaborate effectively across different organizational levels, functions, businesses, and geographies to realize procurement goals and objectives.

- Build and monitor team budgets, schedules and performance requirements.

Personal Skillsets & Experience for Role in GPOC India

Experience :

Approximately 10-15 Years of experience with MNC / Large Corporate in IT / ITES / Telecom industry preferred. A very strong People Leader who has worked with large teams of people at various levels.


- Bachelor's Degree (Science /Commerce Stream)

- Master's Degree (Science/Commerce streams) or MBA holder preferred

Professional qualification:

CIPS or equivalent qualification in Procurement & Supply chain desirable.

Skills / Expertise:

- Very strong Interpersonal and people management skills

- Excellent Communication skills & Managing cultural diversity

- Ethical Trading Practice & Leading with Example

- Good Thought Leadership, Eye for detail & Conflict management skills.

- Ability to work in stretched time zones

- Past experience of operating in a Global environment requiring effective use of tools like audio and video conferencing


- English: Fluency in both oral and writing

- Computer and Software

- Strong working knowledge on ERPs with modern sourcing tools like e-Auctions, e-Negotiations, ERP etc.

- Fluency with Advanced Microsoft Office, Outlook, MS Visio etc.

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Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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