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British Telecom - Senior Buyer - IT Services (5-10 yrs) Premium

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 708103

Senior Buyer- IT Services

Pan BT - Job Description - Reward Framework

Job Title : Senior Buyer 

Reports to and their Job Role : Procurement Manager/Senior Procurement Manager

Location : Gurgaon, India

KEY PURPOSE OF ROLE :

Purpose of Role :

- A strategic sourcing role, managing spend within Group Procurement, covering category, LoB and cost transformation. 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 positions are currently available :

- IT Services

Role holder is responsible for :-

- Global ownership & support of assigned Level 3 Procurement category, aligned to PM / SPM which entails:-

- Agreed approach on buying in the category across multiple lines of business.

- Stakeholder engagement plan covering all users who spend in the category.

- Category strategy in place & agreed with stakeholders covering sourcing plans, category governance & risks.

- Pan-LoB demand management and regular benchmarking of global market data and competitor analysis.

- Plan in place to address tail of suppliers (where appropriate) & adherence to approved supplier list.

- Knowledge of key suppliers in global supply base & the risks in the category.

- Pan-LoB spend management and relationship with main influencers of spend in the category.

- Ownership & support of LoB specific requirements falling outside of any direct category management:

- Agreed approach on buying outside of or within the relevant categories and understanding the category plans.

- Stakeholder engagement plan for the requirements, covering other LoB users as appropriate and linking back to the relevant category.

- Procurement strategy in place & agreed with stakeholders covering sourcing plans, governance, in-life management & risks.

- Knowledge of LoB market and underpinning procurement requirements.

- Knowledge of LoB key suppliers in global supply base, category plans, the risks and benchmarks.

- LoB spend management and relationship with main influencers of spend in the LoB.

- Plan in place to address LoB tail of suppliers & adherence to approved supplier list.

- Ownership & support of LoB cost transformation plans and driving through cost reduction.

- Responsible for relationship with key stakeholders and suppliers linked to LoB, working back through category for category owned suppliers.

- Operate effectively from remote location and contribute to overall LoB VP objectives.

- Act as quality gate for any people assigned.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :

(THE CORE ACTIVITIES, OUTPUTS EXPECTED OF THE ROLE, REGULATORY & LEGAL REQUIREMENTS)

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

- Lead category, region or function team(s) to determine the appropriate approach to market, the optimum commercial models and supplier relationships for a product/service or element of a category.

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

- Develop procurement plans appropriate to specific product and services to deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service.

- Negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services within role, including loading information onto appropriate systems.

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

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

- May be responsible for managing the time phased delivery plan that brings together the - forecast- and - Inventory policies- to produce a commitment schedule to industry.

Experience / Skillsets for Role in GPOC India :

Experience :

- Approx 5-10 Yrs of experience with MNC / Large Corporate in IT / ITES / Telecom industry preferred.

- Experience of working in Global roles and remote functioning desirable.

Education :

- Bachelor degree or above in English medium (Science/Commerce streams preferred)

- Master's Degree or PG Diploma in Procurement & Supply Chain or Business Management desirable

Professional Qualification :

- CIPS or equivalent qualification in Procurement & Supply chain desirable.

- Personal Skills / Expertise

Interpersonal and people management skills :

- Team work

- Managing cultural diversity

- Ethical Trading Practice

- Past experience of working with modern sourcing tools like e-Auctions, e-Negotiations, ERP etc

- Ability to work in stretched time zones

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

Language - English : Fluency in both oral and writing

Computer and Software - Fluency with Microsoft Office, Outlook.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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