03/09 Arjun Adlakha
Delivery Head at Xpert Conexions

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Deputy General Manager - Procurement/Sourcing - IT (10-18 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 738706

Spend ~ Rs. 1500+ Cr. in opex and capex

Purpose of the Job

- The leader will manage multiple categories of spend across devices, content and services

- This is a key senior leadership position on the supply chain leadership team and is viewed as a potential successor, over time, for the Director of SCM.

- The role will require working with a wide network of leaders and cross-functional stakeholders - different Network, IT, marketing, customer service and B2B leaders to drive the strategic business agenda for across diverse categories.

- E2E responsibility for all devices, call center, buying across geographies, functions and categories.

- Establish standards, policies and procedures to establish governance and risk management for all software contracts across .

What will you do?

- Understand the nature of software spend across the company - the context, environment, systems, processes it supports and ecosystem.

- Review all existing contracts with explicit or embedded software elements - develop a standard template with best practices and fair clauses to protect interest

- Develop a detailed profile of all software spend across categories, functions and agreements

- Develop and sustain strong relationships with all key software partners

- Identify innovative new commercial constructs for software - tie these constructs back to key business and operational metrics/criteria

- Become the SME for software constructs like EULA, subscriptions and SaaS.

- Own the War on Waste agenda for software elements - particularly AMC.

- Breakdown the cost elements of software AMC and dramatically right size these costs. Identify alternate methods of supporting software, if needed.

- Drive compliance for all license and subscription based software assets through timely renewals of contracts, logging of all requisite licenses and paying our partners on time.

- Resolving all issues arising from disputes with partners expeditiously and fairly.

- Engage within supply chain and outside supply chain with other functions and suppliers to to understand their needs and resolve pain points related to software.

- Track usage of licenses across different platforms and functions. Champion the reuse of these licenses to ensure that we are getting complete value from these contracts.

- Own and drive support on all tools, systems and reporting being used for software

What you need to have

- PG - MBA in IT / Operations Management (preferred)

- UG - Computer Science Engineering from a renowned school

- At least 10-12 yrs. of strong experience in IT - particularly in developing/managing product software

- Potential to grow beyond the proposed role

Skills Required: 

- Deep functional expertise in building and maintaining software. Need an expert in software product and project cost and commercial models.

- Demonstrated experience driving real strategy with cross-functional executive stakeholders.

- Proven pragmatist, one who thrives on tangible business results and a willingness to move quickly to the next challenge.

- Persistent personality, willing to work through complexity and roadblocks to achieve beneficial end goals.

- Hands-on experience with complex business process and supply chain process redesign. Willingness and ability to dive into the details when necessary.

- Strong Transformation and Change Management Skills. Demonstrates the ability to drive organizational change and work with multiple business units to affect positive outcomes.

- Good leadership skills and ability to work effectively with diverse teams

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

- Good working knowledge of ERP systems and associated workflows.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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