28/11 Soujanya K
Recruitment Team at Diageo India

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Diageo India - Category Manager - Procurement (5-8 yrs) Premium

Bangalore Job Code: 638460

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: The role is responsible for managing Media and Agencies procurement for Diageo India.

This is a compressible cost base of over INR 200Cr and includes management of the agency ecosystem as well as managing TV, Digital and other Media buys. Besides savings delivery, the role is required work with the Marketing team to ensure target Media metrics are met. The individual will develop and maintain category and sourcing strategies to achieve the above objectives in view of market dynamics. The individual must develop a strong and compliant supplier base and periodically track, monitor and seek to improve their performance in line with Diageo Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) framework.

TYPICAL ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification: - MBA from Tier 1 or 2 college

Experience:


- Media or Marketing Procurement experience of around 4-5 years in FMCG or related industry

Knowledge & skills:


- Understanding of Media industry and typical operating model of the category

- Basic procurement skills (e.g. category management, sourcing, negotiations)

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

- Ability to build good relationship with stakeholders

- Stays updated with new innovations in packaging in FMCG and related industry

Best suited for someone who

- Able to develop a POV through structured thinking

- Has a strong commercial focus

- Brings an external focus to work, by being constantly updated on developments and innovations in the external world

- Able to conduct sourcing and fact-based negotiations with parties

- Constantly seeks to improve things and create new standards at work

- Has a basic knowledge of e-Procurement tools

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Performance Measures (Quantitative / Qualitative)


1 Adherence to the Budgets and Ensure Savings against relevant cost base

- Diageo India Highly Confidential

- Responsible for overseeing and streamlining category supplies across categories


- Responsible for framing and implementing cost containment strategies


- Provide cost inputs and budgets for IOP as well as a strategy plan


- Responsible for securing long-term contracting and supplier security for key PM like containers, ENA, scotch imports (including within Diageo) etc.


- Drive land cost reduction initiatives specific to the category

- Rate Variance on Direct Materials (PM, ENA, BM, Imports) - BVE, FFG savings

2 Ensure Optimal Delivery against Service Requirements

- Manage category supplies for all direct materials across 90+ USL own & third-party bottling locations


- Oversee the inventory/stock availability for key relevant spend category/ item(s)


- Analyze structured feedback received from key internal customers/stakeholders with respect to the inventory and OTIF Requirements

- Inventory Levels against the budget


- Material Availability Scores Across PM categories of closures etc. as relevant

3 Ensure meeting of Customer Quality expectations

- Ensure and control supply quality as per internal customer requirements


- Develop and implement action plans based on the customer feedback received from the internal and external stakeholders on customer satisfaction


- Improve and augment supply pool to provide best in class quality & supply capability within supply pool


- Collaborate with internal customers and external suppliers to bring about transformational projects serving customer requirements like UTC etc.

- Customer Satisfaction feedback - Qualitative Supply Assessments

4 Stakeholder Management

- Work closely with all the internal customer teams to develop forecasting methods for various categories


- Develop new categories of demand procurement items and ensure the critical categories are well-serviced & managed

- Ensure quality requirements are met, regulatory aspects and changes thereof are implemented without disruption of supplies by ensuring minimal write-offs

- Customer Satisfaction feedback

5 New Vendor and Supplier Development

- Develop and support the process of impaneling new vendors based on their capability, process orientation and infrastructure alongside the commercial consideration


- Review supplier performance quarterly(SPM) in alignment with procurement for improvements


- Support the quality and BCC teams to resolve the challenges on the incoming materials and initiate supplier visits for corrective actions and way forward for new suppliers

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