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24/05 Amitabha Mandal
Founder & Principal Consultant at Transform HR Group

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Head - Commodity Sourcing - FMCG (8-15 yrs)

Kolkata Job Code: 701751

- Tracking regular Commodities movement and make buying strategy

- Understanding all Key parameters and Geo-political scenario to optimize buying

- Understanding of key commodities like : Oil/Flours/Pulses/Rice

- Conduct supplier negotiations for buying of ingredients and complete Master Purchase Agreement (MPA) process with suppliers

- Develop and maintain ongoing relationship with suppliers to continuously improve performance and service level.

- Track cost savings, supplier performance, PO other KPIs of ingredients procurement.

- Monitor commodity market trend and develop procurement operation budget periodically and maintain standard prices accurately.

- Work closely with Factory Managers, QA, Product Supply, Innovation, Procurement Operations to ensure continuity of supply and new product development.

- Lead new supplier site qualification projects thru collaboration with Supplier Management and QA team.

- Identify and implement cost improvement (VLC) projects;

- Liaises with key company employees to determine their product and service needs


- Work out the procurement plan based on the sales forecast & BOM. Commodity price tracking & facilitate buying decision.

- Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times


- Leading contract negotiations, driving cost savings initiatives, and implementing strategic sourcing best practices and ensuring that the company receives best in class pricing.

- Nurtures relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company


- Responsible for developing and maintaining high-level contact with key suppliers. Develop supplier scorecards and conduct quarterly business reviews. Maintain, evaluate, and expand reliable suppliers to effectively achieve cost, availability, and strong supplier management relationships.

- Identifies and researches potential new suppliers

- Researches new products and services to meet the company's goals

- Assesses the total costs of company purchases

- Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels

Experience & Skills :

- Proven experience in a similar management role, preferably within a food manufacturing environment

- Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements

- Contract management and supplier experience

- Project management experience

- Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management

- Proven management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development

- Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers

- Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels

- Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

- Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities

- Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

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Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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