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22/01 Saumya Grover
Talent Acquisition Partner - South Asia at Reckitt Benckiser

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Reckitt Benckiser - Assistant Manager - Procurement (3-5 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 884740


The Assistant Manager PM Procurement is responsible for Procurement/Contract of Packaging Materials on a timely basis and as per planned requirements to ensure the production in all the manufacturing units ( In house or Copack) are supported. The person needs to have knowledge and understanding on the basic Feedstock of Packaging Materials.


Within the organization the role holder interacts closely with the Manufacturing, R&D / HME / M&E, Packaging Development and Quality teams. S/he works with the Finance function for costing purposes and with the Product development / Marketing function for the coordination of new products. In certain cases s/he needs to work with Legal and Regulatory function as well. Externally the role holder interacts with the vendors, sometimes with some Govt. authorities and packaging testing units/consultants.


Commodity Management

- Deep knowledge of Commodities and Feedstock

- Responsible for tracking commodity markets and gather information of supply & demand and price determining factors.

- Responsible for forecasting price trends and decide right time to buy.

- Responsible for development, leading and executing procurement strategies and negotiation of contracts to maximize the benefit to organization.

- Perform cost benefit analysis and benchmarking of the market and competition to find cost saving opportunities.

- Basic knowledge on different processes and techniques of manufacturing packaging materials

Vendor Management

- Ensure close monitoring of vendor performance and drive continuous improvement.

- Take the lead in identifying new, more reliable and / or lower cost sources of supply.

- Assist product development teams to identify product innovation possibilities and ensuring timely support to new product developments.

Ensuring Service

- Responsible for coordinating with vendors and factory team to facilitate timely deliveries of Packing Materials to factory.

- Responsible for resolution of all issues related to packing material quality, specifications, revalidations, damages/losses and commercial issues related to packing materials vendors.

- Assist factories in efficient management of inventories and drive lead time reduction projects like JIT.

- Assist finance team in working capital management by negotiating payment terms with vendors

Systems & Process

- Comply with laid down systems and processes of RB and Procurement function and set-up new systems & fine tune existing one to meet requirements of the business.

- Function as a team player to implement end-to-end solutions across the supply chain, including interactions with the demand planning, manufacturing, logistics, R&D and vendors & other external agencies.

- Generation of appropriate MIS and analytics on a regular basis to support performance management systems.

- Responsible for identifying and driving projects on lead time reductions, process improvement and quality compliance.


The challenge for the role holder is to identify cost saving opportunities through E-auction, forward contracts, alternate development, specification change etc and ensuring the contracts are properly negotiated and finalized.


- Qualification: MBA (Operations Management), Engineering Degree/ Other equivalent Graduation or Post Graduation Degree

- 3-5 years of experience in Procurement function in a FMCG / related organization

- Project management expertise and experience fields like supplier processes.


- Achievement focused and able to work in a direct and often pressurized environment.

- Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving

- Positive attitude, Proactive, Perseverance, tough-mindedness and ability to influence

- Demonstrates strong team working abilities and commitment

- Commercial awareness Understands the impact of Supply decisions on business profitability

- Commitment and Strong track record of delivery

- Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills.

- Ability to challenge status quo.

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Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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