05/02 Shweta
Manager at Sabre Travel Technologies

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Sabre - Executive - Procurement (3-5 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 661505

Primary Responsibilities :

- Responsible for supporting the continued development and implementation of a global procurement function based out of Bengaluru, India.

- Will support local/regional and global sourcing/procurement activities including supporting the planning, development, execution and management of category sourcing plans/activities, implementation of procurement processes, policies and controls.

- Performs spend analysis for various categories and identifies sourcing opportunities.

- Develops and executes category plans (global as well as country specific) using strategic sourcing methodologies.

- Supports key vendor relationships and activities in assigned spend categories.

- Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers. Supports cross-enterprise sourcing activities. Questions conventional thinking and norms and provides alternatives that can improve outcomes.

- Provides category expertise to BUs to influence sourcing strategies, supplier selections and sourcing decisions.

- Drives change management to achieve category management objectives.

- Drives cost savings and risk mitigation in sourcing related activities.

- Leads commercial negotiations to obtain optimal outcomes and works with Contracts Team and Legal to review and finalize contracts.

- Gain consensus on acceptable risk levels and contract language with all stakeholders including Legal, Risk, Business Unit leadership and others.

Position Requirements :

Minimum requirements :

Education : MBA/Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related discipline is required.

Experience / specific knowledge :

- 3+ years of experience in strategic sourcing and/or category management discipline or projects required.

- Good knowledge of procurement processes and contract drafting/administration.

- Ability to influence business decisions and procedures.

- Must be self-directed, take initiative, and be an out-of-the-box thinker.

- Must have good communication (written and verbal), organization, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Power Point.

- Knowledge of SharePoint, ERP, Contract Management/Purchasing P2P Systems. (SAP and Ariba preferred).

Working conditions : International travel may be required on rare occasions.

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