13/12 Chhavi Aggarwal
Senior Manager at Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.

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Times Group - Branch Buyer - Indirect Category (4-7 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 643796

About Business & Commercial:

Business and Commercial Department handles the Supply Management function in the organization. We recognize that the supply chain is critical to our company's success, and Supply Management has become a key contributor to the company's competitiveness and performance. Moving from transactions to relationships, it has transitioned to fit its role as a strategic contributor. By continuously enhancing its skills mix and the performance of its resource base, the function has become a driving force for a change that is altering the way organizations do business.

About the position :

The incumbent will be responsible for buying, and spend management of Indirect Categories - like FMS/Security/Employee Transport/Contract staffing/Events and Exhibitions/Sales promotional items etc. for Bangalore Branch. The incumbent Source, negotiate and procure material for the category, facilitate development of new products/vendors in spend segment. Act as the point of contact for key operational issues and manage end user expectations.

Areas of Responsibility :

 Vendor Negotiation & Engagement: Obtain necessary inputs from the technical user group; float request for quote (RFQs), carry out commercial discussions with vendors, benchmark techno-commercial requirements internally and externally; carry out price correction if required, seek necessary internal approvals; close terms and conditions with vendors; engage with potential vendors at regular intervals in order to maximize value creation for the organization.

Contract Management: Consolidate requirements for the annual negotiations; conduct the negotiation with vendors, consolidate spread across small business orders into large business chunks in order to maximize the value creation for organization.

 Market benchmarking & Intelligence: Gather information on the market trends and current market price points; create information repository & share the latest insights with the management, use the market benchmarks of other large organizations in order to improve current price points.

Special Projects & Initiatives: Identify opportunities within BCCL for new initiatives, support Business & Commercial team for executing special projects based on requirement.

Key Competencies:

- Good analytical problem-solving ability

- Smart & dynamic personality

- Negotiation Skills

- Relationship management

- Conflicts management

- Team player

- Demonstrated service inclination

- Good process and statutory requirement knowledge

- Good command over English (verbal & written)

- Ability to interact with peer and higher levels seamlessly

- Internal customer engagement

Education Qualification Required : Graduation (Engineering)/MBA

Relevant Experience : 4 - 7 years

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