Assistant Manager at Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.
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Times Group - Category Buyer - Projects Procurement (4-5 yrs)
We are looking for someone with B.E. Civil (preferred) / Mech / Electrical with additional certifications or experience in Project Management, Construction Management and Contract Management.
Hard Skills - Civil & Construction Procurement, Tender Process, Negotiations, Cost Estimation, Contract Management, Claim Management, Data & Analytics
Soft Skills - Resolution of techno-commercial Issues, Supplier & Internal User interface, Excellent Communication & Presentation
Other details are as follows:
About the Position
Obtain specific BOQs (bills of quantities) from user team; assist in development of procurement plan, liaise with vendors, finalize payments and implementation schedule with vendors, expedite order delivery with the objective of ensuring implementation of projects with adherence to targeted quality, cost and schedule parameters.
Areas of Responsibility
Procurement Planning: Work with a range of internal stakeholders to clearly identify procurement needs, oversee timelines and budget and ensure adherence to savings & other strategic objectives. Initiate negotiations and vendor relationship management. Optimize overall costs and focus on enhancing operational efficiencies.
Negotiations: Price discovery, external benchmarking and negotiating the most competitive prices, SLAs and contract terms. Identifying clear external benchmarks and collating the details of various cost components. Consistently improving cost competitiveness of the suppliers
Vendor Management: Prepare RFI/RFQ Management, identify potential suppliers and contract management & governance, Manage vendor accounts reconciliation. Develop a clear understanding of suppliers strategic strengths, supplier performance evaluation, expand supplier network and maintain consistent vendor performance and engagement. New product development & trials execution
Operations Management: Manage conflicts, resolve escalations, ensure user satisfaction, ensure documentation compliant with Internal & External Audit standards, review delivery timelines, SAP operations (MM module). Inventory management & optimization. Ensuring compliant import operations
Contract Management: Review status of vendor deliveries against orders released, supervise timely follow-up with vendors, monitor changes in user requirements during implementation and communicate appropriately to vendors, coordinate with Finance for vendor payments to ensure timely delivery of orders and execution of projects as per project plan.
Logistics: Confirm order with the vendor; prepare internal approval note; coordinate sign off on the internal approval note; finalize the legal terms and conditions with the vendor; liaise with finance for financial transactions and legal for contracts; organize kick-off meeting between supplier and modernization for handover on delivery and execution; resolve escalations by modernization (user) with respect to the supplier in order to ensure the installation of equipment to user satisfaction