26/12 Purwa Chavan
Talent Acquisition Manager at UPL Ltd.

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UPL Limited - Procurement Strategist (5-8 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 647703

UPL Limited (formerly known as United Phosphorus Ltd.) is a global generic crop protection, chemicals and seeds company, headquartered in India (Mumbai) with market capitalization of approx. $ 3 billion. UPL has its presence in more than 130+ countries worldwide with global human capital strength of more than 10,000.

Role : Procurement Strategist

Location : Mumbai

Reporting to : GM - Purchase

Purpose : To assist the Senior Strategist in drawing-up the Procurement Strategy for assigned portfolio of key RMs, negotiate and contract.

Key Responsibilities :

Procurement Strategy :

- Strategy making for Key RMs for molecules : Technical and A Class RMs for the formulation plants

- Execution of strategy prepared over the period of a year as per the requirements of the business

Procurement Savings, Cost Management, Payables, Inventories :

- Delivering savings through the SCE levers

- Managing purchased rates within budget

- Ensure cost competitiveness vs competition

- Ensure commodity cover and price management

- Stretching Supplier payment terms by 5 days as full RM basket

- Managing RM inventory within 7 days for local and 45 days for imported (incl. In-transit)

Supplier Management :

- Managing supplier performance and relationships

- Develop strong and sustainable vendor relationships for meeting dynamic business needs

Problem Resolution :

- Resolving supply, quality, LC or payment issues

Stakeholder Management :

- Meet internal stakeholders to understand needs, build relations and drive projects, meet objectives, improve processes, solve problems

Education and Experience :

- Chemical Engineering / B.Sc. Chem. + MBA in Supply chain/ Operations

- 5-7 years of experience in Strategic Procurement in Agrochemicals/ Specialty Chemicals/ FMCG/ Pharma/ Paint or similar industry

Functional Skills required :

- Good understanding of Strategic Sourcing, Chemistry

- Working knowledge of imports, LCs

- Understanding of CIB registrations

- Working knowledge of SAP/ ARIBA

Behavioral Skills required :

- Proactive

- Excellent communication skills, negotiation skills & stakeholder management

- Customer Focus

- Problem Solving Skills

- Ability to plan and organize meticulously

- Result oriented

- Team player- Collaborative within as well as with other functions

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