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Wipro - Procurement Manager (7-15 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 645364

Purpose Of Role :

The role holder operates as a contributor/negotiator to ensure the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the Wipro's and its client's Infrastructure.

Categories of influence :

- End User Services - This would include manpower services to provide technical support at various levels, at an initial level of L1 ( Desk Side Support) to Niche Skills Support

- Data Center Infrastructure, maintenance and hosting - this would include all DC components including compute and storage infrastructure

- Networking, Telecom and Mobility - This would include all switching, routing, voice and video infrastructure, Also this will include telecom bandwidth, IPLC links, internet and mobility

Typical Stakeholder Community :

- Sales team, practice team (pre-sales), Global alliance vendors, Category Managers and stakeholders from Business Operations

Supplier Landscape :

- This will be varied but will be focused on suppliers specific to categories in Hardware, Software, Networking, Storage and Telecom.

- It would include top brands in each of the category as strategic alliances.

- There would be strategic alliance teams within the vendor organization who the Sourcing Manager will interact with.

Standard role description :

- To develop and maintain knowledge of supply chain, procurement and the category; this will include the region or function in which they operate including market dynamics and product/development life cycles in order to manage new contract creation / renewals

- To work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the Wipro strategy

- To develop procurement plans appropriate to their product and services to deliver maximum commercial advantage to Wipro to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service.

- To negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services in their control, including loading information onto appropriate systems.

- To manage their supply base to ensure delivery against contractual and commercial commitments and - In Contract- supplier performance and ensure business benefit is realised.

- May be involved in streamlining supply chain processes on behalf of business partners, pro-actively seeking out process efficiencies within Wipro end to end supply chains to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.

Experience :

- Approx 7-15 Yrs of experience with MNC / Large Corporate in IT / ITES / Telecom industry preferred.

- Experience of working in, core procurement functions, global roles and remote functioning desirable.

Education :

- Bachelor degree or above in English medium (Science/Commerce streams preferred)

- Additional qualification in Procurement is desirable.

Personal Skills / Expertise :

- Interpersonal and people management skills

- Team work

- Managing cultural diversity

- Ethical Trading Practice

- Past experience of working on modern sourcing tools like e-Auctions, e-Negotiations, ERP etc

- Past experience of operating in Global environment requiring effective use of tools like audio and video conferencing

- Ability to work in stretched time zones

Language :

- English: Fluency in both oral and writing

Computer and Software :

- Fluent with Microsoft Office, Outlook, MIS and Data analysis.

Wipro is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and makes all employment and employment-related decisions without regard to a person's race, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law

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