The incumbent would be responsible for indirect procurement for Pune facility. These include but not limited to software, hardware & maintainence services.
Develop comprehensive indirect procurement spend category strategies and drive alignment of these strategies across the region.
Develop strong relationships with key internal stakeholders and work with them to prioritize opportunities and challenges.
For assigned spend categories, oversee supplier relationships and related negotiations, business reviews and supplier assessments and selections, with the goal of obtaining optimized quality, cost, delivery and innovation for Kohler Co. and the region.
Drive SRM within the region and generate reports & category spends using the tool.
Responsible for Non Disclosure agreement (NDA) & Contract closure with Suppliers.
Monitoring supplier's progress, checking the quality of service provided processing supplier's payments and invoices
Develop and implement metrics reporting for in scope responsibilities and related continuous improvement initiatives
Constantly seek out improvement of purchasing processes and practices that eliminate non value added activity and incorporate relevant best practices.
Excellent communicator, skilled at aligning stakeholders around strategy and execution.
Skilled at continuous improvement in strategic sourcing, procurement process, policy and systems strategy
Accomplished negotiator and able to construct and manage complex, sophisticated arrangements
Initiator who takes ownership of the activities & ensure successful completion of the same.
Reports directly to The Manager, Strategic Sourcing India and dotted line to the GM, India Technical Center