Strategic Sourcing Manager - Direct Materials

Bobst India Private Ltd
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  • Development and execution of global sourcing strategies, policies and procedures concerning direct material purchasing across all categories
  • Accountable for Sourcing performance
  • Lead the local sourcing team performances and people engagement
  • Ensures global alignment of processes and standard tools in its own organization as well as global team
  • Main interlocutor with internal stakeholders:  

    • Site Sourcing Management, Global CCL, BPO, R&D, Quality, Finance / Controlling, HR, Legal
    • Leader in the management of all strategic sourcing activities for direct materials
    • Responsible for sourcing strategy development and execution in line with global lead
    • Accountable for site category performance.


Main Responsibilities

  • Manage Direct Cluster Category team (capacity, performance, career development)
  • Accountable for contribution of global Direct Material to the BU Sheet-Fed (EBIT, ROCE, innovation)
  • Represent Direct Materials within BU Sheet-Fed management
  • Own spend and budget of 3rd party Site Direct Materials
  • Set objectives of cost optimization and supply base optimization
  • Support to Global Category Management
  • Provide forward looking guidance on trends, threats and opportunities-Market Analytics
  • Set the top down target for Direct Material 3rd party spend
  • Assure the bottom up build-up of objectives for each team member and alignment with the BU target
  • Interface to R&D for Sourcing activities along with the Product Development Plan(PDP) process
  • Act as a change agent in regards to main stakeholders.

Key Activities

  • Management of direct material team
  • Lead the development of Category management methods and tools
  • Ensure consistent application of all Sourcing levers
  • Pilot Sourcing KPIs
  • Ensure compliance and application of Sourcing process (Define Sourcing Strategy-Supply Market Assessment-Target Supplier Profiles-New Supplier Phase In)
  • Being a member in and contributor to Global Sourcing Committees
  • Leads Continuous Improvement of Direct Material practices
  • Supply base Risk Management
  • Supplier Segmentation.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Cost : Changes (Savings / Increases) Purchasing Performance (incl. cost avoidance)
  • Quality: PPM
  • Delivery: OTIF
  • Compliance to Sourcing Process
  • Compliance to P2P process
  • Supply Base Reduction
  • Customer Satisfaction.

Critical Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Management experience within a global complex organization
  • Direct team management
  • Knowledge of SAP & SAP Functions
  • Experience in Customs process/Import of parts/Taxes
  • Skills – Leadership, Global mindset, Team management, Multi-cultural experience, Cross-functional management, Good communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Category Management, Sourcing processes, Strategy building, process, costing, contract negotiations
  • Financial and business acumen.

Education and Experience

  • BE Mechanical with 18+ years of experience in-depth strategic and operational Sourcing experience with a solid working knowledge of global Category management.

Bobst India Private Ltd
Reena Boodle
Head Human Resource
Plot No.82 Vill.Kasar Amboli Post Ambadvet Taluka-Mulshi
412108 Pune
+91 20 398 78 050

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