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APAC IT Services Buyer

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Job ID 153392 Date posted 10/08/2021 Location : Bengaluru, India

Job Purpose and Impact

The APAC Services Buyer will be responsible for handling sourcing activities within APAC region (excluding China) and global activities as well on need basis. He/ She will actively contribute to the build and execution plans of the category strategy. In this role, you will strategically manage regional stakeholders and key supplier relationships, in alignment with the category strategy.

Key Accountabilities

Sourcing Support

  • Lead IT sourcing activities for shared services center in Bangalore.
  • Assist with RFP process for regional deals.
  • Compile and analyze statistical data to resolve feasibility of buying products and establish price objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise in regional spend, stakeholder and procurement landscape.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and analyze supplier operations to resolve factors that affect prices and the lowest cost, consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Contribute towards the analysis of historic spend and existing contracts to build a clear view of addressable spend, that is not handled at a strategic level by category teams
  • Lead key regional supplier and stakeholder relationships, monitor performance, and make corrections if required.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision.
  • Administrative task e.g. Processing contracts (DocuSign), vendor master data and set up, Invoice follow up, contract repository uploads etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Long Description

Contract Support

  • Request or approve amendments to contract terms or contract extensions.
  • Execute drafting and negotiating supplier contracts.
  • Help prepare RFP.
  • Monitor sourcing policy to adhere to regulatory requirements.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Have experience with contracting (IT contracting is an advantage). Should able to translate the requirements of the business into contractual language.

PRIOR BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCES

  • Drive the implementation of regional sourcing decisions and provide support with the implementation of global sourcing decisions.
  • Business Acumen - Uses understanding of the broad economics of the business area to drive recommendations. 
  • Follow established procedures to select suppliers for procurement of noncontracted materials, goods, services, and supplies.
  • Provide inputs to the global category team for category strategy development and execution.
  • Working experience with major global IT Service Providers will be an advantage.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience

Key Behaviors

  • Ability to influence multi-levels of stakeholders.
  • Apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work across regions
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