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Control and Automation Category Manager (open)

 Chennai  12  NT-153

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Company World leader in Power Generation
Position Control and Automation Category Manager (open)
Required Experience 12-20 Years
CTC Best in the industry
Location Chennai
Job Code NT-153
Posted On 13 Feb 2021
Application Deadline 31 Jul 2021


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum 10 years of Sourcing or Global Supply Chain experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required, 30% of the time.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, or STEM majors
  • Skills in structuring multiple deal types (license, OEM, reseller etc.) with many complex terms and conditions (Intellectual property protection, liquidated damages, etc.)
  • Outstanding negotiations skills – getting to win/win agreements
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and business insights
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and ability to perform cost assessments and analysis
  • Working knowledge of sourcing buy to pay processes
  • High motivation, leadership, and influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Dedicated self-starter and change agent
  • Cross functional, matrixed, and international team experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively communicate across all organizational levels, departments, and functions
    Shown Global Commodity management and process improvement skills.
  • Aptitude with analytical tools (ex. Excel, Access); specific skills should include data mining, pivot tables, data manipulation
  • Ability to perform scenario analysis and strategy development
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), ORACLE Systems, COPICS, BAAN and/or other purchasing systems

  • Description

    • Focus on flow commodities across the Control and Automation scope covering Automation equipment, measurement and control instruments, Power supplies, Electronic distributors, Product software, and other measurement and control assemblies as demand presents.
    • Interact with site teams to understand business needs and develop Commodity strategies that optimize total requirements
    • Develop and execute Commodity strategies putting in place long term agreements, with varying levels of complexity and size, driving YOY cost reduction
    • Lead supplier contracts, supply agreements, and e-auctions with preferred suppliers to ensure that market trends, supplier performance, and future business needs are aligned
    • Develop competitive negotiations to drive deflation with the global supply base, whilst also meeting cash, capacity and quality requirements
    • Define and drive use of preferred suppliers plus develop alternate sources to reduce single and sole sources
    • Lead the evaluation and selection of new suppliers, development of existing suppliers, and overall supplier management
    • Collaborate with supporting resources (engineering, quality, global supply chain, and regional teams) to achieve plan, driving lead time reduction
    • Develop technical and market expertise in commodity area

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