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Title:  Sourcing Cross-Categories - Senior Consultant


Navi Mumbai, IN

Date:  Sep 14, 2022


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team and are therefore looking for you!



Purpose (short description):

You will provide effective sourcing services from India for both local domestic client needs as well as remote Countries in APAC.


Tasks and Responsibilities:
Key Scope:

i) Relationship Management

  • Proactively foster effective collaboration and ensure strong communication with key client stakeholders and colleagues in and across the region(s) to deliver defined business goals.
  • Develop key client stakeholder matrix per category/location, maintaining regular engagement and driving high levels of client engagement and satisfaction.
  • Ensure appropriate supplier relationship management for assigned suppliers.
  • Act as key contact person for India and other APAC locations on allocated categories and sourcing initiatives.

ii) Sourcing Planning

  • Perform spend and contract analysis to identify sourcing and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Working with Clients and colleagues, define and implement commodity strategies and sourcing area plans for India and other Asia locations, whilst ensuring appropriate alignment to global and regional strategies.
  • Ensure representation of regional/local interests and requirement of APAC clients to Global sourcing categories.

iii) Management of Sourcing Initiatives

  • Lead and execute tactical and strategic sourcing projects in line with agreed timelines and quality.
  • Deliver allocated savings target as assigned to categories and locations though the effective management of sourcing initiatives, with proper tracking and reporting of savings achievements.
  • In collaboration with Operations, drive adoption of P2P through sourcing initiative and ongoing contract management.
  • Adhere to defined sourcing policies and processes.
  • Ensure a high-level of ethics in supplier and / or client engagements.



i) Qualification

  • University degree (ideally in economics or Supply Management and/or Legal) or industry experience equivalent
  • Strong oral and written English (mandatory)

ii) Experience

  • A minimum of 5-8 years’ experience, ideally in an international environment.
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills to positively influence people to make the appropriate decisions for the client(s) and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Ability to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Good competent in negotiations and contract knowledge with a strong ability to converse, negotiate with suppliers / clients and review contracts in English.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • Experienced in conducting tenders (RFI, RFP, RFQ)
  • Commodity sourcing experience in one or more of the following categories is highly advantageous:
  1. - IT (Hardware, Software, Telecommunication, Data Centre)
  2. - Professional Services
  3. - Facility Management, Corporate Services, Real Estate
  4. - Marketing
  5. - HR (Recruitment, Benefits, Payroll, Training)
  6. - Outsourcing & Offshoring (ITO, BPO, KPO)
  7. - Travel (Airlines, Hotels, Serviced Apartments, Travel Management Companies)
  8. - Banking services (Market Data, Exchanges)

iii) Desirable qualities

  • To be successful, you need to be a fast learner, willing to take on new challenges, have a positive mindset and be a good team player.


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