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Sourcing Category Manager

India, MH, Pune Regular 2/21/2022 524532

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Dassault Systèmes is recruiting a Sourcing Category Manager, India Purchasing Department, which covers all sourcing needs for its India offices.

The Sourcing Category Manager – India will report to the Purchasing Director, India based in Pune and will work closely with the Global Purchasing Team based in the HQ in Velizy, France.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to defining and implementing purchasing strategy in India.  

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What Will Your Role Be? 

  • Participate and/or lead group strategy sessions for Local as well as some Global Sourcing Projects
  • Prepare, negotiate and implement contracts in conjunction with corporate attorneys
  • Manage commodity/service suppliers and hold supplier reviews
  • Engage internal process owners as necessary to ensure a comprehensive and thorough implementation approach. May include but not be limited to: Legal, Compliance, Treasury, Finance & Accounting, IT

Your Challenges Ahead

  • Analyze Marketing & Events spend, review existing processes and internal client needs and develop a long range plan of 1-3 years for sourcing in these targeted spend areas 
  • Address within sourcing strategy, Dassault’s required savings and compliance targets as well as improvement plans for enhanced service delivery. Target strategic suppliers for on-going supplier management, risk mitigation, quality improvement and cost savings. Develop and execute a negotiation strategy to achieve the best TCO for Services with proven, auditable metrics, which will be reported monthly 
  • Implement and monitor efficient sourcing processes in accordance with Dassault Systemes’ global policies and procedures 
  • Build relationships with Dassault Systemes India stakeholders and internal functional managers to achieve consensus on goals and objectives within Dassault 
  • Identify and target savings opportunities within category to optimize commodity/services budgets. By analyzing TCO, launch RFx to drive competition and innovative solutions 
  • Use marketplace benchmarking to assess and understand new opportunities/solutions to be developed, remain up to date on relevant industry trends, understand capabilities of new entrants into the market, and understand category cost drivers & pricing targets

Your Key Success Factors 

  • Bachelor’s Degree as a minimum
  • 10 – 12 years sourcing experience and expertise including knowledge of purchasing tools such as Purchasing Card, Supplier Diversity, eProcurement, etc 
  • Minimum 5 years proven purchasing experiences in Sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management; commodities/services in Marketing & Events++ 
  • Experience and competence in using integrated ERP software, PeopleSoft+ A strong knowledge of purchasing policies, procedures and practices including compliance with an ability to apply experience as necessary
  • Well versed in contract terminology and use of standard purchasing terms and conditions 
  • Experience in working within a multi-cultural environment
  • Creative and strategic thinker possessing strong problem solving skills. Proven influencing skills 
  • Must be proactive, exhibit continuous improvement mindset, and an ability to affect change and build consensus 
  • Proven project management skills 
  • Able to work comfortably with all levels of the organization (including top levels) in a global environment 
  • Expert MS Office skills, emphasis on Excel and ability to complete complex spend or data analysis upon which business decisions will be based. Presentation skills, especially in dealing with various levels of management
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