Senior Associate - Procurement

Finance Pune, MH


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist employees with issues related to the submission of purchase requests
  • Review purchase requests for appropriate account coding and necessary approvals
  • Evaluate bids and proposals from vendors in accordance with established policies
  • Ensure favorable pricing, payment, and other contractual terms with vendors
  • Develop preferred vendor sources for frequently used goods or services
  • Place purchase orders for goods and services pursuant to established policies
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation for all purchases
  • Resolve issues with vendors – e.g., delivery delays, pricing differences, quantity discrepancies, product defects – in a timely manner 
  • Articulate purchasing policies and procedures to end users and continually drive good purchasing practices
  • Collaborate with the Director Finance in identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 7 – 8 years of experience in a purchasing role for a company for Service company/ MNC – experience in a technology company desirable.
  • Thorough understanding of purchasing principles, processes, and procedures
  • Experience evaluating vendor bids, negotiating pricing and other contractual terms, and manage on-going relationships
  • Hands-on experience with at least one major ERP system – preferably NetSuite
  • Past experience in handling procurement in International market (preferably Europe)
  • Track record for meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with the application of internal controls in a purchasing context
  • Service oriented with a collaborative approach toward problem-solving
  • Proficient using Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any stream or combination of experience and other procurement training

Working conditions:

  • The Individual also has to work closely with Europe team for serving their procurement needs and hence there will be 2-3 hours’ time overlap.