Product Sourcing Manager
Air Products
11d ago

Job Description and Qualifications

Job Description and Qualifications

We've been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable for more than 75 years. With approximately 15,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation.

We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.

Your responsibilities :

  • Embody the 4S culture of Safety, Speed, Simplicity and Self-Confidence
  • Develop product sourcing strategies to improve competitiveness for Air Separation Units (ASU) and standard plant product lines specifically developed to meet the needs of Indian market.
  • Work closely with Engineering Product Owners & business partners; Supports products development cycle.
  • Collaborate with local teams to enable competitive proposal offering to customer base and influence business output.
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Sourcing team globally to understand supply base positions and potentials, and drive implementation into product lines.
  • Develop and maintain product procurement execution strategies for projects.
  • Challenge consensus; Promote the use of local sourcing wherever relevant.
  • Develop business cases for new supply solutions. Document total cost of ownership evaluations.
  • Participates in assessment and prioritization of strategic sourcing opportunities to achieve product costs across supply categories.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and own it in a Performance Driven Culture
  • Develop, negotiate, implement and maintain competitive supply agreements specifics to the local product lines where relevant.
  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to maximize leverage and minimize risk.
  • Identify, develop and manage suppliers; understand safety, commercial and capacity risks. Monitor suppliers’ execution performance and adjust strategies as necessary.
  • What we’re looking for

  • Strong influencing skills, including cross cultures and geographies, and across functions.
  • Thorough understanding of Air Products offering and markets.
  • Technical understanding of industrial gases plants and related equipment.
  • Good knowledge of India supply base
  • Demonstrated ability to use of data and understand costs.
  • Tenacious negotiator
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) technical and non-technical information, internally and externally.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of macro-economic factors
  • Financial and Business acumen
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent knowledge and proficiency with the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, One Note) and collaborative tools.
  • ERP experience, preferably SAP
  • Qualifications :

  • BS in Engineering. MBA is a plus.
  • Working experience in an industrial gases environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of procurement, including but not limited to source selection, price / cost analysis, negotiation, documentation.
  • Thorough understanding and prior experience in contracts and contractual language.
  • Excellent oral and written English proficiency is a must.

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