Category Manager – Procurement & Logistics (P&L)
IN.Bangalore.RMZ Galleria
1d ago

Purpose of the Job :

Support the implementation, maintenance and compliance of Procurement & Logistics’ approved activities. Analyze, propose and implement local P&L actions.

Benchmark category using data analysis to support developing, planning and implementing P&L strategy focused on optimizing costs, quality, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for assigned group of categories.

Ensure execution in accordance with Company, P&L and Supply Base Management instructions and procedures.

Positioning in the Organization :

  • The position reports solid line into the P&L Manager HUB APAC.
  • The position is an individual contributor and has no direct reports.
  • Key Areas of Responsibility (KARs) :

    Sourcing strategy :

    Contributes to definition, implementation, and execution of spend management and sourcing strategies for direct materials and services from locally & globally for tender & execution projects.

    Performance targets :

    Supports annual targets, together with HUB P&L Manager, for cost reduction, supplier quality, supplier performance (OTD and OQD).

    Supports monthly monitoring of region’s KPI results and encourages continuous improvement.

    Supplier Relationship Management :

    Drives best practice negotiations with main suppliers. Identifies and directs with strategic suppliers and Strategic Supplier Account Managers (SSAMs) activities and processes to create additional market value for the organization including visit to suppliers places for vendor development / vendor relations management / contract finalizations.

    Spend management :

    Responsible for contract management and negotiation; assesses local & global markets; implements targets / standards / processes.


    Designs and implements plans for local & global sourcing to reach the business targets. Supports regional and global strategic sourcing initiatives as required.


    Applies and implements P&L standards, tools and processes in the area of responsibility to secure quality, delivery, cost and sustainability.

    Special programs

    Designs and implements cost-out programs and / or processes to reach financial targets.

    Change management

    Executes and implements new directions within the area of responsibility.


    Applies standards on health, safety, environment and business ethics within operational work, contract management and negotiations.


    Delivers and participates in training programs as required for compliance and professional development.


    Executes effective and transparent communication internally, externally and between different units.


    Standardizes processes and implements routines along with Table of Authority as per Group directives / instructions.

    Market Knowledge

    Takes keen interest in finding out and sharing knowledge about new developments, market trends, public known competitors’ products and activities.

    Risk Management

    Manages risks to avoid delays or reputational damage. Opportunity management towards contracted supply chain partners / sub-contractors.

    Position Parameters :

    Typical KPIs

  • Cost saving with respect to budget
  • Perfect order management
  • Improvement on NWC
  • Strategic sourcing & contract management
  • Supply base management
  • On target & on time delivery of objectives
  • Quality of work
  • Alignment with company business strategy
  • Other Position-Specific Characteristics :

  • Working in office and travel as required
  • Experience Required :

    Minimum 10 years of experiences in Procurement & Logistics for Substation T&D Projects & / or Transportation (Metro / Monorail) Electrification Projects.

    He / she should be having extensive exposure to procurement of major items and Services like Instrument Transformers, Battery, Charger, UPS, Third Rail & Stringer system, Substation Hardware (string hardware, clamps & connectors etc.

    Al. tube, conductor, HVAC etc. with in-depth product knowledge & extensive knowledge of domestic / global supply base management.

    Competencies / Skills Required :

  • Ability to take initiative and apply both creativity and perseverance whilst remaining compliant with of Linxon’s Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to stay calm, even if unforeseen events threaten to disrupt the situation.
  • Business mindset in order to reach the business goals.
  • Strong leadership and negotiating skills with an excellent ability to resolve issues, collaboration with team and work constructively to build positive relationships with all stake holders.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to develop and manage effective processes
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills combined with ability to deliver practical, effective and sustainable solutions in a continuously changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with staff at all levels
  • Education Required :

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering discipline.
  • Personal Qualities Required :

  • Resilient and flexible achiever
  • Driven by value added and business sustainability
  • Calm under pressure in a constantly changing environment
  • Assertive, decisive, confident
  • Excellent listener
  • Proactive and self-disciplined
  • Leading by example, with strong values
  • Team player
  • Passionate to succeed
  • Willingness to learn
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