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Position: . Senior Manager, Global Procurement & Supply (India & South Asia)
Type: . Full-time
Reports to: . GM, Global Procurement & Supply (India &amp South Asia) / Head, Global Procurement & Supply
Work location: . Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, India

Axis Group International provides market access solutions – and is a subsidiary of Imperial, one of the world’s largest integrated market access and logistics companies. For clients that compete in complex international markets, Axis Group International’s deep capabilities, expertise and commitment translate into business performance and profitability. Global Procurement & Supply is a core business for Axis Group International.

Axis Group Global Procurement & Supply provides solutions to global clients that drive down cost, assure quality, expedite schedules, mitigate risk and ensure ESG compliance. Our solutions are truly integrated and span the entire international value chain from source to final supply – including analytics, sourcing, procurement, supplier performance management, quality management and logistics. We have flexible positioning to cater for different situations and needs – we can be your supplier, global procurement services partner, capital project procurement solution or a professional resourcing partner.

In delivering solutions our people employ strategic thinking, innovative methodologies and ethical frameworks to create results and impact.

India is important in our network of ‘global sourcing hubs’ and we are currently looking for a senior hands-on global sourcing and procurement manager to join our growing High Performance Team in India. The ideal candidate must have an in-depth understanding of global sourcing best practice and significant experience in sourcing a wide variety of categories in India for international clients – and managing related logistics and export formalities. This role offers an excellent accelerated growth and development opportunity – and to be part of a USD 3bn business and a team of 26,000 people across 26 countries.

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  • Plan, execute and manage end-to-end global sourcing and procurement operations primarily from India and South Asia but also from other Best Cost Countries (BCCs)
  • Prepare procedures, methodologies, SOPs, best practices, guides for various tasks and reports
  • Leveraging previous experience to proactively identify, manage and mitigate risks during operations
  • Manage and ensure internal work quality meets with Axis standards and procedures, and that deliverables and documentation are client ready
  • Internal and external project updates (as and when required) and ensure relevant parties are informed of status
  • Participate in strategic initiatives in operations and other ad hoc tasks as and when required
  • Evaluate specification from customer and ensuring completeness and comprehensiveness with Axis’ standards. Assist in specifications development when not available from the client
  • Plan sourcing approach, research market and supplier base, identify potential supplier base, and evaluate suppliers’ capability from a commercial and technical point of view
  • Initial feasibility assessment, running formal RFx processes (etc.), receiving offers on timely manner, ensure completeness of offers and continuous engagement throughout the process
  • Conduct enquiries, quotations, tenders with shortlisted potential supplier base, engage with suppliers to offer feasible proposals and clarify queries when needed. Evaluate proposal holistically including but not limited to technical, commercial, supply risk, and other relevant factors
  • Understand requirements, procurement scope of work, risks associated and crucial details – and determine (commercial, technical and other) gaps between requirements and suppliers capabilities and their offers
  • Plan, execute and manage engagement with evaluated suppliers including establishing relationships at the appropriate level
  • Coordinate with relevant departments for issue of PO, drafting of contract, vendor onboarding, timely payment, and other administrative work to ensure smooth transactions
  • Coordinate and manage QA/QC, plant visits, samples, audits, production supervision, product inspection, quality supervision, packaging supervision, etc. to ensure quality deliverables on schedule and high customer service levels
  • Engaging with logistics partners, other third parties such as testing agencies, auditors – and coordinate logistics operations, testing, certification and shipping
  • Logistics and export coordination, as and when required
  • Supplier database development and ongoing maintenance



  • 1) Graduate / post-graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Procurement or Supply Chain related disciplines; AND 2) a completed MBA from a tier 1 school
  • A minimum of 10 years of solid hands-on experience in global sourcing and procurement
  • Exposure to mining, heavy industrial or chemical industries is preferred
  • Candidates with in-depth understanding and experience in buying in India for global clients will be ideal for the role. Understanding of logistics and export formalities will be an added advantage
  • Candidates with an understanding of a wide range of categories will be preferred
  • Self-driven, independent contributor that can manage own work-tempo and team members
  • Highly analytical mindset and problem solving capabilities; and demonstrated procurement analytics and procurement advisory experience would be an advantage
  • Fast-learner with willingness to learn new things quickly, energetic, proactive, highly motivated and self-driven with strong multi-tasking skills
  • In depth technical/engineering knowledge in relevant categories
  • Strong relationship building and maintaining ability, especially at different levels of supplier base
  • Excellent communication skills – and ability to organize and present facts and arguments in a structured, persuasive and convincing manner
  • Proficient in the use of computers and commonly-used business software
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English is a must with multi-cultural experience and a team work ethic. Knowledge of other Indian/International language will be valued
  • Ethics, integrity and honesty
  • Attention to detail and setting high performance standards for himself or herself
  • Must be able to work with little supervision and some percentage of ambiguity with associated risks managed
  • Ability to handle pressure and work with tight deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to travel in short notice

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