Job Description


Job Title

Strategic Sourcing Head - SCM


C / D

Reporting To

SCM Head


Gagillapur Unit- Hyderabad, India


Develop and drive Procurement strategy for raw materials, packaging material and capital equipment’s by identifying and qualifying cost effective vendors to ensure timely supply of products.

  1. Lead procurement of Raw Material & Packaging Material for FD/API /PFI along with procurement related to engineering revenue expenditure and CAPEX Projects for Hyderabad Units (GGP, JDM & BPL-1). Also, responsible for Sourcing of materials for new product development as per timelines.
  2. Prepare procurement budget for ABP and monitor purchases as per. Based on demand / forecast, plan material procurement to ensure desire OTIF.
  3. Finalise vendor contracts including prices, specifications, delivery terms, credit period etc for RM/PM and other CAPEX / engineering related materials. Plan and ensure annual contracts with Suppliers in terms of quantity, price, slab wise rebates. Monitor the same and ensuring receipt of the rebates. Ensure compliance to legal agreements and any other mutually developed documents like joint services documents, quality agreements etc. Arrange & coordinate Vendor Audits as per SOP.
  4. Monitor daily procurement activities of materials, safety stock / lead time including placing indents, giving delivery schedules to ensure that there is no stock-out/overstock at any point of time. Monitor GIL prices with respect to the market prices and use EXIM data. Resolve emergent situation arising out of unplanned shutdown / stock outs of certain critical materials due to high consumption or any other reasons.
  5. Vendor development & evaluation- Identify & develop business relations with potential vendors / suppliers for achieving cost effective purchase of material in coordination with CFT. Assess vendor’s performance based on various criteria such as quality systems, timely delivery, credit terms, etc.
  6. Interact with vendors on various complaints (OOS & OOT in-house) including customer complaints and ensure timely implementation of CAPAs.
  7. Create & review MIS report periodically. Undertake improvement projects to optimize material cost, payable days and Inventory.
  8. Guide & mentor direct-reports, conduct periodic review of their work-performance and facilitate development. Ensure Purchase personnel are appropriately trained and qualified to perform their job responsibilities. Create awareness of new Purchase regulations that impacts the business and communicate changes to the concern.
Qualifications and Experience
  1. Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy or Chemical Engineering /Science graduate or Masters in Organic Chemistry /Any post graduate with @20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical / Chemical industry Purchase /SCM function. Experience in leading Procurement /Material management function for API / Finished dosages plants adhering to regulatory norms.
Knowledge and Skills
  1. Sound working knowledge of ERP like SAP etc.
  2. Excellent Negotiation & Influencing Skills.
  3. Good networking and liaison skills.
  4. Able to seamlessly collaborate with various cross functional departments to drive business results.
  5. Communication Skills.