Open Position

Vendor Management & Development Manager (Delhi)

Job Description

Procurement & Sourcing-

  • Procurement of Services for Operations including category items, miscellaneous items and Opex Services (Microwave Implementation, Installation & Commissioning, De-Installation of Microwave, Line of Sight Services) for regular & special projects in India.
  • To drive, optimize & control TCO for the Frame Service Contracts for all projects in India including end to end Supplier Management and strategic allocation of share of business to develop volume economies.
  • Strategic Sourcing and Costing Modeling including Total Cost of Ownership for all Services Contracts, Special Projects (Pan India).  Conceptualizing Purchasing Policy & Commercial Terms in India, Defining SLAs and Price Negotiations for all Ceragon Projects.
  • Cost Optimization in Operations (Opex Cost), Spend Analysis & Variance Analysis in the context of Financial Parameters for an Optimal Resource Utilization and Minimizing the Fixed & Variable Cost for all Projects.
  • Heading the end to end Purchase Process, guidelines and policies for procuring services in India including PR-PO Compliances, LOI and Strategic Allocation of Share of Business among National, Regional & State Level vendors.

Contract Management & Vendor Governance –

  • Overall Contract Management & Process Execution with New and Existing Vendors.
  • End to end commercials finalization, process negotiations and finalization of scope of work with prospective vendors as per user’s requirement and closing Frame/Master Service Agreements and Contracts with the Vendors.
  • Complete Vendor Management & Rationalization (Identification, Selection, Development and Consolidation) including Vendor Disengagement and overall Business Allocation.
  • Vendor Performance Evaluation in terms of FTR, Timely Delivery, Cost & Quality. Managing the vendor Management Tool for Upscaling and Downscaling Vendors in the context of actual financial implications and overall performance ratings.
  • End to end Vendor Governance in the context of the relevant Frame Service Agreements, Service Liability Agreements (SLAs), Performance Index and Contract Deliverables.

Vendor Help Desk & Invoicing –

  • Heading and controlling the end to end function of Vendor Help Desk (VHD) in India for all projects and complete vendor pool. Driving the complete VHD Set-Up in India and optimizing the output as per the agreed payment terms with the various vendors as per the relevant contracts. Controlling end to end invoicing cycle for the complete vendor pool in India.
  • Account Reconciliation and Sign-Off with complete vendor pool to regularize the payment cycle and book/accounts keeping.
  • Driving the Grievance Management System for the complete vendor base in India for Services.

Job Requirements

  • Good communication and presentation skills to ensure vendors understand their contractual requirements along with the ability to synthesize views of multiple stakeholders and advocate positions effectively.
  • Need good analytical qualities to monitor and review vendors’ financial and operational performances.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with an ability to identify root causes, propose solutions, and follow through to resolution.
  • Must be good team players, working closely with colleagues in SCM, Projects, quality and Finance to understand and meet their requirements and expectations of vendor performance.
  • Post-Graduation in SCM or Vendor Management will be preferred.
  • Extensive experience in Vendor Management and related skills of Budget Control, Vendor Performance Analysis & Contract Management.
  • Experience with governing the Third-Party Manpower hiring Agencies will be preferred.
  • Proven experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint).