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Deputy General Manager (L4) – Purchase

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: MH, IN

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Position Summary with Job Responsibilities

The role is responsible to drive the team to award portfolio of contracts in order to maximize value add from 3rd Party Goods and Services and achieve business objectives in a timely manner. It also needs to manage the allocated annual purchase value, achieve cost efficiencies, support demand fulfilment and build strategic supplier base.

Strategy Process Orientation
•    Monitor and review DMC (Direct Material Cost) and Capex estimation for the upcoming models    
•    Identify vendors with advance technology, create business plan and validation of vendors and initiate vendor empanelment process
•    Review SOR on Technical specifications in order to shortlist vendors
•    Review tech specification/ drawing shared by Product development for a particular commodity     
•    Recommend/approve SOB for vendors as per organizations long term sourcing strategy

•    Assess the current situation (Business Environment- External) along with SQ and SCM and tactfully negotiate the terms and conditions with the suppliers  
•    Develop vendors for critical long lead time items
•    Process and Supply chain Optimization by localization of the component by resourcing or by introduction of alternate technologies with the help of vendors
•    Review comparison of current part with the Proposed change and review the commercial impact
Financial Management
•    Evaluate vendors to track target cost, in case of cost escalation / quality issues initiate re-sourcing along with SQ and SC for identified commodity 
•    Drive cost reduction through Commercial reduction, VAVE, Resourcing & SOB mix    

Relationship development:
•    Ensure good relationships with all internal and external stakeholders to acquire timely professional support to meet the delivery targets


People Management 
•    Manage the team to keep their engagement high and provide necessary support.
•    Conduct IDP exercise and identify learning needs and partner with HR for fulfilment
•    Conduct regular one to one and team reviews to keep track of their performance and to provide support as needed



Bachelor Equivalent - Engineering
Master's Equivalent - Engineering

Work Experience

1.    12-15 years
1.    Relevant experience in Purchase Process
2.    Experience of Supplier Negotiation
3.    Experience of Should Costing/Zero Based Costing
4.    Understanding & experience of Cost reduction levers
5.    Relevant experience on Product Development processes and NPI milestones

Tata Motors Leadership Competencies

Customer Centricity - Anticipating, understanding and focusing efforts on meeting the customer (stakeholders) needs or expectations
Developing Self and Others - Recognizing continuous development is essential for success and taking steps to develop self and helping others to excel
Driving Execution - Translating strategy into action and execution
Leading by Example - Encouraging and following ethical standards
Leading Change - Recognizing the need for change, initiating and adapting to change
Motivating Self and Others - Inspiring teams and individuals

Functional Competencies


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