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COUPA Specialist - Sourcing/Tender Desk/Logistics

Date:  16-Sep-2022
Country:  India
Function:  Olam Global Business Service


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Summary

Key objective of this role is Tender Management for all logistic procurement categories (all aspects; set-up, Launch, RFQ rounds, Analysis and awarding process). Work closely with Logistics Category Manager in the execution of tenders for the categories such as Marine, Land transport warehousing etc. As owner of tender tool 'Coupa', contribute to optimal tender process and identify tender improvement opportunities outside tender period support category.

Job Description

Support to the logistics procurement category managers with regional and global tenders for categories Marine, Land transport (FTL, LTL, Intermodal), Warehousing, Rail, and Barge. Owner of the tender process from tender set-up, launch, RFQs, analysis and awarding.

  • Engagement in end-to-end procurement processes, and precise communication with internal business and technology stakeholders, external vendors is required 
  • Make sure that all tender tool features are being used     
  • Manage smooth execution of tender from technical point of view
  • Support category manager with scenario analysis to optimize awarding
  • Contribute to optimization of the overall tender process

Profile Description

  • Must have strong knowledge of Coupa sourcing module (CSO)
  • At least 3-5 years relevant work experience with tender tool (Must: Coupa CSO, nice to have: Jaggaer)
  • Strong analytical skills (fair knowledge of Power BI / Tableau)
  • Strong communication skills with ability to translate tender tool wording into business and align with global procurement colleagues
  • Experience with project management
  • Result oriented and ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills – Fluent English must

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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