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Senior Manager Procurement

Date:  15-Sep-2021
Country:  India
Function:  Olam Global Business Service
Sub-Function:  Packaged Foods Business


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

This position is responsible to lead and manage the procurement, shipping & logistics operations, & service delivery carried out of OGBS. In this role, he/she will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement and transformation, building capabilities and support implementation of organization’s objectives and strategies. The role would involve interactions with the External Vendors & Internal Stakeholders of Olam International and OGBS.

Job Description

Supervise Shipping & Logistics Processes: 
Process Purchase Orders, Sales Contract, Sales Orders, Sales Billing in SAP. Run End to End Procurement Process in MM Module in SAP
Letter of Credit scrutinizing, negotiation & coordination with Banks. Process LC’s as per Payment conditions (At sight, Deferred / Usance). Shipment Processing (Import & Export documentation- Sea /Air ). Import Shipment monitoring, tracking and reporting to Origins/ Business Units
Run periodic reports (Shipment or Order progress status/Sales/Purchase/ etc ) and update to Origin. Coordinate with Origin for query/resolution pertaining to shipments/documents/delivery schedules.
Coordinate with vendor for Product & Shipment readiness; SRM. Manage & optimize Inventory at Origins– Inventory Models (ROP), JIT & VMI, MRP, Scheduling, Call Off’s etc
Effective communication of issues across the OGBS & origin stakeholders. Provide inputs to Managers for periodic updates to internal and external stakeholders. Ensure adherence to SLAs; Drive continuous improvements within the processes transitioned to increase efficiency continuously

Oversee Vendor Management Activities: 
Performs Benchmarking, Identification, Approvals, Onboarding, Auditing, Ongoing Operations – end to end Vendor Life Cycle Management (VLC) & Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Supplier Evaluation, Rating & Monitoring: Lead measuring supplier performance, root cause analysis and driving improved performance. Own all aspects of supplier performance (cost, quality, delivery).

Steer day to day Operations: 
Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance: Continuously measure, manage and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated SLA. Continuous tracking, KPI reporting, via dashboards.
On-time delivery: Measure, report and action to improve service and delivery performance.
Ongoing cost productivity: Measure, report and action cost productivity as a function of market pricing.

Support Process Transition: 
Knowledge Transfer- Train, induct and work closely with the OGBS incumbents at various levels to deliver the targets. Be able to transition processes from Origin to OGBS & integrate seamlessly.


Profile Description

Work Experience:  
10-15 years of relevant experience in Procurement & Logistics Operations, Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management, in Food & Agribusiness, FMCG and similar related Industries preferably
A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience at Managerial level; managing mid-sized Teams
Good exposure to Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Operations, Vendor Management
Heightened Exposure to Import Export – Shipping & Logistics, Shipment Execution, Shipment Documentation Handling, Vendor Coordination. Experience in dealing with International Suppliers and Shipping line/Freight forwarders; & managing highly complex supply chains
Deep knowledge of SAP (MM Module)


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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