e-Sourcing Specialist

Pioneer a brighter future
At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make an impact and help create a better world. For those around us, for each other and for the next generation. We use science to advance industries, and as part of Business Development, you will join a dynamic team to build new business and extend the reach of our biological solutions, paving the way for a brighter future.

e-Sourcing specialist, Corporate Function, Bangalore
In Sourcing Development & Analytics we go a notch higher to be “The Winning team” that will exceed expectations by challenging our comfort zone continuously while still having fun and being passionately motivated.
You will be a member of Sourcing Development & Analytics (SD&A) India team based out of Bangalore supporting the Sourcing/Procurement teams globally. The SD&A is a unit of the Business Finance Services India team which is part of the Global Corporate Shared Services (CSS) organization.

In its efforts to further optimize its Sourcing processes, Novozymes has adopted an e-Sourcing tool (Ariba Professional) to aid its Category Managers and Buyers in better negotiations and transparency, as well as to ensure better competitiveness among the prospective suppliers.

The role of the e-Sourcing specialist will be to take this cause to the next level, both from an operational, as well as a strategic standpoint. The position is set up to act as the single point of contact for our Sourcing stakeholders, for all e-Sourcing related matters.

The role is situated geographically in Bangalore, India, but is organizationally anchored with the Global Sourcing team. The primary customers will be Category Managers and Buyers using the system (Ariba) across the regions.
The goal is to turn Ariba into a value adding step of the Sourcing process, whereby value adding translates to better negotiations and competitiveness among prospective suppliers and thereby better efficiencies for Sourcing.

In this position you need to:
Provide e-Sourcing strategy support to Sourcing projects and support and guide on best practices and technical subject matters

Provide analytical rigor and technical expertise on e-Sourcing strategies, projects and initiatives.

Provide consultancy and best practice support on online bidding strategies. Support Category Managers on the creation and management of eRFxs.

Provide training to stakeholders on e-Sourcing. Simultaneously create Sourcing customized FAQs and training programs based on users’ skill levels.

Create and deliver presentations of project findings and business requirements

Deliver analytical solutions and statistical expertise on e-Sourcing projects and initiatives

Overall responsible for the improved adoption and usage of the e-Sourcing tool. He/she should gauge and understand user skill levels and project criticality and adapt his/her involvement to suit their needs. He/she should recommend the appropriate e-Sourcing strategy based on the stakeholder’s Sourcing need, rather than just being reactive and solving their operational queries.

Listens and takes initiative to find ways to get better processes and results, seeks and takes advantage of ideas, best practices and solutions developed elsewhere.

In addition to being an e-Sourcing specialist it is also expected of him/her to carry out general analytical sourcing tasks supporting the global Sourcing team to meet their KPIs. He/she should also be ready to learn new Sourcing tools/processes in order to develop his/her own skills as well as provide more support to a wider stakeholder group.

Desired Qualification and Skill sets:
B.Tech/B.Sc./B.Com with expert level experience in Ariba Professional (e Sourcing tool) for 3-5 years

Strong analytically: Ability to analyze information to draw conclusions and find actionable solutions

Drive for Results: Perseverance and resilient in the pursuit of objectives, willing to take on new challenges, works to resolve tough issues
Highly Collaborative: works well with others, especially internal and external stakeholders to deliver results and keeps others informed to avoid unnecessary surprises and to deliver what is requested

Effectively manages multiple duties and tasks

Comfortable and effective communication (verbal and written English) skills with stakeholders internally and externally across all levels

Flexible working hours to at times accommodate for servicing global category managers

Should be able to work independently and is responsible and able to deliver accurately and timely taking the team along.

Should be positive, embracing change and being innovative in finding new perspectives. With many contacts in the position, it is important that he/she build sustainable relationships, engage others and communicate with impact

He/she is result driven and appreciate working on multiple tasks at a time

He/she has a desire for a fast-paced learning curve, and thrive on working independently in new areas

He/she approaches challenges in a structured and analytical way – you can work detailed but still communicate the holistic picture clearly

Should possess strong knowledge of MS office, especially Excel and Powerpoint.

Rethink tomorrow
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers' business, and the use of our planet's resources. With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.

Are you the next Zymer in our team? Consider a career with Novozymes and let’s realize your potential together.

About Novozymes
Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow. www.novozymes.com
Ref 3440BR
City Bangalore
Country India
Job Area Finance
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