Supplier Management Supplier manager - SW & Services Procurement

8 - 12 Years

you’ll be our:  Supplier Manager - Software & Services Procurement

you’ll be based at: IBC Knowledge Park, Bengaluru

you’ll be aligned with: Commodity Lead

you’ll be a member of:  Strategic Sourcing

At Ather, we are in the constant pursuit of providing unique experiences to our customers through our products. In the Electric Vehicle (EV) space our products are engineered ground-up in India to provide best in class performance, comfort and connectivity to our customers.

The Software & Services that we use to create such a unique experience form an integral part of our Operations. The successful candidate would head Ather’s procurement operations in these commodity categories.

What you’ll do at Ather:

  • Design and execute Supplier Relationship Management initiative in line with the organization’s objectives and priorities 

  • Handle procurement commodities - Software Products,Tools & Licenses ; Engineering Outsourcing & Managed Services; Data & Telecom services; IT services

  • Stratify suppliers based on strategic importance; design customized supplier engagement programs 

  • Conduct Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR) with suppliers and work with suppliers and internal teams to design plans for action from the review 

  • Identify risks early and proactively mitigate them 

  • Lead and conduct the annual supplier event, including working on the content and messaging for the supply base 

  • Monitor performance of the suppliers and raise alerts on any technology, supply chain, quality gaps, and work with suppliers and Ather teams to design improvement plans 

  • Work closely with the supply base and the internal cross-functional teams of Sourcing, Fulfilment, and Quality to successfully execute the supplier engagement plans 

  • Communicate to suppliers on happenings and events at Ather

Here’s what we are looking for: 

  • Good experience on understanding of supplier landscape, value chain mapping, understanding of Zero based costing.

  • Experienced in developing and executing strategies with suppliers

  • Experience in managing the three pillars of program management - time, cost, quality

  • Ability to work on Spend analysis, negotiations, and good understanding of commercials and INCO terms.

  • Ability to work well within a team – enjoys collaborating, persuading, and influencing

  • Ability to thrive under pressure – to manage challenging deadlines

  • Good collaboration skills, the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders 

  • Strong planning, process management, and decision-making skills

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in working on Greenfield projects will be a plus 

You bring to Ather:

  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in engineering from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 institute, OR an MBA in Supply Chain Management

  • 7 - 10 years of relevant functional experience in handling Indirect commodities procurement

  • Experience in industries such as Automobile, Aerospace, or other related manufacturing industries would be a plus.


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