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Senior Executive Procurement

Senior Executive Procurement

Company : British Council
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Uttar Pradesh

Full Description

Date: 16-Jul-2021

Location: Noida, South Asia, IN

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
Job Title: Sr. Executive– Procurement

Purpose of job:
To support the procurement process in BC Management Services Office in Noida. This role will play an important part to support the function and ensure that the best practices and procedures in procurement are being adhered to.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
The main priorities of the post involve:
  • Act as a key interface between the vendors and internal customers
  • Ensuring the right product availability as per internal customer requirement
  • Partnering with vendors, sourcing and other planners to identify and reconcile gaps and

1. Management of Procurements
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Prepare contracts and maintain contract register and manage the governance around it.
  • Manage purchase related (MIS) reports
  • Handling all purchase requisitions
  • Follow up for product and service deliveries
  • Maintain the cost benefit sheet

2. Supplier Negotiations, Assessment and Evaluation
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Identify alternate vendors
  • Review vendor/ supplier proposals
  • Continuously monitor supplier performance

3. Documentation of Procurements
  • The role holder is expected to maintain documentation to provide an audit trail of all communication during the procurement process
Please note this list is not to be regarded as exclusive.

Competencies and Skills:
  • Procurement Management
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Vendor management
  • Contract Management
  • Document management
  • Knowledge of SAP
Information Security
  • Ensure that their workforce are aware of the information security policies and comply with them
  • Ensures that the team complies to ISO 27001 and IGA related requirements
  • Send account opening requests effectively
  • Disable accounts immediately for leavers and Absconders /on long leaves
  • Document and monitor / review access levels of his/her team
  • Provide security awareness and education to team
  • Manage Records to ensure compliance to Freedom of information act
  • Ensure incidents of their respective functions are closed within SLAs

Skills and Knowledge

Minimum / essential

Project and Contract Management

Tendering & Procurement
  • Understands basic contracting terminology and uses this appropriately
  • Have basic understanding of tendering and procurement procedures

Computer skills-Level 2
  • MIS and Reports
  • Maintain, update and generate reports as required in all areas of spends and savings.

  • Demonstrated track record of delivering procurement savings and efficiencies. Understanding of commercial aspects of procurement.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills

Education –Graduate in any discipline
Further Information
Pay Band – 5
Contract Type – FTC till 31-Aug-22
Location – Noida- India
Department/Country- GM /BCMS India
Requirements - Must have current right to work in India
Closing Date – Monday 2 August (23:59 IST)

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Equality Statement

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

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