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22/04 Kalyani T
Senior Consultant at Wowjobs

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Category Lead/Manager - Procurement (8-10 yrs)

Gurgaon/Gurugram Job Code: 27193

Company Name : Dr Lal PathLabs Company

Location : Gurugram, Haryana, India

The position shall be responsible for Reagent, Chemicals & General Consumables Items procurement for PAN India locations & Independently manage approx. 250+ Cr Spend & 200+ vendors. The position shall be responsible for developing procurement strategies for given category, Identifying supplier base, commercial negotiation & contracting with Vendors/service providers and ensuring compliance to contracts.

Lead the Procurement of Reagent, Chemicals & General Consumables items

- Develop Category Strategy

- Specify sourcing events

- Receive purchase requisitions from Users

- Based on the Category strategy, identify possible vendors from whom the required items can be sourced

- Prepare and release the Request for Quotation(RFQ)/RFI/RFP to the short-listed vendors

- Obtain offers from vendors, and prepare a comparative statement to aid in selection of vendors, optimization of price and other commercial terms

- Coordinate technical evaluation and carry out price evaluation of quotes

- Develop Internal Cost Estimates for all respective category items

- Prepare the ground work for negotiation and selection of suppliers for the assigned items

- Negotiate and finalize price for items covered

- Negotiate long term contracts with strategic suppliers to ensure best cost, reliable supply & service support

- Set up Agreements and SLAs with the finalized vendors, specifying finalized rate, quantity, specifications, delivery schedule etc.

- Review implementation of new agreements

- Achieve agreed saving targets

Manage supplier relationships at working level.

- Manage positive vendor relationships at the working level to ensure continual support, cost Effective and quality procurement.

- Ensure identification and classification of Vendors on the basis of criticality, tenure of relationship, cost bargaining power and track record of performance on quality and timelines

- Setup and implement Supplier Relationship Management with key vendors

- Supplier performance assessment in terms of cost, quality, delivery and compliance

- Propose and implement Supplier capability development/enhancement

Maintain co-ordination with user functions :

- Closely monitor post-award Rate Contract management

- Enforce supplier feedback mechanism for improvement

- Interface with business units and back office functions to maximize cost reduction benefits while maintaining or improving customer service and quality

Category Excellence :

- Use technology extensively to increase efficiency & control costs

- Tracking and analyzing spend data & other KPI across categories

- To establish standard reporting system, MIS formats and ensure timely preparation of the same by the team

- To be in touch with latest developments & best practices in the market

- To establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process

- Use the SAP Ariba or equivalent to drive efficiency and cost optimization in the entire procure-to-pay process

- Focus on usage of technological tools like e- auction/ reverse auction/ Catalogue/Small buy etc to improve efficiency, bring down costs and improve transparency

- Uphold ethical values in procurement dealings and operations, in line with the corporate values.


- Sound understanding of Lab Capex Cycle (Asset to Disposal)

- Should have exposure working all Big OEMs

- Reagents like Biochemistry, Immunoassay, Haematlogy, Coagulation, Microbiology, Molecular, Genetics, HLA, Cytogenetics etc.

- Sound understanding of Reagent Controls and Calibrators, Different type of Lab Kits like Elisa, Rapid, Antibody, Antigen etc., Chemicals used in Histopathology/Genetics/Molecular like Acetone, IPA etc., General Consumables like Extraction Kit plastics ware, Microbiology & Histopathology consumables

- Sound knowledge of Reagent, Chemicals & General consumables items

- Exposure of sourcing from USA, EU, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, etc.

- Exposure of manufacturing environment ( preferred)


- Excellent Negotiation and contracting skill (knowing all legal terms & implications)

- Commercial skills - Costing, pricing, Taxation etc

- Analytical Thinking & Decision making

- Strong interpersonal skill

- Ownership and accountability

- Business acumen

- Driving Business Excellence


- Science Graduate & Post Graduation from reputed Institute

- B.Tech/BE Chemical preferred

EXPERIENCE : 8-10 Years (Healthcare/Hospital/Lab Chain/FMCG)

Note : Should have a basic understanding of Healthcare regulatory, Drug License, US FDA, CE, IVD & RUO norms.

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