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Strategic Sourcing Commodity Manager - Cells

8 - 12 Years

YOU’LL BE OUR:  Commodity Manager - Cells

YOU’LL BE BASED AT: IBC Knowledge Park, Bengaluru

YOU’LL BE ALIGNED WITH: Sr VP Engineering & Supply Chain Management

YOU’LL BE A MEMBER OF:  Supplier Management


  1. Take end-to-end ownership of the category, with the primary responsibility being that of identifying the company’s needs, and suitably designing and executing sourcing strategies (both short and long term)

  2. Develop supplier partnerships to align with the category strategy, drive supplier performance excellence.

  3. Own the relationship and work closely with the suppliers, right from development till productization of parts, which may include co-designing of parts

  4. Secure supplier selection which brings in process and execution technologies that align with the organization’s product and technology roadmaps. Constantly engage with suppliers to identify and develop process methods and work with Engineering to incorporate them into the product plans

  5. Work closely with Engineering during the design and development phase and provide DFM/A/T/Sourcing inputs during finalization of the part specifications on NPD projects

  6. Identify and develop a Part Cost/NRE/Lead Time model for the category and sub-category parts related to company’s needs, understand levers for each, develop a strategy to optimize them, and recommend suitable actions and inputs to Product, Engineering, NPD and the Manufacturing teams

  7. Establish cost and quality improvement glide paths for category parts. With high impact opportunities, drive cost reduction initiatives for the respective category parts on existing products

  8. Execute contracts with suppliers to secure commitment on cost, quality, and delivery and mitigate potential risks associated with SLAs


  1. Strategic Supplier management/ Sourcing professional with experience in Cells categories.

  2. High technical expertise and outstanding business acumen

  3. Willingness to partner with the organization in innovation and excellence

  4. Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams

  5. Ability to communicate effectively with clarity, both in direction and in details

  6. Ability to execute and deliver on commitments, identify risks early, and proactively mitigate them


  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering from premier engineering institutes; MBA is desirable

  2. 8 - 12 years of relevant functional experience

  3. Experience in industries such as Automobile, Aerospace, Consulting or other related manufacturing industries

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