DuPont Ext Mfg Lead Buyer India in Telangana, India

Ext Mfg Lead Buyer India (Job Number: 195582W-01)


This position is responsible for sourcing of agriculture chemical ingredients and actives from suppliers operating in India. The candidate shall lead a team of buyers responsible for suppliers’ identification, develop sourcing strategy, supplier development and selection, contract negotiation and execution with selected supplier.

Successful candidate requires a strong knowledge in sourcing chemicals as well as having a good understanding of India suppliers’ capabilities operating in the agriculture industry. Candidate must possess excellent negotiation skills and knowledge in contract manufacturing buy space and managing the execution of contract.

A people leader with experience in leading a team of raw materials buyers, and a sound knowledge in understanding sourcing processes, the ability to apply best sourcing practices such as “should cost” modelling, and understanding of contract law in India, are desirable.

Main Roles

  • Develop sourcingstrategies based on business requirements

  • Evaluateand invite capable suppliers to participate in RFQ

  • Develop supplierevaluation matrix criteria and conduct supplier assessments

  • Finalize supplierselection with business alignment, using purchasing matrix and financialmodelling to support your selection.

  • Conduct andfinalize the terms and conditions of Manufacturing Service Agreement (MSA) withselected suppliers

  • Driveinternal cost and sourcing execution approval to put in place MSA with suppliers,using internal six steps sourcing process and stage gate review approvalprocess

  • Maintain supplierIndustry knowledge and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and drivesupplier improvement projects

  • Manage ateam of buyers and provide coaching and directives to team

Supporting Roles:.

  • Support thecollection of market intelligence data on India suppliers landscape

  • Workcollaboratively with other global sourcing colleagues to share best practices andprocurement process improvements


  • Educationbackground

Minimum Bachelor degree, major in chemical engineering / chemistry

  • Location :Preferably based out of Hyderabad

  • Experience :

Minimum 8-10 years of sourcing experience preferably in the chemical industry and ability to travel as and when required, visiting suppliers to conduct suppliers’ assessment and negotiation.

  • Knowledge, Skills, andAttributes

  • Peopleleader

  • Solidinterpersonal/facilitation/influencing skills

  • Stronganalytical and negotiation skills

  • Basicfinancial analysis and management costs accounting skills

  • Abilityto work effectively in a cross functional and cross business environment.

  • Exhibitshigh business ethics and principle based behavior

  • Abilityto communicate across all levels, energetic, enthusiastic, with a positiveattitude

  • Teamplayer, with commitment and passion in making procurement as a life long career


Primary Location: APAC-India-Telangana-Hyderabad

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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