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manager-strategic procurement in Chennai

chennai, tamil nadu
Information Technology
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comcast recruitment team, randstad india
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About Company

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

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As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for development and implementation of procurement policies and practices,performing service management to ensure value delivery from the center, leading vendor coordination efforts, and coordinating the innovation efforts, which might involve third party providers. This role will report to Comcast Procurement in USA with dotted line to General Manager at Comcast India Engineering Center I.

The responsibilities will include:• Lead day-to- day procurement operations Selects and manages new and existing suppliersthrough competitive solicitation and direct negotiations Manages vendor/supplier relationships and interfaceswith key executives on supplier issues Establishes procedures to accomplish procurement of avariety of materials in a cost-effective manner andensures results through consistent monitoring of staff,suppliers, and procedures Coordinates and reports procurement activities, plans,and consults with key representatives across severaldepartments Assesses market conditions that may affectprocurements continually
• Develop/ Implement procurement policy Contribute to development and implementation ofprocurement policies to minimize operational andfinancial risk Manage and measure all third party spend for theComcast India Engineering Center I Perform contract audits on Indian based technologyvendors on behalf of Comcast Cable, USA Run RFx in a timely fashion as required Execute procurement and legal contracts withassistance and permission from Comcast Procurementat the headquarters
• Perform service management Manage and expedite service delivery setup/ resourcingneeds for Comcast India Engineering Center I Provide input towards improving operations includingvendor management Measure and report on the value delivered and otherrelevant metrics Track spend and savings for Comcast India EngineeringCenter I
• Lead vendor coordination Manage coordination with vendors for co-working andcollaboration efforts (while ensuring proper protectionof Comcast IP) Develop and implement opportunities to improve valuefrom vendor delivery in India Liaise with Comcast’s India based vendors for site visits,and co-working needs
• Coordinate and drive innovation initiatives including vendorinvestments towards innovation activities in India (e.g., Centerof Excellence)
• Develop, mentor, and train staff. Monitor to ensure workperformance is to Company's standards
• Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion inmatters of significance
• Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able towork nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
• Other relevant duties as assigned


Key requirements and experience include:
 Generally requires 10+ years or more related experience yearsof technology management or procurement experience in alarge technology or media company
 A strong technical background in procurement and vendormanagement including a deep understanding of the bestpractices and appreciation of various technology domains likesoftware development and testing
 Understanding of the global outsourcing landscape and theplayers in this space
 Understanding of the technology, cable, and communications landscape in the US
 Strong finance and accounting skillset
 Ability to support Eastern Standard Time Zone (USA) calls as needed
 Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
 Excellent verbal and written communications skills
 Experience working in global delivery environments
 Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Finance/ Accounting,Technology or Engineering
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