Skill: rfx , sourcing , supplier performance , negotiation , procurement; Exp: 5-8 years; Job Description Job Title Category Specialist Corporate Services Location Pune, India Company Overview Symantec Corporation is a global leader in cyber security solutions. We operate the largest civilian cyber intelligence threat network in the world that positions us to proactively address where companies are most vulnerable, and were developing new offerings in key growing markets such as mobile, cloud, appliances, data-loss prevention, managed security services and authentication. Protecting the worlds information requires great people. There are people in 50 countries working on products and services that protect what matters mostfrom the most important information of the Fortune 500 to your family photos. Everything we do begins with what weve learned about keeping peoples information secure. With the explosion of cloud services and the proliferation of mobile applications, enterprise security has never been more important. Symantec as the #1 enterprise security platform is uniquely placed to drive innovation and shape the industry. Position Summary The ideal candidate will have tenured procurement competence, strong business acumen and experience in supporting various Corporate Services Categories. The candidate must be customer centric and be able to balance the demands of a rapidly growing, complex environment. The ideal candidate should also be fluent in Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) in addition to English. The Category Specialist will support Global Category leads for assigned Corporate Services including Facilities, Consulting, Legal, Tax, HR Services, Call Centers and Contingent Labor. This position will impact the performance of the Corporate Services Category and the businesses supported by achieving targeted business results for all projects, initiatives and work efforts under his/her control. The Category Specialist will lead sourcing projects and will be expected to negotiate and deliver savings and efficiencies for the Corporate Services category. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Work closely with Category Leads for Corporate Services in preparing and implementing strategies for all Professional Services categories. Work with the data analytics team to analyze key inputs including business needs, volume projections, and market/supply base benchmarks and trends. Support the development of negotiation strategies and drive negotiations for key supplier agreements. Monitor supplier performance, identify cost reduction opportunities and conduct RFx activities where opportunities are identified. Manage ongoing supplier relationships to ensure responsiveness and partnering behavior. Monitor Category purchasing spend and ensure compliance with policies and procedures. Negotiate and manage key supplier relationships. Knowledge & Experience Degree BA/BS in Finance, MBA and/or Purchasing Certification 5 years managing Professional Services as a Category Specialist Multi-national corporate experience Demonstrated ability to set and meet goals Proven track record in delivering savings and efficiencies Previous Spend Responsibility $200 million Skills & Ability Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated fluency in Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese). Ability to work in fast paced, complex and dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to think globally/strategically, turn information into effective strategies and drive results. Superior interpersonal skills, strong multi-lingual verbal and written communication skills Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Analytical skills to solve complex problems. Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities. ======================================== Symantec is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Degree: MBA/ PGDM
Function: Logistics / Procurement / Materials Mgmt. / Supply Chain