Why this role matters
The Senior Buyer-Contract Shared Services is an individual-contributor role, which involves design and implementation of various contract management activities. The role holder would be based out of the Global Procurement Operations Centre (GPOC), in Gurgaon.
The role-holder would operate in a matrix organisation, is line-managed by a Procurement Manager or Senior Procurement Manager within the GPOC organisation, as appropriate.
What you'll be doing
Role holder is responsible for:
Subject Matter Expert in Contract Management Services
Accountable for managing assigned projects and supporting Contract Management Services team
Design of new contract checks and templates, and keeping these up to date as processes change, Contract repository management and checks on new contracts for relevant documentation and guiding team members with these checks, Contract reporting- clauses, volume of documents etc., Contract change tracking, legacy contract cleanse etc.
In absence of team lead, responsible for management of the teams deliverables including tracking of SLA/KPI performance etc.
Supports team lead with continuous improvement of delivery of contract management services, including identification of automation opportunities and standardisation
Support Contract Management Services lead in critically reviewing contracting processes to identify opportunities to deliver portions from Contract Management Services team and resultant benefits
Responsible for guiding the team through projects, setting strategy in complex situations etc.
Supports Contract Management Services Lead in continuously reviewing and improving ways of working with Procurement stakeholders
Engages with automation and transformation teams to eliminate non-value-adding tasks and automate repetitive manual tasks
Leads lower complexity special projects with external stakeholders
Required Candidate profile
We'll also need to see these on your CV
Should have 6-10 years of experience post-college all or most of which should be in core Procurement or contract management functions. 2 years full time MBA would be counted towards experience
Strong understanding of Contracting and Contract Management processes
Excellent operational skills in contracting, contract terms, contract storage and management
In-depth knowledge of Source to Contract and Procure to Pay cycles
Support development of advanced contract reporting capabilities to support various BT-wide initiatives and statutory requirements such as DTR
Ability to lead development of new ways of working with multiple stakeholders and the Contract Management Services team
Should have minimum qualification of graduation (Legal/ Science/ Commerce streams preferred).
People with legal background or additional qualification in Legal/Risk areas would have advantage
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification or IACCM certification or equivalent desirable
Strong knowledge of MS Office, especially Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
Demonstrably excellent Communication, Thought Leadership, Eye for Detail & Conflict Management skills
Should demonstrate a strong knowledge of BT Organisation and Group Procurement, and good understanding of BTs products and services