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Assistant Manager Procurement Bengaluru, Karnataka Assistant Manager Procurement

Aryaka Networks

Aryaka Networks

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024


Assistant Manager – Procurement
Supporting the Procurement Manager in overseeing and managing the company's purchasing activities. This includes sourcing and buying materials, goods, and services to meet the company's operational needs while ensuring cost-effectiveness, quality, and timely delivery.
You will/must have -
  • Basic Qualification: Com / MBA
  • Additional Qualification: Any Certification in Supply Chain Management
  • Experience: 6 - 8 Years
  • Specific skills: MS-Excel Advanced, Share Point, MS- Word
  • Basic mathematical/analytical & Deal Comparison skills/knowledge
  • Experience in Procurement Tool (ARIBA, SAP, Net Suite) will be an added advantage.
  • Experience & Exposure of Stock/Asset Management Tool
  • 3 to 5 Years of IT Hardware Purchase & Logistics Experience – Mandatory Requirement
  • 3 Years of IT Software/SaaS Sourcing & Negotiation Experience - Mandatory Requirement
  • Experience into MS-Azure & AWS Sourcing & Negotiation will be Preferred.
  • IT Hardware Shipping & Logistics experience for remote location.
  • Should have proven his/her Supply Chain Management Skills during COVID Restrictions. (Use Cases)
  • Multiple Vendor Interaction & Vendor Negotiation Skills, Fair Understanding of General Terms & Conditions of Purchase.
  • Idea of Applicable Local Taxes of Different Countries, and basic idea of Import/Export & Logistics
  • Fair Understanding of latest Incoterms.
Good for you to have –
  • Understanding of Telecom/ISP Bandwidth services, Data Centre Space & Power (Co-location Services) & Cross Connects.
  • Idea of latest computer hardware technology, Network & Server hardware offering from different OEMs.
  • Own Database of Global System Integrators & IT Hardware Suppliers.
  • Should be able to understand Supplier Invoice & match with Aryaka PO if required.
  • Experience into any Digital Transformation Project will be added advantage.
  • IT Hardware/Software Catalogue & Price Book Update & Management.
You will possess these technical skills –
  • MS-Excel skills like (Pivot, V-Lookup, Filter & Formulas)
  • Adobe/Docusign Signature Tools
  • Prior experience in any Asset Management Tool
  • Prior experience in any latest PR/PO Creation & Approval Tools like (ARIBA, SAP, Net Suite)
  • Prior experience in any ticketing tools like JIRA/Remedy/SFDC etc.
  • Should be good at working on MS-Outlook for email & Calendar management, MS-Teams & Zoom for organizing meetings.
  • Should be able to understand the different time zones and time difference to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Should be able to use any standard Offline/Online Currency Conversion Tools
Bird’s eye view of your role –
Will be Responsible for handling IT & Operations Strategic Sourcing, It Hardware, Software & Saas Sourcing & Negotiation, Hardware Asset Management of the organization, CAPEX, Consumables & Opex Purchases Related to Ops, IT & Telecom.
Assist the Global Procurement team for Updating information in all Aryaka internal Purchase Systems, work closely with users to understand the purchase requirements, getting the quote from multiple suppliers, getting the best quote approved & release PO, track deliveries and work with Aryaka Accounts Payable team for payments & supplier related dispute resolution.
What will you bring –
  • Ability to deal/handle multiple requests & negotiations with multiple vendors simultaneously.
  • Should have good Analytical & Deal Comparison skills.
  • Should be open to work in different time zones as per Job requirement to attend supplier meetings if any.
  • Able to handle Vendor Escalations while acting as a bridge between Aryaka Stake holders & suppliers.
  • Basic Understanding of different billing & invoice terms.
  • Understanding of different currencies & Conversion Factors
  • Should be able to maintain good cross functional relationship with positive/receptive attitude.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
What are your performance objectives –
  • PR/PO related activities for IT/Operations CAPEX/Opex Procurements.
  • Updating all procurement related information in Aryaka Internal portal
e.g.: Ensuring proper nomenclature of procurement tickets, update all information like procurement type, location name, Cost of Goods, Recurring & Non-Recurring Charges in Procurement ticket and latest update as comment
  • Entry of all information like – proper vendor code, quote details, currency, procurement reference no, procurement item details in Aryaka Purchase Order portal to create PR/PO for suppliers.
  • Handling IT/Operations/Engineering Related Capex & Consumables Procurement by ensuring proper Procurement ticket in place with a valid & approved BOM and get quotes from multiple suppliers
  • IT Hardware/Software Catalogue & Price Book Management & Timely Update.
  • Prepares the Business case for the best quote available and process for approval & Prepares the PO for Signature & Releases the signed PO to Supplier with given timelines.
  • Suppliers follow ups and Tracks delivery of all Hardware & Capex Purchases.
  • Asset Management includes Asset Tagging and Update device information in Asset Management Tool.
  • Distribution of Bar Codes for assets across different global locations, Asset Bar Coding & Entry in Asset Management Tool, Internal Asset Transfer & Record Update in Internal Asset Management Software Tool.
  • As a Procurement Team Member, you will be responsible to handle Billing & Invoice Related Escalation if any by the Supplier or Aryaka Accounts Payable Team within desired time frame.
How will your lofty goals be translated into specific actions / short term goals –
  • He / She will have to Prepare & Manage a Database of all Software/SaaS application in use across the organization within 1st Quarter of joining.
  • He / She will have to Understand & Manage the IT Catalogue & Price Book from 1st Month Onwards.
  • He / She will have to own & manage the monthly CAPEX report within 1st quarter of joining.
  • He / She will need to work with IT Team for IT Stock management for emergency requirements.
  • He / She need to plan IT Warehousing for remote office locations across the Globe.
  • He / She will bring down the logistics expenses by 5% within first 1 Year
What’s in it for you? (EVP – Employee Value Proposition) –
  • Assistant Procurement Manager will have the Opportunity to work with Different Department Leaders of the organization.
  • He / She will be driving the Global Vendor Management for vendors spread across the globe.
  • He / She will be getting chance to learn latest Procurement Tools, Techniques & Strategies and be an active participant in the same.
  • There will be a scope to get elevated to Team Lead or Manager/Senior Manager Procurement if he/she shows impressive negotiation skills, brings visible savings for the organization & demonstrates the way of process adaptiveness.
Who are we –
Aryaka is the global leader in fully managed SASE services. Delivered as-a-service for a variety of modern deployments, we make it easy for enterprises to consume network and network security solutions. Aryaka uniquely combines innovative SD-WAN and security technology with a global network and a managed service approach to offer the industry’s best customer and application experience. Coupled with being recognized for the 2nd year in a row by Gartner’s “Voice of the Customer and listed on the “Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies” our clients include hundreds of global enterprises, including several from the esteemed Fortune 100. We have strong partnerships with companies that include Palo Alto Networks, Check Point Software Technologies, as examples, and we are backed by incredible investors that include Goldman Sachs, Third Point Ventures, and others. We are actively seeking top talent to join our growing team. Are you ready?
Why Aryaka –
We have won “Great Places to Work” World-Wide for 4 consecutive years because we have an amazing company culture that is inviting, collaborative, supportive, and inclusive to our employees. We encourage our employees to expand their knowledge base and provide the tools to help them get there. We are always innovating and looking at ways to improve and expand, and we listen to our employees and their ideas. We have an amazing group of very respected “Thought Leaders” who are always open to mentoring. We consider ourselves great Corporate Citizens which we show through our “Women In Technology” Program and “AryakaCares” Program as well as others. Our Benefits are World-Class, we have unlimited PTO, and a flexible work structure to allow you to maximize on your work/life balance. As Aryakans, we are 100% dedicated to being an equal opportunity employer and supporter of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
Aryaka Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and supporter of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. All candidates from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and gender identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Aryaka considers the "whole person" without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
Third-Party Agency Notice: Aryaka does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party agencies. Should any agency send a resume to any employee within Aryaka without explicit invitation, the resume will be considered a gift, and no fee will be paid. All agencies must have a signed contract from Talent Acquisition management prior to any engagement.