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Sourcing Manager

-The role is responsible for ensuring effective sourcing support to business teams in India – ensuring that Pearson maximizes value and minimizes risk. The role will oversee all sub-categories in the indirect and direct spend area, manage the procurement process end to end, develop a healthy and robust preferred supplier base and deliver savings in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Job Duties:

1. Initiate and implement India category sourcing strategies

  • Develop mid- to long- term category sourcing strategies for key spend areas (including Marketing, Technology, Facility and Print) based on data analytics, market analysis and supplier insights
  • Implement sourcing strategies in line with business goals and increase internal stakeholder satisfaction
  • Establish a preferred supplier programme for each subcategory and collaborate with stakeholders to maximize utilization
  • Foster collaboration and ensure effective communication with key stakeholders to ensure alignment on key sourcing initiatives

2. Deliver savings on key sourcing projects

  • Carry out high impact sourcing projects that help business deliver their goals and achieve sourcing savings through optimal sourcing strategies
  • Lead the sourcing process by managing the end-to-end vendor selection process to deliver overall commercial and contractual benefits
  • Ensure procurement is executed with transparency and in keeping with policies

3. Promote procurement compliance and support buying efficiency.

  • Communicate and educate business stakeholders on Procurement policies and processes
  • Provide consultation, guidance, tools, templates to enable business to self-serve certain products and services
  • Optimize procurement processes and tools to support a streamlined and efficient buying experience for users
  • Drive efficiency through vendor performance reviews, process simplification and spend management

4. Strategic supplier management.

  • Regularly review supplier base and seek opportunities for optimization and consolidation
  • Promote strategic relationship management with key suppliers, monitor and management performance of vendors with regular review, assessment and/or surveys
  • Promote innovation through supplier and market insights

5. Other Duties

  • Track and report key procurement KPIs
  • Work closely with Global Procurement team to support local implementation of global strategies and align initiatives where applicable


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum 8 years of sourcing experience, preferably in a large scale MNC.
  • In-depth experience in category sourcing and indirect procurement knowledge is a must.
  • Strong commercial and contractual skills
  • Good relationship management skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders at Director level is essential
  • Proven experience in managing suppliers through strategic relationship building
  • Project management skills
  • Business-oriented mindset

bangalore, KA, IN