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General Manager – Materials

Job Category: Procurement
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mumbai
Reporting Relationship: Executive Director & CFO


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing strategic plans aligned to the organizational goals. This involves analyzing market trends, forecasting material requirements, and formulating procurement strategies.
  • Port handling & managing complete logistics requirements including customs procedures, documentation, & regulatory compliances.
  • Developing and executing sourcing strategies, this includes identifying potential suppliers, evaluating their capabilities to ensure quality & reliability, negotiating contracts, and ensuring timely & cost-effective sourcing of materials.
  • Leading the material department’s budget, monitoring expenses, and implementing cost-saving initiatives.
  • Effective inventory management for minimizing costs and maintaining smooth operations.
  • Monitoring stock levels to ensure adequate availability of materials while avoiding excess inventory.
  • Optimize the supply chain process, from sourcing of raw materials (including Styrene, ACN & Butadiene – 70% is imports & 30% is domestic sourcing) to delivery of finished products. This involves streamlining processes, improving efficiency, reducing lead times, and collaborating with other departments to ensure smooth coordination.
  • Analyze cost drivers, identify areas for improvement, and implement strategies to optimize material costs without compromising quality or service.
  • Work closely with quality assurance teams to establish quality control procedures, conduct audits, and resolve any issues related to material quality or non-compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards related to materials sourcing, handling, and environmental impact.
  • Identify and mitigate supply chain risks, such as disruptions, price fluctuations, or supplier reliability issues.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback to the team, fostering a productive and collaborative work environment.

Candidate Profile

Qualification & Experience

  • BE / B. Tech/ Equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering with MBA in Materials or Logistics Management with 15+ years of experience in material management & procurement.
  • Exposure in procurement of either Styrene / ACN / Butadiene would be preferred.
  • The current purchase value of BEPL is INR 1000 Cr thus an executive who has managed a similar value of purchases would be an ideal fit.

Key Skills:

  • Expertise in procurement, port handling, warehouse & logistics management.
  • Value driven with great negotiating skills and passion for his domain.
  • Abreast of industry trends and Knowledge of regulatory laws & compliance norms for importing goods.
  • An excellent communicator, with attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Pro-active, collaborative, and self-motivated; Ability to develop & build long term partnership.
  • Techno Commercial acumen with Strategic and Analytical Thinking.

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