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Category Buyer



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Job Title: Category Buyer

Job Details

Who we are

Johnson Controls is the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings.

At Johnson Controls, we’ve been making buildings smarter since 1885, and our capabilities, depth of innovation experience, and global reach have been growing ever since. Today, we offer the world’s largest portfolio of building products, technologies, software, and services; we put that portfolio to work to transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play.

This is where Johnson Controls comes in, helping drive the outcomes that matter most. Through a full range of systems and digital solutions, we make your buildings smarter. A smarter building is safer, more comfortable, more efficient, and, ultimately, more sustainable. Most important, smarter buildings let you focus more intensely on your unique mission. Better for your people. Better for your bottom line. Better for the planet. We’re helping to create a healthy planet with solutions that decrease energy use, reduce waste and make carbon neutrality a reality.

Sustainability is a top priority for our company.

We committed to invest 75 percent of new product development R&D in climate-related innovation to develop sustainable products and services. We take sustainability seriously. Achieving net zero carbon emissions before 2040 is just one of our commitments to making the world a better place.

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What you will do:

The Category buyer is responsible for project spend for APAC region. Responsibilities include supplier scouting, selection, supplier management, price & contract negotiations, drive product optimization and working capital management. The buyer will develop and execute a category strategy that supports the company’s profitable growth plans. They will be the primary owner of cost savings and working capital improvements. Candidate is requested with IT equipment: IT hardware/software purchasing experience.

How you will do it:

  • Drive year-over-year improvement in field material spend through supplier negotiation.
  • Drive year-over-year improvement in working capital through supplier payment term management.
  • Develop field material category strategy by category cluster, implement category strategy in sourcing decision of field projects.
  • Supplier account management for selection of suppliers. Develop strategies to effectively manage and optimize the supply base.
  • Manage supplier performance and organize regular business reviews with suppliers of responsibility.
  • Negotiation and maintenance of contracts and supply conditions.
  • Insights to supply base market intelligence & dynamics, scouting new suppliers to support the business growth.
  • Deploy a global preferred supplier strategy to improve supplier quality, delivery and cost.

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying or related Business Degree
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in sourcing/procurement experience with with IT equipment: IT hardware/software purchasing experience, ELV knowledge are added advantage
  • Ability to handle APAC region will be added advantage.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, being able to build a compelling case and convince others; familiar with contracting
  • Good interpersonal skills to enable and manage strategic relationships
  • Adaptable towards a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in working in multi-cultural teams
  • Preferably experience in an innovative but also cost-driven environment
  • Experience in international trade
  • Advance in MS Excel especially well-verse in generating Pivot Table and VLOOKUP is a must
  • Experience in analyzing data and sensitive with data
  • Ability to optimize supplier base and good sourcing skill

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Our dedication to diversity and inclusion starts with our values. We lead with integrity and purpose, focusing on the future and aligning with our customers’ vision for success. Our High-Performance Culture ensures that we have the best talent that is highly engaged and eager to innovate. Our D&I mission elevates each employee’s responsibility to contribute to our culture. It’s through these contributions that we’ll drive the mindsets and behaviors we need to power our customers’ missions. You have the power. You have the voice. You have the culture in your hands.