Lead buyer (IT/Telecom )

Job location:
Pune, India
Created moment:
September 24, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07565

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Lead buyer (IT/Telecom )

Job Summary

Key Task & Responsibilities:

  • Work under the guidance's of the IT/Telecom Global Category Manager        

  •   Work in close collaboration with IT function as primary internal stakeholder (mainly located in  Europe)

  • End to end purchasing process management

  • Report purchasing performance (savings)

  • Supportive of purchasing digitalization (E-procurement)

  • Manage RFP’s corresponding to IT roadmap/business needs (ex : software; hardware; networks; cybersecurity…)

  • Negotiate prices and contract with suppliers (editors; resellers….)

  • Manage contracts renewals; renegotiation

  • Implement strategies defined at category level ( interlock with regions to track evidences)

  • Handle all administrative tasks related to category management (contract database update; suppliers reporting collection and consolidation; business reviews preparation..)

  • Support APAC purchasing team on spot projects (in various categories)

Profile :

  • Minimum 4 to 6  years’ experience in IT/Telecom purchasing (software; hardware; mobility…)

  • Knowledge of other indirect purchasing categories is a plus 

  • English : Fluent

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Curious about other categories


  • Graduation in Engineering or Technology.

    Position Type

    Full time



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