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Diageo Sourcing Programs Manager in Bangalore, India

Job Description :

Organization : DIAGEO India

Department : Supply - Technical

Position : Sourcing Programs Manager

Supervisor's Position : Head - Brand Change Commercialization


The role is responsible for driving Innovation/Renovation and Technical tramling programs from a perspective of sourcing connect. The role looks at creating a network of vendors who will operate as Innovation and Productivity Business Partners and work towards alignment with USL's overall cost agenda, suggest/implement new ideas to bring down the cost of PM, implement new concepts in the area of Printing/Packaging and provide support in NPD and reprographic work.


  • Technical Tramlining Pipeline of 150 Crs over 3 years.

  • Innovation projects COGS management within GM tramlining measures

Direct Reports: Nil

Indirect Reports: Nil


  • Liquid Technical .

  • Sensory Science.

  • Regulatory.

  • Brand Protection.

  • Manufacturing.

  • Sourcing.

  • Supply planning.

  • QA

  • Marketing, Sales, RPC teams,Finance, EMD, Legal, CRRM / PM suppliers, Agencies, Diageo Global.


Qualification: Graduate degree in any of the Technical fields (Packaging, Chemistry or Engineering). Master's degree in Engineering or Science or MBA is desired.

Experience: Innovation/Renovation/Productivity work experience of about 5 years in FMCG or related industry. Experience in sourcing of packaging materials, in addition to packaging development

Knowledge & skills:

  • Excellent MS Excel skills

  • Excellent data management skills

  • Ability to build good relationship with people

  • Should have in-depth knowledge of various printing reproduction processes including UV offset,Flexography & Gravure Printing

  • Updated with new innovations in packaging in FMCG and related industry

  • Good understanding of Packaging Components & relevant information on drivers for the category

Best Suited for someone who:

  • Brings an external focus to work, by being constantly updated on developments and innovations in the external world

  • Able to build good working relationships with internal stakeholders

  • Constantly seeking to improve things and create new standards at work

  • Has a strong commercial focus

  • Has an eye for quality and seeks perfection


  1. Adhere to the Budgets and Ensure Savings
  • Ensure development of new vendors

  • Steer implementation of new packaging

  • Provide guidance in the roll-out of brands with new packaging• Adherence to budgets

  • Amount of savings

  1. New Vendor & Supplier Development
  • Design and develop the process of empanelling new vendors based on their capability, process orientation and infrastructure alongside the commercial consideration

  • Steer co-ordination with the Brand Team and Innovation Commercialization Team for the onsite trail commercial runs.

  • Guide and manage supplier audits for packaging and liquid components to determine supplier’s capability to supply materials fit for USL needs.

  • Ensure reduction in the risk of packaging component failure through effective risk assessment and management of packaging/liquid components via appropriate qualification processes.

  • Review and govern Supplier performance quarterly(SPM) in alignment with procurement for improvements

  • Ensure robust supplier managementto improve on current processes and qualify components within specification

  1. Innovation/Renovation
  • Take accountability for sufficiency of funnel to meet future ambition plan.

  • Manage effectiveness of execution i.e. First Time Right, Meeting G5 objectives post launch and delivering on Innovation/Renovation PnL (NSV, GM)

  • Build the Innovation/Renovation business system and world class commercialization capabilities.

  • Lead Strategic Supplier identification from Innovation/Renovation point of view and work closely on Projects

  • Lead initiatives for vendor Capability Development

  1. Network Management
  • Work closely with Technical project lead for project formulation & ensuring project progress.% Misses (Time, Budget and resource)

  • Organise ,action and inform through Project Kick off, Financial Kick Off, Technical Kick off, Risk assessment meetings in additionto weekly project meetings.Planned V/s Actual

  1. Process adherence
  • Keeping Diageo India ready for Internal audit on projects.Audit non-conformance %.
  1. Write off Management
  • Actively engage and use right 'tools' to manage write off by closely working with supply planner, sourcing , units and regional demand teams.Maintain write-off with in approved limits.

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Primary Location:

Bangalore HO

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