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Oracle JAPAC Regional Category Lead, Contingent Workforce in Bengaluru, India

JAPAC Regional Category Lead, Contingent Workforce

Preferred Qualifications


The Global

Procurement organization delivers sourcing, supplier management and contract

negotiation services to optimize spend and mitigate risk for Oracle. The department delivers a Contingent

Workforce Program (CWP) to manage processes, policies and technology required

to recruit, on-board, and maintain non-billable contractors at Oracle. The CWP includes a Managed Service Provider

(MSP) that leverages multiple staffing agencies to obtain competitive rates and

a Vendor Management System (VMS) that Oracle employees use to submit

non-billable or billable contractor requirements to approved staffing agencies.

It also manages external contractor spend that does not fall under the CWP

process (non-CWP). The objective is to

transition this spend under CWP process in the future. This role will provide

category oversight in CWP countries including India, Australia and New Zealand,

as well as all non-CWP countries in the wider JAPAC region such as Japan, China

and the Philippines for example.


The JAPAC Regional Category Lead includes but is NOT

limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support to

five (5) direct reports, with the potential of managing a larger operational

team in the future

  • Managing the relationships with

Oracle’s MSP and VMS partners, ensuring contractual SLA’s and KPI’s are met

  • Working with and influencing internal

stakeholders / business partners with regards to

sourcing and engaging suitable contactors in a timely manner, providing guidance

on risk mitigation and local legislative requirements

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships

with internal corporate teams (Source to Settle, HR, Legal), as well as with

staffing agencies, suppliers, and other external stakeholders

  • Ensuring various objectives or KPI’s like driving

an increase in managed spend, savings or greater adoption of the CWP are met.

  • Identifying, proposing, and implementing business

process improvements projects as well as application or VMS enhancements

  • Managing regional/global projects and drafting

business summaries and/or executive approval requests

  • Negotiating and/or reviewing pricing ,

commercials and associated supplier agreements of varying complexity and for

various services to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with Oracle’s


  • Reviewing and dispositioning supplier agreements

inherited from Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities

  • Involvement in high-dollar, as well as ad-hoc, sourcing activities including RFI’s,

RFQ’s, and RFP’s

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to travel internationally occasionally

  • 5 – 8 years of relevant work experience and a

BS/BA degree or equivalent

  • Knowledge of the IT /Tech market and “hard to find” talent is critical. Previous MSP or VMSexperience is an advantage

  • The ideal candidateshould be familiar with the risks and complexities associated with engagingcontractors of all types across the JAPAC region. These “types” includestaffing agency workers, SOW consultants, independent contractors andother non-employees

  • Prior categorymanagement or procurement experience is less important than familiaritywith staffing and recruiting practices, agency fee structures, vendormanagement systems and associated processes / policies

  • Highly cultivated interpersonal skills and a

proven ability to build relationships with and influence individuals both up

and down the organizational hierarchy

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

and a proven ability to work effectively with both internal and external

stakeholders on a regional, global, and/or virtual basis

  • Pro-activeand ability to drive transformational change

  • Solidmulti-phase project management skills

  • Candidate must also have strong organizational

skills and be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, dynamic,

deadline-driven environment

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem

solving, and negotiation skills

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Responsible for overseeing activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, and equipment. Manages a professional staff.

As a member of Oracle's International Electronic eBusiness Center, you will review and approve purchases up to a specified dollar amount. Directs the activities of buyers to meet company objectives. Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities. May negotiate major contracts involving large dollar amounts. Interacts with suppliers to resolve issues and maintain the Oracle/Supplier relationship. May analyze and summarize global commodity spending trends to identify cost saving opportunities. Monitors activities to ensure Oracle's Global Purchasing/Finance policy objectives are met. May review standard and nonstandard contracts. Identify, propose and initiate implementation of process efficiencies/improvements.

Leads a specialized area which may have diverse functional elements. Frequently interacts with supervisors and/or functional peer group managers. May interact with senior management. Demonstrated knowledge of commodities and assigned Local Countries. Knowledge of Internet Procurement, Purchasing Core Applications, Purchasing Legal Guidelines, Corporate Financial Policies, and Monaco Documents.

Job: Finance

Location: IN-IN,India-Bengaluru

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle