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Position – Engineer/Sr.Engineer – Procurement
Company – John Crane
Location – Pune, Maharashtra, IN

Job description

Responsible for sourcing goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply in line with global procurement vision & strategy. The job holder will take responsibility for a specific project or hold a larger remit in terms of purchasing responsibility, will have more technical knowledge, expertise, understanding and will be seen as a specialist within their function.

Duties & Responsibilities

Key responsibilities:

  • Support global/regional tendering teams by being the interface with suppliers for RFQ, facilitate technical alignment, adherence to specifications, cost and delivery targets
  • Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost-reduction projects
  • Maintain cost tracker at the sub-component level and communicate on potential cost and lead-time impacts to bidding team
  • Partner with Category Manager to achieve best possible value available from supply base to ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials to reduce risk or impact on business operations
  • Monitor market trends, supplier strategies and new potential suppliers
  • Review opportunities and negotiate to reduce costs using procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Provide technical/commercial assistance to Purchasing teams to improve product knowledge
  • Ensure that a consistent approach is used for all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to all company guidelines and purchasing policies and procedures

Specific deliverables of the position:

  • Meeting stakeholder, and customer requirements and needs (cost, capacity, quality, and delivery)
  • Thorough understanding of tendering process & supplier landscape
  • Build, maintain, and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
  • Monitor & report any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials to relevant stakeholders and Category Manager

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum experience of 4 to 7 years or Diploma in Engineering with 5 to 8 years in Project Management, Procurement & Sourcing organization
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems, and API standards along with experience in qualifying and auditing suppliers is essential. Experience with Continuous Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma is a plus
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation & Fluid Sealing Systems is an added advantage
  • Support safe workplace cultures and compliance with Smiths EH&S

Key Skills:

  • Good supplier management skills
  • Integrity and excellent negotiation skills
  • Good Technical Purchasing knowledge to liaise with internal teams & suppliers
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with a global footprint organization and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts

About Smiths

At Smiths, we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers’ evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are an FTSE100, global business of around 14,600 colleagues, based in 50+ countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity, and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers’ operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create a competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with curious minds, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge, and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with a 170+ year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About John Crane

John Crane ( is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2016 revenue was greater than 1 Billion USD (£830m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group (, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

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