Senior Manager – Procurement, India
South Asia
Country / Territory
New Delhi
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: 6 / FCTC 807,500 INR per annum plus benefits / No. of positions: 1 / Duration: Indefinite contract / Location: Delhi / Mumbai / Chennai / Kolkata / Applicants must have the legal right to work in India / Closing Date: 28 January 2020 (23:59 UK time)
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The South Asia region is of high priority for the UK and includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran (non-represented) and Nepal.

The main purpose of this position is to develop and oversee the implementation of a contract life cycle management culture in the local procurement function and creating value for internal stakeholders.

Essential criteria: 
  • Must have experience of contract and/or operations management in a global organisation and should have experience in an international context
  • Experience of working across matrix structure to drive and deliver a substantial change agenda and experience of developing & embedding new ways of working e.g. framework, approaches and processes of working
  •  Should have an experience of working in a geographically dispersed matrix structure, including the ability to co-ordinate resources not under role holder’s direct control and experience in procurement contracts management is essential.
Desirable criteria: 
  • Relevant experience
Work with us and we will support you to try new ideas, and develop your skills, knowledge and career.  

Please refer to the role profile for accountability, responsibilities, main duties and essential requirements. For further information please see the documents below: 

Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviors.pdf
Core Skills.pdf

If you want to have more information, please click on the link below:

  • This role will be for flexible location (Delhi / Mumbai / Kolkata / Chennai)       
  • The role would be for Indefinite contract duration
  • As per India Recruitment Policy (applicable to internal staff only) - “Staff on fixed term or indefinite contract must have completed 1 year in their current post in order to be eligible for applying against internal vacancies”.  
  • Additionally: If you are applying for a job in another location, this will be considered as voluntary relocation and not an Organisation initiated transfer. 

  • Free library membership  
  • The Council provides 14 Public Holidays each year which is published at the beginning of each calendar year
  • Annual leave entitlement is 21 working days in a year ·         
  • Hours of work including 1-hour lunch break will be 40 hours per week. The British Council Division may at its discretion vary these timings as the needs of the Division dictate. ·         
  • BCD has a Group Medical Insurance policy of INR 500,000 as a family floater amount ·         

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects. Together, we can do more.  

If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please apply by 28 January 2020 (23:59 UK time). 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse (Abuse falls into four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect). In the context of our work, child protection therefore means putting in all reasonable measures in our activity planning and work practices to protect children engaging in British Council activities from abuse. We believe in establishing a child safe environment one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place.