IT Specialist – Purchasing Job in Chennai, India at Mott MacDonald

IT Specialist – Purchasing

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Job DescriptionThe IT Purchasing Specialist will have a background in an area of IT request fulfilment process .The position requires someone who is able to work closely with IT Finance, place orders with suppliers, keep records and help the IT Asset Management team in a variety of duties. Some exposure to ITSM practices and tools will be an advantage. The specialist will work in a team providing global services from a central location and need to flexible with time to ensure that service level targets are met consistently.


  • Minimum experience should be in Information Technology, doing any of Purchasing, Procurement and License
  • Analytic skills with good knowledge of Microsoft Excel is strongly desired.
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to concurrently navigate multiple systems and tool sets.
  • High degree of initiative and ability to work effectively in teams or solitary.
  • Excellent people’s skill, written and oral communication skills with an ability to deal effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to negotiate and win with suppliers.

Key Duties

  • Fulfills purchasing of goods and services related to the IT industry (Examples: hardware, software, network, cloud, bandwidth, MPLS, IT Security, VoIP).
  • Applies billing information in the company’s finance systems.
  • Creates and reviews Purchase Orders and verifies accuracy and compliance with financial standards.
  • Acts and advises on opportunities to decrease product costs and/or mitigate risk.
  • May be assigned to contract management, license recording and asset billing tasks.
  • Establishes good working relationships with internal business partners and outside vendors.
  • Experience of global purchasing or procurement would be an advantage.
  • Provides timely assistance in the fulfillment of IT purchase requests; provides technology assistance to employees so that they can make the right conclusion about pricing, product options and delivery when purchasing technology goods and services.
  • Processes purchase orders and information requests within service levels using documented procedures.
  • Escalates all business-critical issues and non-standard equipment requests to the business managers and IT Asset Management in a timely manner.
  • Verifies that Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met and adjusts schedule to accommodate requests.
  • Provides coverage during UK work hours when required.
  • Ensures work assignments are being completed on schedule.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Meet service level targets for purchasing and delivery of goods and services;
  • Successive improvement in delivering efficiency to the purchasing process; and
  • Efficient communication of service activities to IT staff and business users.

Candidate SpecificationFormal Education & Certification

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Technical certification an advantage, but not required
  • Formal or informal training in an ITSM tool
  • Prior training in at least one PO system required. ServiceNow experience a clear advantage.

Job ProfileMott MacDonald’s support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively.
The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practice and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

The application process
Read the information provided and if it sounds like the right role for you please apply online as soon as possible. Our online application process takes about 10 minutes and you’ll need to upload your CV/resume. You have the option to upload a cover letter – to help explain why you’re interested in applying for this role. The application deadline is xxxxx when applications will be reviewed by the team to shortlist for interviews, which will be held in xxxxx.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Other Information​​Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at [email protected] and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

About Company

Company: Mott MacDonald

Company Location:  Chennai, India

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