Manager Vendor Development

Purchase Vendor Development Manager

Minimum - B. Tech or Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics Engineering (based on product type)

Vendor relationship management systems like SRM , VRM etc., inventory management systems like FIFO,LIFO, purchasing concepts like price determination , price-cost analysis etc., material classification techniques, macroeconomic concepts and growth indicators, key technical processes for items in the organization, &APQP

Certified training for Manager Vendor Development (programme aligned to ASC/Q6203 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

ASDC Level 5 VD Executive or minimum 8-10 years in purchase or sourcing or manufacturing department

The tasks a Manager Vendor Development is expected to perform include:

Executing and deploying vendor development initiatives

Driving improvements with regards to innovation

Managing quality and cost

Integrating vendors with a team of VD executives

Proficiency in monitoring the development of new parts and vendors

Efficient in evaluating and qualifying existing and new vendors

Ability to collaborate with team members for vendor development activities

Familiarity with undertaking and managing the contract with new vendors

Ability to maintain a safe, clean and secure working environment

Effective in ensuring the implementation of 5S activities at the shop floor and the office

Ability to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements

Physically fit

Information flow systems or ERP like SAP

Depending on applicability in organization

EXIM procedures

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently and in a team

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

May or may not require supervising a team

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Part-time jobs maybe available

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Overtime is common Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible.Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like back/neck pain

Health risks include exposure to chemicals, dust, equipment noise, welding fumes, etc.

For candidates with 4-9 years of experience -INR25,000 toINR45,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Quality Standards of the Indian Car Market Now

Not too long ago, India had just two car manufacturers, Ambassadors and Fiats. And if one did have the experience of the cars in those days, the lesser said the better about their quality, or the lack of it. Today one would have to be a collector to consider these.

The entire car industry is dominated by international standard cars which come with high levels of quality and performance, with literally hundreds of models competing in the Indian markets.

A car is after all just an assembly of various components and if the components are of poor quality, then so is the car. Post the liberalization of the closed Indian economy in 1991, the competition increased with such suddenness that many companies ceased to exist.

But something good happened to the automotive industry. They grew and improved and improved and look at where this industry in India has reached and that too in such a short span of time.

This was possible since the industry was forced by the OEMs to adopt quality management system standards and have them certified, starting with the ubiquitous ISO 9000, then to the demanding and stringent automotive industry standard QS 9000 and now to the ISO/TS 16949, which is not more prescriptive but is more strongly controlled right through to the certification body and its auditors.


Manufacturing units

Car factories

Cities across India

Will be updated

ITIs across India

Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology

Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Tambaram

Sai Leo Nagar, West Tambaram

Rungta Group of Institutions

Government College of Engineering

Shri Govindram

Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Bangalore Institute of Technology