Purchase Lead, Finance

Who we are and what we do:

Founded in 2002, Cactus Communications (CACTUS) is a global scientific communications company that collaborates with researchers across academic disciplines, universities, publishers, societies, and life science organizations to accelerate research impact. CACTUS’ portfolio of products and services meet a wide spectrum of research needs: Editage provides editorial, translation, education, and training solutions for researchers; Cactus Life Sciences offers strategic and tactical scientific content solutions to global life sciences organizations; PubSURE is the first AI-powered scholarly publishing platform connecting journals and researchers; Impact Science ensures wider research impact via dissemination solutions and research engagement with peers, public, and policy makers; Cactus Labs Powering all CACTUS businesses with latest technologies is its innovation and R&D cell. We also incubate seed and early stage start-ups that share its mission to solve global problems with science and technology solutions.

CACTUS is an international enterprise with offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Princeton, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Singapore; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 173 countries.

About the role:

The Purchase Lead is responsible for seamless and timely issuance of Purchase orders, acting as a liaison between Procurement, Requester and CACTUS vendors when processing purchase orders.



  • Managing the overall Purchase order process across CACTUS group entities in an efficient manner
  • Identifying process gaps, implementing new programs and working on increasing the efficiency of the process through system automation wherever possible
  • Processing and setting up all new vendors and updating vendor contact information after proper due diligence
  • Setting up of SLAs for effectively managing all purchase requests with zero escalations
  • Actively handling exceptions, providing timely resolutions, enabling timely closure of monthly books by providing provisions within stated timelines


You will also be involved in:

  • Closure of all purchase request within agreed SLAs and issuance of purchase order for the same
  • Actively collaborating with business users, procurement POC and vendors wherever required and provide resolutions for timely purchase order issuance
  • Setting up of new vendors in system after due KYC process
  • Reviewing and approving all Purchase orders ensuring correct expense classification
  • Regularly monitoring KPI’s of Purchase process and effectively handling exceptions in time bound manner
  • Providing list of provisions for timely monthly closure of books


You perfectly fit the bill for the role if you have:

  • Bachelor's/Master's (preferred) degree in Finance like MCom, BBA, MBA (Finance/Administration)
  • Experience of about 4-5 years in Purchase and Accounting processes; 
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of Procure 2 Pay process
  • Experience in Oracle R12 is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in interacting with vendors internationally is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Excel (working knowledge of Pivot Table, Sort options, Filter, If formula, conditional formatting, V Look up and excel shortcuts using keyboards is must)
  • Good communication skills

Job location: 
Andheri (East), Mumbai

Application process

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Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400093, India
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