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Manager Product Development

Location:
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 19446, United States
Posted:
January 15, 2018

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KAVAN B DESAI

*** ********* ****** ********, ** *9446, USA

Phone: 215-***-**** Email: desaikavan1984gmail.com

Global Procurement & International Marketing.

Over 9 years of Supply Chain Management, Project Management and New Product Development, New Vendor Development & International Marketing experience in Heavy Equipment, Mechanical parts, Chemicals, Commodities and Electrical Products. Results-oriented professional with demonstrated accomplishments in Strategic Sourcing, Cost Management and Program Management. Excellent communicator capable of building productive, cohesive, and cross-functional teams across all levels of staff, management, suppliers and customer in a fast-moving and multicultural environment.

Global Procurement

Commodities

Cross Functional Leadership

International Marketing

Chemicals, Electrical, Solar

Multi-Location Project Management

Vendor Development

Heavy Equipment, Mechanical

Negotiation Skill

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Export Trading Group ( ETG )

Procurement &

Marketing Manager, USA 2015- Present

Develop and implement global strategy in Agro Commodities like Pulses, Beans, Lentils, Spices, Cashews, and Oil Seeds Grains Etc. & Procurement of Spices, Lentils, and Beans for 36 Locations across the globe. Lead marketing & developing products in USA.

Spearheaded cost reduction efforts through cost analysis, auctions, benchmarking and supplier yield 1.2M$ saving in buying.

Created and presented comprehensive plan on commodity strategy, allocate resources and accomplish annual year on year productivity objectives

Negotiated and executed multi-year global long term purchasing contracts and commodities firming agreements covering raw material.

Present monthly to C-suite executives on market conditions for raw materials, risk mitigation recommendations yielded savings in excess of 4.5M$

KS Aura LLC., Chicago,IL

Branch Head, Apr.2017 – Oct 2017

Managed supply base consisting of 30+ suppliers in 5 countries and implemented approved commodity sourcing strategy on 150+ complex food products.

Led cost reduction activities, including pursuing alternate material, negotiating with suppliers and re-sourcing for 5 branches.

Developed new branch with product development in market, Procurements, Administration etc.

Managed central procurement programmer for all 5 branches of the country & made it effective to lead cost saving of $2M.

Reva Engineers, Bharuch, India

Sr.Trader, 2009-2011

Global Procurement & Marketing Manager, 2011-2015

CEO, 2015-2017

Joined this company as a trader of mechanical & chemical products in petrochemicals industry. And slowly grown with diversity of products in different areas & Industries. Than major portfolio are as under.

Developing new products across the country & making annual contract for Heavy Equipment, Mechanical Items, & Chemicals.

Developed new vendors for all above products & negotiated for term basis on fluctuation pricing of raw materials.

Negotiated with customer on design and specification changes, proposed and implemented cost reduction ideas on many products; resulted in 2.6M$/year savings.

Also developed Chemical & Gases market with global sourcing of Toluene, TDI, Ethanol, Benzene, Xylem, Resins, Neon, Nitrogen, Etc. with spending of 14M$ yearly.

Coordinated development efforts including product management from concept to launch for new products.

Developed the global market for Mechanical items & heavy equipment.

Interacted directly with customer in negotiating, design & specification changes, avoided extra costs for the company.

Improved product delivery time by changing the ordering process & annual contracts.

I also have buying & marketing experienced in solar equipment’s like solar lights, heater, panels, pumps etc. from India & China.

Started diversity in business by introducing new area of trading in Electrical items & also developed its new sources & lead time resulted increase in 4.5M$ new business within 2 years.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

Bharuch, Gujarat, India

Bachelor in Commerce & Business, 2004

Languages : English, Gujarati, Hindi.



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