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Purchase Manager

Pune, Maharashtra, 411004, India
January 08, 2018

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Vendor Development

Inventory Management

Techno-commercial Operations

Pricing Policies & Procedures

MIS Reporting & Documentation

Material Management / ERP Implementation

Liaising & Coordination

Resource Utilization

Mahesh Vilas Kate

Achievement-driven professional targeting challenging assignments in Procurement with an organization of high repute

Location Preference: Maharashtra

Profile Summary

Goal-oriented professional with 12 years of experience

Comprehensive knowledge on:

oPiping & structural materials, piping layout, Acoustical Equipment’s, Combustion system, Light/Heavy Fabrication.

oStandards like ASME B16.5, ASME B16.47, IS 1367, IS 1364, ASME B31.3, and so on at preliminary level

Spearheaded the purchase activity of company having a turnover of Rs. 45 Cr independently; purchased commodities such as sheet & plate material in MS, SS and CS, types of structural steel, galvanized & pre-coated coils and so on

Achieved cost savings of approximately INR 60 Lakhs from 2013 to 2017 through execution of sourcing, negotiation, and value optimization projects

Developed and implemented ERP system and inventory management from scratch

Expertise in developing long-term partnerships with dealers, vendors & suppliers; managing day-to-day correspondence from placing order till receipt of shipment in accordance with the contracts

Outstanding skills in implementing key strategies and achieving cost reduction in procurement and packaging; receiving indent, floating inquiry, receiving quotation, managing negotiation, taking approval and placing order

An enterprising leader with skills in leading personnel towards accomplishment of common goals & having good managerial skills.

Academic Details

2005 B.E (Mechanical Engineering) from AISSMS College of Engineering, Pune

2001 12th from Laxumanrao Apte Junior College, Pune

1999 10th from Vimalabai Garware High School Pune

IT Skills

MS Office



Professional Experience

Since Jan’11 with BBM Acoustics (India) Pvt. Ltd., Pune as Assistant Manager- Purchase

Key Result Areas

Formulating and implementing the purchase strategy by developing / modifying strategy for purchase and establishing methods to achieve project targets and resource planning

Reviewing purchase agreements to find errors, detect omissions, identify price changes and eliminate duplication

Executing MIS Reporting on monthly purchase details, status of purchase orders, on time receipt of material, cost saving & vendor development

Performing the monthly projection of the purchase based on forecasting receive from planning team to prepare cash flow statement of accounts Department

Singing & authorizing orders in ERP system for taking of receipt in stores

Interfacing with the Accounts, Finance, Logistics, Exim & Vendor personnel for opening of LC, BG; finalizing the terms of LC & BG

Rationalizing the vendors providing services, including rate negotiations and managing the vendor & transportation registration after negotiation of rate as per the market

Assessing performance of vendors based on various criterions such as percentage for rejections, quality improvement rate, timely delivery and so on

Analyzing vendor quotes and selecting products from suppliers based on price and quality

Negotiating shipping and receiving contracts ensuring on timely delivery for critical inventory

Working with vendors for speedy delivery and resolving product issues

Preparing reports on:

oAudit for completion of audit of ISO 9001 & EHS 14001

o2013 from the ERP required by management

oYearly consumption, price monitoring, multiple purchase options for the advancement of the purchase activities

Implementing system to avoid situation like over-stocking or out of stock which cause production & financial losses


Materials procured are sheet & plate material in MS, SS and CS, types of structural steel, galvanized & pre-coated coils, welding consumables, hardware, pipes & pipe fittings, lifting equipment, safety items, maintenance items, blasting & painting material, electrical brought out items, control panels, exhaust fans, insulating material, capital items, various types of gaskets and consumables & packing materials

Received an appreciation by management which resulted in the salary rise by 10% for effective implementation of ERP in Aug’12

Awarded for multi-tasking activities in 2014

Appreciated by TUV NORD for the documentation of purchase departments

Conducted physical inventory of surplus equipment; worked with internal customers to redistribute equipment, which resulted in avoiding INR 20 Lakhs write-off

Saved INR 15 Lakhs on purchase of material by arranging the material from other circle/branch

Led 2 direct reports and 2 indirect reports for purchasing, inventory, receiving, scheduling, shop floor control, shipping, and warehouse operations

Enhanced customer service levels in excess of 15% while annual material expenses were slashed by more than 1.5% thereby accelerating a profitability turnaround

Previous Experience

Feb’06-Dec’10 with Crescent Combustion Systems Pvt. Ltd., Pune as Project & Purchase Engineer


Arranged logistics and was the point of contact for various transporters like TCI XPS, ARCL, DHL, FedEx & so on

Accepted and finalized the quotes related to import shipment, reviewed the customs documents like bill of entry, duty invoice, COC, & so on

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 6th September 1983

Address: 208/6A Ganeshnagar, Erandawana Karve Road, Pune-411004

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