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Manager Purchasing

May 26, 2018

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Curriculum Vitae

Name : Charanjit Singh

NRIC no. : S1470148/F

Address : Block 816, #10-445 Woodlands Street 82 (S. 730816)

Date of Birth : 31st October 1961

Age : 56 years old

Race : Sikh

Religion : Punjabi

Nationality : Singaporean

Marital Status : Married with 3 children (aged 20, 19 and 17 years old)

Contact nos. : 6-3650186 (Home)

9-7126488 (Mobile)

Qualifications : GCE ‘O’ Level (04 credits)

NTC 3 in Marine Fittings

Mechanical Technician Cert. 45 Grade – Rep. of Singapore Navy

Basic & Advance Marine Safety Certificate

ISM Internal Auditors’ Course – conducted by Lloyds’ on behalf of SMOU

ISM/ISO Lead Auditors’ Course – conducted by Ferribys’ International.

Negotiation Skill Training

“Leadership Training Course for Managers” by Dale Carnegie.

Completed “Distance Study Course in Ship’s Superintendency” with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

Language : Spoken – English, Malay, Punjabi, Hindi

Written – English, Malay

Career Objective: To combine my background in Technical and Purchasing, with my communication abilities, to enhance customer satisfaction & to add value

to your organization.

Current employment : Goodwood Ship Management (Pte) Ltd :- (fm 01st December 2015 till now)

As an Assistant Superintendent, assisting Technical Manager with managing

of 05 container vessels (1000 TEUs and above).

Previous employment : Mare Maritime (Pte) Ltd :- (from 01st August 2015 till 30th November 2015)

As Purchasing Manager for a newly set-up company. Setting up of new purchasing system and employment of purchasing staff.

After having worked for 04 months, noticed that the company was still not getting vessels for third party management nor had the ability to purchase new vessel, I decided to move over to another company.

Prisco (Singapore) Pte Ltd. :- (from 14th October 2002 till 31st July 2015)

Joined this company in October 2002 as an Assistant Superintendent and was promoted to Tech Superintendent in May 2004 - in charge of 03 16,000 & 5,000 DWT vessels (oil tankers) trading worldwide and during the absence of other Superintendents, assist in looking after their respective vessels.

As a Superintendent, my job scope required me to carry out the followings :-

Close monitoring of statutory & class requirements & maintenance of the vessels assigned as well as to ensure compliance with such requirements.

Monitor the performance of assigned vessels, effectiveness of the officers and crew.

Prepare, monitor and control the technical budget for assigned vessels.

Identify areas where improvements and/or modifications to vessels equipments / systems will be of benefit to the overall safe, efficient and cost effective operations of the vessels.

Monitor and control the vessels spares and consumable stores requisitions and to liaise closely with the purchasing department. Authorize as appropriate all purchases for the assigned vessels and monitor, check / control all invoices submitted by suppliers and contractors in respect of stores, spares, repairs and services.

Liaise closely with other office departments, in particular Operations Department, to ensure that there is a free flow of technical information to enable the correct and most efficient decisions to be made and to ensure that the company’s customers are being fully informed.

Monitor and ensure that vessels follow correct reporting systems and initiate whatever action such reports may reveal is required to comply with the company’s objectives.

Ensure, in collaboration with assigned vessels, that proper, detailed and accurate repair specifications are produced, including the preparation of Dry Dock Specifications, to enable the cost effective budgeting and control of all such repairs. Analyze Dry Dock tenders and arrange for all repairs, modifications, services and dry dockings as necessary to comply with statutory and company requirements. Attend Dry Dockings, repair periods and damage claims as required and to supervise all repairs and/or modifications of assigned vessels.

Ensure that all third parties engaged in repair/modification activities onboard assigned vessels comply with the company policy with regard to health, safety and the protection of the environment.

Any other duties as may be required by the Fleet Manager.

On May 08th 2006, due to drop in number of vessels (old vessels sold and

new ones currently being build at HHI), was transferred to Purchasing

Department as Purchasing Manager.

Responsibilities of a Purchasing Manager :

Initial setting up of the organizational structure for the Purchasing department for optimal utilization and communication to take place in an efficient manner.

Ensure effective achievement of purchasing functional objectives through the leadership of the Purchasing department - setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal - in order to maximize subordinate and departmental performance.

To identify and plan the vessels’ requirement (including warehousing), initiate procurement action, evaluate offers received and finalize placement orders and contracts, ensuring consistency with the Purchasing orders / plans, company specifications are met, purchases are cost effective and timely delivery schedules are agreed to.

Control, coordinate and monitor the fleet purchasing functions’ daily activities ensuring the fulfilment of the most urgent requests, the efficiency of the work flow and securing needed materials and supplies to ensure vessels are supplied with the required items.

Establish contacts with regional and international suppliers to develop a list of potential suppliers and undertake visits, as necessary, to negotiate purchasing agreements, ensure specification compliance and secure commitment for timely delivery so as to improve the Company’s profitability.

Select preferred suppliers from approved list for purchases and invite quotes and undertake evaluations. Select and recommend preferred supplier, and prepare the Purchase Order, with supporting documentation, for authorization by the respective Technical Superintendent.

Negotiate and secure vendor supply contracts, assist Fleet / Technical Director in the formulation of large scale contracts through exercising knowledge of the market prices to achieve cost reduction and ensure continuous delivery of the company standards.

Monitor warehouses performance and ensure that status of all orders entering & exiting the warehouses are updated accordingly.

Ensure that the goods supplied to vessels are as per expected quality & standard by routinely checking with vessel crew onboard. Any discrepancies are immediately brought up with the respective supplier.

Communicate the requirement of operational procedures and instructions to subordinates and monitor their adherence so that work is carried out in a controlled manner in all areas of Purchasing and Warehousing.

Provide assurance to Fleet / Technical Director regarding reliability of system and control in place, in line with the audit requirement. Prepare the activity reports from time to time and share them with the Fleet / Technical Director.

Ensure the effective achievement of purchasing functional objectives through the leadership of the Purchasing department - setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal - in order to maximise subordinate and departmental performance.

Supervise all purchasing and supply of stores/spares/lubrication oils etc. required from time to time and as ordered by the managed / owned vessels and ensure smooth supply to meet vessels’ schedule.

Preparation of Dry-dock specifications for vessels due for docking and forward same to shipyards for quotes. This is done via a computerized - Refman system.

Attend to dry-dockings, assisting the Technical Superintendents with

cost control as well as assistance with repairs.

Review all invoices for both the purchasing & technical departments, updating records in the computer system and forwarding same to our

Finance dept. to arrange payments. Obtain credit notes from suppliers /

repairers were necessary.

Job experience : Marco Shipping Co (Pte) Ltd :- (from September 1992 – April 2002)

As a Barge Controller performing the following duties :-

a)Supervision of contractors / yard personnel in carrying out repairs /

modifications and maintenance of Lash Barges. Also liaising with

surveyors from Salvage Association and ABS for Class / Flag State

requirements as well as damage (hull / machinery) insurance claims / repairs.

b)Inspection of barges at Thailand (Phuket), Co-ordination of repairs being carried out at other ports of call besides Singapore (i.e India, Bangladesh, Thailand. Indonesia, Malaysia etc.)

c)Keeping an updated record of repairs, spares and location of barges at

various ports.

Project Coordinator for barge refurbishment program at Estonia (Russia)

for a period of 09 months and at Vietnam for a period of 01 month.

LMS Shipmanagement, Inc. – Singapore Branch :-

(Technical Department of Marco Shipping Pte Ltd)

As a Superintendent Engineer performing the following duties :-

a)In-charge of 03 semi-submersible vessels of GRT 3,524.00 tons which

b)trade between Singapore, Indonesia & Thailand as well as a container vessel of GRT 2,854 tons (256 TEUs) which traded between Cairns & Amamapare. Also in-charge of Lash and Hopper barges which includes tracking, inspection repairs, modifications etc.

c)Supervise all repairs carried out on the above vessels at Singapore as well as other ports of call. Submission of inspection & repair reports as well as keeping track of ship’s certifications, costing etc.

d)Preparation of budgets, liaise with Classification Societies with regards to Surveys & repairs for respective vessels.

e)Liaising with the Purchasing Dept. on requisition of spares and keeping

track of spares movements / stock.

f)Preparation & submission of Dry-docking Specifications, evaluation of

quotations and final confirmation of docking for respective vessels.

Marco Shipping Co. (Pte) Ltd :-

Upon closure of LMS Shipmanagement, Inc. – Singapore branch, I was

transferred back to Marco Shipping as a Superintendent to oversee all technical matters, inclusive of purchases, reference to vessels calling Singapore.

Driving License : Class 3

Current Salary : SGD 7,000.00 per month.

Expected Salary : Negotiable.

Positive points : Experienced in both the Technical and Purchasing fields, thus able to better

understand and evaluate vessel requirements.

Already established a network of contacts with regional / local suppliers and


Work well in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Effective Communication and Presentational Skill

Ability to operate effectively at all levels within the business.

Good representational and influencing skills.

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