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Procurement / Sourcing / Purchasing / Commodity / Category Manager

Kolkata, West Bengal, India
August 31, 2018

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Ms. Somparna Dhar :: +1-734-***-**** : :


* ***** ** ********** ** Procurement, Planning, Distribution, Operations, Maintenance, Risk Mitigation, Strategy and Business Excellence. Oversaw procurement for two categories with spend accountability of ~$180M as direct report to Senior Vice-President, Global Procurement

Work Experience

Newell Brands, Connecticut

Student Consultant - Supplier Relationship Management Strategy Jan 2018 – Apr 2018

• Standardized Supplier Performance Scorecard across 16 divisions for supply base rationalization

• Developed Category Risk Assessment tool by identifying critical suppliers, items and gaps in sourcing strategies for business continuity planning

Welspun Corp Ltd, Mumbai

Procurement Manager - Corrosion Protection Consumables and Steel Nov 2011 – Jun 2017

• Procured 250000MT of Steel Coils from domestic markets and 8000MT of Corrosion Protection materials from global markets annually for 3 manufacturing units in India

• Negotiated direct raw material orders for spend worth $180M saving ~$8M in FY 15-16

• Ensured material availability by improved monitoring and cross-functional projection of consumption trends leading to reduction of production downtime from 2.5% to 0.5%

• Reduced inventory levels by 50% by analyzing consumption patterns and implementing level scheduling leading to better opex cashflows

• Handled API, ISO, and client audits related to procurement spend and processes for adherence to compliance requirements

• Evaluated 40 suppliers to ensure adherence to operational and quality standards

• Drove new vendor development from existing 26 to 40 for supplier base diversification for better risk management and cost competitiveness

• Collaborated with cross-functional teams for project bidding to establish common understanding of resource requirements, risks and profitability

• Conceptualized and developed guide on purchase procedures

Welspun Corp Ltd, Mumbai

Manager - Business Excellence and Corporate Strategy Jun 2011 – Oct 2011 • Re-Engineered Procurement and HSAW Pipe Plant Operations improving SOPs and SLAs

ITC Limited, Kolkata

Student Consultant - Reduction of Truck Turn-Around Time May 2010 – Jun 2010

• Redesigned the layout and optimized transport and manpower planning of Regional CPG Warehouse for Reduction of Truck-Turn-Around Time by ~12%

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Kolkata

Operations Officer - Maintenance and Purchase Apr 2009 – Jul 2009

• Supervised a team of 8 workers to undertake preventive maintenance, enforced AMCs and monitored delivery of spares reducing production downtime by 10%

• Managed tendering of capital items to support growth plans for the unit

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Kolkata

Aviation Officer - Delivery and Customer Service Oct 2006 – Apr 2009

• Supervised a team of 16 workers per shift to ensure 99.9% on-time delivery and compliance of operational safety procedures

• Approved fuel quality as DGCA Quality Control Signatory to ensure flight safety while airborne

• Liaised with non-scheduled airlines to acquire additional business for the organization


Stephen M Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Master of Supply Chain Management Jun 2017 – Apr 2018

• GPA 3.90/4.00 • MSCM Scholarship Recipient

Shailesh J Mehta School of Business, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Master of Management Jul 2009 – May 2011

• GPA 9.49/10.00 • Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Bachelor of Engineering Jul 2002 – May 2006

• GPA 9.38/10.00 • Gold Medal for Academic Excellence

Additional Information


• SAP MM, Ariba - End user, Member of Support / Implementation Team


• English, Bengali, Hindi – Bilingual Proficiency; French, Japanese - Elementary

Professional Skills

Supply Chain, Global Procurement, Sourcing, Negotiation, Supplier Relationship Management, Vendor Evaluation, Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Risk Management, Planning, New Vendor Development, SAP MM, Ariba, Tableau, Process Improvement, Category Management

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