ABHAY DIGHE – GLOBAL PURCHASING & SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERT
I am a Mechanical Engineering professional with vast & varied experience & without any relocation limits or boundaries. This has given me continuous opportunities to perform & achieve goals globally. With my repertoire of professional/ technical & behavioral competencies, I always give beyond my best to achieve set MBOs. Below information is just a brief reflection about me. I would like to request for just one F2F interaction to showcase my credentials. Career Objectives:
Excel as a Senior Management Technocrat in multi-cultural, multi-locational opportunities, using powerful Leadership, Managerial & Supporting Software Tools to achieve desired results in a Global & Teamwork environment.
Utilize the vast, varied & multi-functional experience in many automotive portfolios with frequent short assignments in Europe & South East Asia; to augment support to Top Management, for worldwide presence & expansions.
Create S.W.A.T. like teams who can perform to achieve MBOs worldwide. Skill Sets:
Professional/ Technical Competencies Behavioral Competencies Global & strategic sourcing Leading by example
Purchasing (India, EMEA & APAC) Cross cultural perspective Imports substitution Global mind
Exports augmentation Innovation
Project management Team building
Launch management Coaching
New vendor & components development Accountability Cost reduction & optimization (VA/ VE) Influencing Streamlined manufacturing systems Integration Management Operations engineering Cross functional perspective QA, TPM & TQC Change management
SAP – MM, PP & WM & MS-Office Communication & presentation 2 P a g e
Career Progression (Latest First):
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. Pune, India (30.Sep.2010 – Till Date) Deputy General Manager
Purchasing, Global Sourcing, Vendor Development, Projects & Supply Chain Management
Responsible for Advance purchasing, cost engineering & new scouting.
Headed Electrical & Proprietary purchasing with annual buying of @ 50 million USD.
Responsible for cost effective buying from India, Europe & APAC counties.
Ongoing achievement of efficiencies to minimum 1% level. Overall purchasing contribution to organization for 2017 - 2.8 million USD.
SOPs achieved to deliver VESPA, Aprilia & 3WH passenger vehicles within record timelines & DMCs as a Project Manager.
Given opportunities to work in overseas plants (Vietnam & China) on short projects for cost reduction, export potential enhancement, standardization & de-risking.
Team leader for cost reduction drives on new launches to improve product margins. Key responsibilities:
New Projects Vendor Development
Project Cost Budget management & Timeline Management
Global Sourcing & Supply Chain Management
Merchandizing for Branding Products
Global Talent Pool Candidate as a “Managerial Talent” from year 2012
Regarded as a “Team Builder & Achiever” within the organization FIAT India Automobiles Ltd. Pune, India (2.Jul.2007 – 29.Sep.2010) Divisional Manager
Supply Chain & Launch Management
Headed transmission division for Supply Chain & Launch Management.
Achieved effective Supply Chain management managing World Material Flow for parts from India, Europe, South America & China.
Achieved new launches within timelines as a Launch Manager coordinating the activities within R&D, Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain.
Part of CFT to achieve cost reductions through standardization on Global level. 3 P a g e
Supply Chain Management
World Material Flow Management - Italy/ Poland/ Turkey & India SCM Co-ordination
World Class Manufacturing Systems – SCM Pillar leadership Bajaj Auto Ltd. Pune, India (10.Oct.1988 – 21.Jun.2007) Assistant Manager
Procurement Planning & Control
Selected to lead Proprietary commodity in Vendor Development for new plant due to excellent track record & go-getter attitude.
Delivered the most successful & iconic Pulsar brand vehicles through the fulfillment of cost & timeline targets for Proprietary commodity.
Achieved Production ramp-ups like 80/ day to 400/ day & then to 3800/ day within a span of 19-20 months in terms of Vendor Development project management. Key responsibilities:
Procurement Planning & Control
Supplier TPM activity
Supply Chain & 3PL Management
Warehousing & VMI
Quality Assurance/ Manufacturing/ Operations Engineering
Streamlined Manufacturing Systems
TPM & TQC
I am a strong believer & follower of this famous quote as a Purchase Manager,
“When consumers purchase a vehicle, they are not simply purchasing a car, truck or van. They are placing their trust in that company”
This applies to any industry & their purchasing organizations.