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A Professional Buyer with 5 years of diversified experience in Tactical and Strategic Sourcing, Direct and Indirect Procurement, along with extensive knowledge encompassing Procurement Operations, Contract Management, Catalog Management, Negotiations, Quality, Cost savings initiatives, Spend Analysis, and Industry best practices. A proven track record of reducing purchasing cost and consistently demonstrated excellence, behavior to exceed stake holders’ expectation and displayed high magnitude of diplomacy, integrity & trust.

Areas of Expertise:

Tactical and Strategic Global sourcing/Procurement

Procurement Operations (EMS & IT)

Negotiation Strategy and Execution

Contract Management

Commodity/ Spend Management

Managing and creating catalogs

Strategic Data Analysis

IT Asset Management

Vendor Management


RFX, Proposal Analysis and vendor selection

Tools- Baan ERP, SNOW, ServiceNow, MS (Excel/Word/ PowerPoint/Access/ Outlook)

Stakeholder Management

Working in multicultural environment with global team

In-depth knowledge in Import/Export Classification

Professional Experience:

1.Mott Macdonald– Chennai (May 2017-Present)

Role: Procurement Specialist- IT (Hardware, Software)

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting to the IT project portfolio manager, working closely with procurement colleagues, IT service owners and other key stakeholders across the business

Buying & Sourcing, working closely with IT asset managers

Acts and advises on opportunities to decrease product costs and/or mitigate risk.

Contract Management and Asset Management in SNOW

Support the IT sourcing strategy and supplier management across all IT areas including software, hardware, applications, networks, professional services and outsourcing.

Develop and Implement IT hardware and software global strategic sourcing plan.

Negotiates prices, delivery and relevant options in the purchasing of IT goods and services.

Acts and advises on opportunities to decrease product costs and/or mitigate risk.

Indulged in contract management, license recording and software billing tasks.

Providing guidance to a group of team members assigned.

Deliver and implement training and process information for new hires and existing staff.

Assisting agents with all technical, product and process queries.

Identifying action process improvement and possible productivity gains.

Ensuring the targets are met for Ticket quality monitoring and feedback is provided.

To escalate urgent/mishandled tasks.

Supporting End-User & Service Desk team for any enquiries.

Implement SAM Best Practices and Software Rationalization techniques to ensure Software Compliance and recommend strategic purchasing options in areas pertaining Software licensing, acquisitions, maintenance renewals and services.

Participated in negotiations with Vendors to get best available offer for License Acquisitions.

Supporting Accounts Payable if there is any discrepancy in invoice for payment.

Ensuring timely payments to supplier’s monthly invoices.


Leads and directs purchasing of goods and services related to the IT industry which includes software, hardware, network, cloud, bandwidth, MPLS, IT Security, VoIP,etc.

Creates and reviews Purchase Orders and verifies accuracy and compliance with financial standards.

Proven Expertise in global purchasing of all IT Goods.

Software types understanding and doing a smart purchase.

Acts and advises on opportunities to minimize count of software purchase tasks.

2. Flextronics Technologies India Pvt Ltd – (Nov 2013 – May 2017)

Role: Senior Analyst - Materials Buyer

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsible for placing orders with overseas suppliers based on the lead-time & stock availability.

Monitored purchase order creation and resolve any inconsistencies. Coordinate with Vendors to ensure on-time complete shipping and an uninterrupted product flow.

Responsible for the lead-time, forecast (CRP & Full LT) and review period parameters to ensure that the system orders the product at the correct time.

Responsible for meeting key performance measurements including on time delivery, quality, inventory and purchase price variance.

End to end follow up on the material availability with supplier to ensure smooth production without any line stop.

Key interface between Flextronics & Customer and Flextronics & Supplier in terms of demand & supply.

Support management cross functional Procurement operational team.

Key interface between Flextronics and Customer for ALCATEL projects.

Effective co-ordination for all quality related issues and suggested improvement methodology to cure the root cause.

Resolving all the issues related to freight forwarder, customs clearance with an effective and quick solution.

Evaluating supplier performance through review of on-time delivery & quality issue (Rejection in number lots and quantity) & demand fulfillment.

Coordinating with engineering team for an effective implementation of new engineering/DCN changes.

Ensuring proper disposal action & execution for all incoming and process rejection as per the specified lead-time.

Resolving issues and implements solutions to address negative supplier performance.

On critical situation approach approved Brokers and distributors on purchasing material through Spot buying option. Price Negotiation with Brokers and distributors.

Maintain thorough documentation of the respective process and organizes information to be compliant during Audit.

Monitoring Inventory Costs and minimizing & effective utilization of Slow & non-moving stock.

Effective materials management and inventory control to maintain smooth flow of materials for production with minimum inventory holding.

Taking an active role during outages and volumes spikes to ensure problems are dealt efficiently and effectively according to process.


Core competencies are Data Analysis, ERP purchase Management.

Experience in coordinating and communicating with the top-level management of the organization globally for Materials management /Analysis.

Handled over 48 overseas suppliers from Europe, Asia & America.

Responsible for managing inventory levels to achieve target in stock performance through effective use of inventory management systems, analytics and review processes.

Conducted training for new buyers, and presented PowerPoint presentations regarding Metrics, performance new process implemented in team and other specific topics in Workshop & Team meetings.

Analyse demand & supply data and highlight risk in material availability in a systematic way.

Commodity Handled: Electronics, Mechanical, Optical.








B.Sc. Physics

Quaid-E-Millath College

Madras University




Avichi Hr.Sec.School

State Board




Avichi Hr.Sec.School

State Board



Declaration: Hereby declare that the information furnished above is true to the best of my knowledge.


Date: (D. Visalakshi)

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