Rajeev Dinkarrao Anand
A/**, Vallabh Apartments,
Sejal Park, Goregaon West,
Mumbai – 400104, India
A management professional having an exceptional track record in Shipping, Freight forwarding, cost management, operations management, vendor relationship management and negotiating costs, prices and products, possessing allied proficiency in handling air/sea freight activities. I have displayed exceptional proficiency in establishing Cost control procedures and analysis, savings initiatives, freight forwarding, vendor management, logistic chains, managing shipments and administration activities. What deserves a special mention is that my proven ability to solve operational problems with core competencies in Branch operations, cost savings,,execution of sea/air freight documentation for customs and airline, loading and unloading of cargo and quality assurance. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Senior Logistics Manager – Gitanjali Gems Ltd - July 2016 – March 2018 Job Responsibilities:
Handling logistics of high value Diamond, Gold, Gems and Jewellery (Domestic and International)
Handling logistics of Fashion jewellery, Garments, Watches (Domestic)
Vendor negotiations, contract management and service regularities.
Reconciliation of Post shipment data from branch locations in Mumbai for cost analysis and cost savings
Arranging movement of bulk valuables for exhibition (Domestic and International) along with insurance cover
Regular visits to branch offices in Mumbai for smooth process flow and implementing corrective measures
Follow up with vendors for claims towards damage or loss of shipments Regional Manager – Aargus Global Logistics Pvt Ltd / Cargo Channels Pvt Ltd August 2014 – June 2016 Job Responsibilities:
Handling complete branch operations (Mumbai & Ahmedabad) – All Freight Forwarding, & logistics activities movements by Sea / Air / Road
Negotiate best Air / Sea freight rates and ensuring OTD with regular contacts and follow-ups with airline
/shipping line / overseas agents
Business / Vendor development and ensuring all RFQ’s and shipment status are delivered in a timely manner.
Follow-up on invoice payments and ensuring best practice methods used to reduce costs.
Office and Staff management with frequent meetings and interaction with all staff levels.
Warehousing project for Solar panels (Nhava Sheva / Mundra). Rate negotiation with CFS / Warehouses / Successfully started operations at Ahmedabad. Staff recruitment and office set up.. Ensuring the best services in retaining client with frequent follow-ups with back office, customs staffs and inhouse teams . Assistant Manager – Cost Analyst - Maersk Line – West and Central Asia, Dubai, UAE 2008 to 2012 Job Responsibilities:
Assessing variable and fixed costs and identifying areas towards deviations from budgets, monthly monitoring of disbursement costs and budgets. Exploring opportunities to reduce costs.
Maintaining long term relationships with all vendors, GSC, key customers, overseas partners and agents for smooth execution of tasks and transaction flow.
Coordinating with GSC’s / Vendor's and all entities involved for effective and timely resolutions to queries.
Updating slot costs / validity on services/routings (MVS/FEF) for correct bookings and timely product delivery. Senior Executive - Maersk Line – Terminal office, Salalah, Oman 2000 to 2008 Job Responsibilities:
Updated stock projection of containers with space allocation on vessels for Global empty positioning
Maintained inventory of spare parts for reefer containers and timely ordering of spares from manufacturers prior to consumption. Supply of spares to various vessels under guidelines from Centre
Co-ordinated with EMR shop for repairs on containers, updated work orders. Ensuring all repairs are in accordance with agreed tariffs of Maersk guidelines. Managed the sales of containers to increase revenue.
Examined all invoices related to Terminal / Vessel costs(Cost control) are in line with agreed port tariff. Coordinated with various surveyors for container damage inspections and cross stuffing surveys and ensured compliance with organizational requirements
Successfully achieved cost reduction in the EMR activity for the region in line with the set budgets . Handled the task of assuring profit on EMR activities of the agency. Carried out frequest audit of repair shops Manager - M Sherif and Sons / Shersun Travels / Shertrans Shipping – Mumbai, India 1996 to 2000 Job Responsibilities:
Handled the business development and sales of services for acquiring new shippers, cargo bookings, negotiating cost and booking space with airlines/shipping lines
Handling and controlling of sea / Air documentation. Import and Export
Co-ordinated loading/offloading of cargo at the warehouse, CFS and arranged transportation of containers to the shippers’ factory for stuffing or de-stuffing of cargo Operations / Administrative officer Aeroflot Airlines (Helicopter Services), Mumbai, India 1991 to 1995 Job Responsibilities:
Administered day-to-day operations of the airline, monitored flights to ensure that they are running on time and maintained personnel schedules to ensure all aircraft are adequately staffed.
Resolved operational issues affecting the regular scheduled operations and evaluated overall operation impact of delays and/or cancellations.
Prepared flight plans on instructions from ONGC. Gave information on maximum takeoff and landing weights, weather reports, field conditions, and other information required for the safe completion of the flight.
Organized visa / work permits for the Russian crew, provided excellent customer service by delivering medical assistance during any sickness / accidents to enhance business expansion, executed PRO responsibilities and office/ paper work
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Arts, Osmania University- Hyderabad, India 1994 Training and Certifications:
• IATA/FIATA - Diploma - 1995
• Advanced Procurement Negotiation certificate, Perspective
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management - UAE certification
• Certified Human Resource Personnel + American Certification
• DGR (Initial) – DGCA Approved / IATA Accredited Certification
• UAE Drivers license (valid till 2019)
Computer & IT - Microsoft OfficeTM (WordTM, ExcelTM), SAP (R3) Languages - English-Fluent Hindi – Fluent Marathi – Fluent Shipping operations, Freight management, RFQ, Effective written / verbal communication, Team leadership Customer relations, Administration, Logistics, Business development, Cost management, Vendor management