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Management Manager

Oak Ridge, TN
March 26, 2019

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Arpitha Nagaraj

Specialist in Supply Chain Management

Address: Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Email: Phone: 865-***-**** LinkedIn: SUMMARY

A passionate enthusiast in procurement with a 3+ year experience in global automotive supply chain. Steady experience in handling purchase volumes like ~25 MM USD in International freight-forwarding, negotiating favorable contractual terms & saving multi-million dollars (~20%) has consistently validated my adroitness in global procurement, lean six-sigma, supplier management & business planning. Eagerly seeking a position that could well leverage my adeptness towards supply chain management. WORK EXPERIENCE

05/2018 Volunteer Narayana Health Centre, Bangalore, India

Counselled renal patients undergoing transplantation - legal documentation, diet

Supported a NGO to raise financial aid for medical treatment of poor cancer patients

Assisted in uploading medical records to digital platform - Eased consultation process 05/2016 Business Consultant (Part Time) Nirmal Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

Strategized & won a tender for an IT network project (valued 15000$)

Led the procurement team – Slashed total costs by ~12% (at agreed terms)

Crafted & deployed a standard regulation policy for human resource management

Productivity & Employee satisfaction – Increased by 8% (as per employee survey) 07/2015 Internship and Master Thesis Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, DE

Strategized a concept to implement fuel-hedging in overland transport & sea freight

Decreased total costs by 5% in an ongoing tender of 2M USD

Established a standard procedure to globally conduct E-auctions

Structured negotiations Improved tender savings & productivity Thesis Topic: Standardization and optimization of logistics service catalogues

Analysed issues with the rolled out service catalogues (requirement profile for tenders)

Tools: Ishikawa Diagram, Heat maps, SWOT analysis, 80 literature reviews, Buyers’ interview & survey (25 global buyers) using self designed questionnaire, case studies

Systematically designed & effectively re-launched the optimized service catalogues

Tools: Kotter’s change management, Communication models, Validation of measures 08/2011 Assistant Manager Bosch Limited, Bengaluru, India

Buyer of International logistics (air & sea) for entire region India - 11 Bosch divisions

Awarded - “Best Employee of Year” (2012); Customer Satisfaction >95%

Procured logistics services for import/export of heavy machinery movements (Odd sizes)

Logistics Cost: ~3 5 MM USD Price Index: 12% (by early involvement & E Auctions) 01/2019




Negotiated 4 big global tenders (2013), its rate review (2014)

Bundled Volume: 20 MM USD ; Price Index: 25% (Air freight) 18% (Sea freight)

Spearheaded automation in SAP by 70% by creating framework orders (New Initiative)

Purchase orders issued instead of written contracts; Rolled out E Catalogues

Mentored & Led a team of 5 personnel - Create purchase orders; Tender preparation

Evaluation & classification of 100 suppliers based on: Business Reviews, Visits, Surveys

Mentored 5 Preferred Suppliers - Regulate their share in purchase volume (>70%)

Strategically outlined Annual Business Strategies by reviewing world market trends

Goals: Costs (> 10% saving), Lead time (>90% OTD), Customer satisfaction (>90%)

Quarterly Forecasts; Monthly SAP reporting of total logistics cost (~45MM USD)

Trained ~10 personnel on various topics – Freight-forwarding, framework orders

Led 5 key optimization projects using strategic tools & organized 2 major events viz.

Reduction in Lead time to supplier payment (From 120 days to contractual 30 days)

Regional Supplier Award; Celebrate Innovation at plants (iCAN) EDUCATION

2014 – MBA in International Industrial Management

Hochschule Esslingen, Stuttgart, Germany

GPA: German Grading 1.4 (1-Best; 5-Worst) US equivalent GPA: 3.8

Rank: 4th in a class of 25

Thesis: Standardization and optimization of logistics service catalogues

Collaboration: Robert Bosch, Germany

Result- Increased productivity & enhanced communications between cross- functional teams & suppliers

2007 – Bachelors in Industrial Engineering and Management Rashtriya Vidyalaya (R.V.) College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India

GPA: Indian Grading 8.97 (10-Best; 1-Worst) US equivalent GPA: 4.0

Rank: 3rd in a class of 90

Thesis: First pass yield improvement in calibration of fuel injection pumps

Collaboration: Robert Bosch, India

Result Rejections reduced by ~2%, extra 1500 good pumps produced at same resource & saved ~3500$




Negotiation Strategies & E-Auctions

PMP Certification

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Plus - Global TeQ

German Language – A2

Conflict Management - Bosch

Contract Law – Bosch

Leadership in Business - Bosch


ERP Packages – SAP

MM Module (Excellent)

SRM Module (Very Good)

FICO Module (Good)

Project Management

Vendor Management

Contract & Data Management

Soft Skills: Leadership; Event Management;

Social Networking/Communication

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