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Global Sourcing Supply Chain Procurement Purchase SAP ARIBA

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
28 - 30 Lakh
June 05, 2019

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Ms. Somparna Dhar :+918*********, +918*********


** ***** ********** ** ***********, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, Risk Mitigation, Distribution, Operations, Maintenance and Business Excellence. Oversaw procurement for three categories (Chemicals, Welding Consumables, Steel Coils) with spend accountability of ~$200M. Direct report to Senior Vice-President, Global Procurement.

Work Experience

Welspun Corp Ltd, Mumbai, India

AGM, Supply Chain Center of Excellence Sep 2018 - Present

Category Management

oProcure direct raw materials (Chemicals and Welding Consumables) from global markets for 3 manufacturing units in India

Strategic Sourcing

oDevelop and train new team members on functional aspects to accelerate the learning curve

oHandle business intelligence and analytics (commodity tracking, spend analysis, improvement of savings tracking, vendor segmentation)

oRedraft Standard Operating Procedures for compliance to revised regulations and process

oStreamline vendor development in conjunction with Quality Assurance for better risk mitigation

oStandardize MIS for improving cross-functional operational efficiency

Newell Brands, Connecticut, USA

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, India

Procurement Manager - Chemicals and Steel Nov 2011 - Jun 2017

Procured direct raw materials annually for 3 manufacturing units in India

o250000MT of Steel Coils from domestic markets

o8000MT of Corrosion Protection chemicals from global markets

Negotiated 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, India

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, India

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, India

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, India

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, Strategic 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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