In quest of challenging opportunities in:MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
Proven track record of developing vendors into strategic partners; for achieving cost effective purchases of materials and achieving reduction in prices and timely delivery as per strategy and policies laid down by the organization.
Sourcing / Procurement
Supply Chain Management / Logistics
Training & Development
28 years of industrial experience which includes 3 years in steel plant maintenance(Steel Melt Shop, Continuous Casting Machine, Rolling Mill) and 25 years in material management, having expertise in formulating sourcing plans / strategies and vendor identification / development with focus on strengthening effectiveness, and supply chain management as per strategy and policies laid down by the organization.
Experience of 20 years of procuring –indigenous/importing raw materials,specialty chemicals .
Develop functional strategies based on organizational strategies.
Adept in managing activities like demand planning, forecasting, demand fulfilment and inventory management including finished goods.
Hands on experience in overseeing overall functions of Materials Management entailing Vendor Development, Sourcing, Imports, Procurement, Logistics, Stores, etc.
Proven track record in implementing cost saving measures to achieve substantial reduction in terms of transport solutions and clearances, indigenisation, value engineering and vendor base reorganisation
An enterprising leader with dexterity in leading personnel towards accomplishment of common goals of the organization.
Prioritize activities that benefit the organization over functional gains
Create material sourcing & logistics policies for the group and ensure alignment to the policies in the group companies and divisions.
Responsible for the efficient and effective sourcing, procurement, coordinating and directing of materials resources and supply to meet company standards and operational expectations with regard to quality of materials, reliability of supply, timeliness of deliveries, economies of purchase and cost effective procurement. Preparation of annual Procurement Budget.
Responsible for Material Requirement Planning (MRP) for complete plant complex, based on material requirement dates, reorder points and procurement lead times as per the strategy and policies laid down by the organization.
Procurement Management - long term planning and strategy to meet business / projects requirements:
Study global industry trends in procurement, logistics and shipping
Understand business requirements and review/approve annual /weekly/ monthly sourcing plan based on annual business and production plansm
Evaluate feasibility of alternatives (outsourcing/contracting etc.) to ensure timely delivery and cost optimization
Plan for the global procurement and direct variables, logistics and shipping costs within budget
Develop plans to improve control of inventory and on time delivery to the customer
Sourcing of Raw Material Local & Import, Timely Procurement of RM & Chemicals, local & import Procurement of RM & Chemicals and plant consumables.
Looking after sourcing and procurement of capital goods-indigenous and imported; handling cost saving analysis through effective negotiations.
Sourcing ad procurement of Maintainence, Repair and operation( MRO) items
Study possibilities of frame contracts and the benefits it will deliver
Build partnerships with preferred vendors (RM suppliers, logistic vendors and shipping partners) through quantity commitments
Liaise with global / local vendors to secure competitive bids and availability
ºEnsure on time, within quality and cost procurement for projects
ºStudy project risk assessment and mitigation tools from the procurement perspective
ºSettlement of vendor claims and dispute resolution
ºFinal signing/issuance/review and validation of tender/ contract document
ºConducting pre-bid technical meetings with vendors, contractors, consultants & owner to resolve technical issues so as to ensure that bids from all the competitors are at par with each other for comparison.
º Issuing Transportation contracts for inbound and out bound materials
ºEvaluate performance of logistics vendors and award giving.
ºResponsible for end to end logistics operation. Documents, Storage, Clearance, Shipment
ºRelationship Building with Vendors (Transporter, CHA, Freight Forwarder)
ºFreight negotiations for S/Line, Transporters, CHA and design cargo movement model maximizing savings
ºInitiatives for Cost minimization / reduction in total logistics solution
ºManaging Service Delivery (procurement, shipping, logistics, EXIM)
ºSet standards and goals for service delivery to internal customers (businesses, projects) within defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
ºSet goals and standards for the sub functions (RM, Non RM, Logistics).Monitor and review performance of sub functions, recommends corrective actions, if required
ºReview and act upon feedback given by internal/external customers
Commercial Activities I.e. Excise, Customs, DGFT, Warehouse Management, Import/ Export, Dispatches, Liaison
Undertaking measures to monitor and analyse the performance of transporters, processing & packaging units pertaining to cost, and quality and delivery norms.
Looking after supply chain – monitoring end to end movement of raw materials and finished goods.
Handling Indirect Tax – Excise Duty, Service Tax, Import duty, Transportation Contracts, Work Contracts.
Continuously improve operations, streamline work processes, and work closely with exports, registration and business development to create timely, cost-effective import supply chains
Maintaining the stock of material without any variance by conducting stock verification; monitoring plant inventory levels against the targets for raw materials and components, work in process and finished goods following company procedures, plant and corporate goals
Conducting quarterly evaluation and categorization of suppliers and taking corrective / preventive actions. vendor development, and maintaining vendor database.
Handling Stores Operation - Carrying out inventory / warehouse management of equipments; replenishing stock items by raising purchase indents/ delivery advices & scrutinizing purchase indents for equipment.
Lead the team to develop, maintain and implement the Company’s procurement strategies, policies and procedures that will ensure the correct structures, systems, resources and processes are in place to meet the requirements of the operation in assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, innovation, time, security and regulatory compliance.
Hands on experience in Green/Brown Field Operational Procurement, Materials, Commercial, Import, and Stores Management. Planning, budgeting, vendor selection, tendering, negotiation, ordering and contract management, follow up etc. for supply chain solution in line with the requirement of the organization.
Drive the function’s resources to meet customer commitments at all costs and delight the customer .Work with the various teams to provide an integrated solution to meet the customer’s stated and underlying needs.
Develop network of people from whom expertise and solutions can be sought.
March 17 - date Global Procurement Head in Copaltara & Co. Pvt.Ltd.: Importers and indentors for sourcing, procurement of Industrial Chemicals, Raw materials. Engineering consultant to chemical and steel plants.
Oct 15 – Dec 16 Srf Ltd.TTB India’s largest Technical Textile manufacturer as
Associate Vice President Sourcing, Logistics
The Company with turn over of INR 2100 Crores ( USD 324 million) India’s largest manufacturer of Technical Textiles with units in India, Thailand and South Africa
Looking after procurement/stores operation of A Class, B Class, packing materials for manufacture of NTCF, PTCF CF, PIY which includes sourcing - imported/ indigenous, planning and scheduling for 6 plants spread across India Thailand and South Africa. Handling procurement of INR 1260 Crore annually( ~USD 194 Million)
Looking after Supply chain – monitoring end to end movement of raw materials and finished goods
Dec’11 – July 15 Indo Rama Synthetics India Ltd., Gurgaon as Assistant Vice President - Materials
ºLooking after procurement/stores operation of Raw materials for manufacture of polyester which includes sourcing - imported/ indigenous, planning and scheduling of PTA (3.7Lac MT per annum) and MEG(1.30 Lac MT per annum), Titanium Dioxide (1800 mt per annum),DEG, TEG, Spin Finish oil Etc.
ºPTA and MEG are the major Raw Material in manufacture of Polyester .PTA and MEG are planned and sourced based on thru put and also PLATT’s price movement in South East Asia.
ºHandling procurement of approx Rs.175-200 Crores per month i.e approx. Rs 2100 -2400 Cr. per year ( USD 324 – 370 Million).
ºLooking after end to end activities( sourcing, despatches, transportation by road/ Sea – Containers/Bulk, storage of Bulk liquid at port in tank Farms –transportation to plant by road/rail storage of PTA, MEG,DEG,TEG TiO2, Spin Finish Oil.
ºSuccessfully developed alternative suppliers for supply PTA, MEG which is major raw material in manufacture of Polyester.
ºPlayed a key role in developing alternative supplier Titanium Dioxide, Sb203 and procurement was at prices than prices of previous supplies(by 10-15 %).
Feb’06 – Dec’11 Solaris Chemtech Industries Ltd., Gurgaon as General Manager - Commercial
ºPlayed a stellar role as the in-charge of total commercial activities including procurement/stores functions for 4 plants at Karwar (near Goa), Khavda (near Bhuj, Gujarat), Kharakhadi (Near Vadodra) and Singach (Jamnagar).
ºThe company makes 30000 mt per annum Phosphoric Acid ( industrial grade and food grade), 65000 mt p.a. Caustic Lye, 30000 mt p.a of Bromine, 10000 mt p.a. of TBBA( Tetra Bromo Bisphenol A) HBr ( hydro Bromic Acid), and specality Chemicals. Was incharge of sprocurement of Raw Material/ consumables – imports and indigenous, consumables, plant spares and Capex procurement.
ºWas actively involved in setting up of new TBBA plant worth Rs.170 Crores right from the inception, designing, negotiation finalizing of Consultants, Vendors, order placement – local and imports, delivery, installation and commissioning. of the plant.
Dec ‘02 - Feb’06 Flex industries Ltd., Noida as Assistant General Manager – Materials
ºServed as the in-charge of total purchase encompassing planning, sourcing and procurementof raw materials, chemicals, packing materials, electrical, electronic components, engineering equipment, etc. along with stores operation.
ºSuccessfully undertook efforts for getting ISO, HACCP and BRC Certification for the company
Mar’99 - Dec’02 Bharat Explosives Limited, New Delhi as Manager – Materials
ºEfficiently handled the procurement /stores of over 80 raw materials for two plants atLalitpur, Singrauli and Pune Plant with a total capacity of 25,000 MT of explosives per annum
º Actively involved in managing regular import of raw materials, engineering equipment and spares
ºSpearheaded the administration of 2 upcoming plants for the procurement of components and spares and effectuated raw materials planning
ºSuccessfully imported total plant machinery for a new pharma grade NG Plant under the EPCG Scheme
Jan’92 – Mar’99 Madhya Pradesh Iron & Steel Company, New Delhi as Deputy Manager – Purchase. Was involved from the Project Stage. Looked after procurement of Raw materials required for SMS, CCM, and Engineering Spares – imported and indigenous
Jan’88 – Jan’92 Ispat Profiles India Limited, Pune as Senior Materials Officer. Was involved right from the Project Stage. Looked after procurement of Raw materials required for SMS, CCM, Engineering spares- indigenous and imported. Developed Spares for Rolling Mill etc.
Sept ’83 – Dec’87 Hindustan Motors Ltd., Kolkata as Engineer - Production Planning & Quality
Control Engineer.Looked after the press shop manufacturing sheet metal components for Ambassador and Contessa Classic Cars.
1983 B.Tech. (Production / Industrial Engineering)
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Date of Birth: 25th April, 1963
Address: C-25, Sarita Vihar, Pocket 'C', New Delhi - 110076
Languages Known: English & Hindi