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Supply Chain Project

Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
April 29, 2014

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ABHIJEET CHITRE

**** ***** ******** *********** ******* L5V1C1

RESIDENCE: 905-***-**** email- acdw32@r.postjobfree.com

SEASONED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT/ PROJECTS MANAGEMENT/ CONTINUOUS

IMPROVEMENT PROFESSIONAL

Leadership & Performance driven professional with over 20 years of world

class experience in lean processes and project management coupled with best

in class education in Industrial Engineering and supply chain, Very

Proficient with ERP/APO systems integration and customizations. Planned and

Executed lean supply chain solutions based on total cost of ownership,

Proficient in waste elimination techniques and constraint management. Solid

history of using out of box innovative approaches, win-win situations

enhancing productivity and sustainability of business. Advanced knowledge

of Project Management and Control techniques, Risk Mitigation Analysis

(Monte-Carlo)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Optimization Contracts and Agreements-

Legal

Leadership & Team Engagement Strategic Planning - Long

Term/Short Term

Cost Reduction and MRO Programs Customer Relationship

Management

Project Management/ Cost Control Lean Manufacturing and Six

Sigma Methods

CAREER BACKGROUND

KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE & ENERGY JAN 2013- March 2014

Kiewit is a North American construction company recognized for quality,

safety and engineering capability.

Procurement Manager

This job was responsible for strategic global sourcing of power plant,

hydro & infrastructure projects and drafting of project procurement plan.

The portfolio included heavy construction material & services,

subcontracting for construction and engineered equipments and site services

such as airlines, hotels, security, waste management & computer networks.

Career Highlights:

. Project Management- Lead the procurement team for estimation,

execution & subcontract administration of infrastructure and oil/ gas

projects from initiation to project close out.

. Procurement Excellence- Refined global sourcing strategy catered to

projects to support value analysis and engineering to optimize TCO

(cost of ownership) with input from cross functional stakeholders.

. Inventory & Logistics Planning-Planned inventory & logistics plan for

project materials, heavy capital equipments coming from globe and site

services including warehouse management systems for projects.

. Contracts Management- Negotiate large dollar value contracts with subs

and suppliers.

. Risk Management- Performed Risk Analysis for project supply chain &

plan mitigation strategies.

. Benchmarking & KPI- Developed Key Performance Metrics in consultation

with Project Sponsor, Finance, Quality & Engineering to monitor

project parameters (Cost, Schedule & Quality)

. Agile & Seamless Procurement Plan- Published Project Specific

Procurement Plan for entire project from project initiation to

closeout to handle purchasing, logistics,scope changes & invoicing.

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ESSAR STEEL ALGOMA JAN 2012- JAN 2013

Essar Steel is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world

involved in the manufacturing and distribution of flat and rolled steel

products.

Procurement Manager -(Supply Chain Excellence)

The job was responsible for strategic sourcing of capital projects

(construction & equipments), contract and services, material handling

equipments and MRO. The procurement spend portfolio is in excess of $200M

dollars and have a direct accountability of procurement budgets.

Career Highlights:

. Program Procurement- Developed program for procurement of commodities

& projects involving capital equipments, construction, fabrication

and operational procurement with a targeted cost reduction on

annualized basis to maintain competitive edge.

. Supplier Alliances & Contracts- Negotiated contracts with major

suppliers (OEM Equipment Suppliers, MRO suppliers including Chemical

Dealers) with agreement of terms & conditions.

. Operational Excellence- Collaberated with cross functional

stakeholders to execute efficiency improvement projects involving

upgrade of steel process plants and supporting facilities with support

from external technology suppliers.

. Project Planning-Planned procurement schedule and budget in

coordination with Project Management Group and cash flow planning for

large projects.

. Continuous Improvement- Lead cross- functional team to develop fleet

operation and maintenance strategy for heavy haul and operational

equipments to optimize Life Cycle Cost.

. Benchmarking & KPI- Developed and maintained Project Procurement

Metrices for senior management reporting and review.

VALE CANADA February 2010- December 2011

Vale Canada is currently second largest mining company in the world and

engaged in mining of base metals such as nickels, copper and precious

metals.

STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT ADVISOR (Projects and Operational Procurement)

This job is responsible for strategic management of projects and

commodities such as explosives, packaging materials, conveyor systems and

services, chemicals, refractory and services for construction, grinding

media and all materials used in smelting and refining process within scope

of Total Cost Of Ownership model and risk management.

Career Highlights:

. Lean supply chain Management: Sourced material, process, services and

equipments leading to optimize total cost of ownership.

. Process Optimization: Carried out process mapping for assigned

commodities for consumption and best fit solutions considering all

process and product parameters.

. Business Risk Mitigation: Performed project risk assessment and plan

procurement activities while reducing risks to production.

. Project Planning and Control: Finalized projects related schedules,

agreements and contracts with all suppliers covering scope of work

document, cost control, transportation and legal.

. Global Tendering: Invite Global tenders and RFP from global supply

base for assigned projects.

. Contract Administration- Ensured supplier agreements are drafted and

amended as per project needs/schedule and renegotiated as per changing

business needs.

KOCH HEAT TRANSFER CANADA LP TORONTO ONTARIO

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MATERIALS MANAGER SEPTEMBER 2008- FEBRUARY 2010

Spearheaded supply chain initiative by sourcing and developing

international supply sources, formulated contracts and service agreements

with global supply partners.

Career Highlights:

. Continuous Improvement: Delivered savings of $250K in cost savings by

use up of existing inventory and global sourcing of new suppliers for

various sourcing projects.

. Lean Supply Chain: Implemented JIT based VMI program for MRO and weld

consumables resulting in improved customer service by 20% and

resulting decrease in MRO spending by 25%.

. Project Contracts/ Agreements: Formulated agreements with key

suppliers for fixing up price, capacity, intellectual rights and legal

parameters for project related materials.

. Health and Safety: Participated in Environmental, Health and Safety

Initiative for PPE, tools and gases.

SHADE O MATIC LP TORONTO ONTARIO

Leading manufacturer and supplier of window covering products to Canadian

Market and retail Big box stores such as Home Depot, Sears, RONA and LOWES.

PURCHASING MANAGER AUGUST 2007 - SEPTEMBER 2008

Career Highlights:

. Constraint Management: Developed in house capabilities where supplier

capacity and materials constraints affected growth and demand by lean

business solutions and value stream map.

. New Products Introduction Project: Implemented NPI process involving

Marketing, QA, Product Engineering, Production and Purchasing to

follow stage gate model.

. Cost Optimization: Formulated Service and Pricing agreements with key

suppliers for total quality, inventory management, and material

handling resulting in 10% reduction in landed cost.

. Commodity Management: Purchased capital equipments, commodities such

as extrusions, fabrics rolls, wood, plastic injection molded parts and

molds, packaging machinery, material handling trolleys, MROs and

containers with inventory management techniques resulting lowering

cost by 500K.

. Sales and Operations Planning: Developed a sales and operations plan

based on consensus forecast with Sales and Marketing to drive supply

and production planning resulting inventory reduction of 15 %.

. Freight Optimization: Developed a route and load analysis model to

reduce in freight cost ( sea + land routes) by 20 % and increase

speed of information transfer by e- logistics software.

Supervisor Purchasing and Planning-S A Armstrong Limited- Feb 1999 to

August 2007

Inventory Control- Future Shop June 1996 to February 1999

Industrial Engineer- Emirates Dubai October 1993- February 1996

Industrial Engineer Projects, Mahindra and Mahindra India Jan. 1990-

October 1993

Education:

Master of Engineering (Industrial) June 2007 Ryerson Graduate School

Toronto

Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) June 1989 from University of Mumbai

(Evaluated on par by University of Toronto), CPIM- APICS maintaining till

July 2014,ISM CPSM (exams completed)

Professional Affiliations - APICS, ISM, Professional Engineers of Ontario,

Project Management Institute



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