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Mechanical Engineer Manager

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 16, 2019

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Sathish S.

Dubai,UAE • +971********* •

Senior Management – Supply Chain and Logistics

Versatile, enterprising, resourceful postgraduate Mechanical Engineer and MBA with 19.5 years of rich leadership experience with reputable companies in diverse business verticals in UAE,Oman and India. Accomplished manager with comprehensive expertise across the entire spectrum of materials management, supply chain and logistics with proven track record of leading and motivating multinational cross-functional teams, collaborating with external and internal stakeholders and deploying effective strategies, plans and budgets to deliver outstanding results. Proactive, achievement driven professional with strong work ethic and integrity seeking a senior management position to utilize acquired skills and knowledge to achieve predefined goals and objectives, thus adding value to the organization.

Key Skills

Materials Management

Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution

Warehouse Management

Sourcing and Procurement

Vendor Management

Import/Export Operations

Project Logistics

Negotiation and Deal Closing

Budgets and Cost Control

Documentation and Control

Inventory Management

Continual Improvement Programs

HSE and Quality Management

Teamwork and Logistics

Professional Experience

Manager – Supply Chain and Logistics (August 2018 to date)

Sobha Hartland LLC, Dubai, UAE

Profile: Sobha Group is a multinational, multiproduct group with developments and investments in U.A.E., Oman, Qatar,

Bahrain, Brunei and India with leading positions in Architects, Electromechanical,Interiors,Horticulture,Restoplus,Contracting.


Consolidating the material deliveries to the sites from Central stores in a single vehicle and reducing transportation cost

Obtaining the material requirement schedule 2 days prior and arrange the delivery of material to the sites from central stores to avoid delay and last-minute rush

Liaising with the carriers for 3 PL and JIT in coordination’s with the operations team

Accumulation of non-moving items in the central stores from projects and consuming the non-moving materials leading to a cost saving of 20 million AED.

~ saved a cost of 2 million AED per month by making a centralized procurement that is consolidating the PR’s and procuring from central stores.

Reduced the lead time from PR- PO from an average of 10 days to 4 days by eliminating the items under 500 AED for direct cash purchase instead of PR-PO and reducing the various levels of approval mechanism.

Reduced man power from the site stores due to the centralized procurement which led to a cost saving of 40 k AED per month.

Implementation of PPE card to control issuance of PPE which resulted in a cost saving of ~50 k AED per quarter.

Refurbishment of Doka & scaffolding to avoid renting and new purchase resulting in a cost saving of ~1.5 million AED.

Purchasing from agreed catalogues

Review replacement strategies for tools & PPE which resulted in a cost saving of 2 million AED per quarter.

Construction of central ware house for centralized procurement & storage of non-moving items

Successful Implementation of New ERP system In collaboration with the Procurement & IT team after migrating the existing data from Oracle to Expedion and updating the material master .

Key Responsibilities:

Key role in drafting the Policy and procedure manuals for the Supply Chain function.

Participation in establishing operational procedures to ensure consistency, accurate and timely inventory disposition and warehouse operations.

Providing daily leadership and manages the work of warehouse employees.

Reviewing staffing levels and approve HR functions for Procurement & warehouse, maintaining oversight of controls and recording keeping measures.

Managing Budgets, KPIs, Cost optimization and Inventory management.

Communicating with division management on projects and/or changes impacting --warehousing operations, service and delivery.

Coordinate activities with other functional areas as necessary to ensure a continuity of efforts and identify new opportunities.

Serving management teams and committees to provide advice on process and procedural changes, cost saving measures, and improved efficiency.

Regular visits to each warehouse location and initiate informal discussions with associates.

Keeping abreast of local warehouse issues. Gathers information and responds to feedback.

Managing 3PL.

Working closely with safety and quality teams to proactively identify issues and develop and/or enhance related programs and procedures; ensuring the warehouse follows established standards, and the appropriate training and equipment is given to all employees.

Ensuring adherence to HSE standards and local statutory regulations.

Effective allocation and utilization of Resources.

Direct and manage entire operations including planning, staffing, procurement, execution and profitability.

Ensure that Logistics services including transportation are done safely and efficiently.

Responsible for the provision of Logistics services, which include Transportation and Warehouse Management services for the Contract.

Responsible for the quality, auditability and governance of the Logistics processes.

Handle multiple warehouses located in different areas/geographies.

Ensure that Company owned materials at Contractor’s yards or sites are properly handled and adequately managed.

Manager – Supply Chain and Logistics (September 2015 to August 2018)

Al Turki Enterprises LLC/Al Tasnim Enterprises LLC, Muscat, Oman

Profile: The Al Tasnim – Al Turki group is an Omani conglomerate with leading positions in civil construction, building finishes, cement products & services, oil & gas and catering & food services.


Introduced and deployed analytical tools – ABC, FSN and XYZ – for selective control of inventories which optimized inventory holdings and reduced costs.

Made significant contributions in streamlining the material database with ~100,000 line items from old SAP codes to the UNSPSC coding system.

Established a 20,000 m2 warehouse in Misfah Muscat in close coordination with consultants and design and construction teams.

Implemented a system enabling the site stores materials coordinator in monitoring material deliveries to site with an escalation matrix for ensuring just in time (JIT) deliveries.

Cost Saving of 2 million OMR per quarter in logistic by directing the vendor supply to the sites directly for project materials.

Developed and implemented a strategy for formulating KPIs using SMART criteria and monitoring achievement of predefined metrics.

Implementation of WMS in the new ware house and for all the workshop stores

Major contributor for ISO 9001:2015

Implementation of Perpetual inventory system at all stores and continuous monitoring, stock updating, consumption entries

Binning system implemented at all workshop stores

Virtual stores location creation in SAP and movement of materials to such stores for improved consumption of Nonmoving & Dead Stock resulting in cost cutting and inventory reduction.

Liquidation of 10 million OMR worth non-moving/ dead stock material by moving to the central stores and releasing to various sites when a PR is raised.

Cost saving of 1 million OMR per quarter by using the material rejected by projects or partially damaged in the labour camps maintenance.

Consolidated PR’s for consumables across the company which resulted in heavy vendor discounts of approximately 4 million OMR per quarter.

Enabling MRP for fast moving items and procurement.

Earned the trust of the Board and Director Supply Chain within a short span of time and entrusted with independent accountability for assigned functions.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Management

Contribute to the development, review and updating of manuals, policies and standard operating procedures (SOP) for the supply chain function to ensure efficient and effective operations.

Participate in establishing operational procedures for the inventory and warehouse management ensuring consistent, accurate and on time replenishment of inventories and smooth warehouse operations.

Coordinate with the HR department in determining staffing levels and formulating and approving job descriptions for various positions in company warehouses.

Manage all aspects of budget administration ensuring optimum allocation and utilization of resources, control of costs and expenditure to achieve cost reduction targets.

Work closely with other departments ensuring smooth progress of ongoing projects as well as in identifying new business opportunities.

Support management teams and committees by providing inputs and recommendations on updating processes and procedures for improved efficiency and cost reduction.

Operations Management

Supervise warehouse staff and provide direction and control to day-to-day operations of multiple warehouses ensuring optimum utilization of warehouse space and equipment and adherence to HSE rules and procedures.

Creation of Stores Audit format and Auditing of stores periodically

Skill evaluation and rating of stores personnel

Creation of Store keeper Man Power matrix after discussing and getting the approvals from the concerned Divisional heads

Closure of long pending Open PR / PO across the company

Recruitment of stores manpower

Enforcing FIFO

Coordinate with the division management to evaluate progress or changes in projects and implement actions to mitigate impacts on warehouse operations, service and delivery

Conduct regular visits and inspections of warehouse locations to monitor and evaluate performance and initiate measures for improving performance and productivity.

Manage third party logistics (3PL) operations, coordinating with service providers ensuring adherence to contract terms and service level agreements.

Ensure provision of required training and equipment to employees for consistent compliance with approved quality management and HSE requirements.

Monitor all aspects of issue, storage, utilization, accounting and reconciliation of company materials issued to contractors ensuring optimum utilization and protection of the company’s interests.

Inventory control Analyst (April 2007 – August 2015)

DELL International Services India Pvt. limited, India.

Profile: DELL India is a wholly owned subsidiary of DELL USA, and is a market leader in Desktops, laptops & servers

. Highlights:

Design, worked closely with consultants and construction team to set up 10,000 sq.m warehouse for storing and shipping of Finished goods

Utilize useable components from a QC failed machine and maintain inventory of such machine ( MRB)

Installation of a shrink wrapping machine to wrap the, laptop, desk top, monitors in order to avoid fungus formation on the boxes during rainy seasons which in turn zeroed the box replacement request from the dealers.

Implementation of WMS in the new ware house

Implementation of SEZ express model

Implemented POD scan attachment in the system stop the complaints of non-receipt from dealers & customers.

100 % inventory accuracy in all the PWC year-end Audit between 2010 & 2015

Implementation of SEZ express model

Customs Clearance of FG during the yearly budget/Tax revisions by the Government of India receipt

Key Responsibilities:

Managing the efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of wide range of goods from the warehouse.

Maximising space usage with the warehouse.

Quarterly and Monthly stock counting & Auditing

Order processing

Coordinating with Customs officials, Custom House Agents, C&F Agents and other external agencies for ensuring timely clearances and cost-effective transport solutions.

Monitoring Last mile delivery of the carriers and expediting

Liaising with various carriers like DHL, Blue Dart, YCH, DB shenker etc for the distribution of FG across India, Gulf countries and Europe.

Liaising with the carriers for 3 PL and JIT in coordination’s with the operations team

Preparation of Bill of laden in case of exports by sea

Managing the import and export operations, keeping compliance with custom laws, notifications, tariffs, RBI rules and guidelines. Ensuring timely and maximum realization of export incentives

Maximum clearance of FG during Quarter ends to achieve & exceed targets

Coordinating with all the cross functions like Customer care, sales, tech support, Production, logistics, finance for the timely delivery of FG.

Looking after the transportation of goods into and out of the warehouse.

Implementing specific customer packaging requirements.

Managing a team up to 15 employees with in the warehouse.

Setting aside storage areas for new stock.

Ensuring compliance with all Health, safety and Environmental standards.

Ensuring stock levels are managed and controlled effectively.

Implementing new projects.

Operating automated warehouse storage and retrieval systems.

Maintaining high standards of material handling.

Continuous monitoring of SOH and follow-up with the related cross functions for clearance of FG.

Conducting and attending meetings with the related stake holders for reducing the SOH and to reduce the cycle time.

Making sure that all freight receipts and deliveries are carried out in time.

Leading, Motivating, training and developing staff.

Updating and maintaining computerised &paper based administrative records.

Responsible for the disciplinary & grievance procedures.

Working with team to review procedures & maximise customer satisfaction.

Managing inventory accuracy through monitoring of daily warehouse activities, cycle counts, stock takes and audit of same to verify results.

Conducting crime and loss investigations into missing stock and loads.

Organizing and monitoring transport of goods from the factory.

Monitoring the supply and delivery of materials both inside and outside the company.

Kaizen initiatives

Green initiatives

Involving and motivating team for CSR activities.

Manager – Warehouse and Logistics (September 2003 – March 2007)

JSA Freight Forwarders, Chennai, India

Profile: JSA Freight Forwarders is a leading global company with operations in shipping, import clearance, transportation and warehousing. Its clients include ITC Ltd, L&T Valves Ltd and Saint-Gobain.

Key Responsibilities:

Managed warehousing activities for providing services to clients in the industrial and commercial sectors ensuring quality deliverables as per client requirements.

Coordinated with client departments like production, sales, procurement and document control and executed physical counts and reconciliation of warehouse stocks to ensure inventory accuracy.

Dealt with efficient distribution of finished goods of assigned client(s), developing daily schedules for shipments and monitoring on time in full (OTIF) deliveries to consignees.

Developed and executed day-to-day tactical plans related to warehousing, shipping and inventory management and resolved problems including over/short shipments.

Ensured compliance with federal, state and local requirements related to warehousing, material handling and shipping and assured compliance with applicable standards.

Previous Assignments

Technical Officer, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, India, September 2001 to August 2003

Graduate Engineer Trainee, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Ordnance Factory Board, Chennai India, April 1998 to March 1999

Purchase Officer, Southern Industrial Fasteners Ltd, Chennai, India, November 1996 to March 1998


MBA – Human Resources Management, University of Madras – India, Chennai (2009 – 2011)

BE – Mechanical Engineering, Bharathiar University – India, Coimbatore (1992 – 1996)

Professional Development


Life Member of International federation of Purchasing and supply chain Management (IFPSM) Chennai chapter.

Personal Details

Nationality: India

Date of Birth: 25 February 1974

Marital Status: Married

Languages: English, Tamil,Hindi,Malayalam

Software: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Office

Driving License: Oman LCV driving license number 103635994 valid until 27/07/2026

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