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Sourcing/Purchase/Procurement/Buyer/Category Manager/P2P/O2C

March 22, 2020

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Senior level assignments in Sourcing, IT-Procurement, Supply Chain Management, contracts and Logistic with an organisation of repute

Profile Core Competencies

Summary Seasoned Global Procurement Specialist with more than 15+ years of hands-on experience in Procurement of IT - Hardware, Software and Services, Contract negotiations, Admin and Facilities, General Spends categories (HR, Travel, Hotels, Insurance and Marketing), Contract Management, P2P, Order Management, Supply Chain Management.

-Delivered year on year savings and optimized procurement environment with timely risk identification, development of alternate suppliers and resolution of issues besides better prices. Exposure in dealing with Global and Local Suppliers.

-My core skills comprise of Negotiations, Strategic sourcing, Problem solving, Supplier performance management, Techno-commercial supplier selections, Bidding for large projects on Turn key basis and Risk Management + taking pre-emptive steps. Achieve YOY Cost avoidance or cost saving.

- Leading a team to ensure the best results for the company. o Trained on SAP and Oracle ERP for Material Management

Employment Details

Since December 2009 to Nov2019: Huawei Telecommunications as Senior Manager (Strategic Sourcing & Procurement) [Global Role + Regional Role).

Techno commercial negotiations - Commercial Supplier Selection for Services Procurement and achieved consolidated saving of 275,000 USD.

Worked cohesively with Global suppliers and forwarding agents for procurement of RF Tools amounting to 750,000 USD and achieved saving of 150,000 USD.

Product Concept Sourcing Engineering – IT HW, Global Procurement

Achieved ~10% annual cost reduction at product level, driving PAN India saving’s program for 3rd party IT HW/SW resale for Operations Support Solutions BU. Drove cost savings management program through product cost modelling in alignment to Supplier Technology Roadmaps, Design to Cost and Cost Productivity Chang.

Process drive -Conceptualized and successfully set up the initial strategic sourcing & procurement function in India, authored and implemented the purchase systems & policy, streamlined the whole process oriented function that resulted in 100% enhanced customer satisfaction.

Generated direct cost savings consistently @ 17% last year through negotiations. Overhauled the complete indirect procurement process to bring in productivity & improved turnaround time by 50%.

Conceptualized and implemented Contingent Workforce Solutions with Managed Service Provider and Vendor Management Systems to bring in process efficiency to manage contingent resources in alignment to designed outsourcing strategy. (1500 outsourced manpower and learning services improvement project.

Stakeholder management -Project of SDLC and IT (lease line, laptop hardware procurement) and Internal (legal, Tax, Finance, BU Heads) and External stake holders (Govt agencies, Vendors) management. Implementation of Super Market ordering and delivery catalogue process by integrating existing IT systems.

>$0.5M cost avoidance achieved by spearheading the team to influence policy makers Department of Telecommunications and BSNL to revise the EPABX logical partitioning Telecom notification. 20% cost savings in India telecom spends by renegotiating contracts.

Anchoring Subcontractor Management - Delhi NCR (Bharti 4 G project), AP (Telenor), Karnataka (Vodafone, BSNL) circles by ensuring 250 Teams availability for roll out of BTS, Microwave projects. Continuous synchronization between arranging teams, trainings, EHS compliance and timely deployment into the projects, got SEA gold award.

Connect cross functionally with Business Unit, Legal team and Finance for Contract Renewals with more favorable Terms & Conditions over the previous contract and better commercials (Cost Avoidance).

Indirect tactical leadership Role: Overall responsible of PAN India operations for Professional services, Manpower recruitment, Office Lease, Office Decoration, IFM (100% service model), Vehicle (800 nos), New Office Constructions (2.5 lakhs), Expat VISA, Travel, Hotel, Apartment (250 nos), and Scrape disposal, since 2017 handling annual procurement of Approx. INR 150 CR. Optimized 250 suppliers to 10 suppliers under strategic indirect outsourcing project, received SEA Gold award.

Logistics procurement in-charge - Finalizing of vendors of Custom clearance vendors Primary Transportation, Warehouse management & secondary transport PAN India basis. Track the operational issues & improvement plan. Supplier qualification, selection, performance Evaluations & portfolio management.

Handling 3.0 Lakhs warehouse space PAN India level and 10, 00,000 USD worth CHA activities per year. 30 new vendor’s qualification done during the eight months to cater exigency project requirements.

Major achievements :

12% cost savings achieved through new strategy to displace incumbent vendors and transitioned the product validation operations from China to India resulting in additional savings in excess of $400K.

>$50K savings through process restructuring of Logistics, Customs and STPI compliance formalities for shipments to India.

Performing of P2P, VMO Solutions, Cost Reduction initiative (spend analysis), Value engineering, innovation, SPE, SFM, proactive procurement philosophies, best practices, strategies, policies, procedures and system leverage spend and reduce control etc.

Drove contract summary comparisons, negotiations tracking & facilitating collaboration improvements projects between global / regional teams resulting in improved organizational developments.

Biddings : SPOC for pre/post Bid for AP, KTK Circle's Telenor project of large pack infra items 15 M USD and Delhi NCR, KTK Circle's Bharti, Voda phone 4 G with infra pack of 30 M USD.

Apr’08 – Dec’09: Indus Towers, Manager - SCM (Procurement, Capex, Logistics & Warehouse)

(W.e.f. 1st Apr’08: Transferred from Idea Telecommunications Ltd.)

Procurement of Technology Products - IT – Hardware, Software and Services, managing a yearly procurement budget of USD 40 Mn. Handling the entire procurement cycle (P2P) including managing the supply chain of products for timely and efficient deliveries.

Sourced and developed trusting alliances with Global vendors with a focus on solidifying business relationships to improve negotiating outcomes, contain costs, expedite solution deliveries and solve end-user problems.

Managing and Executing complete lifecycle of Global Strategic Sourcing Projects, contract negotiation and contract administration via preparation of Total cost of ownership (TCO) models to best analyze the commercial proposals for final vendor selection.

Dec’05 – Mar’08: IDEA Telecommunications, Assistant Manager – Network Services {IT Procurement Lead}.

Global team member to develop and execute high level global strategy to manage the IT and engineering services outsourcing procurement; drove supplier optimization with collaboration across various business units to map and unify stakeholders’ requirements and influence them to execute the outsourcing roadmap.

Authored corporate purchase policy, set up the initial purchase department and managed spends across all commodities in addition to handling Logistics, STPI / Customs related activities. Project managed real estate, IT infrastructure set up of 4 facilities.

18% savings achieved by innovative strategic initiatives and actionable cost saving recommendations relating to optimized supply chain operations, supplier relationship management, and continuous improvement programs.

Apr’05 – Dec’05: Bharti Televentures (AirTel), Assistant Manager – Commercials. Handling engineering Procurement.

Responsible for developing guidelines for contracting, framing of contracts, identifying maintenance contractors, issue of enquiry and finalization of maintenance contracts including AMC.

Develop and Maintain IT Product Catalogs : Servers, Switches, Routers, Laptops achieved 17% YoY cost saving.

Instrumental in closing the commercials negotiation and entitlement process for MSC, RBSC HW/Town.

Arrange Logistics of all the shipments to meet requirements and timely delivery of items

Preparation of budget for spares & services in order to avoid over run of the approved expenditures of CAPEX & OPEX wide range seamless items like BTS, AC, Tower material, UPS, HVAC, DG, Intelligent Building Management System, IT Hardware (Printers,Plotters, Servers, etc), Feeder Cables, Installation Kits, Batteries, IT products, Air Conditioners and Shelters and their associated services

Jan’03 - Mar’05: Tata Teleservices, as Executive- SCM - Operations Support Department

Conceptualized and successfully set up the initial purchase function, again authored and implemented the purchase policy, streamlined the whole process oriented function that resulted in 100% enhanced customer satisfaction. Displaced incumbent vendors in several categories that resulted in significant savings of 17% through strategic negotiations and extended payment terms.

Additional cross functional responsibility to manage IT operations in areas like Datacenter, infrastructure and related services, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning.


CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) from 'International Institute for Market Research & Procurement' based of Texas, USA.

Executive Programme in Supply Chain Management from IIM KASHIPUR.

Executive Masters of Business Administration.


Underwent trainings in SixSigma, CE Certification Process, ISO–9002, TQM, 5-S, Fire Safety, EHS & OSHAS, etc.

Good functional knowledge in SRM Oracle, SAP Ariba.

Personal Details

Languages Known: English, Hindi and Telugu.

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