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Manager, Commercial (Procurement)

Kerala, India
96000 Euros
March 22, 2020

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Rahul S

Email:, – 094********

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Industry Experience : Steel Manufacturing, Telecom & Media. Profiles Handled : Supply Chain Management (Procurement, Warehousing & Logistics) Skills : SAP MM & WM Module, Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint) Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Kerala Dec 2018 – Till Date

• Heading the procurement operations of Zee TV’s Kerala Regional channel.

• Development of Project Budget and Long-term strategic procurement in-order to effectively assign procurement resources for on-time delivery.

• Quarterly Analysis of Competition spends and Evaluation of Vendor performance for streamlining of Procurement spends.

• Maintenance of the Programming Cost per Hour of the channel as per Annual Business Plan.

• Project Lead for PAN India implementation of Cost of Production (COP) solution – “Digitization of End to End Production operations” for Real-time monitoring of allocated budgets.

• Drafted the “Commercial Process Framework policy” for PAN India Zee Procurement team.

• Manages procurement of production Equipment, Sourcing of Edit suite systems and IT equipment for operations.

• Conducts internal audit at Production site to ensure proper utilization of resources and budgets.

• Finalization of Long-Term agreements for Studio Floors and Other facilities for production requirements.

Vodafone Idea Limited (Assam & Kerala) Nov 2015 – Dec 2018 Awarded “Vofafone MegaSSTar” – Q2 FY17-18

Awarded “Vodafone Shining Star” – August 2017 and November 2016 Awarded “MAD”- Made A Difference – March 2016

Guwahati, Assam:

• Integration SPOC for the consolidation of SCM operations for Idea Cellular Limited & Vodafone Mobile Services Limited in Assam & North East Circle.

• Driving Balance Scorecard for Entire Circle which includes 31 parameters in Procurement, Warehousing, Inventory Management and Logistics.

• Identifying and implementing Process Improvement and Innovation projects.

• Driving PAN India implementation of Intelligent Transportation & Courier Management System


Kochi, Kerala:

• Managed End to end operations of Network equipment Warehouse (70,000 sqft) and Revenue Warehouse (10,000 sqft).

Company Name Designation Location Period

Zee Entertainment Enterprises

Ltd (Media)

Manager, Procurement Kochi, Kerala Dec 2018 - Till Date Vodafone Idea Limited


Vertical Lead - IMCP Guwahati, Assam Oct 2018 - Dec 2018 Dy, Manager - Circle Warehouse

& Logistics Lead

Kochi, Kerala Nov 2015 - Oct 2018

Jindal Steel & Power Limited

(Steel Manufacturing)

Asst Manager, Procurement Patratu, Jharkhand Jul 2013 - Nov 2015

• Role included but not limited to Inventory control, Warehouse KPI Monitoring and Ensuring timely

& Cost-effective Delivery as per TAT with proper documentation.

• Managed, Audited and Benchmarked Warehouse/3PL partners (DHL supply Chain & Kuehne Nagel).

• End to end handling of Scrap disposal. Responsibility ranges from WPC approval from DoT, Scrap identification, vehicle planning, vendor finalization and disposal certification.

• Manage transport operation (inbound, outbound) for Telecom equipment including Forward/Reverse Logistics across 6000 sites in Kerala and intercompany movement (PAN India)

• Vehicle & Route planning for the dispatch of SIM/RCV & POP materials to distributors across Kerala.

• Conducted internal audits at warehouse to assure strict implementation of Vodafone process and Health safety & Wellbeing (HSW) standards.

• Responsible for conducting Physical Verifications in co-ordination with Audit agencies.

• Reported Asset loss/damage to designated Insurance company/agency, provide support for Primary& Final surveys, Claim finalization and document submission. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Jharkhand Jul 2013 – Nov 2015 Awarded Employee of the Month – September 2014

• Managed cross functional (Procurement to Payment) co-ordination to ensure continuous uninterrupted operation of Mills. Directly reports to Commercial Head.

• Finalization of Purchase Order within Scheduled time (from PR to PO) for Construction materials, Heavy Fuel Oil, Packaging Materials, High Speed Diesel, Lubricants & Oils, Siemens/Morgan Mill Spares & Industrial Chemicals.

• Vendor Assessment, Cost Estimation, Department wise Demand/Consumption Forecasting & Inventory Control.

• Sourcing and Item identification for Rate Contract for Standard Items.

• Departmental MIS Report preparation and evaluation.

• Ensured Payment to Suppliers in coordination with F&A Department, Shared Services & Suppliers.

• Lead for the procurement of Lubricants & Oils for PGP Plant project. Educational Qualification

Qualification Name Institute/University Period Results Post Graduate Diploma in

Management, Operations

Birla Institute of

Management Tech, Gr Noida

2011-2013 7.83 (CGPA) or 76.3%

Bachelor of Technology, Electronics

& Communication

Cochin University of Science

and Technology, Cochin

2007-2011 65.78%

Higher Secondary, CBSE (Science)

Jawahar Navodaya

Vidyalaya, Kottayam

2006-2007 86.20%

Secondary education, CBSE

Jawahar Navodaya

Vidyalaya, Kottayam

2004-2005 82.60%

Projects & Certifications

• iTCMS - Intelligent Transportation & Courier Management System in Vodafone Idea Ltd

• Project Fusion – Warehouse Regionalization in Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd.

• Pursuing APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification

• Certification in Supply Chain Management from Indian Institute of Material Management.

• Six sigma Green Belt from KPMG.

References: Available on request

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