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Manager Project

Vasant Nagar, Karnataka, India
March 26, 2021

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Sumeet Kumar Jain

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Goal-oriented professional offering skills in Procurement (Supply Chain Management) that directly results in efficiency improvements & cost savings; seeking assignments in Procurement with a leading organization

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Since May 2018: Danone International (Nutricia International Pvt. Ltd.), Lalru, (Punjab) as Asst. Manager Procurement

Key Result Areas: Contract Management / OPEX / CAPEX

Leading the indirect procurement for Lalru plant & responsible for complete P2P cycle.

For process improvements & to make smooth P2P process with full compliance, extensively worked on closure of old pending issues of open advances, pending C forms & payments, review of payment terms, minimizing advances, review of open PR/PO etc.

Handling all OPEX requirements i.e. Contract management, MRO, Furnace oil etc. including imports/custom clearance.

Finalized various long-term service contracts for Manpower, Security, Transportation, Housekeeping, General & Bio-medical & FG & Hazardous & E-waste removal, Hospital, Uniform washing, IT maintenance, Warehouse, Painting, Fabrication, Civil, Consultancy services to hinder inflation & to achieve long term cost avoidance & system stabilization.

Leading procurement for one of the ambitious global project of water savings (ZLD-zero liquid discharge) of value of Rs. 50 Cr.

Responsible for other projects of value of Rs. 30 Cr. i.e. ETP, utility, process, packaging etc.

Strategic Procurement through spent analysis & consolidation of requirements & rate contracts of various materials & services to get long term benefits for cost savings, process minimization etc. i.e. consumables, process chemicals, spares, lab material & testing services etc.


Streamlined the procurement process as per policy & compliances and minimized audit queries.

Cost reduction through strategic long-term contracts for services (Rs. 0.6 Cr.) & materials (Rs. 0.8 Cr.).

Received recognition & set benchmark at Global CAPEX forum for contribution in Capex category for cost avoidance & good practices for 2019.

Since Dec. 2015 - May 2018: Ball Corporation, Sricity, (A.P.) as Asst. Manager Procurement (Greenfield Project & Operations)

Key Result Areas: Raw & Packaging material / OPEX / CAPEX / Contract Management

Procurement Lead for Sricity plant & responsible for complete P2P cycle of project & operations.

Handled project procurement of value of 500 Cr.

Set up of global outline agreements for the site to get globally agreed prices & terms for imported items.

Planning and ordering of raw & packaging materials as per production plans & inventory for timely custom clearance & delivery of imported items.

Finalized service contracts for various services.

Coordinated with AMEA head office (Dubai) for reporting & for various discussions & processes.


On time completion of project related procurement & startup of operations (all direct (RM/PM) & indirect materials and services.

Successful implementation of robust procurement processes & system and got no audit observations & which were recommended to implement in another plant.

Implemented VMI (vendor managed inventory) for spares of OEM which provided savings of Rs. 60 lacs and which was replicated to other countries of the AMEA sector.

Implemented auction process through MSTC for imported containers & scrap.

Successfully got implemented SAP with updated configuration as per global standard.

April 2012 - Dec. 2015: Mondelez International (Cadbury India Ltd.) as Procurement Executive (Greenfield Project) Sricity, (A.P.)/ (Brownfield Project)- Malanpur, Gwalior (M.P.)

Key Result Areas: Raw & Packaging material / CAPEX / OPEX

Responsible for planning & ordering of raw material (Edible & Packaging) for production.

Handled Central Region (3 sites) for CAPEX/Project Procurement of value of Rs. 800 Cr.- company owned site at Malanpur, Gwalior (M.P.) & third party site at Mandideep, Bhopal (M.P.) & Surendra Nagar (Gujarat)

Responsible for procurement of machine spares (MRO items) and engineering services i.e. AMC, ARC etc. for regular plant operations (OPEX) and keeping control on the inventory & spent. Maintaining & updating master data for autonomous PO.

For Strategic buying used catalogues for Autonomous ordering for services & MRO items i.e. civil & fabrication work & auto PO for MRO (OPEX) items. Implemented quarterly open PR review to get frozen amount released from CAPEX budgets & keep system clean. Engaged in spent analysis vendor wise for Strategic buying.

Buying through Reverse/Forward Auction (E-tender/RFP/RFQ) by using Ariba tool.

Responsible to provide resolutions of parked & blocked invoices to clear vendor payments & strategy formulation for the same.


Honoured with Procurement Award in 2013 for Values into Action for "Tell It Like It Is" category at Procurement Team GAM among Pan India Procurement Team.

Acquired savings per annum more than Rs. 1 Cr.

Formulated strategy for smooth vendor payment & reduced parked invoice cases by 75%.

Preliminary exposure of Green Belt (Six Sigma) Project for Conveyor Belts to gain cost benefits through reduction of inventory of SKUs in store & lead time by implementation of VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory).

Led by highest no. of transactions closed through Ariba tool of auctioning among all sites for CAPEX.

Headed by Catalogue buying in CAPEX purchases among all sites & HO team.

Received appreciation from Project Team for better co-ordination & streamlined procurement process.

September 2010 – April 2012: Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd., Pithampur, Indore (M.P.) as Asst. Manager Purchase

Key Result Areas: Raw & Packaging material / OPEX / CAPEX Procurement

Planning, development & procurement of packaging material i.e. corrugated boxes, wooden boxes & other packaging items for 5 plants as per dispatch schedules of FG.

Responsible for new product development & planning & buying of all material categories (RM/PM/Indirect) for assembly line of SRN & SG pumps and to minimize non-moving items as per consumption to keep control over inventory & stock-outs and write off.

Carried out inventory control through MRP as per orders booked in system & timely analysis of existing inventory level of various items & accordingly change in safety stocks & reorder limits in system considering lead time & MOQ for delivery.

Providing innovative warehousing i.e. Just-in-Time services for packaging material to keep minimum inventory & increase visibility to reduce total cost and cycle time with supplier capacity mapping.

Coordination with production & quality team for new supplier introduction & evaluation & development.


Developed import vendor for one of the critical components to get better quality & at lower price by 50%.

Developed new vendor for laminated corrugated boxes which helped to reduce wastage of corrugated boxes due to water residue.

Streamlined the process of procurement of packaging items in terms of right delivery at right time with optimum inventory.

Made arrangements of packaging material within a day to avoid sale loss of Rs. 50 Lacs due to rejection of batch of corrugated boxes.



2010 PGP + MBA in Operations & Marketing (Dual Programme with Double Specializations) from Proton Business School, Indore, M.P., Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamil Nadu. Secured 71.95% //64.50% marks in PGP + MBA respectively.

2008 M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar, M.P. Secured 68.80% marks.

2006 B.Sc. from Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar, M.P. Secured 66.66% marks.

IT Skills


MS Office & MS Project

Ariba tool for E-Procurement

Personal Dossier

Date of Birth : 17th December, 1982

Languages Known : Hindi & English

Permanent Address : H. No. A-2, Balak Complex, Tili, Sagar - 470001, M.P.



Strategic Sourcing

System Stabilization

E–Sourcing (Ariba/MSTC)

Contract Management

Budgeting/Cost Optimization

RM & PM/OPEX/CAPEX/Project Procurement

Inventory Control

MIS Reporting

Vendor Management

Team/Stakeholders Management

Industry/Supplier Analysis

Category Management

Six Sigma (Green Belt) Certified

Excellence in Analysis / Problem Solving

Strong Negotiation

Sound Judgement

Decision Making Skills

Techno-commercially Sound


MBA + PGP (Operations & Marketing) with 10+ years of diversified experience in Procurement (Supply Chain Management), Vendor Management and Inventory Control in Pharma (Special Nutrition), Packaging, FMCG & Heavy machinery industry.

A result oriented professional currently associated with Danone International (Nutricia International Pvt. Ltd.), Lalru, (Punjab), India as Asst. Manager Procurement.

Deft in reviewing existing purchase/vendor management activities and instituting necessary measures for curtailing unnecessary expenditure and saving costs with complying procurement policy.

Comprehensive experience in interacting and negotiating with domestic and international suppliers for materials & services.

Key procurement with vendors for materials / services; ensuring that strategies & plans are aligned with project & operations requirements.

An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills with ability to relate to people at any level of business globally.

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