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Supplier Development Manager

Chennai, TN, 600116, India
August 26, 2012

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Seeking assignment in Supplier Development with a growth oriented

organization of repute, preferably in New Product Development. (Have

working experience in Korea).


> A dynamic professional with over 9 years of experience in supplier

Development,Global Sourcing,New Product Development as well as Project

Management in Automotive Industry.

> Currently designated as Assistant Manager - Supplier Development at DANA

India Private Limited.


> Strong Knowledge in Manufacturing of Rear Axle for heavy commercial

Vehicle,Front Axle Assembly for light Commercial Vehicle,Wheel

Bearings, Chassis parts,Wheel end components, suspension parts and


> Strong Knowledge in Supplier Selection, supplier Assessment.

> Strong knowledge in Casting, Forging, Sheet metal and Heat treatment


> Strong Knowledge in APQP, PPAP. PFMEA,MSA,SPC

> Experience in working with global teams across the world and executing

product transfers.

Process Enhancement

> Drive new product development process and schedules from launch through

cost analysis, quality definition, first articles, pilot production and

final production

> Working with suppliers in developing new products at competitive pricing.

> Development of new products as per customer requirement, to co-ordinate

with plant in planning/production as per demand of the customer

> Lead vendor evaluation and selection, capability assessment

and vendor performance measurements.

> Ensure timely and quality responses to the RFQs working with Buyers.

> Leading Cross Functional Team for driving on Time Project Schedules.

> Manage the key projects of OEM customers. Forecast customer's

requirement, meet the customer urgent requirement on time.

> Interaction with OEM customers daily to satisfy their requirement then

and there.

> Periodic assessment on the vendor and their process to achieve the

quality goals.

> To work out the costing for the new product and submit the same to OEM


> Responsible to control the process effectively to deliver quality

products and meet targets in respect of customer service, cost, machine

and labor productivity

> Scrutinize the vendor and introduce the new concept on process to achieve

the best quality and cheaper in cost.

> Focusing on optimization of process parameters and initiating process

improvements for achieving objectives

> Supplier qualification, Change control/ approval, Process Validation,

First Article Test & Inspection and PPAP process, Supplier Rating.

> Analyzing root cause & implementing corrective & preventive action for

Product / improve capability of processes.

> Localization, Source change, Focusing on optimization of process

parameters and initiating process improvements for achieving objectives


1) From July'09- till date with M/s. DANA India Private Limited, Chennai as

Assistant Manager - Supplier Development. (

A World class MNC, manufacturing of Rear Axle assembly for

Heavy commercial Vehicles M/s. Ashok Leyland, Mahindra

2) From Oct'09- July/12 with M/s. ILJIN Automotive Private Limited,

Chennai as Assistant Manager - Supplier Development. (

3)From June'07 - Sep'09 with M/s. ILJIN GLOBAL - South Korea as Senior

Engineer - Global Sourcing & Development. (

A World class MNC, manufacturing of Automobile Wheel

Bearings, wheel end components, suspension & Steering parts for M/s.

Hyundai Motors India Limited, Tata motors, Ford India Limited, Fiat etc.

Having manufacturing locations in South Korea, China, Slovakia, USA,

Germany and Australia.

4)From Oct'04 - May'07 with M/s. Sandfits Foundries Private Limited -

Coimbatore as Engineer - Supplier Quality & Development.

A private limited, ISO/TS16949:2002 company (Tier - 1 supplier)

manufacturing castings and machined components for leading Automobile

manufacturers and valve companies in the world. M/s. Ashok Leyland,

Sundaram Clayton, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan) etc.

Job Responsibilities

> Development of new components.

> Handling Customer complaints, Preparing counter measure and G8D reports

for customer complaints.

> Responsible for the quality of incoming Components.

> Responsible for MSA, PFMEA, Control plan, PPAP Documentation for new


4) From Aug'02- Aug'04 with M/s. Sri Gowrish CNC Private Limited -

Coimbatore as Engineer- Quality Control

A private limited ISO9001 company (Tier -1 supplier)

manufacturing machined components for leading automobile manufacturer,

valve companies and paper printing machine manufacturers in the world. M/s.

Ashok Leyland, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), Sanmar Group of

Companies etc.

Job Responsibilities

> Development of new components.

> Development of new source for machining & Grinding.

> Inspecting the machined components

> Coordinator for the project of MHI components.



> Successfully completed RBI, HA, HB (Hyundai Brazil) Project.

> Successfully developed GEN1 Bearing for Ford & Fiat.

> GEN1 Bearing life increased by improving the Heat Treatment Process.

> Ford Tuk Tuk Noise analyzed, Fix the problem and improved the Design.

> Fiat bearing high torque reduced by changing the design of inner ring and

seal height distance

> Developed local source and material for bearing sub parts in India and

saved 4Crore/Year

> Cost saving project on Knuckle design change by benchmarking, to retain

the bearing in place

Without snap ring. Cost saved - Snap ring (Material SPCC) Cost saved

to Rs.35 lacks/annum.

At Sandfits

> Successfully developed Diffcase, Kappa Flywheel and MXI Brake drum for

Hyundai India.


2002 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Bharathidasan University.

Secured 72.9%

1999 Diploma in Automobile Engineering from State Board of Technical

Education. Secured



> Conversant in working with AutoCAD and MS Office applications.


> To Speak, Write, Read : English, Tamil and Korean (intermediate).


Date of birth : 4 June 1980

Marital Status : Married

Father Name : Dharmaraj.P

Present Address : F1 Block, No 16 Ponni Nagar, Madanantha Puram,


Chennai - 600116.

Permanent Address : 44/2310, Vettukara Street, Thanjavur - 613001

Pass Port Number : H6302645 valid up to July - 2019


Current CTC : 6Lakhs

Expected CTC : 8Lakhs

Notice Period : 1Month

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