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A result oriented professional with over 10+ years of multi-functional experience in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Vendor development, Strategic sourcing and Project Procurement in manufacturing as well as service sectors. Outstanding negotiation skills and excellent analytical ability to identify and exploit key opportunities, skilled in influencing, persuasion, negotiation, and problem resolution. Ability to process supplier performance and cost data, market intelligence to develop and implement action plans which drive supplier performance and cost improvement.
JOB TITLE: Manager - Procurement
INDUSTRY: Infrastructure & Real Estate
CATEGORY: Components & Parts
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior
PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Oracle
Manager - Procurement
Ninestars Information Technologies Pvt Ltd
August 2015 - Present | Chennai, India
o Normalized and streamlined Procurement process and played a vital role in setting up Process, Policy and procedures within 2 weeks from the date of joining the organization
o Introduced and executed groundbreaking Operational Leasing method across locations and executed for a value of INR 1 crore towards IT & networking products as the company doesn’t have any SEZ benefits
o Executed Annual budgeting methods and forecasts and also initiated to set up an ERP system (Custom) across locations towards Procurement and Asset management processes for all commodities and departments.
o Within this span of 3 months executed orders / contracts for a value of INR 4.50 crores in which INR 1.50 crore towards Opex Lease and achieved negotiated cost saving of INR 1.44 crores towards the processes created for NITPL such as strategic sourcing, multi-vendor Comparisons etc..
o Appreciated by Management towards the speed and effectiveness in streamlining the processes and generating value adds through various methods and value engineering methods.
o Effective role in the process of budget preparation for the current FISCAL year
Assistant Manager - Procurement & Commercials
March 2010 - August 2015 ( 5 years, 5 months ) | Chennai
o Extracting and evaluating PR allocation sheets from PS finance and mapping appropriate PR’s to team members according to their commodities.
o Validation of PR budget in consultation with Intending teams like Admin, IT, Telecom, HR, GRC & marketing pertaining to their requirements.
o After 100% clarities the major activities such as Vendor sourcing, RFQ, Comparison, evaluation, Negotiations and joint Techno-commercial discussions based on budget, finalization and Contract cum Order processing after proper analysis by obtaining final commercial approval through protocol based on value.
o Mapping and monitoring the same processes inline with TAT and SLA for the team members through Review report extracted from E-procurement module.
o Managing both CAPEX and OPEX related requirements for various commodities
o Thorough market analysis and benchmarking on product costing through price masters and external reference methods.
o Half yearly contract reviews through online reports and contract management activities for each major contract & Leasing of high value commodities
o Organizing inter-departmental discussions on a quarterly basis to understand the needs and requisites of internal customers/ intending departments.
o MIS and database management and ensuring proper delegation of workflow to achieve internal corporate goals by adhering to procurement policy.
o Managing a Domestic spend of around INR 50 crores a year and Non-India spend of around $10M which includes all commodities and negotiated in a strategic way to fetch a cost benefits equivalent to an average of 14% on overall budgeted spend
o Initiated and implemented a strategy for PAN India contracts for medium & high value recurring commodities on a long term basis.
o Identified and developed a pool of Indian vendor base to support overseas requirements i.e. Global environment, thereby reducing spend on those commodities, rewarded Syntel value star awards for the same.
HCL Technologies Limited
January 2007 - March 2010 ( 3 years, 2 months ) | Chennai
o Managed both IT & Non-IT requirements using SAP MM module R3 version as an ERP for managing RFx projects (RFP, RFI and RFP).
o Have been a member of Risk Mitigation plan and Business continuity plan.
o Managed a spend of around USD 2.00 million a year which includes all commodities and negotiated in a strategic way to fetch a cost benefits equivalent to an average of 10% on overall budgeted spend.
o MRP Generation & validation in SAP before executing the order conversion
o Work order & Open order Creation and validation
o Analysis on Vendor Performance based on their OTD / cost and attitude along with quarterly Inventory Management Processing after getting proper resolution from the internal parties.
o Onsite transition at client premises located in Milpitas, USA for a brief period.
Master of Business administration of Supply chain mgt & Operations management
2010 - 2012
Central Polytechnic college
Professional Diploma of Electrical & Electronics Engg
2001 - 2004