Category Head - Projects, Dyes and Chemicals at Arvind Limited
Jan 2015 - Present
Heading the Global Purchase Division (Dyes & Chemicals) for Arvind Procurement of all kinds of Textile Basic Chemicals, Textile Axillaries (Specialty Chemicals) and Dyes including VAT Indigo Powder-94%, Liquid Indigo (PRI-40% & PRI-30%) and various Sulphur Dyes. Regular buying regions include China, Japan, Singapore & Germany. Monitoring ‘Just in Time delivery’ of all Dyes & Chemicals at various plant locations by Multi-Modal Logistics (Sea, Rail & Road). Monitoring identification & development of potential vendors, both international & domestic, for achieving cost effective purchases & new developments; achieving reduction in prices and timely delivery. Developing & incorporating best industry practices in designing SOP for Dyes & Chemicals procurement, New Dyes & Chemicals Developments. Market Research on best industry practices in purchase, Evolving purchase strategy in line with global market dynamics. Preparation of Monthly MIS for senior management highlighting Monthly Purchase Price (MoM/YoY),Historical Trend Analysis. To Monitor Operating Cost of various process, like sizing cost, dyeing cost, finishing cost & coating cost etc. Sourcing Project Leader in 'Project Lakshya' Monitoring execution of all ongoing projects under 'Project Lakshya', a joint initiative of Arvind Limited & Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Working with Cross Functional Teams for on-time execution, along with building strong trust-based relationships within various key stake-holders (BCG, diff. internal departments and suppliers etc.). Organizing annual supplier-meet: ‘Supplier Connect Day’ at Arvind Ltd.; in coordination with other Category-Heads (Packaging and Spares). Strategic Analysis of Domestic & International Markets for new business opportunities like Medical Textile, investment on Renewal Energy Resources like Wind Turbine Generators.