Expertise in formulating buying strategies & deployment of available resources to achieve organisational business objectives. Good market intelligence of World Textiles, Metal & Commodities market, key governing factors like Supply/ Demand, Operating Rates, Forward/ Backward integration and Regional factors. A strategic planner with expertise in implementing cost saving measures in Global raw material sourcing. For Exam: Cost Benefit Analysis between Spot Purchase v/s Long Term sourcing philosophies. Evolving new sourcing strategies for Arvind at present & for Vedanta in past: Annual & Quarterly contracts directly with manufacturers. Identifying and developing potential domestic & international vendors/suppliers for achieving cost effective procurement. Deft at managing logistics solutions, achieving tight schedules and deadlines, monitoring logistic networks for smooth movement of material/ products & timely deliveries. Monitoring Lead time & reordering level for optimum stock levels Establishing strategic cost management systems/ techniques, monitoring various overheads and achieving maximum cost effectiveness. Export Negotiations with International Textiles /Metal/Mining Traders. Detailed knowledge of complete export procedures including statutory customs & shipping documentation. An effective communicator with strong interpersonnel skills and the ability to relate to people at any level of business.
Category Head - Projects, Dyes and Chemicals, Arvind Limited
Jan 2015 to 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.