Saraskumar Mishra

Category Head - Projects, Dyes and Chemicals at Arvind Limited (Actively looking for better opportunities)

Ahmedabad Area, India

Summary
Sourcing & Procurement supply chain managment project management Logistics Management Procurement
 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.
Experience

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.

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