9+ years of Operations experience in automotive & vehicle Industry. Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Extensive background in procurement, supplier development and product design. Successful record of leading cross-functional team at multiple global sites. Design patent of a deflecting plate for the lift arm of backhoe loader.
Strategic sourcing & Vendor development
New Product Introduction (NPI) & CPI
Contract Negotiation & Incoterms
DFMEA & PFMEA.
Total cost of ownership (TCO) & Incoterms
Six sigma green belt (DMAIC & DMEDI)
8D Analysis, ICA & PCA
DFA/ DFM, GD & Tolerances.
Value Add/ Value Engineering (VA/VE)
Machined components (Steel & Aluminum)
Purchasing Manager - Strategic Sourcing, 07/2014 to CurrentVOLVO GROUP － Hagerstown, Maryland
Managing supply base in North America, Asia & Brazil accounting to $ 80M+ of annual spend.
Contributed towards KPIs (Material cost, contract coverage, payment terms) to achieve business goals.
Created and implemented sourcing strategies that led to 18% cost reduction for Brazil supply base.
Delivered 40 % reduction in material costs, while maintaining product quality and delivery.
Negotiated buying terms and delivered 3% productivity, incoterms (FCA/DDP) and 90-day payment terms.
Maintain supply base with supply chain KPI (TS/QS, ISO14001, SEM, KEP6, MMOG).
Drive supplier selection from step 3 to step 7, presenting cases to key stakeholders (Vice-presidents & Directors)
Accountable for RTS (review of technical specifications) meetings between design engineers and supplier team.