Active member and organizer for National Service Scheme in school and college level,
Juvenile Delinquency, Kerala University Annual Magazine, 1988
College Ragging Beyond the Control Line, Kerala University Annual Magazine, 1989.
Senior Purchasing OfficerJan 2006 to Sep 2011 Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
The largest multi-disciplined EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) with total revenues exceeding $3 billion.
Business lines include Civil, Marine and Infra, Oil and Gas, Roads and Bridges, Utilities and Services.
Material Management unit is the supply chain arm of the company and is critical and center to all the activities of the company.
Team member of strategic leadership which manages daily procurement, logistics and supply chain in a high volume purchasing environment exceeding $750 million per year.
Managed and responsible for approximately $40 million per year in direct, indirect and contract project materials spending.
Led the supply chain activities supporting Middle East, Europe, India and US in acquisitions, integrations and mandated competitor development achieving ahead of delivery schedule and under budget results on many projects.
Facilitate cost effective project management through supplier relationships to optimize cost, assure supply & delivery business competitive advantage which directly effects the project budget.
Supervise a team of project coordinators and supporting the project operations.
Negotiated terms to reduce cost, backorders and improved the delivery schedules.
Negotiated several contracts and resolved disputes effectively.
Managed existing vendor relationships and continued adherence to assigned supply base and portfolio and introduced KPI targets.
Monitored supplier performance and take corrective action in quality standard or delivery, as needed.
Formulated and executed cost-effective sourcing solutions for assigned materials that achieved strict quality standards and delivery improvement goals.
Frequently recognized with additional awards for building and maintaining long-term business partnerships with key suppliers, carriers and end users, while effectively and efficiently handling price and logistics terms negotiation and delivery.
Met and exceeded cost savings goals of $10 million by independently determining and formulating areas of opportunity for cost reduction through global procurement strategies.
Maintained active communication with freight forwarders to monitor and ensure timely delivery of orders.
Through extensive knowledge of import/export laws, efficiently handled all import activities and procedures related to banking, insurance, logistics and customs and government policies.
Assistant ManagerJan 2003 to Jan 2005 Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons LLC, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
One of Oman's leading and fastest growing construction companies specializes in roads, bridges, dams and other infrastructure development.
Rendered expert oversight to material planning and created a supply chain management process and unit for projects across the country.
Unique responsibility was to provide logistics, purchasing, and supply chain management for all associated outside agencies involved with project.
Direct management responsibilities of fifteen people including management staff and material transporters.
Created the first automated purchase and inventory management system, producing immediate cost savings with greater inventory control.
Purchase ExecutiveJan 2002 to Jan 2003 Voltamp Transformers/Voltamp Manufacturing LLC, Russail, Sultanate of Oman
A multi-discipline organization with operations across all Middle East, engaged in design, manufacturing and marketing of power distribution transformers, industrial transformers and automation.
Managed the purchase department, vendor development, evaluation and relationship.
Consistently met or exceeded annual purchase budget of $100 million, through resourceful cost reduction strategies.
Controlled purchase activities and maintained inventory levels to ensure continual production with minimum stock level of materials.
Coordinated a successful, on time and on budget, implementation of ERP, CRM solutions.
Handled all import activities and procedures related to banking, insurance, logistics and customs.
Al Mukhtar Trading Est., Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
Logistics CoordinatorJan 2000 to Jan 2002 MRF Ltd － Chennai, India
A logistics Company providing third party logistics for Petroleum Development Oman for their oil fields across the country.
Focal point for all day-to-day purchasing and maintenance operations.
Expertise in fleet maintenance (purchasing of spare tires, fuel, lubricants, etc.) and scheduling.
Store OfficerJan 1994 to Jan 2000 Raw Materials and Engineering Store
Global manufacturer with diversified business units, including paints and coatings, conveyer belting, tires and tire re-treads, and manufacturing of Funskool Toys.
Provide day-to-day inventory management leadership of business operations of raw materials, consumables, fuel and capital goods and Engineering Store.
Co-ordinate with the Production Planning Team and Purchase Department for monthly material requirements.
Managed inventory by maintaining First in First Out procedures, ABC analysis and Just in Time system.
Material preservation, receiving and disposition, inspection, inventory planning, and requisition for de-bonding.
Assign disposition for specific storage place for each category of material and integrate and communicate with internal departments: Engineering, Production, Quality, Technical and Planning, Purchase and Accounts for smooth work flow of material and avoid interruptions in the value chain.
Handling of all central and state taxes, excise matters, and VAT procedures.
Support cataloging and codification of materials, implementing 5S System in the department.
AccountantJan 1993 to Jan 1994 Aditya Birla Group Pantaloons Fashions Ltd － Mumbai, India
Responsible for accounts payable for the manufacturer, marketing and exportation of fabrics and readymade garments.
Marketing ExecutiveJan 1991 to Jan 1993 Soft Systems Ltd － Cochin, India
IT consulting company developing custom software for business operations management including plantations, hospitals, hotels, factories, biotechnology and banking.
Developed new clients through the exploration of market trends.
Provided sales and marketing exhibitions to highlight the benefits of company products.
Prepared and presented price quotes to potential buyers, negotiation and follow up.
Coordinated implementation of software developed products in client site.
Master of Business Administration, Import and Export Management2014LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE － ANNVILLE, PA, USAImport and Export Management
Post-Graduate Certificate in Materials Management1997INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT BARODA
Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting1991ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY － ANNAMALAI NAGAR, TAMILNADU, INDIAAccounting
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), In Preparation
SCPro (A CSCMP Certification), In PreparationKERALA UNIVERSITYINDIA
Council of Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)
Fluent in: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam,
Familiar with Arabic
Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons LLC, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Voltamp Transformers/Voltamp Manufacturing LLC, Russail, Sultanate of Oman
Raw Materials and Engineering Store
Aditya Birla Group Pantaloons Fashions Ltd
Soft Systems Ltd
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT BARODA
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Master of Business Administration , Import and Export Management 2014 Post-Graduate Certificate in Materials Management 1997 Bachelor of Commerce , Accounting 1991 APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), In Preparation
SCPro (A CSCMP Certification), In Preparation
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