Professional Buyer with 12 Years of experience in managing Purchasing, Developing Supplier Strategies, Price Negotiation, New Program Introduction, Improving Profitability, Achieving Budgeted Sales & corporate goals. Committed towards continuous improvement & recognized for exceeding expectations & job requirements.
New Program Introduction
Continual Improvement SAP MM, Oracle, SharePoint, SQMS, MS Office, 8D, APQP, GD&T, PFMEA, MSA, PPAP, KAIZEN, FIFO, and POKA YOKE, CAR (FORD Capacity Analysis & uplift programs)
Supplier Quality Engineer, 01/2017 to Current Faurecia Automotive Seating – Cottondale, AL ▪
process of new Bought-Out Parts (BOP) with the support and the co-operation of
the Advanced Supplier Quality (ASQ) Engineer and/or the Program Quality
process audits of existing Bought-Out Parts (BOP) where the parts are the
subject of a problem solving action. Manage supplier's action
required supplier quality indicators for his plant and communicate them
to the SQA Manager
validate corrective and preventive actions with the suppliers for immediate
progress plans in co-operation with the plant buyers
suppliers of their self certification status in co-operation with the plant
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), only after acceptance by the Program
Quality Engineer and the plant quality department
program transition document and help compile 'lessons learnt'
the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia's Code of
Ethics and Code of Management.
Master Scheduler, 06/2014 to 01/2017 Faurecia – Cottondale
Monitor customer demands to identify fluctuations in product lines & mix, implement countermeasures to ensure clear demands flow from customer to MRP level & then upto suppliers.
Prepare Sales & Operational Plan on Monthly basis to analyze & support long term customer demands.
Prepare Master production schedule on weekly basis to ensure short term demand & Supply is aligned.
Make recommendations to the head count requirements of shop floor Work Groups.
Support Commodity Buyers & Program Managers for New Program Launch & Model Year changes as per customer timelines.
Work as interface with Engineering, Production, Controlling & IT Support to resolve Supply chain issues.
Support engineering change & handle obsolescence settlement with customer.
Track Premium freight & overtime occurrences for customer & follow-up for approval.
Support for maintaining high Plant Performance Score based on indicators.
Ramp up Specialist, 08/2013 to 04/2014 Mercedes Benz US International – Vance, AL
Manage PPAP Parts ordering & Tracking to support new program & Model Year launch.
Ensure sample submission as per APQP timelines & provide countermeasures to resolve discrepancies.
Planning & Ordering for PPAP Parts in SAP.
Monitor supplier's readiness as per project timelines in START & SQMS Systems.
Monitor Supplier ASN for US & Germany locations to ensure on time PPAP Parts/sample submission.
Investigating, Tracking & Disposition of Obsolete Materials.
Report part readiness & receiving status to SQE & Project Lead, in weekly review meetings.
Successfully achieved New Product launch initiatives for W205(C-Class), C-292, MY 14.5, MY15 & MY15.5 & MY16.0.
Senior Buyer, 11/2010 to 04/2013 Sigma Vibracaustic Ind. Pvt. Ltd – Mohali, Punjab, India
Successfully managed on time implementation of New Program launch for Engine Mounts, Strut Mounts, & Air Springs for Domestic and International customers.
Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volvo, Nissan, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors).
Manage Technical Feasibility, Cost estimation, Budget planning, Floating RFQ, Price negotiations, Supplier selection, releasing Purchase order, Negotiating terms and conditions of Price contracts & Tooling contracts with supplier.
Monitor supplier readiness as per APQP Timelines & provide countermeasures to resolve issues.
Ordering and monitoring of prototypes parts & series production parts.
Initiating sample submission and PPAP process for approval from SQE.
Audit and perform prequalification process at potential suppliers & make recommendations.
Ensure optimal product cost in development phase by first value analysis & alternative materials.
Support production quality & manage escalated concerns, ensure smooth flow of assigned parts to assembly line.
Manage Engineering changes & suggest design improvement for effective cost & quality part design.
Capacity analysis & uplift as per increased Production targets.
Commodity Lead for Sand Casting, Forging, Stampings, Pressure Die Casting, Machining, Extrusions, Injection molded Plastics & Fasteners parts.
Manage International procurement of Raw materials/semi-finished parts & production tooling for Sheet metal, Die-casting, Injection molded Rubber/Plastic parts (From China, Malaysia, Taiwan & Middle East).
Monitor National & International price trend through LME, MMR & SIAM for passing price increase/ Decrease in market & pass on to suppliers.
Cost reduction of INR 698,500($12,700) & INR 1,250,000($22,700) by VA/VE/Change of SOB/Supplier Up gradation/Strategic sourcing in Prototype Development & Series production.
in New Product launch assignments & successfully achieved on time implementation of projects
Assistant Manager, 05/2007 to 11/2010 Mahindra & Mahindra Limited – MOhali, Punjab, India
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Buyer/Supplier Development Engineer, 07/2004 to 04/2007 Indo Farm Tractors & Equipment Limited Indofarm Tractors & Motors Ltd
Managed new program launch for 05 Tractor Model of 25 to 75 HP with URSUS & ZITOR Engines.
Worked as commodity Lead in Stampings, Forged & Casting, Fasteners & injection molded Plastic Parts.
Audit suppliers to review Readiness for New launch assignments, tooling development, tool trials, initial sample development, Inspection before submission to ensure first time right parts.
Order Initial samples parts, Trial lot and PPAP lot parts.
Manage Engineering changes and suggest design improvement ideas for better quality and cost effective part design.
Review initial PPAP process and documentation & submit to SQA for Approval.
Searching & Evaluating New Potential Supplier to support increasing business targets.
Planning & scheduling suppliers during development phase till hand over to Quality & Logistics.
Achieved Cost reduction of INR 15,000($350) per model in FY-2004-05, INR 850,000 ($15,454) on total buying in FY2005-06.
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Jun-2004 Punjab Technical University - Punjab, India HIgh School
Associate of Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering, Jul-2001 Punjab State Board of Technical Education - Chandigarh, India Mechanical Engineering