About Me


Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode) 2004


Supply Chain

Globsyn 2001


Software, ERP, SAP

Bharathidasan University 1999

BE (Mechanical Engineering)

Mechanical Engineering

Work & Experience

Liberty Steel Group - GFG Alliance 08/03/2020

GM - Strategic Sourcing

• Building Procurement & Strategic Sourcing COE Center, including world class team setup to lead & execute an operational excellence roadmap, global processes aligned to BU strategy (Europe, USA, UK, AUS, India). • Driving & managing right & fast Category Strategies Plan & execution for assigned categories of Graphite Electrodes, MROs, Refractories, Chemical & Lubricants, Rolls, Industrial Gases & Equipment (Fabrication, Machining). • Driving & managing Category Strategies with plant CPOs including spend analysis, Benchmarking, Cost, TCO, Risk/Market Analysis & economic trends. • Managing new relationship with key suppliers, improve working capital through payment extension, payment cycle optimization, vendor managed inventories, lead time reductions & managing strong supply-base. • Driving Source to Contract & Procure to Pay alternate sourcing team in India.

Outotec 01/10/2011 - 08/03/2020

SR. Manager - Sourcing

• Lead & migrating business processes - model and procedures from global sourcing to localization in India. • Develop strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to strategically manage spend and the supply base for assigned categories. • Driving Sourcing initiatives by developing new & value-added supply base (vendor management), mapping supply base towards category & product sourcing, driving market intelligence, spend analysis; supplier pre-qualification activities fulfilling zero accident/safety first culture, quality, compliance and EHS along with capabilities & capacities to perform. • Formulating supply strategies includes RFQ’s (product specifications), sustainable vendor development, techno-commercial offerings, evaluation based on TCO model, supply negotiations, due diligence on supply deliverables by signing short & long-term frame agreements & managing SRM with key suppliers. • Category & product sourcing handled esp. in Fabrications & Machining (Platework-CS/SS), Castings & Machining (Alloy Steel 4Kgs–70Tons), Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)/Steel frames in container form with CSE marking. • Key deliverables: Tata Pellet 6 MPTA, JSW Pellet 8 MTPA, BPSL, NALCO, SAIL, Vedanta, HZL in India & Metalloinvest (Russia), Codelco (Chile), AMG (Brazil), Ma’aden (Middle East), Illuka (Australia), Mopani Copper Zambia/Sweden.

Arcelormittal 05/14/2008 - 12/31/2010


• Managing supply pre-feasibility analysis includes raw material, up & down stream packages & logistics costings end to end, techno commercial feasibility analysis (TCO), risk management adherence to the benchmarking cost, quality, and deliverables for 12 MT Steel Plant at Jharkhand & Orissa. • Lead the role in strategic sourcing / supply base (BCC) for various equipment’s for projects globally: ArcelorMittal Coke Oven Batteries, Gas Plant Project at Newcastle South Africa, ArcelorMittal Tinning Project at Newcastle South Africa, ArcelorMittal Cement Plant at Kazakhstan, ArcelorMittal 0.2 MT Seamless Tube Project at Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Tata Tinplate 10/03/2006 - 05/12/2008

Asst. Manager

• Handled end-to-end procurement activities for Nippon Engineering Equipment (70%) and other Indigenous equipment (30%) for 0.2 MT Tinning Line (ETL) Project in consultation with M.N. Dastur & Nippon Engineering, Japan. Supply saving achieved 20% covering complete supply deliverables in timely. • KPI include vendor management, bid evaluation, negotiation, supply expediting & cash flows. WBS development, resource-based project planning, scheduling & monitoring by M.S Project Tool.

Suzlon Energy Ltd. 12/15/2005 - 09/29/2006

Asst. Manager

• End-to-end project procurement of SMS Ring Rolling Line (Import/ Indigenous) & Foundry Division for Baroda & Coimbatore SEZ Projects (120 Million Euro) in consultation with SMS Ring Rolling Line Division & WMA Germany. • SMS EUMUCO Ring rolling line consist of the machine & Ring blank press and indigenous supply includes Manipulator, Rotary Hearth furnace, Ring Rolling Machine, Normalization Furnaces, Reheating Furnace, tempering furnaces, Robotics, Induction Furnace, Vibrating Table, Stationary Mixers, Mobile Continuous Mixers, Shakeout Installations, Shot Blasting machines, Circular Lifting magnets, Spectrometer and Robotics.

Hindustan Sheet Metal 04/02/2001 - 12/15/2005

Asst. Manager

• Spearheaded vendor management, project procurement, supply expediting, supply backup for sales proposal, supply estimation, bid analysis, supply planning & expediting.



Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Procurement, SCM



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