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Babaji G 

BABAJI GHORPADE Mobile: +919945133988 E-Mail: Location: Bangalore ________________________________________ Procurement domain & Supplier development professional, over 8 years of experience Professional Profile o Rich experience in Global sourcing, Negotiation, procurement & vendor development o Proven skills in procurement spend reduction in operations & investments o Sound project planning, execution and control skills o Worked in various industries - Infrastructure, Locomotive, Medical equipments o Strong exposure in domestic, import and export trade o Knowledge of ERP and technically sound in MS Office o Strong team management, interpersonal skills, communication skills under international work culture Core Competencies o Managing planning of supply chain for all input components / materials from vendors for achievement of targets within specified parameters & meet organizational objectives. o Implementing plans based on demand forecasts to ensure availability of the entire range of inputs. Ensuring suppliers meet service, cost, delivery and quality expectations as well as providing outstanding value in product technology and supplier innovation. o Preparing: o Enquiry documents, order specifications, floating inquiries, evaluating offers as well as negotiations with the vendors. Placing orders & contract agreements/ amendments & tracking project progress. o Commercial documents, price negotiations, work contracts of Indigenous & Imports in Project Buy with good knowledge of taxations. o An incisive professional with around 8 years of experience in Purchase, Supplier Assurance, Vendor management in the manufacturing / construction sector. o Skill at : o Purchase & Vendor Development o Inventory Control o Supply Chain Management o Cost Reductions o Man Management o Expertise in managing cross functional activities encompassing in-process quality of the brought-out items and proficiency in coordinating with the vendors, enhancing their process operations; thereby achieving the required quality level and on time supplies as per the plan in the supplies. o Effective communicator with excellent relationship management & negotiation skills; possess a flexible & result oriented attitude with analytical skills. o Worked on MRP/ERP/R-Construct Software The Key Result Areas: o Placing Enquiry based on the requisition raised from internal customers (Project sites / Departments). o Processing the Quotations based on the estimation. o Conducting the Negotiations and finalizing the Quotations. o Releasing the Purchase Orders. o Technical discussions with suppliers for enhancing quality, process and by achieving cost savings. o To monitor and ensure "On Time Delivery" from suppliers and freight forwarders to achieve optimum inventory in the supply chain. o Coordinate with Audit and Finance departments for releasing payments on time to suppliers. o Training, Education and Delegation to engineers. Employment Details Company Designation Period Kepler Consulting SAS Manager & Consultant - Global Sourcing - Vendor Development Nov 09 to July 12 (2.5 Years) Sobha Group Companies (Sobha Developers, Bangalore AMW, Dubai) o Sr. Purchase Engineer o Purchase executive Jul 07 to Nov 09 Dec 06 to Jul 07 (3 Years) BEL, Bangalore o Procurement Engineer o Vendor development Engineer Dec 04 to Nov 06 (2 Years) Trainings undergone o Six sigma, Green Belt, from Motorola University conducted by TQMI o Training of ERP management, Sobha Developers o Global sourcing, Kepler Consulting o Conflict management, Kepler Consulting o Advanced MS Excel, Smart Sheets, Bangalore Technical Skill Set: CAD Tools Catia V5,CAD 2000. Operating System MS-Windows 9x/2000/NT Software Material Resource Planning(MRP) /Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) /R-Construct (SAP) Educational Qualification: o B.E. in Mechanical, Passed out in 2004, with distinction from VTU University, Belgaum, Karnataka o PUC II, Passed in 2000, with distinction from Karnataka Board Kepler Consulting Manager Sourcing From Nov 2009 till date Responsibilities: o Sourcing Analysis o Product cost and Product portfolio management (supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations & development, Audits) o Benchmarking o Supplier Search and Vendor development o Make-Buy decision analysis o Market Research Project Handled: o ALSTOM: France & Germany Project involved Supplier Identification, RFI, RFQ, negotiations & development for FRP cabins and interior parts of Railways. Supplier Quality Assurance as per the clients requirement, Process Audit from receipt of incoming goods till the product handed over to port, Correcting process flow, FAI . Supply Chain Management ( From Concept design till the final product delivered to client place) Benchmarking project on FRP Cabins in railways, TCO for railway Cabins. o TLD: China Project involved Supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations & development for GPU for Aircrafts. o L'Oreal: UK Project involved Supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations & development for Contract Manufacturing and Packing service in uk for Cosmetic Products. o L'Oreal: France Project involved Supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations and development in India for Cosmetic Raw material supply. Cost analysis for the Cosmetic product. Assisted for land identification for new factory setup. o L'Oreal : Eqypt Project involved Supplier identification, RFI, RFQ, negotiations & development of Filling ,Mixing and Labeling machines for the cosmetic products. Achievements: o Learnt basics of Cost Data Analysis & Land Identification for new project. o Expertise in managing & implementing global sourcing projects & cost savings with Indian & overseas suppliers Sobha Developers Ltd Sr Executive Sourcing From Dec 2006 till Nov 09 Responsibilities: o Sourcing Analysis o Product cost and Product portfolio management (supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations & development, Audits) o Subcontract Analysis & Cost Estimation of the products. o Supplier Search and Vendor development o Make-Buy decision analysis o Market Research o Plan, direct and manage procurement activities o Spend Analysis and cost reduction for the product. o Actively establish and manage effective partnerships with suppliers. o Ensure Group policy and procedures are adhered for the purchasing of supplies and equipments. o Looking into the scheduling and rescheduling of supplies. o Collaborating with existing & new suppliers for purchase and new product development; and establishing a new vendor base for procurement/ development of existing & new products at lower prices o Entering into negotiations with vendors and finalizing to procure various items/ raw materials (as per critical engineering requisition) at reasonable rates. o Ensuring vendors comply with delivery, quality and supply norms as agreed upon, and also with the company's product/ process quality standards in their manufacturing set ups. o Materials Handled :SS,MS,Aluminium,Glass,GI,ACP, Hardware materials (Fasteners,Hand tools,Power Tools,safety materials,Grinding Materials,Polishing materials,Adhessive materials,Gaskets,Silicones) & Machines for the factories and construction sites. o Subcontracting Process handled : Powder coating, Galvanizing, sandblasting and painting. Project Handled: o In Architectural Metal Works( AMW) LLC , Dubai Dubai Mall( Worlds biggest shopping mall), Athalantis ,Al Burj ( World Tallest building),ETA,ASCON,LIMITLESS and etc o In Sobha developers Ltd , India Infosys (Mysore, Pune, Chennai, Chandigarh & Hyderabad ) Sobha In house projects BEL, Bangalore ( Export Manufacturing Division) Purchase & Vendor Development Engineer From Dec 2004 t0 Nov 2006 Responsibilities: o Product development and supplier sourcing for special components of MRI Scanning machine . Sourcing included primarily focus on process adopted, material sourcing capabilities, quality controls & improvement methodologies etc o Supplier Search and Vendor development o Inventory Management, Stores Management o Estimating the cost of the items to be procured o Searching for new vendors with latest facilities o Rating the vendors according to their performance o Negotiating the rates for the subcontracted jobs o Preparation of purchase orders including terms purchasing terms like Payment terms, delivery terms, Inco term 2000, Taxes, Conditions etc o Quality ( Dimensional ) check of the job at vendors end o Assurance of total quality of components at vendor end and also responsible to deliver quality product on time incessant improvement o Vendor Assessment, APQP, PPAP, Sample lot approval o Implementation of common logistics system for components to have infallible communication for material follow up and receipts o Solving the technical problems faced by vendors o Raw Material Planning, sub Contracting for various processes, Accessing Vendors, Complete Subcontracted Tasks with in scheduled time. Personal Details Date of Birth: 24th April 1982. Marital Status: Married . Languages Known: Kannada, Marathi, Hindi & English Nationality: Indian. Passport No: G1219985 Address: Rajajinagar ,Bangalore. References: Available on request.
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Manager Sourcing

Nov 2009 - Jul 2012 (2 years)

Responsibilities: o Sourcing Analysis o Product cost and Product portfolio management (supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations & development, Audits) o Benchmarking o Supplier Search and Vendor development o Make-Buy decision analysis o Market Research Project Handled: o ALSTOM: France & Germany Project involved Supplier Identification, RFI, RFQ, negotiations & development for FRP cabins and interior parts of Railways. Supplier Quality Assurance as per the clients requi

Sr.Procurement Engineer

Dec 2006 - Nov 2009 (2 years)

Responsibilities: o Sourcing Analysis o Product cost and Product portfolio management (supplier identification, RFI,RFQ, negotiations & development, Audits) o Subcontract Analysis & Cost Estimation of the products. o Supplier Search and Vendor development o Make-Buy decision analysis o Market Research o Plan, direct and manage procurement activities o Spend Analysis and cost reduction for the product. o Actively establish and manage effective partnerships with suppliers. o Ensure Grou

Purchase & Vendor Development Engineer

Dec 2004 - Dec 2006 (2 years)

Responsibilities: o Product development and supplier sourcing for special components of MRI Scanning machine . Sourcing included primarily focus on process adopted, material sourcing capabilities, quality controls & improvement methodologies etc o Supplier Search and Vendor development o Inventory Management, Stores Management o Estimating the cost of the items to be procured o Searching for new vendors with latest facilities o Rating the vendors according to their performance o Negotiating

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BE - Mechanical

2000 - 2004 (4 years)

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Six Sigma (2010)

Motorola University

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