Palvannan Krishnan

Work History

Work History

Procurement Manager

Set in Enterprise
Procurement Manager with 13 years of dynamic experience in Automobile & Power Industry. Lead procurement cross-functional teams by coordinating all business activities to achieve procurement decisions through development of strong business relationships and strategic alliances. Work closely with all levels of management within the Company to determine needs, develop strategies and plan and provide procurement sources in support of those needs. Develop, advocate and implement sourcing and negotiation strategies for key spend areas to achieve short and long term savings targets. Select, maintain, and manage a supplier base that is financially sound, technically competent, and strategically aligned. Structure and negotiate supply agreements and manage supplier relations and performance. Develop and implement purchasing & contract management instructions, policies, and procedures. Ensure compliance with purchase policies & procedures, ethical practices, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations. Apply appropriate competitive cost and process benchmarks, financial analysis, and risk management techniques to solve complex issues. Maintain metrics for process improvement, supplier management and management reporting. Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and storing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies. Expertise in various functions of MM and succeeded in Timely execution of procurement in JIT on various aspects. Strong Skill ERP Package for Procurement & SCM. Use E-sourcing technologies to develop RFIs, RFPs, reverse auctions, and compose service contracts and supply agreements as required. Excellent communication and people management skills. Organizational Experience
Aug 2012 - Present

Regional Operations Manager

Danfoss Industries Pvt
From, with M/s.. Ltd as Regional Operations Manager-APA Indirect Procurement based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Growth Path
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Regional Category Manager

Growth Path
Regional Category Manager(Indirect Procurement)
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

Procurement Manager

Danfoss Procurement DP
Procurement Manager(Greenfield Project) Key tasks: Responsible for developing, sustaining and implementing procurement and contract finalization of India campus project to the tune of Rs. 350 crores(Euro 50 Million) to support the Project organization Develop and implement the campus project with competent supplier base, which brings value to the Danfoss supply chains in terms of quality, cost, logistics and technology. Negotiate and secure best terms in terms of price and quality and no over runs for the India campus project. Driving group procurement standards and guidelines in India project related procurement and other indirect materials/services Ensure alignment between activities and global Danfoss Procurement category strategies Secure the daily operation of the Procure to Pay(P2P) of indirect materials and services in POM Center APA-Oragadam Performance and delivery according to the Service Level Agreement that are made with the Business Divisions. Following up on KPI Be part of the Regional roll out plan in APA and secure implementation of process. Work closely with Regional Danfoss Procurement for negotiating and signing contract Close cooperation with Global Service-Procurement Order Management who is process owner and responsible for secure alignment and continues improvement in the P2P process for indirect materials and Services. Ensuring that the people within the Procurement Operations team have the adequate skills to carry out their roles, where skills gaps are identified, putting training and development plans in place to address them. Create a working environment that empowers employees to take ownership of their work, teamwork and a flexible and enthusiastic work culture The Regional India /APA GS-Procurement Order Management Team(POM) is responsible for: Daily operation, order creating and monitoring of Purchase orders in SAP. Maintain Master data Daily contact with requester Daily contact with suppliers Ensure that approved suppliers are used and that they integrated into our SAP P2P process. Secure that contracts made by Danfoss Procurement are operational implemented Participate in optimize the daily process in cooperation with supplier Work cross functionally with internal and external parties to ensure the proper items and services are being procured: obtain detail product/service information, price
Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Purchasing Manager

Peugeot Citroën
From, with M/s. Automobiles as Industrial Purchasing Manager(Head of Indirect Purchase) based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Key Responsibilities: Establishing Procurement requirements for the green field project and how it will be managed from developing procurement documentation through contract closure. Defining Procurement Management Plan enough to clearly identify the necessary steps and responsibilities for procurement from the beginning to the end of a project. Planning the Procurement Management to serve as a guide for managing procurement throughout the life of the project and will be updated as acquisition needs change. This plan identifies and defines the items to be procured, the types of contracts to be used in support of this project, the contract approval process, and decision criteria. The importance of coordinating procurement activities, establishing firm contract deliverables, and metrics in measuring procurement. Working with the project engineering team, central purchasing department, and other key players to manage the procurement activities. Understand Workplace Policies & Develop Strong Relationships with Other Functional Groups Manage the Procurement Process and the Supplier Base by identification of new potential suppliers and develop relationships. Identify opportunities, manage internal operations & identify the need to re-source from a supplier. Responsible for optimization of the supplier base into a select group of proven high quality suppliers and strategic partners relationships. Key Assignments: Supplier evaluation for various scenarios of building engineering & construction. Basic statutory approval required for setting up automobile plant in Gujarat. Preliminary Supplier Study for press machine, assembly equipments & paint shop. Electricity purchase analysis(Govt. vs Private). Natural gas process for the automobile plant. Global Sourcing Benchmarking of automobile OEMs. Pre-assessment of direct material suppliers. Vehicle economic optimization project, basic supplier analysis to manage and deliver the industrial phase of the vehicles project(Outsourcing of engineering, part development, QC, PDI till launch of vehicle).
Sep 2005 - Aug 2011

Purchasing Manager

Hyundai Motor India Ltd
From, with M/s. as Purchasing Manager(Head of Indirect Purchase) based in Chennai. Growth Path
Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Manager

Growth Path Hyundai Motor India Ltd
Manager.
Apr 2008 - Mar 2011

Deputy Manager

Growth Path Hyundai Motor India Ltd
Deputy Manager.
Jan 2008 - Mar 2008

Asst. Manager

Growth Path Hyundai Motor India Ltd
Asst. Manager.
Sep 2005 - Dec 2007

Sr.Engineer

Growth Path
Sr.Engineer. Key Responsibilities: Heading the Indirect Purchase Section of Purchase Department. Procurement of Major Capital Equipments for projects and facilities. Handling turnkey projects and providing customized solution to achieve project deadline. Lead & Manage the team members for achieving results of business plan and execution of major projects. Review and Preparation of all major contract documentation such as Contract Agreement etc., for domestic & overseas purchases Responsible for EPCG License Application and preparation of major project purchase progress & cost savings MIS report. Supplier evaluation and negotiation with Techno-Commercial analysis. Prioritize tasks and establish schedules to maintain uniform workload among Purchasing Department employees. Make effective independent decisions, and coordinate all day-to-day office functions. Supervise and evaluate multiple subordinates in the Purchasing Department. Solicit bids, secure written and electronic quotations from vendors, analyze bids, perform value and cost analysis and select products and vendors consistent with existing policies and procedures and assist other staff members in doing the same. Monitor order and contracts for compliance and performance; recommend cancellation of orders and contracts for non-compliance and non-performance. Manage the performance of Purchasing clerical functions, including routine correspondence, vendor list preparation, vendor applications and updates, bid and specification preparation, compilation of surplus equipment lists, and contract and records files maintenance. Utilize personal computer and spreadsheet software to perform efficient and accurate bid tabulations. Communicate clearly, concisely and courteously, orally and in writing, and maintain effective business relationships with other employees, vendors, and the public. Key Assignments: Handled the SCM activities of construction of Hyundai Factory#2, New Engine-Transmission Shop to the tune of U$450 Million. major CAPEX, OPEX to the tune of U$75 Million related to production on various shops have been negotiated and handled by self. Constantly met the cost reduction target and made cumulative budget reduction of 9%(Amount-U$ $47 Million). Major Procurement: Handled the entire construction of New Automobile Plant. Associated Civil, Structural, Fabrication & Utility Works. Machines, Conveyors, Cranes, Hoists, QC & QA Instruments, associated spare parts & services. All plant electrical equipments such as
Sep 2003 - Sep 2005

Project Engineer

M/s. Anmol Solutions Pvt
From, with. Ltd as Project Engineer based in New Delhi. Key Responsibilities: Identifying opportunities in India for global firms to enter Indian market. Sourcing domestic alliance partners for strategic tie-ups with overseas firms. Providing assistance in preparation of technical and commercial bids for various projects. Handling turnkey projects and providing customized solution to satisfy the clients. Assist in strategizing the business direction and developing long-term viability proposals in tune with domestic market conditions. Review & advice market trends as per changing customer requirements. Key Assignments: Involvement in creating Road Map for SCADA/Distribution Management System(DMS)/Distribution Automation System(DAS) for Distribution utilities. Also involved in market study for an MNC to set up its manufacturing plant in Insulation technology for Power sector. Assistance in handling projects of EHV insulation and Polymer Insulation Technology National Power Transmission Utilities. Supported EPC EHV Cable project for State and Private Distribution Utilities.
May 2002 - Aug 2003

Maintenance Engineer

M/s. Kartik Steels Ltd
From with, Ranipet(Part of Manoir Industries, France) as Maintenance Engineer, based in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. Key Assignments: Assistance in Production & Maintenance Evaluated technical requirements, effectiveness of competitors, implementation of new designs for reliable production etc. Also evaluated improvements in quality of utility output. Suggested strategies to compete with other market players.

Education

Education

M.B.A

University of Tamil Nadu
2002

B.Eng

Sivanti Aditanar College of Engineering