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Competent & versatile professional with about 8 years of experience in Projects Procurement, distribution, vendor development & management, logistics & inventory management, operations, manpower management, material management, process management and improvement, cost savings, resource across the Engineering, Power, Steel, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Automation & Control Systems sectors.


Core strengths in drawing materials procurement plan & driving purchase/vendor development initiatives to arrange wide range of items on most competitive techno-commercial terms. Displayed professional agility in generating remarkable savings through effective evaluation of vendors and developing cost-effective alternatives for various operations. Demonstrated strengths in ensuring uninterrupted flow of wide range of material inputs to feed large projects' requirements.


Designing and implementation of quality management systems and procedures to minimize rejections and achieve highest quality standards. Expertise in operations & maintenance with a keen eye for cost reduction, reduction in failures, safety parameters, etc. to facilitate enhanced ease of production and effective utilization of all resources. Streamlining the system and procedures for effective inventory control for ensuring ready availability of materials to meet the targets. Adept at computerized work environment


Leadership Skills
SAP MM Module
Cross-Functional Coordination
Logistic & Commercial
Strategy Planning & Management
Cost Rationalization / Optimization
Spend & Valuation Analysis
Supplier Quality Assurance 
Vendor Management / Development
Global Business Delivery / Sourcing
Crisis Management
E-procurement Activity
SCM Operations
Purchase / Procurement Strategies
Contracting / Tendering
Statutory Compliance

Work experience

Apr 2014Present

Associate Manager (Demand Planning, Buyer and Supply Chain Management of Coal)

Vedanta Limited


  • Coal Sourcing Business for the 1215MW CPP and 2400 MW IPP at Sesa Sterlite Limited, Jharsuguda,Odisha location.
    • Annual business plans formulation and its periodic progress review with annual spend base of $ 0.5 Billion.
    • Preparation of annual budget and productivity improvement plans.
    • Coordinating with power plant operation for fuel management and trouble-shooting of bottlenecks.
    • Maintain Optimal Fuel Mix in plant operations by ensuring fuel availability.
    • Inventory Management: Coordinate for control and monitor receipt and consumption of coal to maintain optimum level of inventory and reduce working capital cost.
    • Contribute to coal sourcing and bench-marking efforts.
  • Coal Procurement and Supply Chain Management
    • Responsible for sourcing volume of more than 10 MMT import and indigenous coal.
    • Coal market dynamics for pricing and regular review of coal sourcing plan and deciding the optimum mix of term and spot buying and fixed and index linked deals to maximize profitability.
    • Vendor & Supplier Development: Identify & develop right vendors for improving quality, cost, delivery & service level of materials, machine, equipment, capital goods, etc. supplied to improve quality of services to end users. Reduction in cost, improve the reliability and reduce dependency on suppliers for smooth plant operation.
    • Development and management of coal purchase contracts, establishing the coal sourcing brand from India and Indonesia.
    • Application of knowledge and contacts to grow the supplier`s presence with the local market and international market.
    • Ensure, coordinate and finalize contracts for all coal sourcing and services to ensure timely execution.
    • Solving supplier issues by negotiating financing, structuring, logistic and risk migration capabilities.
    • Progression of freight contracts and developing business links in freight.
    • Conduct negotiations for cost, quality and timely execution.
    • Monitoring the entire coal import value chain from the load port to the discharge port for the institution and ensuring optimal performance.
    • Ensuring and fostering good business relationship with coal suppliers.
    • Lead time reduction: Monitor & review lead time for coal supplies and identify& implement corrective actions, for reducing lead time to improve internal customer satisfaction.
    • Implementation of Quality Systems: Ensure implementation of QMS like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, TQM, QC, Six Sigma & Kaizen through team involvement for continuous improvement in Central Procurement Cell.
    • Recognition : Selected as member of prestigious “STAR OF THE BUSINESS” group of Vedanta.


Aug 2013Mar 2014

Associate Manager (E-auction Coal Procurement and Logistic Management)

Vedanta Limited

  • Looking after E-auction coal sourcing and logistic for SSL (1215 MW CPP and 2400 MW IPP) with a spend base of 200 Million USD for 6.0 MMT /annum. Leading a team of 12 members.
  • Securing E-Auction coal on competitive bidding process keeping prices optimized.
  • Ensuring Tender route is followed for finalization of logistics contract.
  • Vendor selection, negotiation, price finalization and approval by Committee.
  • Conducting performance measurement, variance analysis, trend analysis and risk identification / analysis, conducting work study & productivity analysis.
  • Continuous benchmarking with group companies/ competitors for coal quality and cost.
  • Quantity and quality reconciliation and Vendor evaluation.
  • Continuous focus on E-auction coal quality from sourcing to materialization.
  • Active mine management for right quality lifting. Liasoning with Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. at Area for E-auction Coal Quality and Quantity.
  • Adhering to all coal compliance related to Legal & Audit requirement.
  • Monthly MIS related to GCV, Logistics cost, Materialization, Quantity received, Costing, etc.
  • Implemented Kaizen approach & QC tools in SCM resulted in reduction in coal cost by 12% for current FY2013-14 w.r.t FY 2012-13.
  • Impact: Coal quality improvement on continuous basis (US $ 30 Cr) YTD for FY 2013-14.
  • Recognition :Best Team of the month Nov’13 and Feb’14.


Dec 2012Jul 2013

Associate Manager (Quality Assurance – Coal Commercial)

Vedanta Limited


  • Conceptualized, implemented rapid analysis result for coal in SCM and with an impact of $35 million/year saving in FY 2012-13.
  • Conceptualized, implemented quality mapping for coal received at plant on the basis of mine wise, siding wise, lot wise, port wise and vessel wise.
  • Conceptualized quality benchmarking with major thermal grade coal consumer.
  • Sourcing and project implementation for upgradation of coal lab infrastructure and services with an annual budget of $ 7 Million /year for FY 2013-14 for IPP & CPP.
  • Implemented and commissioned mechanized sampling system i.e Augur at IPP & CPP for E auction road coal which is first of its kind in India.
  • Implementation of RFID project (Surakhya) and automated weighbridge for Coal Cargo Tracking inside plant for traffic management inside plant.
Nov 2012Aug 2010

Associate Manager (Linkage Coal Management & Logistics)

Vedanta Limited
  • Fuel Supply Agreement with Coal India for 1215 MW CPP & 2400 MW IPP .Materialization of 100% quantity with an annual savings of $76 million/yr. in year FY2011-12.
  • Liasoning with CIL, MCL and Railways for quality and quantity materialization.
  • Member of core strategic sourcing team for planning the sourcing mix.
  • Conceptualized, implemented and directed Active Mine Management task force at mines for quality & quantity improvements. Resulted 176 % increase in off take of   coal dispatches from mines for FY 2010-11 with 5% improvement in quality .The total saving was of $ 32 million.
  • Conceptualized and implemented road cum rail movement by diverting E auction road coal via bulk movement through rake with an annual savings in freight of $1.6 million/yr.
  • Recognition:

       CEO Kitty Award for Q3 & Q4 FY (2011-12) for achieving new                  milestone in coal sourcing.

       Shabash Card from CEO - VAL & CCO – VAL for Quality Circle                  Improvement in Q2 of FY 2012-13.

Jan 2009Jul 2010

Assistant Manager (Commercial- Purchase)

Vedanta Limited
  • Set up the procurement strategy and framework for the green field project; defined the KPIs and SLAs for optimizing the sourcing function
  • Involved in planning, budgeting, tendering & finalization of US $ 967 Million direct/indirect services; directed procurement & scheduling of US $ 322  Million  spares (electrical, mechanical & instrumentation)
  • Involved in identifying and leading De-bottlenecking projects for improving the existing production capacities:
  • Performed detailed costing for the improvement plans including major turnkey, O&M and manpower contracts and employee related contracting & CSR related agreements
  • Re-defined the KPIs for service contracts; shifted from traditional method of buying man hours to KPI based contractual agreements
  • Ensured agreements/contracts drafted meet all financial and legal risk aspects
  • Strategies and saved 20% of total procurement costs; sourced local alternate vendors, finalized ARC (annual rate contracts) with manufacturers & maximized the usage of e-Procurement route
  • Coordinated with senior leadership and finance teams for finalizing the target pricing for key/A class items; focused efforts on enhancing the contribution margins
  • Executed fortnightly MRPs as part of demand forecasting; identified requirements and planned purchase strategies leveraging value and quality based ARCs
  • Built a vendor network of 600+; supported and developed suppliers through continuous audits and evaluations
  • Engaged in reverse engineering; indigenized imported items & sourced local alternate vendors; liaised with international vendors & CHA for demurrage free clearance of import materials
May 2007Dec 2008


The Madras Aluminium Company Limited
  • Procured raw materials like CPC, CT Pitch, Aluminium Fluoride, Lime, Caustic soda, Specialty Chemicals, Spares and steel at optimum rate with total spend base of $39 Million per annum.
  • Undertaking effective steps for maintaining optimum inventory level.
  • Generating PVC based contracts for price sensitive raw material.
  • MIS Reports generation.
  • Compared Price by Benchmarking.
  • Carried out synergy based procurement
  • Developed Alternate material / Vendor development.
  • Involved in associated logistics and clearance of Import cargos from Port.
  • Conducted reverse auction on platform developed by WIPRO & ARIBA.


Aug 2002Jun 2006

Bachelor Of Enginnering ( Mechanical)

Orissa Engineering College ,Biju Patnaik University of Technology ,Odisha ,India


Apr 2001Mar 2002


M.G.M Higher Secondary School, C.B.S.E, Jharkhand ,India


Apr 1999Mar 2000


M.G.M Higher Secondary School, C.B.S.E


Personal Details

Date of Birth: 15th January ' 1983

Permanent Address: Plot No. 107/1265, Saralanagar, Okil Bag, Cuttack Road, Bhubaneswar, Orissa - 751006, India

Linguistic Abilities: English, Hindi & Oriya

Nationality & Passport Details: Indian / Passport No. G1000989

Interests include: Swimming, Sketching, Outdoors Sports, and Traveling

Additional Accolades

  • Acknowledgement by Odisha Red Cross Society for active participation in Blood Donation Camp in 2013.
  • Life Member in Indian Red Cross Society.
  • Member of “GREEN Jharsuguda” coordinated with NGO AASTHA to set off a project for afforestation program and green belt development in Jharsuguda and planted 50,000 fast growing saplings around 62 acres of land in first phase in year 2010- still continuing.
  • Member of “PRAYAS” a Vedanta CSR initiative ,coordinated with NGO PRATHAM in the six peripheral village ,encouraged children to attend school and arranged supplementary reading-writing material which stimulated self learning and created interest in education ,resulted in reduction in dropout rates in year 2009- still continuing.
  • Raised US $ 6734 for Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Tsunami victims as a part of CSR initiative by our school. Tsunami which struck Andaman & Southern coast of India 24th  Dec 2004 by Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.
  • Excellence Award for Fashion Awareness All India Level from Mangalore Institute of Fashion Technology in year 2002.
  • Credit Certificate (Mathematics) for International Competition for Schools from The University of New South Wales in year 1998.
  • Volunteered for Help Age India in year 1995 as a part of CSR initiative by our secondary school, was the third highest fund raiser for the school amounting to US $ 666.


Mr. Anand Jena

Principal Consultant, PwC Consulting

EP Block, Salt Lake City,

Kolkata, West Bengal 700091, India

Mobile No. +919007386508

Email ID : [email protected]

Mr. Ajay Kumar

AGM-Commercial, Hindustan Zinc Limited

Rajsamand, Pin code: 313211

Rajasthan, India

Mobile No. +917073032228

E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Amrendra Singh

Regional Manager- Logistics & Customer Operations

Mondelez India Foods Private Limited

(Formerly Cadbury India Ltd.)

146- Second Floor, Royapeth High Road

Mylapore, Chennai 600004, India

Tel: (044) 24998173, +919840670243 (M)

 Email: [email protected]