Shailendra Pokle

Shailendra Pokle

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Commercial Specialist

Tata Steel (KZN) Pty. Ltd.
  • Presently single handedly managing all the commercials for Tata Steel Ltd. India's upcoming Iron Ore Mine in South Africa of 2 MTPA capacity. These includes-
    • understanding country specific commercial and legal aspects,
    • setting of procurement and stores related policies,
    • Involvement in technical discussions related to plant, machineries, equipment and ancillary facilities,
    • preparation of RFXs,
    • identification of vendors,
    • drafting and finalization of contracts,
    • Management of Contracts; majors being Mining & Processing of Iron Ore, Laboratory Services, Drilling & Blasting, Material Handling, Waste Removal, Security Services, etc.
  • Also worked with Tata Steel (KZN) Pty. Ltd.'s major contracts including Material Handing Management Contract, Laboratory Services for Sampling & Quality Control Contract, Clinic Services Contract, Waste Management Contract, Security Service Contract, etc.
  • Regular monitoring and reviews of contracts for financial budgeting, performance measurement, annual price revision, etc.
  • Vendor Management complying internal requirements as well as statutory requirements
  • Implementation and monitoring of policies for procurement and other related functions
  • Procurement of goods and services including Weighbridges, Mobile Houses, Vehicles, Softwares, services for Civil Work, etc.
Jul 2007 - Aug 2010

Associate Manager (Corporate Procurement Division)

Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.


GODREJ & BOYCE MFG. CO. LTD. is a flagship company of USD 6 Billion GODREJ GROUP, one of the oldest and highly acknowledged industrial establishment in India which was incorporated in the year 1897. Godrej & Boyce is a well diversified company with business interests in manufacturing of Household Appliances, Home & Office Furnitures, Storage Solutions, Material Handling Equipments, Process Equipments (e.g. boilers, reactors), Locks, Security Equipments, Aerospace, Software, etc.


  • Successfully developed and implemented an E-commerce software having modules for Reverse Auctions and other SRM functionalities like online RFQs, GRN status, etc. for use by all Godrej & Boyce group companies
  • Procurement of high value Capital Goods like Chillers, Lifts, Transformers, DG-sets, Air Handling Units, UPS, etc.
  • Strategic sourcing of A-class items like Powder Paints, Packaging Materials, etc.
  • Led a team of buyers handling imports of goods and services for -
    • Electronics & Electrical Division (A group company of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.)
    • Security Services Division (A group company of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.)
  • Simultaneously led a team of buyers handling procurement activities for Central Canteen of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. facilitated for 8000 employees.
  • Contracts Management for purchase of Powder Paints, Natural Gas, etc. and maintenance contracts for lifts, DG-sets, UPS, etc.
  • Development of new vendors for supply of critical components required in Fork-Lift Trucks manufactured in Material Handling Equipment Division of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. which resulted in huge cost savings.
Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

Assistant Manager

JSW Ispat Industries Ltd.

JSW ISPAT INDUSTRIES LTD. is a part of JSW GROUP with a turnover of USD 3 Billions.

JSW ISPAT INDUSTIRES LTD. is into the manufacturing of Hot Rolled, Cold Rolled, Galvanised and Color Coated Steel. The USD 7 Billion JSW GROUP has diversified interests in Steel, Energy, Minerals and Mining, Aluminium, Infrastructure and Logistics, Cement and Information Technology.


Supply Chain Management Department -

  • Functional  support  for  the  implementation  of   E-commerce  portal   which included Reverse Auction, Forward Auction and other SRM functionalities like online RFQs, Purchase Orders, GRN status, payment status, etc.
  • Functional support for development of new functionalities in the E-commerce portal from time to time as per business requirements.
  • Vendor training as well as functional user (buyer) training for use of E-commerce portal.
  • Support to other group companies for conducting Online Auctions.
  • Vendor Database Management.
  • Procurement of goods and services for Head Office and JSW ISPAT’s main marketing office.
  • Exposure in working with SAP-MM Module.
  • Represented as core team member in  My-SAP project implementation team

Planning and Costing Department -

  • Represented   as  a  core  team   member   which  successfully  implemented Activity Based Costing project in SAP ERP for JSW ISPAT Industries Ltd. in FY 2005-06 in support with PwC Consultancy.
  • The objective of this project to provide activity-wise overhead expenditures which altimately helps in effectuating cost control measures was completely achieved and this success story was then replicated at other group companies of JSW ISPAT Industries Ltd.
  • Successfully Implemented and monitored an internal cost minimization program called Opportunity Matrix.
  • Successfully completed assignment on “Identification of Areas for Productivity Improvements at JSW ISPAT Industries Ltd.” in support with KPC Consultancy.
  • Implementation  of  Gemba   Kaizan  tool  at  JSW IPSAT's  Dharmatar Jetty
  • Delivered “Strategic Importance of Cost Control” – cost awareness program designed for employees.
  • Six Sigma – Green Belt trained.
Aug 2002 - Jul 2003

Trainee Industrial Engineer

Minex Metallurgical Company Pvt. Ltd.


  • Successfully executed method study & Layout Improvement projects  for the furnaces, wire drawing & other operations.
  • Also contributed in the ares of-
    • Computation of optimum man-power requirements for different operations
    • Modifications in the stores layout for optimum space utilization
    • Improvements in the utilization of Cranes





E-Commerce, E-auctions, Reverse Auctions, Forward Auctions

Core Competency: Development and implementation of E-Commernce System which includes Reverse Auction, Forward Auction and other SRM functionalities like online RFQs, Purchase Orders, GRNs, Payments, etc. and development of other new functionalities as per business requirements.

Procurement & Contracts Management

  Very good knowledge of procurement process as a whole including receipt of indents, floating of RFXs, technical & commercial comparatives, negotiations, order placement, contract management, follow-ups and payment. Expertise with hands-on experientce in spend analysis, commodity profiling, vendor management, etc. Expertise in RPXs and Contracts Management Hands-on experience in procurement of local as well as imported goods and services    


  • After completing Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University, INDIA, started professional career as a Trainee Engineer at Minex Metallurgical Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur, INDIA, before opting to pursue full-time MBA course at Pune University, INDIA.
  • After completing MBA, had joined JSW Ispat Industries Ltd., INDIA, one of the largest steel manufacturer in INDIA and then served in corporate procurement division of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, INDIA, a well diversified highly respected business conglomerate.
  • Presently working with TATA Steel (KZN) Pty Ltd., SOUTH AFRICA, a 100% subsidiary of TATA Steel Ltd., INDIA
  • Possess varied experience & expertise in the areas like E-commerce, Contract Management, Procurement, Spend Analysis, SRM, SCM, Productivity Improvement, etc.


  • As a part of curriculum for MBA, had worked on-
    • Detailed Business Plan for establishing Cement Tiles Manufacturing Plant at Nagpur, INDIA based on patented technology from Russian firm – SISTROM Ltd.
    • Identification of Market Segment for Establishment of Software Company in Russia.
    • Detailed Business Plan for Automatic Car Washing Center in Pune, INDIA.
  • As a part of curriculum for Bachelor of Engineering, had worked on-
    • Application of PERT Technique - a Project Management tool at M/s A. S. Gangaramani Construction Company, Nagpur, INDIA.
    • Use of Ergonomics in designing of computer lab at RKNEC, Nagpur, INDIA.
    • Seminar Report: Principles of Hand Tool Design.
  • Successfully completed course in CAD & CAM from Govt. College of Engg., Pune, INDIA

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth:
    • 16-August-1979
  • Permanent Address:
    • "Pushpanjali", Bamhani, Tahsil - Kalmeshwar, District - Nagpur, State - Maharashtra, INDIA.  PIN - 441 501