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Srinivasan Ethirajan

Supply Chain Management (Procurement) - Team Leader


To handled complete end to end solutions in the procurement from supplier Selection, floating inquiry, participate in technical discussions, negotiate, finalize, punch & release the orders to final post order issues and payments

Handled various spares to bought out equipment/components / Production raw materials 
Follow up the items with suppliers ordered & to maintain ON TIME DELIVERY
Develop the new vendors for the new product & existing product to reduce the production risks and reduces the procurement Cost
Handled Post order supplier issues , Payment and quality issues

Specialties:  Purchasing, Expediting, New Supplier development, Supplier Negotiation, Introduces new ideas , On time in the job

Demonstrated ability in developing, managing the supplier network and ensuring quality procurement as well as timely delivery
Proven ability at reproducing and applying techniques and demonstrated strength in problem solving, coordination and analysis
Maintained close working relationships with suppliers to problem-solving and improve service.
Sound knowledge in Inco-terms and exports.
Excellent communication & interpersonal skill
Capable of making important and strategic decisions
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Excellent analytic , critical thinking, and strategic skills
Monitoring team performance  as well as individual performance

Work experience

Oct 2014Mar 2015

Team Leader – Global Procurement Operations

Flextronics Technologies India Pvt Limited
  • New Buy (Convert PR to PO), Open PO & PO follow up, Shortage Management, Receiving Challenges, AP Challenges & Price book updates , blocked invoices and past due order 
  • Need to provide buyer training for all new buyer in the team 
  • Review the buyers performance quarterly bases
  • Handle and solve the team issues and challenges  
Aug 2010Oct 2014

Sr. Engineer Procurement & Expediting (Denmark operations)


Procurement Function:

 Analyze the Purchase requisition and check the previous history for the similar Items and screen the suppliers accordingly

  • Select suppliers, float inquiries to suppliers and to receive the quotations within stipulated lead time.
  • Send technical quotations to our engineering and evaluated by our technical team
  • Make techno commercial comparison of the quotations; Negotiate with suppliers and place the purchase order by Oracle ERP tool.
  • Identifying and inducting panel of suppliers for effective procurement of materials, based on their quote and performance track record in given span of time
  • Resolving post order technical and commercial queries
  • Analyzing and prepare PPV (Purchase Price Variance) report for our purchasing products
  • Analyzing supplier performance in delivery and cost
  • Preparing Spend data analyzes on every month

Monitoring Expediting Function:

  •  Pull Expediting list of Purchase Orders from the ERP Tool for the Ownership Supplier and Equipment
  • Follow up supplier for receipt of order and confirmation towards price, specifications and delivery of the Equipment within the due date
  • Receive the Production schedule, Datasheets, General Assembly drawings, Welding Procedures, Packing methods, Erection & commissioning Procedures & Brochures within the lead time.
  • Maintain the Forecast date , drawings /documents information and delivery information in Systems
  • Monitor and the Production schedule in order to deliver the equipment on time
  • Coordinating with engineering team and vendors for technical discussion/clarifications.
  • Obtain packing list, final quality documents from vendor and submit to our Shipping & Quality department
  • Preparing / Maintain weekly / Monthly reports sent to FLS Denmark offices
  • Preparing penalty invoice towards suppliers for delayed deliveries
  • Prepare vendor performance chart every month and communicate to vendors

 Deputation & Achievements

 Three months deputation at FLSmidth Denmark for standardize the work procedure for expediting of orders & developed the new method of reporting activities & reduces the making time

  • Developed the supplier On Time Delivery performance charts in MS Excel
  • Developed the supplier Purchase Price Variance report & Department Purchase Spend Report analysis
  • Developed the automatic email to follow up with suppliers by using excel macros
  • Provided MS office training to the internal department and got the positive feedback
Aug 2008Jul 2010

: Junior Executive in Purchase

Hinduja Foundries Limited (Formerly Ennore Foundries)

Key Responsibilities

  •  To get the monthly & daily requirement plan from stores and manufacturing for production consumables
  • To release the orders & schedules for the materials to the respective suppliers for the various materials used for production
  • Involved in expanding the supplier base for critical components at competitive prices and high quality
  • Coordination with the suppliers to supply the materials on time and following up on delivery
  • Accountable for managing sample approvals & procuring bulk supply, material scheduling and follow up to meet Production Plan
  • Various spares to bought-out equipment/components as per specification received from the maintenance for electrical & mechanical components and ensure the delivery.
  • Ensuring proper documentation for in-warding of Raw materials, spares parts and consumables and assure supplier payment
  • Release Sub contract machining orders & Rate contract for Transporters
  • To maintain the inventory level for every month & prepare the chart for management presentation
  • Assessing the performance of the suppliers based on criterion such as quality systems, rejections, quality improvement rate & timely delivery.
  • Development of ISO Standards in the our department and maintained
  • 5s Co-coordinator for the department and handled all the documents for OEM Customer audit & ISO audit
  • ISO Internal Auditor for other functional within the organization unit
  • Supplier evaluation for the existing and new suppliers


  •  Identify the new source for consumables and done the cost saving of Rs.5lacs per annum
  • Develop the new suppliers for production raw materials and done the cost saving ~ Rs.50\Lacs per annum
  • Identify the new source for regular production materials to increases the volume
  • Achieved Null NCR in the customer and ISO audits
Mar 2006Jul 2008

Diploma Trainee

Wheels India Ltd - TVS Group of companies

Key Responsibilities      

Purchase Function

  • Follow up of Sub Contracts machining products and feed the production line without stoppage
  • Inspection and expedition of materials at supplier premises
  • Follow up of supplier to meet production plan & schedule
  • Follow up with the Packers for Export packing materials , Wood , Card boards, VCI bags
  • Supplier Development for consumables and package materials
  • Approval for supplier transports bills

 Sales & Marketing Function

  • To receive the purchase orders & schedules from the customers & to commit the delivery.
  • Depended by customer requirement release the requirement planning to other departments.
  • To coordinate with other internal functions for indicating the Customer's requirements.
  • To follow up internally regarding the timely delivery of products and meet the delivery commitments and monitor delivery performance related to OEM and after markets
  • To coordinate with the shipping line & forwarding agent for timely delivery of products to the export customers
  • To review contracts and orders pertaining to OEM and after markets.
  • To inform the customer regarding the dispatches details to domestic customer & inform the shipping schedules to the export customers.
  • To register and acknowledge Customer Complaints regarding product quality, commercial nature and delivery performance pertaining to domestic & export markets, generating necessary documents.
  • To assist in sending shipping related documents to customer and to follow up with CHA/Shipping line regarding the timely delivery of products
  • To prepare Packaging Specifications and Painting requirements and circulate them to necessary internal functions.
  • Preparing the customer satisfaction charts at the end of every month


  •  To developed the new method of packing for the exports customers from the existing to new type with the lowest cost. It reduced expanses in packing & freight for exporting the goods of cost saving of  ~ Rs.60Lacs per annum 
  • Developed the for Proto type Jobs & existing materials
May 2005Feb 2006


KONE Elevators India Pvt

Trainee in Servicing & trouble shooting engineer for elevators 


Apr 2008Dec 2011

Bachelor Of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. M.G.R Educational & Research Institute ,  Dr. M.G.R. University 

Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with Academic Score of 8.32 CGPA

Apr 2002May 2005

Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

Government Polytechnic college, Chennai(CPT campus)

Mechatronics Engineering with 82% of Academic score 



Select Suppliers, float inquiries to Suppliers and to receive the quotations within stipulated lead time


Negotiate with Suppliers for right price with on time delivery with the suitable commercial & INCO terms 

MS Office

Handle all the MS office tools (MS Word , MS Excel , MS PowerPoint)

ERP Tools

ERP Tools such as SAP, FOX Pro , Oracle

Other Purchasing Skills
  • Exports & Import documentation procedures, Office TPM leader program , 5S
  • Internal Auditing of quality management System ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified by Nathan & Nathan Consultants


Internal Auditing of quality management System ISO/TS 16949:2009 

Nathan & Nathan Consultants

Personal Information

Email id: [email protected]

 Alternate Email ID : [email protected]

 Contact No. : ((+91) 9840065356


Old No 17, New No 43 Theyagappa Street

Old Washermenpet

Chennai - 600 021

DOB : 27 Oct 1985

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Single

Nationality : Indian

Languages Known: English, Tamil

Passport No :  J2470389 Valid Till: Nov 2020