Visionary Supply Chain / Procurement Head with over 16 years’ experience

Last Updated: 20th June 2017 (over 5 years ago)



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35 to 44

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English, Hindi, Kazakhstan, Russian


Visionary and experienced leader with over 16 years’ expertise in heading procurement & supply chain department of international metals and mining projects and operations. Talented and inventive professional with a proven track record of implementing strategies and initiatives which have realized significant process improvements and cost reduction benefits ranging from 10% - 50% annually. Strong negotiation skills, having negotiated successfully innumerable contracts with values of USD 100 million or more each. Highly detail-oriented, specialized in developing sourcing strategies and procurement plans based on industry knowledge, market intelligence, market forecasts and pricing trends. Equipped with skills and expertise to train SCM resources to routinely exceed strategic objectives and find creative ways to beat world benchmarks


Pune University
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

   Jul 1998
— Oct 2000

Passed with First Class Grade - Post Graduation Masters degree in Business Administration. Subjects included Management Accounting, Management Economics, Business Law, Statistical and Quantitative methods, Materials and Logistics Management, Manufacturing and technology management, Business Policies and strategic management

Pune University
Bachelor Degree in Commerce - B.Com (Hons)

   Jul 1995
— Jun 1998

Secured first class with distinction to graduate in Commerce Degree



   Jan 2017
— Current

Responsible as a head of Supply Chain Management to supervise Procurement, Contracts, Inventory Management, Warehousing and Repairable sections for Rosebel Gold Mines having Procurement spend base of USD 250 million per annum.

KAZ Minerals LLC
Supply Chain Director

   Jul 2013
— Current

KAZ Minerals LLC is a copper mining company listed in London, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong with principal operations in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Job Profile: - Initially recruited by Kazakhmys Projects B.V. (KPBV), a subsidiary company of KAZ Minerals LLC as Procurement & Materials Manager and then promoted to a position of Supply Chain Manager. Provided leadership to project procurement, logistics and materials management team for timely completion of two mega construction projects (Bozshakol and Aktogay) with project cost in excess of USD 4 billion and total procurement spend of more than USD 1.5 billion.

- Developed SOPs, strategies and detailed logistic plans with suppliers and freight forwarding partners. Planned collection, packing, consolidation, shipping, custom clearance and delivery to site huge volumes of OOG and standard cargoes from all over the world in varied dimensions, incoterms and modes of shipment. - Achieved 20% savings as compared to budgets for Project procurements by identifying and developing suppliers’ capabilities and by registering new, low cost, global suppliers for several equipment and bulk materials. Traveled to supplier facilities to assess operations (capabilities, safety, quality, efficiency, inventory on hand).

- Upon completion of projects procurement in July 2015, recruited directly by KAZ Minerals as Supply Chain Director to lead corporate and site based SCM teams. - Implemented, improved and enhanced organizational systems, procedures, and policies of SCM department, developed process flows, set up team’s KPIs, spearheaded change managements to ensure smooth transition of team from project to operational readiness mode.

BHP Billiton
Contracts Manager

   Jan 2011
— Jun 2013

BHP Billiton is world’s renowned Mining and Metal producing company. Mozal SARL is the largest Aluminium producer in Mozambique and the second largest in Africa having a total annual production of around 530,000 tons.

Job Profile: - Recruited as Superintendent - Warehouse and Inventory control, lead team of 30 personnel to plan, organize, direct, and manage safe and efficient operations of Warehouse, inventory control, logistics and repairable functions. - Identified and implemented various opportunities in warehouse for operational improvements, increasing efficiency of receiving, issuing and optimization of inventories at site. - Promoted to position of Contracts Manager in June 2012. Headed contracts (category management) department to develop and finalize long, medium and short-term sourcing strategies for all major spends of the company. Consolidated scopes and invited global tenders for major spent categories to achieve more than 15% year on year savings
- Finalized turnkey contracts based on TCO framework for materials handling and conveying systems. Finalized long term forward purchase agreements for spare parts of pot tending assemblies’, cranes and mobile equipment resulting in lower procurement cost, increased availability and reduced overall cost of production - Developed and implemented CPEP (Contractors performance evaluation plan) for all key contracts at site. Laid down procedure for effective contract’s management with rating systems for key contractors. Introduced template and process for pre-screening and performing due diligence on contractors before registration and periodic evaluations during execution of contracts.

Riversdale Mozambique Lda
Procurement & Materials Manager

   Jul 2009
— Dec 2010

Riversdale Mining Lda., based in Mozambique with head office in Australia, was involved in two major green field projects to mine and process 10 million tons of coking coal per annum

Job Profile: - Developed procurement strategies for the green field project. Defined structures and procedures for procurement, tendering, logistics and site materials management. Finalized templates for tender documentation (bid packages), tender committee composition, process for tender evaluation, and adjudication process. - Finalized contracts and purchase orders with aggregate cost of around USD 300 million for first phase of the project in timely manner and within available budget. Trained local procurement specialists to invite EOIs from global suppliers, perform pre-screening and prepare bidders list, prepare and review bid packages, invite tenders, facilitate pre and post bid clarifications and site meetings, evaluations and adjudication and award the contracts. - Assisted right from conceptual stage in finalization of scopes, bid packages for complex and high value contracts such as turnkey waste and coal mining, design and build contract for roads and dams /pits, performance based contract for manufacturing and supplying of concrete at site, purchase and installation of coal handling and processing plant (CHPP), construction camp and catering contracts.

Vedanta Resources
Commercial Controller

   Jan 2005
— Jun 2009

Konkola Copper Mines PLC (KCM) is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources PLC and is one of the Africa’s largest Copper producer (more than USD 2 Billion Annual Revenue).

Job profile: - Lead Supply Chain Department for open pit mines and processing plant (smelter, refinery, and acid plant) - Finalized purchase orders and contracts up to $180 million annually for the operations. - Finalized capital and projects procurement worth up to $100 million annually for brown field refinery expansion. - Finalized long-term Forward Purchasing Agreements and service contracts for operations. - Supervised warehouse and Inventory controllers’ team to optimize operational inventories.

Ararat Gold Recovery Company, Armenia
Materials Manager

   Jan 2001
— Dec 2004

Ararat Gold Recovery Company, Armenia owned multiple mining assets and processing plant in Armenia to produce precious metals (gold & silver).

Job profile: - Coordinate with procurement officers to monitor procurement of spares and consumables with spend base of USD 15 million per annum including raw materials, spares and consumables for the open pit and underground mine as well as processing plant operations. - Lead teams of Inventory controllers and warehouse supervisors based in multiple mining locations

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