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Amitabh B.

Head, GM - Procurement, Supply Chain, Contrcating
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Company: Tata Projects Limited
Industry: Construction
  • India, Maharashtra, Mumbai
  • Overview

    A Leader who believes in Managing Change & Managing Growth. I look at the Total Cost of Ownership and devise my sourcing process to derive the maximum. Capital item buying remains my forte (have been handling Raw Material/ Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical items/ Spares & their related contracts). Have exposure to both domestic & International Procurement processes. I am customer eccentric (both internal & external) and strongly believe in giving my heart out to bringing-in complete satisfaction to their needs (this is where the money comes from). I follow my dreams & strongly believe in excellence through focus, ideation, activation and hard work. In these challenging times, I am capable of pivoting & wearing different hats. My Goal is to make my Department a World-class Learning Organization & bring-in Innovative products/ processes to improve the total efficiency of Buying & Operations.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

28 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

27 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

Bengali - English - Hindi

Countries i can cover :

India

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 27 year(s)
Building and facility maintenance and repair services
Residential building construction services
Nonresidential building construction services
Heavy construction services
Manufacturing support services
Manufacture of electrical goods and precision instruments
Machining and processing services
Material packing and handling
Storage
Transport services
Professional engineering services
Manufacturing technologies
Vocational training
Specialized educational services
Educational facilities
Land parcels
Permanent buildings and structures
Portable buildings and structures
Prefabricated buildings and structures
Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Doors and windows and glass
Plumbing fixtures
Construction and maintenance support equipment
Portable Structure Building Components
Underground mining structures and materials
Structural materials
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Software
Office machines and their supplies and accessories
Office and desk accessories
Office supplies
Printing and publishing equipment
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Water and wastewater treatment supply and disposal
Janitorial equipment
Cleaning and janitorial supplies
Education
  • BE - Mechanical Engineering1986-10-01 to 1990-08-01

    Mechanical Engineering
    Bhagalpur College of Engineering, Bihar

Past Experiences
  • Tata Projects Limited | Construction

    2018-11-01 To 2020-02-01

    General Manage - Supply Chain

    # Spearheading the Procurement activities in the BBD Chawl Project at Worli, Mumbai, India | ₹11,744 Cr / 26 Million SqFt of built-up area. The project : developing 54 acres of land with 104 high-rise buildings (from 26 – 80 Slabs)

    #As a core decision making lead, I am involved in developing/ negotiating/ finalizing Consultants | Vendors | Contractors; devise the strategy of contracting & purchase; finalizing rate agreements of all Sourced material; developing, evaluating & finalizing Vendors & Contractors for various civil jobs | material supplies for this project.

    #Have been with the Company till Feb'20 | presently searching for new opportunities where I can add value and lead the procurement buyers efficiently


  • Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited | Construction

    2017-01-01 To 2018-08-01

    General Manager - Strategic Sourcing

    # Spearheaded the Strategic Sourcing & Contracting functions on Pan-India basis : (1) Handled an annual Order value of ₹275 Cr, (2) Handled procurement activities of 9 ‘live’ Project sites Pan-India , and (3) Lead a Team of 15 Buyers & 12 Logistics/ Warehousing professionals, (3) Handled a Capital outlay of ₹ 60 Cr for Road Equipment buying

    # Introduced Benchmarking of all Procurement Processes & development of SOPs for Sourcing & Contracting to make our Department a World Class Organization in VIL

    # Understanding various innovative road | bridge | mall | water projects, their construction processes | methods | material | systems and implementing them; facilitated a quantum jump on quality, ROI & speed of construction

    # Lead Buyers in Chikhli-Tarsod Road Project of ₹ 1,150 Cr | PMC Water Project of ₹ 700 Cr

    # Lead Demand & Supply planning at project sites, capacity planning, material planning and Inventory optimization

    # Managed a large scale purchase of Direct and Indirect category such as Fuel (Diesel), Bulk Raw materials (Steel, Cement, Bitumen), Capital equipment (Aggregate Crushers, DG Sets, Batching Plant, HM Plant, WMM Plant, TMs, Backhoe Loaders, Excavators, Trucks, Tippers, Rollers, Weigh Bridges), Engineered products (HDPE/MS/MDPE/DI pipes, Valves, Pumps, SCADA Packages, Lab Equipment, Electrical items, etc), MRO spares, structural steel, Services procurement (Civil contracts, transportation, CHA ,Freight forwarding , IT, Professional services, contract manpower etc).


  • Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. | Construction

    2014-11-01 To 2016-12-01

    General Manager - Strategic Sourcing & Contrcats

    # Spearheaded the Strategic Sourcing & Contracting functions on Pan-India basis : (1) Handled an annual Order value of ₹660 Cr, (2) Handled procurement activities of 13 ‘live’ Project sites Pan-India, and (3) Lead a Team of 24 Buyers/ Contract Engineers

    # Introduced Benchmarking of all Procurement Processes & development of SOPs for Sourcing & Contracting to make our Department a World Class Organization in MLDL

    # Understanding various innovative construction processes | methods | material | systems and implementing them; facilitated a quantum jump on quality, ROI & speed of construction

    # Developed & implemented strategies | audits for the Central Team at HO to handle all major Orders

    # Managed a large scale purchase of Direct and Indirect category such as Bulk Raw materials (Steel & Cement), Capital equipment (DG Sets, Al Formwork, ACs, Elevators, Gym. Eqpt, Waste Management System), other Engineered products (Finishing items : Tiles, Stones; Block-work: AAC Blocks, clay/ fly-ash bricks; Aluminium / uPVC windows/ doors, Cables & Panels, Fire-fighting Eqpt., etc), Services procurement (Civil contracts, Plumbing & Electrical services, Painting, Water-proofing, Anti-termite treatment, Transportation, IT, Professional services, etc).

    # Savings achieved : Was able to save ₹ 18.1 Crores in Sourcing & ₹ 3.4 Cr in Contracting (these were achieved through negotiations | tax optimization | clean-sheet costings of items | components being procured & by developing new sources |vendors)

    # Developed : (1)Central Data repository of Purchase data | Suppliers | Contractors (both general & Pre-Qualified) | Vendor Ratings | Pictorial representation of major supplies / contracts, etc. (2)e-Procurement Platform to capture all facets of Sourcing, Contracting & Contract management, (3)SOPs for Sourcing | Contracting | Contract Management | Pre-qualification of Vendors


  • Larsen & Toubro Limited | Construction

    2012-04-01 To 2014-11-01

    DGM - Procurement & Contracts

    # Spearheaded procurement functions in the Northern region : (1) Handled an annual Order value of ₹975 Cr, (2) Handled procurement activities of 44 Project sites in Northern India , and (3) Lead a Team of 16 Buyers/ Engineers

    # Introduced Benchmarking of all Procurement Processes so that our Procurement Department becomes a World Class Organization in Building & Factory Division

    # Managed a large scale purchase of Direct | Indirect category such as Bulk Raw materials (Fly-Ash, Sand & Aggregates; ‘Steel & Cement’ thru Central team), Capital equipment (DG Sets, Al Formwork, ACs, Elevators, Waste Management System), other Engineered products (Tiles, Stones; Block-work: AAC Blocks, clay/ fly-ash bricks; Aluminium / uPVC windows/ doors, Cables & Panels, Fire-fighting Eqpt., Glass facade, Water Proofing material, etc), Services procurement (Civil contracts, Plumbing & Electrical services, Painting, Water-proofing, Transportation, IT, Professional services, etc).

    Highlights:

    # Savings achieved : (1) Saved ₹ 33 Cr in comparison to ACE (Accepted Contract Estimate) Value within the last financial year , (2) Negotiated | implemented a Single Bulk material Supplier that shall give Savings of ₹ 225 Lacs in 13-14 Yr (eliminated sand sourcing problems | unified rate for Delhi/ NCR | price stability with quality benefits), (3) Finalized Transportation Contract for North that shall bring in more transparency in this neglected area | saved almost ₹ 50 Lacs in this process

    # Introduced the negotiation of Rate Contracts & formulation of Schedule of Rates for Fast Moving Low Value (FMLV) Items

    # Enhanced the qualitative aptitude of the Buyers by inculcating a habit of reading | planning | strategizing | evaluating | thru lecture sessions | thru sending weekly snippets on motivation | technical | commercial aspects in Procurement

    # Initiated many Team-building initiatives (viz. Monthly/ morning meetings | Lecture sessions | Group Tours | Audits)


  • Reliance Industries Limited | Construction

    2004-03-01 To 2012-04-01

    General Manager - Procurement & Contracts287

    Project : EPS Manufacturing Plant, Faridabad

    # Spearheading procurement functions (Project Stage) involving procurement of Imported items worth ₹ 38 Cr and Indian Utility items worth ₹ 20 Cr. In Steady state, procuring Raw Material/ Services/ Commodities worth ₹ 80 Cr per Annum

    # Managing a Team of 4 Managers, and co-ordinating with the D/n & Engg Consultant (Jacobs Engineering)

    Project : Petroleum Retail, Northern Region

    # Spearheading the function (with a Team of 5 personnel) of Retail Petroleum business in North; Outlay: ₹ 95 Cr/ Annum

    # Managing Procurement functions of 372 retail petroleum outlets and other support businesses like Plazas, R- Care, TCC, Aviation Fuel Stations, Oil Terminals, etc. of the Northern region

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