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Kumaran P.

Supply Chain Professional
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Company: LEWA Nikkiso Middle East FZE
Industry: Oil & Energy
  • United Arab Emirates, Ash Shāriqah, Sharjha
  • Overview

    Dedicated supply chain professional bringing 13 Years of specializing in Procurement, logistics coordination and inventory management. Organized and proactive with remarkable project management, communication and planning abilities. Exceptional leader skilled at reducing costs and increasing efficiency. I had worked with Various Global companies in the field of Oil & Gas and Energy. I am specialized in the sourcing and procurement of Electricals and Instrumentation components.


Total Work Experience :

13 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

0 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

13 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :


Countries i can cover :

United Arab Emirates - Germany - Finland - Indonesia - India - Sweden - Thailand

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
SAP 1 year(s)

Sourcing/Category Management 13 year(s)
Oil and gas exploration services
Doors and windows and glass
Plumbing fixtures
Structural materials
Castings and casting assemblies
Machined castings
Rope and chain and cable and wire and strap
Bearings and bushings and wheels and gears
Packings glands boots and covers
Grinding and polishing and smoothing materials
Adhesives and sealants
Paints and primers and finishes
Dyeing and tanning extracts
Machined raw stock
Industrial optics
Pneumatic and hydraulic and electric control systems
Housings and cabinets and casings
Stampings and sheet components
Machined extrusions
Machined forgings
Fabricated pipe assemblies
Fabricated bar stock assemblies
Fabricated structural assemblies
Fabricated sheet assemblies
Fabricated tube assemblies
Fabricated plate assemblies
Electronic hardware and component parts and accessories
Automation control devices and components and accessories
Lighting Fixtures and Accessories
Electrical equipment and components and supplies
  • Certified Procurement Professional2019-08-01 to 2020-05-01

    Procurement and Supply Chain Management
    International Institute for Procurement and Market Research

  • Bachelors Degree 2003-08-01 to 2007-04-01

    Mechanical Engineering
    Anna University

Professional certifications :Certified Procurement Professional
Past Experiences
  • LEWA Nikkiso Middle East FZE | Oil & Energy

    2015-08-01 To 2020-12-01

    Procurement Manager

    As a Procurement Lead – Heading the Procurement, Warehouse and Logistics team in Sharjah –

    Reporting to the Director Operations – Leading a Team of 11 Professionals (5 Procurement Engineers, 2

    Warehouse supervisors, 3 Logistics coordinators & 1 Procurement Assistant).

    Managing the day to day operations of the team giving leadership & direction.

    Operating at a Senior level coordinating with Stakeholders and responsible process owners to obtain

    and ensure maximum efficacy and adherence of Supply Chain Process.

    Responsible for sourcing and procurement of a wide range of project Engineering and General

    Procurement product that covers,

    Mechanical (Dosing pumps, Barrel Pumps or unloading pumps, Agitators, Pulsation Dampeners and

    many more) / Electrical (Motors for Dosing Pumps, Junction Boxes, Local control Panels, Cables and

    Accessories, E&I Bulk Materials & Many more) / Raw materials for Tank, Base structure fabrications,

    Piping and Tubing Assembly includes Plates, Pipes, Flanges, Fittings, Tubes and Tube Fittings in Various

    MOCs like Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, UPVC, CPVC and PVDF / Valves and Instruments like Gauges,

    Transmitters, Level Instruments, Flowmeters, Calibrations pots, Temperature Measurement

    Instruments Etc.

    Third-Party Services Coordination includes Sandblasting and Painting, Pickling and Passivation,

    Special QC Test requirements, Industrial Packing and many more.

    General Procurementincludes fabrication requirements, factory consumables, IT Requirements,

    Facility maintenance requirements, HSE requirements and many more.

    Responsible for order placement, evaluating and improving supplier performance.

    Strong techno-commercial negotiations skills with an ability to influence others.

    Monitoring all Supplier contracts, Letters of Indents, Domestic and International Purchase Orders.

    Preparing expediting plan (Desk / Field expediting) and ensure respective Buyers / Delivery supervisors /

    Expeditors are assigned.

    Preparing procurement strategy based on the total cost analysis & providing cost estimation during

    proposal stage.

    Managing the procurement activities project / Plant requirements with respect to budget and


    Defining Supply chain KPI in line with the company's strategic, Financial and Operational targets and

    Consistently improving the procurement process.

    Monitoring & control delivery schedule for all orders by reviewing the Ordering Status List generated for

    each project on regular basis.

    Managing logistics through logistics coordinators & PRO's and ensure that system compliance and

    Government regulations are met while receiving/delivering the materials from/to Business partners.

    Managing warehouse team through Warehouse supervisors and ensure materials flow to production

    without any issues.

    Implementing and monitoring effective procurement schedules along with specifications of materials

    and establishing quality & quantity limits for effective inventory control.

    Developing strategies to address a wide range of regulatory and stakeholder’s needs.

    Supporting finance/accounts in the processing of supplier, sub‑contractor payments and resolving

    commercial disputes with suppliers and sub‑contractors.

    Supporting the company in cash flow through extended credit terms on a consistent basis.

    Drafting high quality, articulate proposals, reports and presentations for MIS.

  • Valmet Chennai Pvt Ltd | Oil & Energy

    2013-01-01 To 2015-07-01

    Engineer - Procurement and Category Management

    Recognition and description of needs are received and reviewed.

    Sourcing of Vendors / Supplier evaluation & audit in case of project requirement and selection of

    suitable vendor based on the requirement.

    Responsible for sourcing and procurement of a Wide range of project Engineering Products that covers,

    Mechanical (Centrifugal fans, Boiler feed pumps, Soot blowers, Dosing Skids, Electrostatic

    Precipitators, Materials Handling Systems, Dampers, Fuel oil pumping and Heating Units, Elevators,

    Axial fans, Louvers, Vibration Switches, Belts and Pulleys and many more).

    Electrical (Motors for Boiler Feed Pumps & Fans, Junction Boxes, Local control Panels, MCC & VFD

    Panels, Instrumentation cables, Power cables and Accessories, Cable trays, E&I Bulk Materials) /

    Raw materials / Instruments like Valves, Transmitters, Gauges, Analyzers and many more.

    Preparation of bidders list in line with the approved vendor's list of client and Organization AVL.

    Preparation of RFQ and Enquiry documents.

    Obtaining techno-commercial offers from suppliers and Organizing technical meetings between the

    requestors and supplier and getting technical clearance from the Indent requestors.

    Negotiation meeting shall be conducted in order to discuss and mutually agree on the commercial

    terms and conditions and to get the final no regret price.

    Comparison sheet is prepared based on the technical and commercial aspects and sent to management

    for approval.

    Purchase order or contract is prepared after approval of suitable supplier in the comparison sheet.

    Award of contract, conducting Kick-off meeting and follow up for post-order documents in order to

    provide them manufacturing clearance.

    Expediting activities includes Desk expediting, field expediting and coordinating with delivery

    supervisors for critical components.

    Coordinating with a quality team to ensure the quality clearance and logistics through logistics officers

    for the delivery of the materials as per the Incoterms.

    Ensure that the payment has been made to the supplier after supply completion.

    Ensure proper details are transmitted to the site Engineers in case of Installation and service

    requirements. Chip in case of any dispute with respect to Procurement.

  • BGR Energy Systems Ltd | Oil & Energy

    2007-07-01 To 2012-12-01

    Senior Procurement Engineer

    • Responsibility was given for handling primarily the International suppliers for Mechanical and electrical bought out components and raw materials in few cases.

    • Review the requirement in the form of PR in SAP.

    • Preparation of bidders list in line with the approved vendor's list of client and BGR Vendor list.

    • Floating the RFQ and offer receipt.

    • Coordination between supplier and Engineering for Technical queries (TQ) till technical clearance.

    • Evaluation of the offers based on the technical clearance and making comparison statement.

    • Negotiating on commercial terms & conditions with the preferred supplier.

    • Releasing LOI and Purchase Order in SAP.

    • Expediting with suppliers for documents approval and follow-up till delivery as per the schedule.

    • Interdepartmental coordination with Engineering / Quality / Logistics for the smooth execution of the contract till delivery.

    • Coordination with factory for updating GRN in SAP for the materials receipt and coordinating with accounts for the payment release.

    • Organising the supplier audits / Supplier evaluation reports.

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