Work Experience

Currently associated as a Head-Supply Planning with Britannia, Bangalore since April 2019

  • Spearhead a team of 19 members and is responsible for transforming long term, and short term sales forecasting into production plans besides monitoring and formulating strategies for sourcing and distribution of core brands, including Good Day, Marie Gold, Gobbles, 50-50, Treat, etc.
  • Successful in achieving 8% of vehicle utilization from 65% in FY19, resulted in INR 20 MM of transportation savings
  • Successfully implemented Continuous Replenishment System Efficiency at >97% accuracy consistently
  • CRS( Continuous Replenishment System)-revamped with Distributor scientific norm and PDP corrections which led to the compliance improvement to 85% All India from Jan’20 Vs 39% YTD Dec’19
  • Direct the organizations’ overall supply chain operations, including inventory management, import/export compliance, transportation, and distribution of goods both domestically & internationally
  • Impart supply planning expertise for the commercialization of new products, and coordinated activities which impacted the Brand’s ability to maintain constant and sufficient product supply
  • Lead Sales & Operations Planning meeting to facilitate & arrive consensus Sales Objective for the month
  • Oversee the preparation of international and domestic purchase contracts and orders, procurement of stock from suppliers. Validate Sale Targets vs. available capacities and shared the final plan with all departments

Senior Manager-Logistics Distribution & Transportation with PepsiCo, Chennai from Nov 2016 to Apr 2019

  • Headed a team of 169 members and managed the Production Planning of 5 Beverage Plants and 3 Co-Manufacturing Plants
  • Enhanced the weekly demand forecast accuracy from 45% to 68%
  • Oversaw warehousing operations of 8 warehouses & the Secondary logistics from 16 warehouses (incl. 5 Plant & 3 Co-Manufacturing Plant Warehouses) to the distributors besides the related Customer Service
  • Guaranteed optimum inventory levels to meet customer order fill rates by re-allocating existing inventory and established Safety Stock parameters: Demand compliance >98% for TOP-20 SKUs
  • Stabilized CRS (Continuous Replenishment System) for SDPs and recuperated OFR from 64% to 85%
  • Abridged FG expiry by a record 74% in 2018 Vs. 2017

  • National Operations Manager with ITC Limited, Kolkata from July 2016 to November 2016
  • Supply Chain Manager-PO1 with PepsiCo, Hyderabad from October 2014 to June 2016
  • Regional Logistics Manager-South with PepsiCo, Chennai from April 2013 to September 2014
  • Manager-Supply Chain Management with Essar Group, Bangalore, Chennai, and Mumbai from October 2009 to March 2013
  • Assistant Systems Engineer with TCS, Hyderabad from July 2005 to June 2007