Friday, August 14, 2009

Strategic Buyer @ Bangalore

Position Summary

Identify, develop & implement strategic global sourcing opportunities from the region /country and help execute low cost country supply chain transfer projects across all Rotork businesses. Support to deliver objectives and results for the country of operation, as agreed upon.


• Identify, develop and grow a regional supplier base for the assigned commodities common across all businesses.
• Complete supplier audits, ensure compliance, corrective actions and develop a metrics to deliver & monitor world-class performance in cost, quality and delivery.
• Decision based on supplier capacity and capabilities
• Drive common processes across various businesses within the region for supplier audits, quality, payment terms and supplier scorecards.
• Integrate with global category teams, understand technology, cost targets & ensure LCC supplier participation. Ensure timely and quality responses to the RFQs.
• Drive and promote the sourcing from the region by leadership & influencing the global teams and multiple stakeholders.
• Help global teams develop the business case to justify LCC transfers by providing timely data. Quantify & demand the cross-functional resources necessary to execute.
• Lead joint negotiation and completion of contracts with regional suppliers to maximize benefits across .
• Track total spend and savings generated from the region for the assigned commodities.
• Ensure timely execution of projects and pro active communication.
• Overall responsible for business case, execution of transfer projects, cost, quality and delivery.
• Manage necessary escalations at various stage to ensure effective and speedy transfers
• Drive cost improvement opportunities.
• Drive reduction to the supply base that supports the business while managing risks –financial, political and business.
• Increase the performance of the supply base in the areas of quality performance, reduction of lead times and reduction in inventory requirements.

Key Outputs:

• Deliver objectives in line with supply Chain approach/strategies.
• Deliver target spend and savings for the assigned commodities from the region.
• Deliver world-class performance by region suppliers.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Production Engineering
Global Sourcing Exposure min 2 years
Commercial and negotiating skills
Project management Skills
Able to travel globally


• Minimum 5 - 7 years of experience in supplier development & global sourcing preferably with a multinational company
• Must have experience to lead team.
• Must have experience to lead the commodity independently and to formulate the strategy and vision for the commodity team to meet business imperatives.
• Must have experience to develop and coach sub-ordinates to ensure commodity team performance and visibility in the organization.
• Experience in working with global teams across the world and executing sourcing transfers.
• Knowledge of supplier base in the India region
• Excellent level of sourcing & process knowledge on various commodities like castings, forgings and machining.
• Expert negotiator & Program Management Skills in global sourcing environment
• Knowledge of the global supply markets and trends with the clear understanding of how they might impact the business
• Solid understanding of Total Cost of Ownership
• Able to develop actionable recommendations based on facts and analysis
• Strong skills to help and support on various technical issues related to components in various commodities.
• Various quality system and processes knowledge
• Knowledge on logistics, customs processes/documentations and freight

Personal Capabilities

• Strong integrity with highest level of ethical standards.
• Ability to cope with ambiguity & complexity
• Ability to manage multiple projects and relationships while remaining focused on the key deliverables.
• Gets closure on tasks/projects on tight time schedules.
• Strong leadership with interpersonal & influencing skills
• Excellent global communication skills in English.
• Excellent communication, presentation and influential skills
• Experience working with Global regional team is preferred

Supplier Quality engineer at Bangalore

Responsible locally for supplier selection and development; working with local and overseas purchasing departments to identify potential suppliers and with the local and overseas quality and manufacturing personnel to identify areas for supplier improvement

1. Supplier Selection
a. Proactively work with purchasing colleagues in selecting and approving vendors.
b. Evaluate supplier process capability - process/product audit and inspection plans
c. Evaluate supplier quality management capability – ISO9001
d. Play an active role in the first piece approval process – work with incoming inspection ensures sample parts are adequately inspected and tested if appropriate and feedback any issues or concerns to the supplier.

2. Supplier Development
a. Work with suppliers to establish control plans and inspection plans for all parts (or families of parts that are similar)
b. Work with suppliers for the development of the right tooling, jigs and fixtures.
c. Work with suppliers to improve their process through supplier collation of data (rejects, scrap etc)
d. Drive Global New Quality and Delivery Initiatives

3. Supplier Conformance
a. Work with purchasing department to ensure supplier conformance – quality of delivered goods
b. Work with manufacturing and inspection personnel to understand the issues and communicate these to the suppliers.
c. Ensure suppliers have adequate checks in place to ensure compliance with specifications (2 a) and that records of these checks are kept and are batch traceable (casting melt or heat number and machining batch number). Records include dimensional inspection reports, physical test reports and material test reports.
d. Ensure deviations to specification are communicated by the supplier and parts held until written acceptance is issued .
e. Ensure that suppliers respond with formal corrective action plans.
f. Where appropriate develop quality standards to be followed by suppliers as a supplement to drawings.

4. Supplier Evaluation
a. Plan, organize supplier audits - audit quality management system, verify materials are processed in accordance with control plans and that adequate records are maintained and traceable (as 3b).
b. Maintain supplier scorecard for all deliveries to all manufacturing sites. Distribute to management and supplier.
Work with supplier to improve (2b).
c. Regular feedback to suppliers on the overall quality performance;

5. Reporting
a. Regular report to management on suppliers quality performance, includes incoming rejection rate, suppliers’ process yield, quality system maintenance, results of on site audit, etc
b. Communicate with headquarter engineers and suppliers to clarify the materials standards and specifications

Personal Qualities
1. Strong sense of continuous improvement and good problem solving skills
2. Frequently travel to suppliers is needed.
3. Good time management skills with persistent drive for results
4. Self motivated and ability to motivate others, positive attitude, creative team player
5. Strategic thinker with ability to make sound business judgements

Education and Experience
1. BE/Diploma in Mechanical/Production/Metallurgy
2. Total of 5-7 years’ experience and at least 3 years in quality function in manufacturing company.
3. Excellent knowledge of operations management and supply chain process.
4. Strong background in ductile and cast Iron foundries.
5. Must have experience in machining processes including gear cutting and the design/development and approval of tooling, jigs and fixtures.
6. Experience in metallurgical and mechanical testing of materials including cast iron and ductile iron such as hardness testing, tensile testing and microstructure examination.
7. Must have first hand knowledge of ISO9001 requirements for control of documents, internal audits, control of product and processes (manufacturing), production inspection, control of non conforming product and measuring devices.
8. Strong knowledge of quality concepts such as APQP, PPAP
9. Hands on experience in the use of measuring devices – CMM, Hardness tester etc.
10. Exposure to different global standards such as ASTM, ISO, BS
11. Competence in written and spoken communication in English
12. Competence with computerized analytical tools including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Access
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Purchasing and Logistics controller at Bangalore

JOB TITLE: Purchasing & Logistics Co-ordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO: Operations Manager


Your duties are to diligently undertake the following duties in an efficient manner, ensuring maximum accuracy. This position also requires you to speak, read and write fluently in English.



a) To raise, release and expedite supplier Purchase orders using the company computer system.
b) To update supplier confirmed delivery dates against each purchase order in the company computer system when they become available from the suppliers.
c) To provide the contracts department with works order clear dates against all outstanding orders once per week for the output review meeting and on request.
d) To expedite parts for works orders in order to meet RG India due dates.
e) To update and control supplier Lead times / prices / batch quantities / minimum stocks and other component information stored on MTMS.
f) To Update and check the component costings using INVCST report.
g) To assist the Operations Manager in the preparation of month end results.
h) To book in received components within 24 working hours of receipt and to raise discrepancy notes on suppliers where quantity received does not match quantity advised on the delivery note.
i) To maintain and check GRN records against all purchased goods and to ensure their accuracy for the month end results.
j) To provide a monthly report detailing the supplier delivery performance for the period and year to date. Based on the delivery performances, to suggest methods for improvement of problem components or suppliers.
k) Should Have Knowledge on Import/Export Procedures


l) To be responsible for the logistics and costs of incoming and outgoing goods m) To efficiently and accurately produce despatch documents and invoices in line with completed production.
n) To send shipping documents and invoices to the appropriate customer contact and the nominated freight forwarder within 2 working days of goods being advised as complete.
o) To handle all information requests from customs agencies and freight forwarders for incoming and outgoing goods.
p) To work with customers, freight forwarders and IT in order to ensure compliance
q) To advise and negotiate with freight forwarders in order to arrange timely and cost effective collections & deliveries of goods.
r) To liaise directly with customers with regard to their freight requirements and progressing any shipments made.
s) To ensure that in getting the best possible prices for both incoming and outgoing freight.
t) To work pro-actively to reduce the shipping costs incurred by the group for freight in and out .
u) To provide an accurate and complete report to the Operations Manager & contracts department with regard to standard shipping LT’s and costs to all destinations and any suggestions where improvements can be made. This is to be reviewed once per month in a scheduled meeting.


v) To control the archive of all important documentation as specified by the Operations Manager.
w) To work within company procedures as set out by the Operations Manager.
x) You will be expected to do other work, as instructed by the Operations Manager in the best interests of the company.
y) To be aware of the Company Health & Safety Policy and to work within the regulations.


a. Graduate in Mechanical Engineering
b. Diploma in Import and Export is Desirable
c. Should possess Commercial/Business experience

Full training will be provided to enable you to fulfil your job requirements.

Your results will be judged on maintaining the above requirements and the profitability of the company.

You are required to work in accordance with Health & Safety at Work rules and any other legislation.

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Quality Engineer-Bangalore


MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:-A DIPLOMA ENGINEER (Mechanical) with 5 years experience in Quality Department.
An ENGINEER (B.E) with 2 to 3 years experiences in Quality Department.










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Contracts Engineer

Contracts Engineer



To ensure the efficient processing of customer enquiries and orders, including spares orders, through to production, appertaining to the Gears Division.


(a) To act as a computer order entry operator in the Contracts department.

(b) To liaise with customers, Purchasing and Production Control on delivery of specific orders.

(c) To contact customers with any queries appertaining to orders placed on ourselves that cannot be contracted due to lack of information.

(d) To contract new sales orders, including specials.

(e) Evaluating customer orders, contracting, and maintaining order input systems.

(f) Co-ordinate, carry-out, and check the BOM and engineering of contracts.

(g) Handle queries from suppliers and shop floor.

(h) Be able to prepare works packages.

(i) To ensure order filing system is maintained in an orderly manner.

(j) To work with the Quality department on any NCR due to contracting.

(k) To perform gearbox sizing based on customer input.

(l) To provide customers with accurate quotations based on gearbox sizes and price lists/material costs.

(m) Document quotation and all correspondence relating to quotation using acceptable systems.

(n) Work to QA procedures and inform supervisors of any changes required relating to the same.

(n) To undertake any job function given by the Contracts Manager or Divisional Director in their absence.

Results will be judged on the efficient running of the above functions and general co-operation with management.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Production Engineering
Global Engineering Exposure min 2 years
Commercial skills
Project management Skills
Able to travel globally

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• Minimum 5 years of experience in engineering preferably with a multinational company.
• Must have experience to work independently to meet business imperatives.
• Experience in working with global teams across the world.
• Able to develop actionable recommendations based on facts and analysis
• Strong skills to help and support on various technical issues related to components in various commodities.
• Various quality system and processes knowledge.

Personal Capabilities

• Strong integrity with highest level of ethical standards.
• Ability to cope with ambiguity & complexity
• Ability to manage multiple projects and relationships while remaining focused on the key deliverables.
• Gets closure on tasks/projects on tight time schedules.
• Strong computer skills.
• Strong interpersonal & influencing skills
• Excellent global communication skills in English.
• Excellent communication, presentation and influential skills
• Experience working with Global team is preferred

Thursday, August 6, 2009

General Manager- Legal Affairs


Report line to : Company MD & CEO

General description and scope of responsibility:
1 Candidate should be experienced in handling Legal Issues ; Exposure to Secreterial functions desirable.
2 Contract draft, review and validation.
3 Thorough Knowledge of Corporate Law is essential
4 Indepth Knowledge of Labour Laws
5 Support in obtaining government approval (construction permit, any permit or approval required before start of production)
6 Handling legal dispute/lawsuits with third parties
7 Exposure to international trade transactions

Key result Area : (main objectives against which performance on the job will be assessed)
1 Drafting and reviewing of contracts
2 Support in obtaining government approvals
3 Handling of lawsuits and disputes
4 Function the additional role of a Company Secretary
5. Legal Advisory to management

Qualification and experience: (academic background and relevant job experience/years of experience. Is automotive industry background a must? ..etc)
Around 15-20 years of experience in the above roles
Qualified Law Graduate. ACS will be an added advantage.

Other specific requirement : (skills, abilities, knowledge and experience of tools/softwares...etc):
Ability to work as a consultant to other departments, excellent Interpersonal skills, Capacity to understand the business and complex situations across locations/countries (regional context)

Language :
High level of English communication skill is required.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lessons in Humility!

Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries shares his inspirational encounter with a rickshaw driver in Mumbai
Last Sunday, my wife, kid and I had to travel to Andheri from Bandra. When I waved at a passing auto rickshaw, little did I expect that this ride would be any different.
As we set off, my eyes fell on a few magazines (kept in an aircraft style pouch) behind the driver's back rest. I looked in front and there was a small TV. The driver had put on the Doordarshan channel. My wife and I looked at each other with disbelief and amusement. In front of me was a small first-aid box with cotton, dettol and some medicines. This was enough for me to realise that I was in a special vehicle. Then I looked around again, and discovered more -there was a radio, fire extinguisher, wall clock, calendar, and pictures and symbols of all faiths - from Islam and Christianity to Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. There were also pictures of the heroes of 26/11- Kamte, Salaskar, Karkare and Unnikrishnan. I realised that not only my vehicle, but also my driver was special.
I started chatting with him and the initial sense of ridicule and disbelief gradually diminished. I gathered that he had been driving an auto rickshaw for the past 8-9 years; he had lost his job when his employer's plastic company was shut down. He had two school-going children, and he drove from 8 in the morning till 10 at night. No break unless he was unwell. "Sahab, ghar mein baith ke TV dekh kar kya faida? Do paisa income karega toh future mein kaam aayega." (Sir, what's the use of simply sitting at home and watching TV? If I earn some income, then it will be useful in the future.)
We realised that we had come across a man who represents Mumbai - the spirit of work, the spirit of travel and the spirit of excelling in life. I asked him whether he does anything else as I figured that he did not have too much spare time. He said that he goes to an old age home for women in Andheri once a week or whenever he has some extra income, where he donates tooth brushes, toothpastes, soap, hair oil, and other items of daily use. He pointed out to a painted message below the meter that read: "25 per cent discount on metered fare for the handicapped. Free rides for blind passengers up to Rs50?. He also said that his auto was mentioned on Radio Mirchi twice by the station RJs. The Marathi press in Mumbai know about him and have written a few pieces on him and his vehicle.
My wife and I were struck with awe. The man was a HERO! A hero who deserves all our respect. I know that my son, once he grows up, will realise that we have met a genuine hero. He has put questions to me such as why should we help other people? I will try to keep this incident alive in his memory.
Our journey came to an end; 45 minutes of a lesson in humility, selflessness and of a hero-worshipping Mumbai - my temporary home. We disembarked, and all I could do was to pay him a tip that would hardly cover a free ride for a blind man.
Some Pictures:

He has got a first aid box on the left and a newspaper box on right (which had all hindi-english- marathi-gujrati and economic times)

He has got a tv on the top with cable (I was watching colors channel) and below tat is the tissue box. on the left is the mandir types and dont miss the "Only gandhigiri" written there , below tat is the calender and a notepad and pen along with a blue fan (which is blowing towards the customer who sits)

25% discount for handicapped !! who on this earth can expect somethin like this from an rickshawala yaar!!
Its amazing there are ppl still alive like him in this world!
I hope, one day, you too have a chance to meet Mr Sandeep Bachhe in his auto rickshaw - MH-02-Z-8508

What is for Lunch???

A Gujrati, a Madrasi and a sardaar were doing construction work on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building.
They were having lunch and Gujjuopened his lunch box & said, "Dhokla ! If I get dhokla one more time for lunch, I'm going to jump off this building."
The Madrasi opened his lunch box and exclaimed, "Idli Sambhar again! If I get idli sambhar one more time I'm going to jump off too."
The sardaar opened his lunch and said, "Paratha again! If I get a paratha one more time, I'm jumping too."

The next day, the Gujju opened his lunch box, saw dhokla, and jumped to his death.

The Madrasi opened his lunch, saw idli sambhar, and jumped, too.

The sardaar opened his lunch, saw the paratha and jumped to his death as well.

At the funeral, Gujju's wife was weeping. She said, "If I'd known how really tired he was of dhokla, I never would have given it to him again!"

The Madrasi's wife also wept and said, "I could have given him dossa! I didn't realize he hated idli sambhar so much."

Everyone turned and stared at the sardaar's wife.
The sardaar's wife said,"Don't look at me.He makes his own lunch."

Bet you did not know this!

In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)

As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term 'big wig.' Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or 'Chairman of the Board..'

Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, 'mind your own bee's wax.' Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term 'crack a smile'. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt . . . Therefore, the expression 'losing face.'

Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades.' To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't 'playing with a full deck.'

Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to 'go sip some ale' and listen to people's conversations and political concerns.. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. 'You go sip here' and 'You go sip there.' The two words 'go sip' were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term 'gossip.'

At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in 'pints' and who was drinking in 'quarts,' hence the term 'minding your'P's and Q's '

In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a 'Monkey' with 16 round indentations.

However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make 'Brass Monkeys.' Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.

Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally, 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.' (All this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you.)

Ernakulam Siva temple Festival-part 2

Ernakulam Siva temple Festival

Monday, August 3, 2009

AGM Sales

AGM – Sales Chennai

15 + years of experience in handling sales and operations in FMCG Company

Should have good exposure towards handling Retail and institutional Sales

Should have knowledge on TN Market.

Salary – 50k to 65 k per month

Will be reporting to VP Sales and Marketing.

Our client is a leading player in the Edible oils category

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Head Safety

Title _ P&SHE Manager

Place of position : Chennai

II. Main Duties:

 Complete incharge of P&SHE activities as given below .
 Establish, Maintain and continuously improve the SHE Management System at the Site in accordance to national legislation and Symrise global Integrated Management System (IMS).
 Primary responsibility for compliance with environmental standard ISO 14001, procedures and programs which include
 Hazardous & non-hazardous waste management.
 Potable water supply, waste water & storm water discharges
 Air & noise emissions control and management
 Other requirements including corporate standards and initiatives and national environmental regulations.
 To coordinate and maintain a continuing trg. And education program reg. environmental, health and safety for supervisors and employees. The program should focus on systems / procedures that will allow achieving increased awareness and continuous improvement.
 To establish a safety committee and hold safety meeting and maintain a safe and healthy work place for all employees.
 Energy conservation – water & power
 Waste reduction – ETP Sludge generation, paper waste etc.
 Maintenance of the facility like preventive maintenance, carrying out non- engineering jobs, raising of PO for engineering works etc.
 Taking care off Facilities management like Pest control, Housekeeping, Security etc.
 Liasion with Govt. authorities like Pollution Control, Electricity board, Factory Inspectorate, Labour Deptt. PFA etc.
 Factory compliance like licence renewal, stability certificate etc.

III. Required Profile:

Education requirements (Please give alternatives, if possible): Graduate in engineering with exposure in Manufacturing & Maintenance.
Work Experience in years: Around 5-8 yrs. In Chemical / Pharma or Food industry.

Skills Required: Experience in various regulatory requirements like EHS, HACCP, ISO 9000 & 14000, AIB, Safety and exposure in administrative matters.

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