A SC cleared supply chain professional that has worked within the manufacturing, aerospace, defence and space environment. Has contributed to long term strategic performance improvement, risk reduction and financial savings. Areas of expertise include Supply Chain and Subcontract management, Lean manufacturing systems implementation, IT/IS systems implementation, Systems engineering and Programme and project management. Have led teams up of to 14 individuals and worked across Asia, US and the EU.
03/2017 - Ongoing – Procurement Manager – Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd, Bristol, UK
Responsible for the establishment and growth of Thales Alenia Space UK supply chain with key focus on growing Assembly, integration and testing capabilities for the UK business unit as part of the UK business growth plan. Leading on all ESA bids to support the UK business growth plan.
08/2016 – 03/2017 – Procurement Manager – Rolls Royce Power Eng. Bristol, UK
Led a team of buyers and MRP controllers to manage the procurement and delivery of the European Naval Marine supply chain with an annual spend of approx. £60m. Led the annual supply chain strategy development, supplier selection, contract execution and negotiation. Led SAP implementation and team restructuring for the delegated business unit which was completed in 3 months.
08/2014 – 04/2016 Supplier programme manager - Boeing Defence UK, Bristol, UK
Lead responsibility for the management and delivery of Boeing Defence UK SCIS programme supply chain. Responsible for programme requirements for cost, schedule, quality and scope for assigned categories and suppliers. Categories include aerospace components, assembled systems and IT/IS systems. Assigned categories annual spend of approx. £50m. Delivered savings of approx £7m with supplier performance above 98% CPI/SPI. Largest contract managed worth £25m. Recognised as within top 1% of high performing potential emerging leader and nominated onto Boeing Emerging leaders program in 2015.
08/2011 – 08/2015 – Requirement Engineer - Boeing Defence UK, Bristol, UK
Responsible for requirements management, business architecture and system architecture for £100m a year contract delivering IS/IT support for the UK MOD. Lead responsibility for systems engineering implementation and governance in the programme. Led supply chain transformation consultation with the UK MOD delivering £3-4 million savings annually. Recognised as Business level leader and nominated as local Employee involvement lead and Continuous improvement Lead.
09/2008 – 07/2011- Graduate Trainee – Doncasters Group Ltd, Burton Upon Trent, UK
Doncasters group Ltd is a leading British Precision Engineering group that supports all leading markets with its wide range of technologies. Responsible as Logistics Team Lead managing sales of approx £10m a month. Some key tasks involved Supply Chain optimisation, supply chain cost reduction, Global ERP system implementation, NPDI process implementation, lean systems implementation and production control for non-conforming products.
2007 – 2009: MSc in Supply Engineering and Logistics, Warwick University
A thorough course that covered all aspects of supply chain engineering and management with a focus on theoretical and practical skills required in the business world today for leaders. Completed a thesis focusing on supplier relationship management.
2003 – 2006: BSc (Hons) Business Administration, Cardiff University
An Honours business administration and management course that had particular focuses on accounting and supply chain management.
1996 – 2002: Cathay’s High School, Crown Way, Cardiff
A-levels:History (B), Business Studies (B), Information technology (C), Punjabi (D)
GCSE’S:Mathematics, English, English literature, Science Double Award, Graphic Design & Technology, Sociology, Business Studies and Geography.
Sigma Kaizen Greenbelt trained by the Time Based Management institute.
Model Based requirements engineering and modelling (i.e. UML, SYSML & BPMN) by Institute of Engineering and Technology
ITIL V3 foundation accredited
Boeing Programme Management best practises trained and Leader and management trained.
Member of the Chartered Institute of purchasing and supply chain and the Institute of engineering and technology
Advanced IT skills with Microsoft packages, ERP, MRP I and MRP II, DOORS and SystemArchitect.
Extra Curricular Achievements
06/2002 - Second Best Young Enterprise Company in the Welsh finals. I fulfilled the role of Marketing Director.
05/2002 - Best Young Enterprise Company at the Cardiff and Vale finals. I fulfilled the role of Marketing Director. We also won the award for best marketing plan.
Hobbies and Interests
Play the Tabla (Indian Drums) and support small celebrations in the sikh community around the south west Area. Previously took part in a Record Breaking Tabla performance at Sandwell County Hall in Birmingham as a member of the Welsh Asian Music and Cultural Society (WAMCS) in the year 2000.
Currently managing a cricket team in the Last Man Stands mid-week Cricket league and playing cricket on weekends for Frenchay Cricket Club in Bristol. Previously played for Glamorgan under 18's.
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