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     Date Submitted:07-09-2020
     Last Modified:08-09-2020 (08:04)
    Job information
     Current job:Manager - Proposals & Contracts
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsProposals, business case development, contracts, negotiation, communication, commercial

    Career Summary

    A result oriented professional with proven experience in implementing company’s strategic objectives, developing business proposals & partnerships, framing and negotiating commercial contracts and contributing towards regulatory policy advocacy



    Post Graduate Diploma in Management



    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur

    Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering)



    Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai


    Professional Experience


    Larsen & Toubro Limited        June’10 to June’11 & April ’14 to present (7+ years)

    Manager, Commercial Proposals & Contracts for a Joint Venture (L&T MBDA Missile Systems Limited)

    Part of the 03-member team responsible for setting up and operationalizing a Joint Venture (JV) in India in collaboration with the European leader in Missiles & Missile Systems. The Indian entity which started as a supplier to foreign OEMs, has gradually scaled in size and is presently in the fray for 02 large value procurement programs by Indian Armed Forces.

    Commercial Proposals

    Identifying potential partnerships and developing business cases for propulsion, guidance and warhead sub-systems

    Led the drafting of commercial agreements with foreign OEMs and domestic players for these sub-systems

    Collaborating across functions within MBDA (UK, France), L&T and Indian Supply Chain in developing business proposals for multi-billion Naval missile system integration programs including cash flow modelling, pricing and defining risk exposure

    Contract Management

    Supporting the legal team in drafting international commercial contracts with foreign OEMs. Negotiated 02 international contracts worth INR 500+ Crores in multi-cultural settings

    Identifying risks and opportunities in relation to the contractual aspects of these projects. Successfully led customer meetings and re-negotiated some contractual terms & conditions, protecting the budgeted margins for JV

    Securing relevant export import licenses in a timely manner for import of Customer supplied critical equipment

    Regulatory Advocacy

    Securing regulatory approvals and licenses for operating inside SEZ, closely coordinated with Commerce & Defence Ministry

    Actively contributing and supporting in policy advocacy activities like drafting recommendations for Defence Ministry’s principal document, the Defence Procurement Procedure

    Executive Assistant to Whole-time Director (Defense Business)

    Represented the office of the Director to address communication with Industry Chambers & Think Tanks on regulatory policies, and with Investor Relations cell for queries related to business prospects

    Monitored the progress of special initiatives and Capex activities identified as part of business growth plan

    Managed a team of 02 in data analysis, preparation of reports, & presentations for CXO reviews and for Board Meetings

    Drafted a project report to seek fiscal incentives worth INR 60 Crores offered by State Govt. for capital investments

    Assistant Manager, Corporate Strategy

    Worked alongside global consultants to develop 5-year strategic plan for Defence business to achieve 4X revenue growth

    Drove cross-functional initiatives to reduce costs by 10-12% for an Engineering Centre within Infrastructure vertical

    Vedanta Resources Plc.                   April ’13 – Mar ’14 (1 year)

    International Marketing

    Achieved timely delivery of zinc ingots to international markets like South East Asia, Middle East & Africa (annual volumes >350,000 tones). Managed and negotiated contracts with freight forwarders & shipping lines  

    Assessed the impact of London Metal Exchange policies on commodity premiums in Asian markets


    Key Professional Achievements

    Consistently rated as ‘Outstanding & Top Performer’ from over 1400 employees. Selected for Fast Track Leadership Development out of Top 5 percentile at L&T Defence


    Internships & live projects

    International Project (Thai Optical Company, Thailand)        Dec ‘12

    Formulated an India market entry strategy for eyewear products; presented research to company Managing Director

    Summer Intern, Accenture Strategy (Sourcing & Procurement Practice)          Apr – May ‘12

    Presented a point-of-view document for Oil & Gas industry highlighting Low Cost Country Sourcing (LCCS) opportunity

    Analyzed cost structures for 30+ direct spend categories, 6 country profiles showcasing savings potential of 15-20%


    Interests & Hobbies

    Swimming & Reading

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