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Vijayarajan Rathnakumar

Vijayarajan Rathnakumar

Director Procurement & SCM
Hyderabad, Hyderabad


About Vijayarajan Rathnakumar:

Resourceful Director of Procurement and Operations with 7+ years sharpening leadership skills and expertise in Operations, Sourcing & Procurement, E2E Global & Domestic Supply Chain, Logistics, New Product and Manufacturing; quick adaptable to work in the Industry. Well-versed in spearheading efforts in managing cross-functional operations in a multi-environment, minimize cost by streamlining processes, optimizing operations, improving margins and success in developing & executing operational strategies, accustomed in meeting deadlines to accomplish top & bottom-line profitability.


A Versatile Dynamic Professional Engineer having 26+ years of experience in complete end to end Global & Pan-India Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement of direct & indirect materials, Product, IT& ITES, Import & Export, Technology Transfer (IT & ITES), Know-How transfer, New Product (NPI Process) and Manufacturing, excellence in implanting required Project management principles specific for that product (both Hardware & Software)

  • Successfully executed both Domestic and International Turnkey Infrastructure related Project in Telecom, Electrical (Transmission & Distribution)l Projects and Classified Defence offset projects worked in 
  • Electrical – Transmission & Distribution – PAN-INDIA – Value worth Tender Specific – Rs. 476 Cr (US$ 95Mn) and Streamlined Purchasing activities – Rs. 976 Cr (US $ 195Mn)
  • Telecom – Wireless Project – Value worth (a) Tender Specific – Rs. 245 Cr (US$ 50Mn) (b) Project Specific – US$ 110Mn, import from various countries
  • Defence – Classified Product under Make in India, Export Value US$ 352Mn
  • Significantly implemented best practice Purchase / Supply Chain / Logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve business performance in-line with the company’s Top-line objective statement across various industries segment of Manufacturing, Product development (IT & ITES) and EPC Infrastructure
  • Dynamically ensured that sourcing and purchasing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality, delivery targets, which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market
  • Successfully established robust and sustainable contract management techniques to maximize supplier performance and contract effectiveness. Negotiate suitable contracts on a total cost basis to achieve high levels of value for money at minimal risk to the company
  • Affluent experience in preparing the Quarterly/Annual Purchasing budget and forecasts, including Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory & legal requirements
  • Strong International & Domestic exposure on implementing projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Iran, Italy, Slovenia, and Pan-India and handled operations & Project in multi time-zone environment including US & UK
  • Dynamical leader with exceptional presentation skills, strong interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, business management, problem-solving abilities and CAN-DO attitude
  • Highly responsible for continual improvement to ensure excellence in deliveries through metrics-based Qualitative & Quantitative measurement process & defined quality management principles, processes & procedures
  • Robust experience in detailed Project deliverables, preparing Project framework includes budgeting, planning, executing, tracking mechanism, 6M’s techniques, Risk & Impact, Quality Assurance, manpower planning, task scheduling, and implementing regular review mechanism for projects handled
  • Successfully established Production setup as per factory laws, EOU conversion with obtaining Licenses (Industrial, Export & Import), preparation of production setup and Infrastructure facilities as per the technical requirements required specific to manufacture that product
  • Dynamically handled and successfully resolved various operational issues, provided / coordinated on technical, manufacturing and engineering solutions required on timely manner
  • Successfully executed and streamlined various projects in difficult situations also handled projects of Pan-India and toughest terrain Northeaster Region, India (Assam & Arunachal Pradesh) and other countries


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication)
Madurai Kamaraj University, India   1991 - 1995
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology (Part-Time)
B.D.P.S Pvt. Ltd, Dindigul, India   1993 - 1995
  • Diploma in RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server)
SSI Limited, Chennai, India    Dec’95 - 1996
  • Certified Procurement Professional (CPP)
IIPMR, (International Institute for Procurement & Market Research)    Feb’2015 

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