Sharad Kumar

Sharad Kumar Head of Procurement - GlC at The Coca-Cola Company

More than 19 years of enriching experience in multiple Industries working on Procurement Excellence across end to end supply chain.

Driving Procurement Transformation through – (Service Management, Robotic Process Automation), Risk Management, Supply Base Optimization, Global Category Management, Contract Management, Innovation, New Product Development, People Capability development & Continuous Improvement Initiatives. Effectively building strategic partnership with key suppliers, driving long-term contracts and stakeholder satisfaction. Proven ability to lead cross functional teams, negotiate win-win business contracts for indirect materials & services, develop sourcing strategies, utilize e-sourcing tools like Ariba, improve working capital, develop people capability, manage supply risks proactively while operating in a highly matrix environment. Managed multi-million $ spend and diverse supplier base across Europe,Asia & Africa. Vivid Experience in different roles with top-tier Management in factory/ sites, Corporate MNC’s. Holds the distinction of successfully streamlining and consolidating Procurement/ Supply Chain processes. Worked & extensively travelled in Asia & Europe. Strengths in negotiating: EPC, IT, Capex, MRO, Marketing, Logistics & large value contracts for projects/ CAPEX/ commodities, building commercial strategies to implement business plans, restructuring procurement processes for enhancing efficiency as well as leading teams that deliver consistently.