Sunita Waran is a certified NLP Practitioner & a Life Coach of IBHNLP - Indian Board of Hypnosis & Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She is also a Practitioner of Basics of Hypnosis. She has attended NLP Practitioner Training, Hypnosis Practitioner Training and Life Coaching Workshop in Mumbai from 21st May to 26th May 2019.
She is a High Performing leader with cross-functional expertise, an accomplished, results-oriented in-depth experience in product development projects and bringing new consumer products to market. She has more than 2 years’ experience as Project/Program Management and 11 years in end-to-end Supply Chain. She is a Certified PMI in 2017. She is currently working with Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, Nutrition Division- Manager Projects Supply chain.
She leads cross-functional teams to execute strategic and cost-saving projects through overall product and packing development lifecycle from concept to launch stage. She is a Subject Matter expert in stage - Gate process for Product and process improvement projects Defined the processes and orchestrated the product launch for nutritional products.
She has a strong track record of on-time completion of complex projects with aggressive timelines and budget
She is a proven track record of developing and implementing inventory & operational controls that improve supply chain scenario and adept in handling all logistics, imports, supply chain systems, operation functions and management reporting. She is a champion for collaborative sales and resource planning. She possesses a sound understanding of Inventory Management, Import Management, Forecasting, CFA Management and rationalization and Continuous Process Improvement projects
Provided a vision, roadmap for success. Making a timely and fact-based decision and adherence to time and budget. Demonstrated team organization and governance and maintained project objective by integrating the project cross-functional objective. Challenging the processes to improve the team's productivity level. Encourage the team members to do their best and accomplish the work with full self-satisfaction for making their contribution towards the project vision.
Adept in business knowledge and thereby integrated appropriate project management tool, processes and metrics. Obtained necessary requisites with subject matter expertise and thereby integrating the project with cross-functional objectives and identifying and calling out risk so to keep the project within cost and time, integrate risks with on-going projects and working on trade-offs
Employed effectively stakeholder management strategy using effective communication channels and providing information at the appropriate time, active listener, understanding and considering the team members' perspective before making team decisions that will affect the team. Effectively planned the projects for successful implementation
Execution of the projects within scope and budget. Appropriately address scope creeps by employing strong communication skills and process discipline. Deliver on KPIs using organisational skills, time management principle.
Led the business unit's SOP (sales / operations planning) process that drove manufacturing plans (production capacity and inventory plans), sales plans (forecasting and shipments), financial plans (budgeting and financial outlooks) and impact / contingency analysis. Headed logistics functions involving determining inventory objectives, designing & implementing systems, policies & procedures to facilitate internal supply chain control. Managed 22 CFA, WH and rationalized based on cost-benefit
Procured finished goods to maintain adequate inventory. Ensured compliance of local and international regulatory policies. Work with team to plan, coordinate and execute procurement and planning activities
Collaborated on major and multiple new product projects launches in India. Monitored the transition of the product from design card handoff to bulk production through robust stage-gate process with constant engagement of cross-functional partners
As a project manager, managed high profile, complex projects designed to improve speed, quality by partnering with cross-functional team members including third-party manufacturing and global team and launching the project in by crashing the timeline by 30% vs standard timeline
Led diverse project teams including single- and multi-vendor management, and coordination and communication across multiple departments and operational areas and implemented vendor strategies to support ongoing vendor development improvement and providing savings
Managed packaging optimization project by creating cost/benefit analysis and the process was ultimately adopted by operations and became a key driver for the manhours savings and adhered to prescribed quality standards
Coordinated and conducted weekly Design Review Meetings to ensure on-time delivery for key development and production samples. Drove product development and served as the main interface with Design teams
Established dashboard for tracking of Metrics to enhance evaluation of project scope on the front end, and ensure project milestone are achieved
Leading Integrated Business meeting (IBM) across cross-functional team to bring project visibility and managing the projects effectively
Managed cross-functional team thereby achieving USD 300 M Savings due to 4 vendor qualification and integration of internal and external departments
Drove process improvement by using share point for MS Project
Recognized and been awarded for ability to identify, design and deploy innovative technologies that led to launch of the product through speed by crashing the timeline by 30% vs standard timeline
Introduction of a new packaging through project thereby provided increase in efficiency of the output by 20%
Managed and integrated program mandatory regulatory change which resulted in minimal write off, changes to 36 SKUs with smooth transition of each SKU while maintaining the business continuity and ensuring connectivity and achieving right the first time
Effectively managed the end to end packing changed from mold development to final execution with 100 percent adherence to the milestone and providing a savings $200M
Successfully launched 4 new products with 100 percent adherence on timeline and resulting in M&P savings USD 86,000
Handling logistics, forecasting, imports, stock movement within country. Accountable for the divisions distribution budget
Planning and forecasted for SKUS and was champion for the CSOP process in India, identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans to enable to take decisions for the country performance
Coordinating with the global supply team for procurement of Stocks and Liaise with Clearing agents for clearance of goods and maintained inventory as per norms
Monitoring of Carriage and Freight forward service levels performance and following the reward and recognition policies and C&F compensation for the division and conduct Audits
Internal training for implementing global reporting systems
Implemented end to end SD and MM module
India specific labelling required to create India specific statutory labels within 3 months and given the timelines to bring in India products with India specific labelling without incurring any sales loss.
Successful launching of a new product by ensuring accurate forecasting, planning, clearance via Free Trade Warehouse Zone as per agreed Launch trade.
Spearheaded, managed and rationalize infrastructure and Space management at C&Fs and Warehouses for the division. Providing Customer Service to internal and external customers.
Successfully implemented business forecasting model and ensured maintained DOH without any sales loss. Implemented SAP for MM and SD module.
Received an appreciation for forecast accuracy in reporting in the monthly sales and operating plan for India and the Country Manager award for 3 consecutive years 2008, 2009, 2010
Handling import of finished goods from procurement to clearance. Maintained inventory to avoid any write offs or stock out.
Set up inventory norms, the process for reporting of each division and Handled CFA's. Leadership experience across a range of logistics functions including planning, inventory management, customer service, forecasting, transportation and distribution with a diverse group of companies
Played a major role in creating various formats to ease monitoring and analysis of various forecasts and reports.
Awarded for implemented SAP MM module as a KEY USER in 6 months’ time.
Carrying out internal and statutory Audits
PMP Certification from PMI
Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from NMIMS
Masters in commerce in financial management - Mumbai University
Bachelor of Commerce - Mumbai University
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