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Arindam Bose
Global Head Procurement, supply chain and Warehousing , Telengana
Hyderabad, India
27 years of experience in procurement, supply chain, warehousing & logistics, engineering maintenance, facility and infrastructure across 5 sectors - defense, banking, telecom, agricultural research and freight forwarding.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
ICRISAT, Hyderabad 2020-Mar 2024
Global Head Purchase Supply & Warehousing
Reported to Deputy DG
• Oversaw intricate global operations, primarily in Asia and Africa, with procurement valued at INR 350 Crores.
• Ensured efficient sourcing of materials, timely delivery, and effective inventory management.
• Led and executed corporate initiatives such as ERP implementation, vendor management, procurement, and cash flow integration. Also responsible for inventory and material management for seeds and other crop research needs.
• Focused on optimizing operations in Africa.
• Strategized procurement processes, negotiating contracts with suppliers, optimizing supply chain networks, and implementing warehouse management systems.
• Managed the facility and infrastructure spanning 3600 acres at the ICRISAT complex, as well as infrastructure and facilities at various locations in Africa.

Significant Highlights:
• Effectively spearheaded the ERP implementation, enhancing control over procurement, cash flow management, inventory, and material oversight. This led to a notable reduction in inventory (20%) and operational costs.
• Devised and enforced policies and procedures to streamline operations in Africa.
• Cultivated a culture of adherence to procedures within the broader team.

ICICI Bank, Hyderabad 2014-2020
Zonal Infra Facility & Procurement Head, Telangana & AP
Reported to National Head of Operations
• Led the support team overseeing the rapid expansion in one of India's fastest-growing regions, handling the management of the country's largest single-building infrastructure spanning 20 lakh square feet.
• Developed and managed facilities across 500 branches and offices in the AP & Telangana states of India.
• Coordinated with governmental and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with statutory norms.
• Ensured the delivery of new bank branches adhering to ICICI specified standards.
• Implemented cost optimization strategies, including rent and energy conservation initiatives.
• Managed procurement of essential assets such as DG sets, centralized AC plants, UPS, and stabilizers.

Significant Highlights:
• Effectively executed the green branch initiative.
• Certified as an IGBC accredited professional in 2017.
• Achieved a top-three ranking in India across branch services KPIs.
• Led the team responsible for formulating the 'New Branch project' process.

Bharti Infratel, Bhubaneswar 2012-2014
Head of Supply Chain Odisha Circle
Reporting to Circle Business Head
• Headed the Infrastructure department for Bharti Infratel's tower division, overseeing procurement, vendor management, contracts, warehousing, and logistics.
• Two major challenges involved ensuring seamless operations in rural areas, particularly regarding replenishment and cost management. Innovative solutions addressed these challenges, securing the circle's position among the top 2 in India.
• Managed the facilities and infrastructure of all offices within the Odisha circle.

Bertling India, Kolkata 2011-2012
Zonal Manager, East
Reported to India Head

Indian Coast Guard 1995-2010
Growth Path:
Technical Cadet, Naval Academy 1995–1995
Technical, Supply Chain & Procurement Training across India 1995 – 1997
Engineer on board various ships 1997 – 2002
Regional Logistics and Procurement Head 2002-2005
AGM Fleet Maintenance – HQ 2005-2008
DGM-logistics & Procurement– HQ 2008-2010
• PGDM from IIM Calcutta
• B.E. (Mechanical) from Andhra University
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, English, Hindi, Bengali
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