Vaikunth V

Logistics manager

Highly accomplished supply chain professional with 6.6 years of experience, including 4.8 years in supply chainmanagement and logistics. Proven ability to optimize operations, drive profitability, and enhance efficiency across diverse industries. Expertise in warehouse management, inventory control, transportation planning, procurement, and data analysis. Passionate about leveraging technology to streamline processes and achieve strategic business objectives. Skills: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, Inventory Control, Transportation Planning, Data Analysis, Process Optimization, Cost Reduction, Project Management, Analytical Skills, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving, Time Management, Commercial Awareness, Decision-Making, Negotiation, People Management, SAP (Basic), Customer Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management Tech Skills: Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, MySQL, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Data Analysis, Generative AI (Bard), ChatGPT Career Highlights: • Improved visibility and efficiency across the supply chain, resulting in significant cost savings. • Increased customer satisfaction through improved on-time delivery and order accuracy. • Implemented new processes and technologies to streamline operations and reduce waste.

Previous Brands
France Médical Enchères
RGIS - France
Ssp Group Plc
Work Experience
Deputy Logistics Manager
Jul ‘22 - Now
France Médical Enchères

Location: Paris, France As Deputy Logistics Manager at France Médical Enchères, I play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing the company's supply chain operations in the auction business. With a focus on efficiency and cost-effectiveness, I strive to ensure the seamless flow of medical equipment and supplies from procurement to delivery. Key Achievements: • Successfully implemented a packaging management system, resulting in a 30% increase in packing profit margins. • Streamlined logistics processes, leading to a 10% reduction in delivery lead times. • Negotiated favorable contracts with suppliers, achieving a 5% reduction in procurement costs. • Developed a comprehensive training program for logistics personnel, enhancing their skills and expertise. • Played a key role in the company's expansion into new markets, ensuring smooth logistics operations. Skills and Expertise: • Proven experience in logistics management within the medical equipment industry. • Expertise in warehouse management, inventory control, and distribution operations. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Proficient in logistics software and data analysis tools.

Inventory Logistics Manager
May ‘21 - Jun ‘22
Ssp Group Plc

Location: Paris, France As a Logistics Manager at SSP Group plc., I am responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective flow of goods and materials throughout the company's supply chain. With a focus on optimizing logistics operations, I play a crucial role in supporting SSP's global network of food and beverage outlets. Skills and Expertise: • Proven experience in logistics management and supply chain operations within the food and beverage industry. • Expertise in warehouse management, inventory control, distribution, and transportation logistics. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, adept at identifying and resolving logistics challenges. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Inventory Manager
Sep ‘20 - Apr ‘21
RGIS - France

Location: Paris, France As an Inventory Logistics Manager at RGIS France, I played a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing inventory management processes across multiple retail locations. Key Achievements: • Reduced inventory discrepancies by 25% through improved inventory control procedures. • Increased inventory turnover rate by 10%, leading to enhanced cash flow and reduced carrying costs. • Streamlined warehouse operations, reducing picking and shipping errors by 30%. Skills and Expertise: • Inventory management principles and practices • Warehouse operations and logistics management • Data analysis and reporting • Stakeholder management and collaboration

Transportation Program Manager
Dec ‘19 - Aug ‘20

Location: Barcelona, Spain As a Transportation Program Manager at Amazon EU, I drive continuous improvement and innovation within the company's transportation network, ensuring seamless and cost-effective delivery of goods across Europe. With a focus on optimizing transportation change management changes, I play a pivotal role in enhancing customer satisfaction and supporting Amazon's strategies. Key Responsibilities: • Develop and implement strategic transportation programs aligned with Amazon's business objectives and growth targets. • Oversee the entire transportation cycle, including carrier selection, route optimization, shipment tracking, and delivery management. • Analyze transportation data to identify trends, forecast demand, and optimize transportation routes and schedules. • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including operations, supply chain, and customer service, to align transportation strategies. • Adhere to strict regulatory compliance and quality control standards in all transportation-related activities. Key Achievements: • Streamlined transportation processes, leading to a 15% reduction in delivery lead times and enhanced customer satisfaction. • Negotiated favorable carrier contracts, achieving a 5% reduction in transportation costs and expanding Amazon's transportation network. • Played a key role in ensuring smooth transportation operations during Amazon's expansion into new European markets. Skills and Expertise: • Proven experience in transportation program management and supply chain optimization within the e-commerce industry. • Expertise in transportation planning, carrier management, route optimization, and delivery management. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, adept at identifying and resolving transportation challenges. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Business Analyst Intern
Jun ‘19 - Nov ‘19

Location: Paris, France Proven ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to identify trends, develop solutions, and improve business processes. Expertise in business intelligence tools, data visualization, and presentation skills. Key responsibilities: • Conducted in-depth analysis of business processes, identifying areas for improvement and potential cost savings. • Developed and presented data-driven recommendations to senior management, resulting in the implementation of several process improvements. • Gathered and analyzed data from various sources, including market research, customer feedback, and internal databases. • Created detailed reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders. • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and ensure successful implementation of business solutions.

Programming Analyst
Jan ‘17 - Aug ‘18

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India As a Programmer Analyst at Cognizant, I have expertise in various programming languages, including SQL, Power BI, and C++. Proficient in working with Agile methodologies and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver projects on time and within budget. Key Responsibilities: • Analyze and gather requirements from clients and stakeholders to translate them into software specifications. • Design, develop, and test software applications, ensuring they meet functional and non-functional requirements. • Troubleshoot and debug software issues to maintain optimal performance and resolve user-reported problems. • Document software applications and maintain code repositories to ensure maintainability and knowledge transfer. • Contribute to developing software standards and best practices to improve overall software quality.

French - Work Proficiency
English - Fluent
Tamil - Fluent
Hindi - Fluent
Education & Training
KEDGE Business School, Campus Bordeaux, France
‘18 - ‘20
Master of Science
Global Supply Chain Management
Sathyabama Institute Of Science & Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
‘12 - ‘16
Bachelor of Engineering
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Paris, France