Procurement and Project Management

  • Supplier sourcing and supply chain management

  • Supply chain efficiency projects based on LEAN principles so delivering quality & cost benefits

  • Market research & business development with Indian pharmaceutical and biotech companies

Background & case studies

  • Simplified procurement processes by deploying LEAN yielding 20% savings on stock value with reduced supplier leadtimes. 

  • Sourced, audited and approved chemical suppliers from India and negotiated contracts yielding annual savings of £250k based upon a £5m raw material spend.

  • Instigated a project to develop business with Indian pharma/biotech companies which culminated in a trade mission India.  This resulted in successful follow up activities and the development of a sales database of Indian companies.

  • Commercial member of a pan European team that successfully implemented SAP/R3 system at UK and Hungarian sites on time and in budget.  Latterly, trained all the commercial users in the new system.

  • Attained and expedited marketing authorisations for various novel veterinary medicinal products and was responsible for site manufacturing authorisation and GMP compliance.

  • Part of site team involved in product development, regulatory affairs and marketing of licensed pharmaceutical (e.g. Pedigree Wormer) and nutraceutical (e.g. Pedigree Joint Mobility) product range for dogs and cats.

  • Other projects:

    • Probiotics for dogs

    • Complexity reduction programme involving vendor appraisal & reduction, value stream mapping & strategic partnerships

    • Consolidation of multi site spend on food, petfood and confectionary ingredients

  • Present at Pharmaceutical Supplier Qualification course run annually by European Compliance Academy (specialist area: Indian Pharmaceutical Sector).

Qualifications & experience

  • Attained Chartered Buyer status (MCIPS) after successfully completing 13 examinations .

  • Dale Carnegie Management graduate.

  • Held roles in procurement in chemical, FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors specialising in chemical buying. Other procurement areas included services (e.g. sub processors), capital and engineering.

  • Previous procurement & regulatory roles:

    • Chemicals Buyer at A H Marks

    • Commercial Buyer at Mars Inc.

    • Regulatory Affairs Manager at Mars Inc.

Mukesh T Patel BSc(Hons) CChem MRSC CSci MCIPS
07831 398 653
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