Virender Sethi

Lead, Category Management
Brion Energy Corp.

VIRENDER SETHI is Lead, CategoryManagement, with Brion Energy Corporation.He is a Mechanical Engineer by education and has over 30 years ofSupply Chain Management experience in various industrial sectors such as: SteelManufacturing, Automotive, Consumer Durables, Power Generation and Oil &Gas. He worked at various senior management levels in various organizationssuch as: General Motors Corporation, Teleflex Canada Inc., TransAlta and BrionEnergy, and leads supply chain management teams to drive value basedacquisition of materials and services. Supply Chain Management offers a uniqueflexibility of developing transferability of skills set from one industrialsector to another across diverse international and cultural settings. Virenderrecognized this flexibility early on and was able to developed a transferableskill set to deliver desired performance in diverse settings. While workingwith General Motors Corporation, he worked at several global locations in Asia,Europe and North America and acquired significant international businessexperience in Category Management, Strategic Global Sourcing, Low Cost CountryOutsourcing, Supplier Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management,Negotiation and Best Practices Implementation. He trained supply chainmanagement professionals in General Motor’s “Global Purchasing and Supply ChainManagement” process powered by a strong Category Management discipline.Virender recently outsourced two major services for Brion Energy, that areconsidered to be “Non-Core but Critical” services for a production organizationaccording to the emerging best practices – Warehousing Operations ManagementServices, and Master Data Management Services. As he is presently leading theSAP (ERP System) implementation program for Brion Energy Corporation (PetroChina), he has included Category Management as the foundational theme toconfigure the Supply Chain Management portion of SAP.