Chief Procurement Officer, Global Strategic Sourcing Stanley Black & Decker, Inc
Guru Bandekar is Chief Procurement Officer for Global Strategic Sourcing. Guru joined the company in December 2019 to lead the $8.5B purchasing arm of the company. Guru is responsible for the continued implementation of Global Strategic Sourcing’s Next Gen Procurement, a broad effort to transform the company’s supply management approach and outcomes. At the core of this initiative is the new operating model for Global Strategic Sourcing – an improved organizational design, new processes and ways of working with our suppliers. He has an incredibly strong background in procurement and product management and held several leadership positions at JLG, a subsidiary of Oshkosh, and at Oshkosh Corporation. Guru brings a unique blend of engineering and financial experiences and a proven track record of success. Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, he was Vice President of Product Development and Management at JLG. Guru holds advanced degrees in business and finance from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, respectively. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Technological University in Mumbai and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo.