GURU BANDEKAR is Chief Procurement Officer for Global Operations. He joined the company in December 2019 to lead the $8.5 billion purchasing arm of Stanley Black & Decker.
Guru is responsible for the continued implementation of Next Gen Procurement for Global Operations, 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 & Procurement - an improved organizational design, new processes and ways of working with our suppliers.
Prior to joining the company, he held several leadership positions at JLG, a subsidiary of Oshkosh and at Oshkosh Corporation, including Vice President of Product Development and Management.
Guru holds advanced degrees in business and finance from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, respectively. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technological University in Mumbai and his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo.