After completing his management, Jayanta Poddar joined Berger Paints as a Management Trainee in 1992. In the next ten years, he rose to the level of Deputy General Manager while spearheading Materials & Supply Chain function. During that formative period, he gained rich experience in Marketing and R&D as well. In 2005, he joined Kansai Nerolac, and subsequently moved to Akzo Noble, the no. 1 paint company in the world in 2007. In Akzo Noble, he was responsible for sourcing for entire Asia Pacific Region comprising of 12 different countries. He decided to take a bigger challenge and joined Pidilite in 2009 as Group CPO, responsible for all four SBUs (Fevicol, Consumer Product, Construction Chemical and Industrial Product). He had spent over 4 years in Pidilite and before promoting DECORAZZI, he worked for ACR Coatings as COO.