Supply Chain / Procurement Manager

Last Updated: 1st August 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom



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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



Accomplished and culturally aware supply chain manager with extensive operations, supply chain, and business management experience within highly competitive markets. Possess proven and demonstrable international success designing, implementing, and measuring integrated supply chain and procurement strategies. Prudent specialist and mentor with a keen insight into solving business and operational issues. Adept at creating synergies enabling business growth through accelerated throughput, reduced lead times, increased capacity, reduced inventory, and improved cash flow within fast paced business environments. Ability to pick up the pieces of SCM gone bad and redefined, redesigned, and implemented change to deliver services to continuing/suffering projects due to lack of SCM support, budget and schedule overruns. Proven expertise in:
• Leadership & Mentoring
• Project Management
• Resource Forecasting
• Supply Chain Management
• Procurement Management
• Logistics & Inventory Control
• Contract & Vendor Management
• Regulatory Compliance


Gulf Keystone Petroleum International – Kurdistan
Procurement Manager (Acting Supply Chain Manager)

   Apr 2014
— Apr 2017

Revitalised supply chain department and reduced unnecessary organisational expenditures through competitive tendering, tactful negotiations, and bulk supply agreements with renowned vendors. Revised purchase to pay process to improve company’s negative reputation for failure to pay invoices in time. Engaged expat specialists and contributed towards skillset and professional development of local staff through mentoring sessions. Enabled local logistics manager to collaborate with financial and labour resources for the development of a robust and efficient supply chain function.
Key Contributions:
 Created and installed efficient, competitive, and compliant sourcing model by leading a team of three highly skilled expat procurement specialists.
 Rolled-out materials management service by establishing new warehousing facilities, restructuring as well as training inventory staff, and through deployment of new material control process.
 Designed, tested, and deployed customised supply chain management solution within eight months covering all aspects of organisation’s supply and demand for CAPEX and OPEX requirements.
 Crafted procurement strategies, new process map, and purchasing procedures in support of new procurement service to replace ad-hoc manually driven spreadsheet based purchasing activities.

OMV Exploration GmbH (Yemen Block S2 Project) – Dubai, UAE
Project Procurement Manager

   Mar 2011
— Mar 2014

Supported the project by ensuring uninterrupted material supply through implementation of project procurement processes, interface management, line organisation. Secured the award of purchase orders and contracts in compliance with OMV’s and local tender board’s policies, procedures, and protocols. Ensured swift resolution of projects’ commercial issues by assuring interface management between OMV project and line organisation as well as contracted engineering partners and contracted suppliers.
Key Contributions:
 Rebuilt project procurement function through contract management and behavioral modification.
 Coordinated with project management in transitioning main EPC contract into EPCm model after contractor enforced change due to political and security instability in country and project area. Controlled multimillion liabilities by assigning EPC Sub Contractors to client managed contractors.

Repsol YPF Exploration SA. (Persian LNG Project Iran) – Tehran, Dubai, Madrid, and Hague
Supply Chain Manager

   Apr 2006
— Jul 2010

Enforced pre-incorporated company contracts and procurement procedures, tender board procedures, terms of reference, models of terms, and conditions of contracts and purchase. Observed local content for definition in ITT packages for EPC lump sum tendering. Improved all aspects of project development, such as supply chain and total cost of ownership. Supported warehousing and materials movement operations by mobilising multiple EPC Contractors and 20,000 workers.
Key Contribution:
 Established logistics interfaces for freight forwarding, material consolidation, port to site road transportation facilities, and future site infrastructure for accommodation.
 Redefined PMC interfaces and supported project team to conform to existing market/manufacturer standards due to GEC compliance restrictions.
 Coordinated with NIOC partner for accurate definition of policy and procedures for Iranian content maximisation, customs clearing process application, approval, administration, and closeout.
 Formulated hybrid contracting and procurement procedure, policy, tender board TOR, and member guidelines for Persian LNG Company.

Various additional positions held

   Jan 1985
— May 2006

Various additional positions held, including Senior Procurement & Logistics Consultant for INPEX Corporation (Azadegan Field Development Project, Iran); Senior Procurement Advisor for Schlumberger IPM / Petro-Iran Development Company (Foroozan and Salman Field Drilling Developments Persian Gulf); Head of Procurement for TOTAL Fina Elf (South Pars Project Phase 2 & 3, Iran); Procurement and Support Specialist for International Procurement & Logistics Ltd, UK; Purchasing Manager for International Support Services Ltd, UK; Head of Support Services for Larmag Energy Assets in Turkmenistan; Chief Buyer for Boygues Offshore Scotland Ltd, UK; Senior Buyer for Yarrow Shipbuilders (Now BAE Systems) Ltd, UK; Materials Controller for Boygues Offshore Scotland Ltd, UK

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