Procurement Specialist

Last Updated: 18th November 2020 (over 2 years ago)

United Kingdom



Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level

Arabic, English, Farsi


I am an Experienced Supply Chain professional with than 25 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, 8-1/2 years in Procurement/Supply Chain at a Management level while in (GOGPS).

I am a MBA, Full Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS), have training in SAP MM, SD, FICO, SCM (APO) & ABAP, am Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) Professional, Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM), Certified International Purchasing Consultant (CIPC), Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) and Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) with related Professional Qualifications, training and expertise in Oil & Gas Procurement and all aspects of Supply Chain including upstream and downstream contract management, working within (as employee) or with (as external client) National Oil and/or EPC companies, in Project Management Teams (PMT), Centralised Purchasing, or End-Users’ Teams, procuring the required goods & services and identifying new suppliers who could add value to supply chain through improved quality and lower prices. I have experience in supplier contract compliance management, in negotiations and extensive international sourcing in the oil & gas industry. My skills coupled with my higher education & qualifications and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) have given me a broad knowledge in procurement. I am familiar with major Procurement software including “SAP MM”, “SAP SD”, “SAP FICO”, “SAP SCM – APO”, “SAP ABAP”, “IBM Maximo Asset Management”, “IBM Maximo 7.5 Contract Management”, and “Oracle Procure to Pay” plus “IBM AS400”. I have also taken several Project Management, Oil & Gas Contracts, Commercial Contract Management & Procurement Training Courses mainly in UK plus Saudi Arabia & Dubai.

Key Skills
I have Transferable Skills in Mega Process + LNG Projects and Oil & Gas & Construction, Project Procurement & Centralised Purchasing/ Expediting.

Internal Consultant to my employer/ External Consultant to Contractors, A Procurement Solution Expert.

Expert in different categories of Spend such as: Piping, Drilling, Electrical & Instrumentation, Structural Items, Spare Parts, Rotating items, Mechanical Packages & Long Lead Items (LLIs) such as Nitrogen Tank, Heat Exchangers, Cone Roof Tanks, Condensate Polishing Package, Chillers, Turbines & Compressors, API Horizontal & Vertical Pumps.
Expert in finalising NMRs (Non-Material Requirement such as drawings & datasheets) and SPDPs (Spare Parts Data Packages), Expediting Contractors (EPC) and Sub-Contractors (Meetings, Web-Meetings, correspondence), Expediting Non-Responsive Vendors, Problem Resolution by reviewing MPRs, Expediting Status Reports, NMR Status Reports, Procurement Status Reports, Helping Management Achieve Project Target, Detailed & In-Depth Analysis of Problems preventing ordered goods being manufactured and shipped.


College of Central London
Cerrificate in Maritime Management

   May 2004
— Jul 2004

University of Brighton

   Oct 2001
— Oct 2001

Master of Business Administration

Coydon College
Post Graduate Diploma

   Sep 2000
— Jul 2003

Studied towards a Diploma in Procurement & Supply Chain Management sponsored by Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
I have been a full member of CIPS since 2003

University of Brighton
Certificate in Management

   Sep 2000
— Jul 2001

Studied towards achieving a "Certificate in Management" sponsored by the "Chartered Management Institute

University of Tehran
BA in English LAnguage & Literature

   Sep 1987
— Jul 1990


Saudi Aramco
Construction Material (Project Procurement) Specialist

   Nov 2013
— May 2017

August 2015 – May 2017: Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia: Construction Materials Specialist, Jazan Refinery, Terminal & Economic City, Utilities Distribution Division, (EPC-13) (Hitachi Infrastructure Systems Co.) & April – Aug 2015 South Tank Farm (STF) (EPC-5) (Petrofac) + Gas Treatment Division (GTD) (EPC-2) (Hyundai Al-Arabiya - HAL)
• Achieved significant improvement in the Mechanical Packages Design & Engineering, Procurement of Sub-Orders & Fabrication processes in just one month through close collaboration with the Contractors, Manufacturers and their Sub-Suppliers, regular review of the MPRs (Manufacturing Progress Reports) and troubleshooting of the bottlenecks mentioned in the MPRs
• Achieved 60% improvement in SPDP (Spare Parts Data Package) submission to Aramco’s Standardisation Dept appointed Cataloguing Contractor in 2 months & by regular meetings with the Contactors’ SPDP Coordinators, review of their performance and continuous follow-up with the vendors
• Achieved 98% improvements in the NMR (Non-Material Requirement including different drawings & datasheets) finalisation by constant review of NMR Status Reports, Web-Conferences with the Contractor’s Engineering & Procurement, Manufacturers & their Sub-Suppliers and collaboration with PMT Engineers
• Achieved significant improvement in the finalisation of documentation for Mechanical Packages Design & Engineering, Procurement of Sub-Orders & Fabrication processes in just one month through close collaboration with the Contractors, Manufacturers and their Sub-Suppliers, regular review of the MPRs (Manufacturing Progress Reports) and troubleshooting of the bottlenecks mentioned in the MPRs
Feb 2014 – Apr 2015: Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia: Construction Materials Specialist, Khursaniyah Upstream Onshore Non-Associated Gas Project (LNG) ((AMEC Foster Wheeler & Partners Engineering Co. (AFWAPEC)) + Hasbah II Upstream Offshore Non-Associated Gas Project (LNG) (located at Sharjah, Aramco Overseas - Saipem), both part of Fadhli Gas Program
• Achieved finalising the bid’s offers at 30%, 60% & 90% of the Design stage by supporting the Consultants (AFWAPEC) through liaising with suppliers and troubleshooting
• Helped in developing the SMS (Safety Management System), Element 7, Contractors, Suppliers & Others
• Expedited the non-respondent suppliers for sending their budgetary offers in order to prepare the Expenditure Request (ER) at 30%, 60% & 90Design stages
• Worked closely & supervised the EPC Contractor Procurement Function at FEL 2 & FEL 3 Stages (FEL: Front End Loading also known as FEP & Pre-FEED Stage)
November 2013 – February 2014 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia: Procurement Coordinator, Jazan Refinery, Terminal & Economic City Project, Tank Farm Div (EPC-2) (Hyundai)

Aker Engineering (Aker Solutions), Fornebu, Oslo, Norway
Package Responsible Buyer (PRB),

   Oct 2012
— Nov 2012

Various E&I Packages for ExxonMobil Hadrian North Project, Gulf of Mexico (Keathley Canyon)
FEED Pre-Qualification & Screening of Suppliers and preparation of Long Lists utilising Achilles, Aker Solutions SQiS & ExxobMobil AVL (Exhibition “H”) based on Procurement Milestone Plan (PMP) target dates, sending HSE Questionnaires & Technical Input (Requisition) to suppliers, forwarding the completed HSE Questionnaires to HSE Dept., receiving assessed HSE Questionnaires from HSE Dept. and Technical Evaluation from Engineering Dept. (Package Responsible Engineer – PRE), assessing commercial offers, corresponding with suppliers for resolving any commercial & technical queries with suppliers, preparing commercial comparison

Oil & Gas International Procurement Specialist/ Global Oil & Gas Procurement Services (GOGPS) Limited, Harrow, Middlesex
Owner Director

   Apr 2004
— Sep 2012

International Purchasing
Direct Procurement: Piping, Drilling, Rotating, Offshore Jack UP Rigs, Dredgers, Solar Energy
Indirect: MRO
Contract: Drafting, Negotiating, Finalising
• Started the company from scratch and positioned it in the international Oil & Gas markets
• Developed marketing strategies and online advertisement through online B2B engines such as Kompass, Kelly Search, Europages, Alibaba, etc plus developing sourcing & purchasing strategies
• Selected, recruited, trained & coached staff
• Dealt with all aspects of Oil, Gas Procurement from receipt of enquiries through execution and PO Close Out
• Contract Management: Upstream (sourcing – purchasing) and downstream (expediting – shipping), ensuring lean supply and reducing supply chain risk
• Contracts management; negotiating revolving credit & deferred payments (3-6 Months Usance L/C) with suppliers to assist the client with their cashflow and eliminate the need for borrowing from banks
• Minimised supply risk to near to zero and maintained sustainable supply by
screening of suppliers at pre-selection stage through site visits, checking quality certificates such as API 5L, API 5CT, API 6A, API 6D & ISO 9001, HSE records, sample Test Reports, asking for "Customers' Reference List" and constant monitoring of suppliers' performance & contract compliance, constant quality checks in person and through hiring third party inspection companies such as Bureau Veritas & TGRC during and after completion of production in the mills (witness test) and at ports (visual & dimensional inspection) plus arranging for site visits for the end-users, also by taking samples and sending them to independent laboratories before the start and after completion of production in addition to asking for Mill Test Certificates
• Total Quality Management: selected and worked closely with third party inspection (TPI) companies to inspect the ordered goods at the mills and ports of loading for Visual & Dimensional Inspection to eliminate the risk of defective materials and help clients in their lean supply and adopting “Right First Time”
• In addition to this attended at the ports of destination along-with the end-users upon unloading of the cargo to make sure that the goods are free of all defects which exceeded the customers' expectation
• Designed all the commercial forms such as RFQs, Quotations, Proforma Invoices, Purchase Orders, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, etc
• Purchasing a variety of items used in the Oil & Gas Industry such as 4,000 Metric/Tons (API 5CT N80/ 45Mn2 casings), valves (various standards and materials), fittings, flanges, line pipe (Seamless, LSAW, SSAW, ERW, AWWA – different materials including carbon, alloy and stainless steel) and various grades such as X42, X50, X60 – Different Standards such as: API 5LX, ASTM, ASME, IPS, BS5950 – Sweet Service & Sour Service NACE MR-0175), Casings (API 5CT, Grades: N80 J55 K55 L80 P110 45Mn2 – VAM, New VAM, Premium & Buttress Connection), Drill Pipes (Standard, Upset, Heavy), Heat Exchangers Tubes, Drill Collars, Plates, Sheets, Coils, Strips, Drilling Equipment, Machinery & Spare Parts
• Arranged phased shipments of thousands of tons of pipes & casings (such as 4,000 M/Tons of Casings + 4.5 Km of 42” LSAW API 5L X60 PSL2 pipes with 3 layers of hot extruder LPE coating with sour washing of pipes prior to coating)
• Sourcing offshore platforms and onshore rigs + dredgers and supply boats
• Sourcing offshore jackets and piling sheets and pipes
• Souring stoppling services for clients to allow for changes to the pipeline without stopping the production line
• Critical path management; visiting and liaising with manufacturers to ensure goods are produced to specification and delivered “Just in Time”
• LC management: working closely with HSBC & Barclays Trade Services in Leicester for the receipt of the L/C’s and transferring them to the second beneficiaries in other countries, amending the L/C’s; presenting the shipping documents for payment purposes, and resolving any issues of late presentation of the shipping documents or discrepancies arising from mistakes made by the suppliers
• Management of the Sourcing database - Approved Vendor List (AVL)
• Global, European, Chinese & Domestic Sourcing
• Managing On-Line Advertisement campaign on web directories such as KellySearch, Kompass, Europages, Ali Baba, EC21 and EC Plazza
• Developed customer & supplier relationship in international market through extensive travelling
to Europe, Middle East and the Far East
• Designed all the commercial forms such as RFQs, Quotations, Proforma Invoices,
Purchase Orders, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, etc.

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