Regional and Brand Supply Chain Management & Procurement


Last Updated: 26th June 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
Vienna, Va

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
Arabic, English

Summary

Customer-centric leader highly skilled at building scalable regional supply chains. A fast-moving leader that understands how to preserve the integrity of top brands in new markets by ensuring the purchase of high quality supplies and equipment to support alignment with corporate standards. A strategic planner that understands how to manage international brand supply chain programs central to launching new hotels in competitive markets.

Highlights of Expertise
• Brand Supply Chain Management
• Procurement
• Vendor Management
• Sourcing Strategies
• Contract Development / Negotiations
• Strategic Planning
• P & L Accountability
• Process Redesign / Change Management
• Governance & Controls
• Team Building and Leadership

I am open to new connections where I can leverage previous experience and expand my knowledge on various concepts. I’m always interested in hearing from former colleagues, managers, or business professionals, so feel free to contact me if you’d like to connect!

Experience

Hilton Worldwide-Supply Management Division
Director - Regional Procurement, Saudi Arabia & Levant

   Sep 2016
— Current

Streamline the regional supply chain obtaining cost savings and ensuring adherence to Hilton Worldwide brand standards while leading purchasing for the opening and renovation of hotels. Manage the bidding process for all major core operational hotel purchases ensuring alignment with global contract management protocols. Counsel regional operations teams and local hotel leadership teams on purchasing best practices.
• Increased food and beverage savings from $1.5MM in 2017 to $2MM in 2018 through effective negotiation of vendor contracts.
• Designed and launched an annual vendor supply chain summit to establish new P2P relationships to drive cost savings and operational synergy across multiple categories.
• Positioned the company as a sustainability leader by eliminating plastics from all hotels.
• Secured more cost effective relationships with key suppliers related to brand supply chain management including linen and terry, dairy, coffee, and security service.

Hilton Worldwide-Supply Management Division
Director-Brand Relations

   Sep 2011
— Sep 2013

• Brand relations director for the Supply Management division of Hilton Worldwide supporting the Focus Brands; Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites in the America’s
• Interacts with brand management leaders, Brand Product Development, and Brand Performance Support.
• Lead cross functional teams designed to develop and implement new products and services
• Foster close working relationships with key brand management and understand each of the brand’s core vision, attributes and deliverables.
• Facilitate the sharing of best practices of supply chain management to help ensure successful leveraging and product development.
• Provides and leads communication between internal and external customers, suppliers and supply management team.
• Facilitate early supply management involvement in all key brand initiatives
• Connect franchised and managed hotels to strategically sourced goods and services
• Supplier relations
• Support brand wide initiatives
• Facilitate relevant information exchange between the brand and the sourcing department

Visions Hotels LLC
Corporate Director of Purchasing

   Apr 2010
— Sep 2011

• Direct all purchasing initiatives and activities for a multi-unit hotel management group
• Brand standards fulfillment and compliance for all major hotel brands to include Hilton, Choice, Intercontinental, Choice, Wyndham and Best Western
• Negotiate and administer all major contracts and vendors’ including service contracts, print, OSE, food, soft good and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Vendor relations and business development with suppliers
• Competitive bidding of new hotel opening FF&E and operational supplies
• Sustainability initiatives and successful “Green” certification from the county and state
• Bi-monthly and quarterly audits on negotiated contracts to assure accuracy
• Successful conversion of all major vendors for all units; food, office and guest room supplies
• Organize all major vendor order guides and streamline ordering
• Successful coordination of paperless ordering, receiving and payment initiative

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