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Senior Buyer

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
December 07, 2017

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Nasr City, Cairo

Alaa Ghanayem

Looking forward to developing my career in the supply chain industry. I am targeting a dynamic role that allows me to build upon my procurement experience in the first place with eagerness towards logistics and inventory management if required. Work History


Procurement Buyer and Contractor

Middle East Broadcasting Centre MBC Cairo, Egypt

•Analyzed the supply market with its structural features and been able to adopt a proper sourcing strategy(under supervision) to ensure all CAPEX and OPEX are performed within the allocated budget and before yearend to align with the budgeted expenditures.

•Developed Balanced Scorecards alongside negotiation plans for broadcast End User License Agreements (EULA )in order to weigh vendors and determine their scores for more effective and consistent negotiation of contract terms.

• In charge of a wide range of purchases from capital goods to straight low order re-buys and acting contingently while considering narrow supplier base and competitive bidding (E-Tendering, E-sourcing) considering stakeholders role and threat on running business and maintaining strong rapport with them.

•During Engineering-to-order manufacturing processes ETO, I did the liaison between vendors and internal clients to guarantee the highest levels of “Solution Optimization” prior to price negotiation especially in times of budget constraints.

•Monitored suppliers against pre-set KPIs and managed their performance so as to build strong relationships with key suppliers, which in turn was reflected in preferential treatment in times of supply shortages and disruptions. 1/14-8/15

Procurement & Logistics Specialist

Power System Projects, Elsewedy (Construction/ Utilities) Cairo, Egypt

•Supported the construction of Attaqa Simple Cycle Power Plant (Fast Track). Procured units of gas turbines and handled different bids at a time considering specifications compliance, delivery and payment terms. Handled all payments and banking transactions with the finance department and ensured cheques and wire transfers are issued /released on time

• Coordinated with Planning Manager to plan and prioritize purchasing activities, strengthened the relationships with different freight forwarders which in turn is reflected in prompt response, shorter lead time and completing the project 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

• Prepared action plan to meet deadlines of master project/ subproject tasks calculated total cost (freight charges, inland transportation, fuel & airport charges, screening..etc), compared different offers from different forwarders and evaluating them in terms of TT, POL, POD and price. 1/12-6/13

Procurement Officer (Part Time)

Her Majesty Revenue & Customs (Government Administration) London, UK

Assisting procurement staff in all common duties they handle, preparing purchase orders for ordering merchandise and supplies

Coordinating with the materials control department if the goods are ready.

Searching for new suppliers online and reading catalogues.

Following up with different suppliers in terms of filling out bidding documents, goods readiness and preparing Excel comparison sheets

Developing and maintaining an open liaison relationship with suppliers. 2/11-10/11

Charity Fundraiser (voluntary work)

British Red Cross London, UK


Ticketing and Customer Service Agent

EgyptAir (Airlines/Aviation) Cairo, Egypt


May 2017 Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) To Cairo, Egypt

Current Diploma in Procurement and Supply

Sep 2012 University of Cumbria

To Cumbria, UK

Apr 2013 Master of Supply Chain Management

Jan 2011 London College of Business and Finance

To London, UK

Feb 2012 BTEC - Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Sep 2004 Ain Shams University

To Cairo, Egypt

May 2008 BCom – Accounting & Finance

Sep 1991 Saint Fatima Language School-Nasr City (Kindergarten) To

Jul 2003 (Secondary Stage)-Mathematics Section-86.4% Software/Skills

Professional user of Oracle ERP Procurement

Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Internet Explorer Competencies

Language Skills

Arabic – native language.

English – speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency (IELTS Overall Band Score 7.0 May 2012).

French – speak and read fairly (intermediate level) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7









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