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Purchasing, Procurement

Al Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
April 13, 2018

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Taleb Altaleb

P.O Box ****, Dammam, *****, Saudi Arabia

Mobile No: +966*********


Sourcing & Procurement

12+ years of experience in delivering optimal results and business value in high growth environments Results oriented and multi-tasking professional with experience in procuring materials and services within defined time/cost parameters. Adept at structuring and implementing sourcing and procurement strategies, policies and procedures to meet the organization goals. Acts as a strategic bridge between point of production to the point of consumption.

Possess ability to learn new technologies and concepts. Peak sense of computerized functions including SAP. Collaborative team player with excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and presentation skills.


Project Management Supplier Relationships Management Planning & Forecasting

Negotiation Supplier Localization & Development Linking & Leveraging

Best Value Analysis Risk Assessment & Mitigation Client Serving

Cost Transformation Stewardship & Internal Controls Logistics Management KEY STRENGTHS

Proficient in creating and driving strategic sourcing interventions and cost-saving programs, thereby enhancing the organization’s results.

Solid experience in direct and indirect purchases across different functions.

Experience in logistics and customs regulations. Drove contract decisions keeping in mind cost, feasibility and speed of delivery.

Cemented and maintained relationships with vendors to accomplish the organization’s purchasing objectives.

Promoted a strategic business approach that leverages a viable set of business solutions to drive sourcing of materials and cost transformations.

Developed long term sourcing strategies while optimizing the sourcing process.

Excellent negotiations skills with a strong business background and market knowledge. PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

MENA Senior Procurement Projects Leader, Kimberly-Clark, Saudi Arabia, August 2015 to Present

Strategic sourcing related to Logistics, Warehousing/3PL, Capital, Marketing, Manpower, direct & indirect materials.

Managing regional contracts related to Property lease, Warehousing/3PL, Logistics, Manpower, Marketing & Packaging.

Leading GCC start-up projects and initiatives.

Source, evaluate and qualify new vendors and materials related to my categories.

Lead and actively support all cost transfer programs that includes sourcing of new vendors, new material innovation, product specs changes and design to provide maximum value to the business.

Responsible of establishing and implementing of overall Global Category Strategies and EMEA project pipelines that delivers game changing values to the region.

GCC Procurement Compliance and Controls Single Point of Contact (SPOC).

Managing Suppliers relationship SRM and key contact between local Stakeholders and EMEA external team members.

Support Supply Chain Leadership team in implementation of goals, expectations, and objectives.

Work closely with Planning, R&D & Quality to ensure company needs are reflected in the contracts and products or service sourced.

EMEA Contract Management SME (Subject Matter Expert) & MENA Supplier Portal Leader. Taleb Altaleb Page Two

Capital Purchases Sourcing & Procurement Leader, P&G, Saudi Arabia, March 2007 to June 2015

Assume responsibility for rolling out capital projects on time, under budget. Facilitate interface between operations across multiple locations – Saudi, Egypt, Belgium and Philippines.

Coordinate in drafting bid specifications, receiving bid proposals from vendors and assessing bid/proposals before finalizing contract.

Identify contract opportunities to maximize purchasing potential of the organization with emphasis on reducing cost of goods and services.

Conduct negotiations with suppliers to finalize cost, lead time and terms & conditions.

Source cost effective equipments and services in line with the organization’s purchase standards.

Monitor order placements. Validate and release payments. Interface with logistics personnel to monitor shipment of goods. Contribute extensively in conducting yearly F&A and construction audit.

Provide training to Engineers on policies, procedures and SAP system. Reinforce and maintain relationships with vendors to accomplish the organization’s procurement and sourcing objectives. ACHIEVEMENTS

Instrumental in delivering the projects on time while achieving the following hard savings (HS) rates:

2011: 26% of Hard Saving versus net controllable spend of ($13M).

2012: 28% of Hard Saving versus net controllable spend of ($15.4M).

2013: 36% of Hard Saving versus net controllable spend of ($28.5M).

$10.47M of HS achieved against the projected target of ($4.0M) in 2013.

2016: $840K (29%) of YoY saving achieved on Ocean/Customs Clearance Tender against projected spend.

2017: $2.4 Million of YoY savings against annual spend of $15 Million.

Managing regional key projects for the company:

2008: Distinction of being promoted to manage the biggest laundry compaction project in the region with a total spend of $25M.

2010: Credentials of being promoted to oversee the biggest project in the history of the Dammam plant (Distribution Centers) with a total spend of $36M.

2016: EMEA Contract Management SME, GCC Supplier Portal & Procurement Compliance Controls SPOC OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Business Analyst, Aramco, Saudi Arabia, November 2006 to February 2007

Business Administrator, Siemens AG, Saudi Arabia, June 2006 to October 2006

Assistant Property Manager, N.A.R Corporation, Toronto, Canada, June 2004 to December 2005.

Computer Programmer, A.A Turki Corporation, Saudi Arabia, April 2002 to December 2002.

Administrative Assistant, Vision & Innovation Co, Saudi Arabia, April 2000 to January 2002.

Data Entry & Programmer Assistant, Globe Marine Services & Co, Saudi Arabia, September 1999 to February 2000.


Bachelor in Business Administration, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, 2006.

Computer Programming Diploma, Institute of Public Administration, Saudi Arabia, 2002. TRAINING PROGRAMS ATTENDED

Time Management, Negotiations Skills, Sourcing College and Supply Chain Financial Modeling TRAINING PROGRAMS CONDUCTED

Sourcing & Procurement on-boarding training, SAP training, Purchases Portal training & SOP Training. COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

SAP, Microsoft Office, MS Operating Systems, Mac, Linux, Unix, Programming and Web tools.

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