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Procurement Manager

Al Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
May 30, 2018

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Syed Sajjad Ali

Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Contacts: +966-*********; E-mail: Procurement Manager

Mechanical engineering background and 8+ years’ experience spanning projects procurement and QA/QC in construction & industrial services domain in Saudi Arabia with fair exposure in site construction management. Excellent planning and organizational abilities, flexibility and awareness of business interests, work with diverse groups, individuals and multiple stakeholders. Strong awareness of Saudi markets and sources with proven ability to leverage local market opportunities to procure right product at right cost with right quality. Technically competent to analyze and review material/equipment specs, and establish supplies quality in conformity with project specifications, defined standards and special needs through inspections, audits, and management of QC procures. Areas of Expertise

Material Requisition Review

Sourcing Strategy Planning

Floating of Inquiries (RFQ)

Bid Evaluation/Negotiation

PO Issuance and Follow Up

Supplies Quality Assurance

Vendor Relationships


QC Procedures Compliance

Technical Submittals Review

Project Material Coordination

Supervision and Team


Professional Synopsis

• Currently working with M/S Khalid Juffali Industrial Company – Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, since 1st May 2017 as Procurement Manager. Khalid Juffali Industrial Company is involved in the current projects with renowned clients like Saudi Aramco, SEC, SABIC etc.

• Previously I was working with Sinohydro Corporation – Dammam, Saudi Arabia, since February 2016, as Lead Procurement Engineer.

• Proven ability to arrive at appropriate strategy for procurement and supplier selection, best suited to meet procurement objectives in terms of cost, quality, delivery time and commercial terms.

• Effective in establishing reliable and cost effective source, maintaining category wise qualified vendor’s lists, performance rating and referencing of vendors, and regular update of vendors list to maximize vendors’ participation.

• Commercially competent, forecast budgets, negotiate deals, and meet financial objectives by risk & cost mitigation; while securing best terms on lead-time, cost, quality and payment for maximum benefit to the company.

• Experienced in implementation & compliance management of procurement policies & guidelines, handling purchase life cycle process, expediting supplies to meet delivery deadlines, and managing procurement performance.

• Excellent in communication and relationship management with stakeholders and customers. Ability to handle variety of complex tasks independently and manage multiple priorities with ease. Experience Summary

Procurement Manager

Khalid Juffali Industrial Company – Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia May 2017 to Present Job Profile

• Contribute to the development and refinement of procurement Division’s vision, policy and strategy.

• Continuous plan and monitor purchases in conformance to the specific project requirement with respect to time, cost & quality.

• Support the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the Division maximizes its perfromnace

• Sourcing and pre-qualifying potential suppliers as well as developing databank.

• Negotiations on the rates with suppliers.

• Reviewing comparative statements & making sure that all required approvals have been taken before issuance of PO.

• Reviewing the purchase orders & service contract.

• Assisting the procurement engineer / officer for any bottleneck of pending material.

• Assign the PR to a procurement engineer based on the material requirement.

• Sourcing equivalent material that are less expensive but conforms to the project specifications that are acceptable by clients.

• To monitor and control the cost and schedule variances in respect of the procurement of materials for the projects.

• Assist finance manager for vendor’s payments in terms of priority.

• Ensuring the smooth delivery of consumable materials, arranging the rental equipment’s like cranes, transportation trailers, welding generators.

• Liaison with foreign and local suppliers for products sourcing and ordering.

• Provide support to proposal department as and when required for pricing bids to secure further business.

• Being a part of the team, it’s also my responsibility to develop my junior colleagues with all best possible information available to achieve the Project Milestones.

• Through Process Improvement Team (PIT) developing new and more refined procedures to make Procurement processes easier and less time consuming as per the requirement for the project.

• Take ownership of Company’s QHSE Policy and its Core Values. Senior Procurement Engineer

Sinohydro Corporation – Dammam, Saudi Arabia Feb 2016 onwards Sinohydro is one of the main contractors of Saudi Aramco Headquartered in China, engaged in construction and maintenance service for civil, mechanical, communication, electrical & instrumentation projects for industrial facility owners. The company service include the provision of Project Management, Procurement, Supervision and Project Execution. Job Profile

• Contribute to the development and refinement of procurement Division’s vision, policy and strategy

• Support the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the Division maximizes its perfromnace

• Lead procurement of materials and equipment for ongoing projects under the belt of the company, approve packages, review MR and resolve discrepancies with project team.

• Participate in supplier negotiations, and arrive at favorable commercial and delivery terms without compromising quality.

• Prepare MAR and TBE for submission and subsequent approval of client prior to issuance of PO.

• Follow up with supplier and supply chain to expedite on time delivery

• Coordinate inspections, return and replenishment against rejections in a timely and compliant manner

• Design, implement and monitor procurement schedules and supply chain in alignment with project schedules

• Monitor and review procurement cost, identify areas of cost improvement, and formulate & implement cost reduction initiatives.

• Key member of project management team, supporting procurement & commercial deliverables in execution of project.

• Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company policies.

• Manage the performance of vendors / suppliers, ensuring all KPIs are setup and on plan as per agreed criteria.

• Attend weekly meetings with client for proper material allocation and delivery as per planned project site activities.

• Coordinate with project manager for technical requriements as per approved drawings & Specifications.

• Assisting the procurement engineer to prepare MR,MAR, TBE & inspection pacakges as per Aramco standards.

• Ensuring the procuremnet engineer follows the approved RVL list for procuring of materials. Site & Procurement Engineer

Medad Al Arabia Industrial Services – Saihat, Saudi Arabia Jan 2015 – Jan 2016 Medad Arabia is a construction company provides services for plant shut downs, installation and removal of chemical blenders, civil works and instrumentation works as well as HVAC works Job Profile


• Responsible for choosing the appropriate suppliers to purchase from; through extensive industry research, and meet with salespeople and compare the products and prices.

• Manage supplier performance in terms of quality, cost, delivery, and responsiveness. Site Engineering

• Review B.O.Q, Specifications & Shop Drawings geneated by engineering team, follow up and secure approval of submissions

• Review and comment on vendors’ and subcontractors’ technical submittals for approval of client

• Proactively liaise with civil and other MEP disciplines for onsite coordination to avoid execution clashes

• Implement project execution as per program, and monitor day to day works to ensure adherence to schedule

• Resolve all technical issues towards timely execution of project, in coordination with client, consultant & project manager

• Review, recommend and implement on-site revisions to mechanical design details to suit site conditions as appropriate and in accordance with the Contract requirements.

• Assess and work out variations for any modified or extra work.

• Attend coordination meetings for site works with all project disciplines and construction manager/project manager.

• Supervise and witness testing & commissioning of mechanical installations.

• Cordinate/prepare/review/finalise asbuilt drawings and O & M manual prior to handover to client. Site Engineer/Senior Procuremnt Engineer/PQCS

Abdulwahid.H.Ali.Al Moalim Co. for Contracting & Trading – Dammam/Riyadh, KSA Feb 2010 – Feb 2015 Job Profile

Site Engineering & Procurement

• Establish delivery terms, time and stages of inspection for the supply with Project Management Team. Ensure all potential suppliers are provided with identical information upon which the quotations are given equal opportunity to meet the desired requirements. Negotiate the best payment terms and contract conditions, maintaining high level of integrity. Establish the level and survey control for contracts set out detailed works as per the contract drawings, ensuring checks are carried out on a regular basis


• Planned, organized, control & executed work according to quality plan.

• Maintained technical coordination with QA/QC Manager & PMT to solve the vendors’, materials & subcontractors’ issues regarding material procurement, inspection and on time delivery at site.

• Reviewed Material/Purchase Requisitions, and Purchase orders and make amendment as appropriate.

• Prepared Inspection Assignment Packages (IAPs) as per ARAMCO Inspection requirements.

• Reviewed Technical Bid-Evaluation (TBE as per Saudi Aramco Standards), and Non Material Requirements (NMR), Material Technical Approvals (MTA).

• Identified and set prequalification criterion for manufacturer and suppliers.

• Assigned inspection level according to SAER-1972 / SAEP-1151.

• Applied Saudi Aramco Material Specification System (SAMSS), SAES & SA-175 Form.

• Coordinated Pre-Inspection meetings at Manufacturer location prior to fabrication (based on inspection levels).

• Prepared procurement QA/QC inspection and test records.

• Coordinated with Corporate QA Manager Corporate for identifying and scheduling the Audits for Procurement phases (15% & 60%) as per Schedule – Q.

• Coordinated with VID and TPI to schedule the inspection and PIM according to the requirement issue inspection notifications.

• Prepared & submitted weekly reports & inspection schedule as per schedule-Q, monthly quality management report, PIM Reports Coordinate with Aramco Inspection Representative.

• Updated and submit Material Tracking Report, maintain the NCR summary.

• Handled all inspection related documentation based on purchase orders. Previous Experience

Intern Engineer Al-Futtaim Engineering Oct 2009 – Feb 2010 Intern Descon-Olayan Engineering – Jubail, KSA Aug 2008 – Sept 2009 Credentials


• Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons.), University of Bolton (UK), 2009

• Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute Of Technology, Ranchi, Bahrain Campus, 2007

• Higher Secondary School Certificate, Sindh Board Karachi, Pakistan, 2004

• Secondary School Certificate, Sindh Board. Karachi, Pakistan, 2002 Computer Literacy

• MS Office (Expert), AutoCAD, Solid works, Pro Engineer, Matlab

• Certifications

• Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP ) by American Purchasing Society

• Certified Professional Purchasing Manager ( CPPM ) by American Purchasing Society

• QMS ISO 9001-2015 Lead Auditor Course

Personal Particulars

• Date of Birth: November 14, 1987

• Languages Known: English, Urdu, Arabic,Hindi

• Nationality: Pakistani

• Marital Status: Married

• Visa Status: Valid Transferable Iqama

• Driving License: Valid Saudi Arabia Driving License

• Location Preference: Dammam/Khobar

References available upon request

Annexure for material handled

Major Civil Materials Handled

Saudi Aramco Specifications • Epoxy Coated Reinforcing Bars

• Structural Steel for Pre Engineered Building

• Anchor Bolts

• Doors & windows

• Ladder Rungs

• Manhole Covers

Saudi Aramco Approved sources • Concrete Masonry blocks

• Drains

• Ready Mix Concrete

• Grouts

• Gratings

• Fencing materials

• Water proofing materials

Major Electrical Materials Handled

Saudi Aramco Specifications/Standards • Transformers- 1500KVA

• Automatic Transfer Switches. Conduit and Fittings RGS & PVC Coated

• Lighting Fixtures (IFC)

• Panel Board – Explosion Proof and Weatherproof (IFC)

• Lighting Poles

• Low voltage switches boards.

• Double throw safety switches.

• Emergency Eyewash

Approved MR & MTO and Saudi Aramco standard • Electrical Cables – Low voltage and Medium voltage

• Junction Boxes

• Cable Trays and Fittings different size

• Circuit Breakers- Different type

Major Mechanical Materials Handled

Saudi Aramco Specifications • Fire Pumps as per NFPA20 Saudi Aramco standard from approved manufacturer • Potable water pumps

• CS & SS pipes

• RTR Pipes and fittings

• PVC pipes and fittings

• Cement lined pipes

Approved MR & MTO • Flanges – Different Class, specification and size

• Fittings – Varied specification and sized (metallic and nonmetallic)

• Valves – Including Pressure Relief valves, Pressure Regulators, Control Valves different size and class

Major Consumable & Miscelleneous Materials Handled Approved Specifications as per project requirement

• Safety PPE items (safety gloves, coveralls, safety helmets, safety googles, Safety shoes etc.)

• Welding Electrodes

• Cutting & grinding discs

• Electrical DB’S

• Welding Ovens, Desiccators

• Power tools

• Jacks of different capacities

• Miscellaneous electrical & mechanical items

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