Eng.Abdul Rahman H. Al Bassam
Address: PO Box ***67, Dhahran, KSA- 31942
Profile: MD/ Director/ General Manager
in areas of Retailing / Industrial/ Project Management
A result driven & committed architectural engineering professional, working as Managing Director, & ooffers over 26
Years’ experience including 2 years international experience in the Middle East in areas of :
Project Management, Property Management, Operation & Maintenance, Business Development
Construction management & the manufacturing sector
Top management experience with sound engineering & financial expertise
Hands on experience in the development of plans and procedures
Demonstrated skills in initiating, planning, operations and implementing latest architectural methodologies for process improvement in construction management
Proven strength in analysis and design of construction systems and skill in solving engineering problems
Managerial skills & ability to work in a multi-national environment
A track record of combining domain knowledge civil and architectural engineering
Marketing skills supported with communication techniques to follow up on customer requirements
Proven managerial knowledge of contract review
Developing required organization charts, setting required key Performance indicators,provide Quality Assurance Consultancy & monitor performance
Capability in executing projects within budget, guideline, statutory requirements, & ensure customer satisfaction.
Excellent analytical skills & troubleshooting through inter-department coordination & facilitation
Provide leadership to the project team, with the ability to work in multicultural environment
Working knowledge of environmental impact issues on buildings, & conversant with International building systems
Manage project scope, budget definition, & monitor other critical issues
Motivate team with belief in team work, lead by example, & deliver results as per set project objectives
Ability to work efficiently in demanding work environments and meet deadlines
Managing Director for Mazen Al Saeed Group
1st Feb 2015 -Date
Corporate management of the group existing &future business strategies
Support business development for new prospects and projects. Building synergy between group affiliates
Responsible for maintaining operation within established and approved budgets
Corporate in maintaining the vision and mission of the group (personal, professional, organizational and strategic)
Support the long term agreement with major suppliers and major key account clients
Develop and manage the implementation of group policy regarding work environment, administration,accounting,purchasing, reporting and HR
Manage shared services department activities
Developing budgets,financial plans with the CFO & ensuring the operational execution delivers those financial targets
Utilize the Financial and Administration authorization to support the daily business
Manage aspects of Cost Optimization engagement to achieve desired levels of quality and profitability
Property & facility Management
Corporate with group Real Estate company to develop plans and execute projects
Creating an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling the organizations mission,vision and values
Increasing group market share and annual turnover
Developing group Organization Chart and creating an Internal Auditing department
Zamil Industrial Investment Co.
(A part of Zamil Group Holding)
Corporate Projects Director (Aug 2009- Dec 2014)
(Reported to the CEO )
As Corporate Projects Director, involved in contracting, designing, & execution of civil expansion projects for the company’s industrial sector with defined Key Result Areas-
Contract review, Create & Execute project work plans, conduct revisions as appropriate to meet requirements.
Applications and communications with The Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)
Establishing overall projects execution policies,especially in the areas of project organizing chart,Project budgeting, Project Schedule, Subcontracting, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Construction Resources, Loss Prevention, Commissioning, Project Completion and Turnover Prepared initial concepts, presentations, and detailed working drawings.
Oversee implementation of the QA team’s strategy to evaluate and monitor vendors compliance
Defines the organization, activates,responsibilities and authority within the project team
Manage key project personal to assure correct, smooth, effective execution and Value Engineering
Coordinate with No how partner to preform overall project execution
Coordinated & attend review meetings with Contractor, and Consultants relating to progress of the project, as well as addressing queries related to contractual matters & manage commitments of both parties
Delegated tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
Reviewed daily performance reports with projects management team
Made substantial contribution in the design & project management to complete industrial projects
Project & facility management for Industrial Sector
Al Fozan Holding, Khobar, KSA
(A holding firm founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia)
Director General (2008- Jul 2009)
(Reported to the Managing Director and led a team of 12 Members )
As Director General, organized and planned mobilization & infrastructure implementation as per the specified Key Performance Matrices-
Managed support functions: HR, IT, Legal and Commercial Services departments.
Set operation plans for each company based on board strategic objectives
Prepared annual budgets & made regular assessments in tandem with executives of the group companies to attempt at arriving at creative options to increase market share
Upgraded organization charts to cope with long term plans.
Developed periodic performance reports on financial, operations, & expansion areas for the board meetings
Extended services of the Support Functions Division to all group companies.
Made noteworthy contribution in designing projects & nominated by the Managing Director to represent the group in the commercial committee of chamber of commerce
Spearheaded creation of a property department to supervise all company buildings and facilities
Al-Fozan Building Materials Co., Eastern Province, KSA
(The flagship company of the Al Fozan Group & amongst the largest importers of building materials in KSA)
Executive Manager (2001-2008)
(Reported to the Managing Director and led a team of 8 Members )
As Executive Manager, managed responsibility in the following departments, viz. Sales (corporate offices & outlets),
Finance, Administration, Marketing, Warehousing, & Maintenance as per the specified Key Result Areas-
Managed all project activities including client relations, subcontractor performance, budgets, cost control, schedules, changes, technical compliance, QA/QC, & Safety.
Setting all strategic and operation plans.
Identifying opportunities to expand the commercial activates & increase market share
Analyse sales, marketing, finance reports to improve performance and maximize growth
Manage daily commercial operations for cash and corporate sales
Allocate and manage required funds
Build long term agreements with major clients
Monitor market trends and prepare competitors studies
Supervised project planning and monitored the progress on daily, weekly, monthly basis as per the scheduled programme.
Managing expansion projects for additional branches
Maximized performance & instrumental in improving efficiency of the business units
Ensured project completion within the budget and time limits, as per international quality standards set and to the satisfaction of clients.
Increasing annual sales, build long term relations & contracts with major clients
Al Fozan Steel Industries Co., Dammam, KSA
(A part of the Al Fozan group, offering product & services in steel deformed cutting & bending, steel manufacturers, steel indenters & suppliers, steel & welded wire mesh)
Assistant General Manager (Nov 1998-2000)
(Reported to the GM)
As Assistant General Manager, driven key functions with responsibility in following departments including production, finance, personnel & quality control
Supervise all head of departments including Production, QA, Finance, HR,Sales & Marketing
Prepare annual budget
Oversee all daily operations
Develop, establish,enhance and execute operating policies consistent with company objectives
Applying KPI,s and monitor overall performance
Participation in preparation of department budget as well as company’s annual budget forecast.
Conducted technical review of Project requirements
Lead negotiations with Hadeed / SABIC to increase company share of raw material produced by Hadeed
Ameron Saudi Arabia Ltd., Dammam, KSA
(A joint venture between Ameron International, California, USA, & Saudi Arabian Amiantit Co. ( Leading concrete pipe manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia)
Engineering Manager (1998- Oct 1998)
(Reported to the Plant Manager and led a team of 8 members)
Product & Technical Manager (1997-1998)
(Reported to the Engineering Manager and led a team of 4)
Product Manager (1996- 1997)
(Reported to the Engineering Manager and led a team of 2)
Product Engineer (1990- 1996)
(Reported to the Product Manager and led a team of 6)
As Engineering Manager, overseen following functions in design, cost estimation, quality control, & field supervision as per the measurable Key Performance Indicators-
Participation in preparation of department budget as well as company’s annual budget forecast.
Conducted technical review of Project requirements.
As Product & Technical Manager, worked in design & cost estimation departments, in addition to the Product Manager’s functions
As Product Manager, steered pipe installation at Ras Laffan Natural Gas Plant, Qatar as per the defined Key Performance Matrices-
Involved in the company’s ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Program toward award of certification.
Conducted presentation of company products (RTR, Concrete Pipes) inside & outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Translated company’s English technical brochures into Arabic, & coordinated printing including design thereof.
As Product Engineer, supervised pipe installation in the project as per the Key Performance Objectives-
Processed contractor inquiries and orders.
Interfaced with contractors, plant and the company’s Sales Offices.
Made significant contribution for company’s cement-mortar lining works in Aramco Steel Pipes & Fittings, e.g., upgrade Ras Tanura Refinery & Berri Gas Plant projects.
Played a pivotal role as Internal Auditor for the company’s ISO 9001 quality assurance programme.
Attended training programme on Finance for non-Financial Managers, Khobar, KSA (1999)
Participated in a seminar on Civil Engineering and the Environment (1997) KFUPM
Attended training sessions on fundamentals & methods of modern management (1997)
Completed training on deterioration & repairing reinforced concrete in Arabian Gulf, Bahrain (1993 & 1997)
Undergone training modules on protection & rehabilitation of reinforced concrete, UAE (1996)
Attended training sessions on Sales Ability for Engineers (1993)
Participated in training workshop on Internal Quality Management System Audit (1993)
Attended training programme on increasing productivity and cost reduction (1992)
Undergone 3 months training mainly on supervising construction & preparing work drawings with Al-Bassam Contracting (1989)
Underwent 2 months field training with Saudi Designers Engineering Office, Dammam (1988)
Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering (Civil & Structural Engineering) King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran (1990)
Managerial skills, Engineering & Financial background
Language Proficiency: English & Arabic
Computer Skills: Windows Vista/XP, MS Office (Excel, Power Point)