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Senior Buyer

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
February 28, 2019

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Ahmed Abdelkader

*** *** **** **., *** *L*, Winnipeg, Canada

Cell # +1-431-***-****. E-Mail:

North America Senior Capital Buyer

Offering 14+ Years of Verifiable Accomplishment in Procurement and Strategic Sourcing


Highly accomplished, and motivated Strategic Sourcing and Procurement professional with outstanding ability to adjust sourcing and procurement strategies to meet budgets and projects schedules through understanding of market trends and economic changes and their influence on sourcing decisions. with Engineering background and Experience in Manufacturing firms and food industry.Expert in setting priorities, training, developing and managing teams,managing multiple projects (Green field/ Brown field) and handling a high volume of work with proven capability to meet deadlines in time sensitive and demanding environments with a strong work ethics. Extensive experience in Negotiation strategies with knowledge of Strategic Sourcing, Structured Supplier pre-qualification based on Technical, Financial and EHS requirements.


• Procurement Management • Logistics Management • Strategic Sourcing Strategies

• Contracting Negotiation • Staff Development & Leadership • Negotiation Strategies

• Supplier Relationship Management • Inventory Management • Forecasting & Cost Benefit Analysis



North America Senior Capital Buyer Jan 2017 – Current

Major Responsibilities

Work with the Regional Capital Project Sourcing Lead & Category Sourcing Leads to ensure deployment of category strategies & building opportunities on a cross location/ BU, country, regional basis

Execution of Build Capital Projects in accordance with the Procurement Deliverables defines in the Build Template

Gather Project-specific data, provide requirements & specifications, support, lead supplier selection, negotiation and contracting.

Manage designated supplier relationships

Review bid packages with Engineering Lead prior to awarding the contract and issuing the purchase order to confirm the proposal includes a completed Test Plan

Support Engineering to identify and execute TCO analysis

Key Contributions/ Achievements

Leading large capital projects all-over NA and Globally

Achieved average annual savings of 8%.

2018 achievement award : “Doing the Ordinary Extraordinary Well”

2017 Leadership award for best success story.


Country Assets Purchasing Manager Jul 2015 – Sep 2016

Major Responsibilities

Leading the purchasing activities and strategies for Cargill Strategic Sourcing on country level.

Implement procurement strategies and polices for Sourcing and negotiating supply (MRO, OPEX, CAPEX, chemicals) and service contracts. In a timely manner while applying guiding principles and quality standards.

Perform price/cost/ value benefit analysis of supplier products and services to determine Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Managing RFQs, RFPs, Bid Evaluations.

Managing locations inventory levels, and apply critically analysis and monitoring reordering points.

Managing supplier metrics and KPIs and apply SRM strategies.

Seeking leverage opportunities between locations and projects, and apply company best practices.

Key Contributions/ Achievements

Leading purchasing strategies for several Capital projects in several locations with total budget of 150 Million USD

Leading a team of 9 full time employees and 4 contractors in different locations and countries.

Generate hard and soft savings with total of 3 Million USD in 1 year.

Awarded for extra mile achievements with negotiating legal services for country level and applying company leadership model.

Hire, develop and coach new team members and prepare successors.


Purchasing Manager 2006- 2015

Major Responsibilities

Led purchasing activities for the location to buy capital equipment, chemicals, process aids, spare parts and services against optimal market conditions to achieve the best Total Cost of Ownership.

Developed and executed a procurement strategy in compliance with the company’s policies and procedures.

Developed and leveraged supplier partnerships. Measured and evaluated their performance; reduced supplier base. Incorporated internet technology in work processes and reduced paper work.

Key Contributions/ Achievements

Led base and none base projects with annual budgets of 5 Million USD with annual 5% savings.

Awarded for submitting innovative idea for process improvement and adding new product to company profile.

Led Innovation committee and encouraged supplier innovation, several ideas were evaluated, and implemented with energy saving projects and use of waste water.


Production Engineer 2004- 2006

Volunteer Work

-Member of Cargill Care team

-Support in activities for several NGO like Ducks Unlimited, United Way, FortWhyte Alive, Ronald McDonald House, Winnipeg Harvest, Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre.

-Support NA Supplier diversity program and Canada Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Production Engineering, University Of Alexandria

(Strategic procurement- SRM- Contract Management- 9 Steps model),(ASU) Arizona State University, USA.

PMP (Project management Professional),PMI.

CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), APICS.

Supply Chain Workshop by Humber College, Toronto, Canada

Professional Development

Negotiation Skills – Team Building – Emotional Intelligence – Contract Management – Supplier Relationship Management – Project Management- Supply Chain management – Ethics and Guiding Principles – HACCP – Strategy Innovation – Creative Thinking and Problem Solving – High Performance Leadership - Human And Organizational Performance HOP

Technical Proficiencies

Microsoft office –SAP – Maximo – Ariba - MS Dynamics

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