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Supply Chain Professional

Longwood, FL, 32750
January 31, 2024

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Syed Shahzad

Cell: 407-***-****

Oviedo Florida, USA 32765


To obtain a meaningful and challenging position that enables me to learn more in logistics field and allows for advancement, where challenges are accepted as opportunities. Remains results oriented, where applicable. Notices problems and develop options for potential solutions. As such contributing maximizes the capabilities to enhance the value of the organization and prove myself a moving gear.


20 years of diversified experience in multicultural organizations.

A dedicated Management Professional with

proven expertise in managing purchasing /

Logistics operations in computerized


Highly motivated and dedicated team leader

and the ability to build strong relationships

with high-net-worth clients, suppliers,

manufacturers, and colleagues.

Possess excellent analytical, problem solving,

sourcing, market research, coordination,

negotiation, business administration,

communication, interpersonal, and

organizational skills.

Analytical ability to work under Pressure and

minimum supervision.

Proven ability to manage staff, develop and

oversee operating budgets, and communicate

with other departments, vendors, and

executive management to ensure

procurement goals are met.

Experience with sourcing of suppliers for

purchased goods, negotiating the contracts,

including blanket agreements and bulk

commodity pricing agreements, and

conducting production planning.

Experienced in streamlining the system and

procedures for effective inventory control for

ensuring ready availability of materials to meet

the orders & target and reducing cycle time

and inventory levels by lead time and delivery

time analysis. Advanced knowledge and

expertise in SAP environment (R/3 SD & MM


Close follow-up of shipments custom clearance

in coordination with clearing forwarding agent

to avoid demurrage at seaport after its arrival.

Coordination & follow-up of shipments

transportation to job site with transporter.

Preparation & filling of claim forms to settle

the claim in a timely manner, through the

concerned department.

Hard working and honest individual with a

positive approach towards work.

Customer centric attitude that has always

allowed customer satisfaction.

Positive result orientation driven from the

education acquired and the rich work

experience gained.


MATTHEWS International, Apopka Florida USA Jun. 2022 to Dec. 2023 Supply Chain Analyst

Analyze and control procurement costs, seeking cost-saving opportunities, and optimizing purchasing practices without compromising quality.

Collaborate with cross-functional departments to accurately forecast future material requirements, considering production schedules, and other relevant factors.

Utilize and maintain (ERP) systems and other databases to track inventory levels, manage material flows, generate reports, and ensure an accurate costing system.

Negotiate favorable contractual terms, pricing and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers.

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Deliver cost reduction commitments through the identification, development, and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives.

Responsible for reconciling all vendors invoicing or receiving issues regarding purchase orders.

Monitor and manage indirect material inventory throughout the facility, including equipment and spare parts.

MAZ Shipping LLC, Dubai UAE Mar 2021 to Mar 2022

Marketing & Project Logistics Manager

Siemens Industrial LLC Abu Dhabi-UAE Feb 2020 to Feb 2021 Logistics Officer

Siemens LLC Abu Dhabi-UAE Apr 2017 to Jan 2020

Project Lead Logistics at AL Taweelah Gas Compressor Station. A Project of ADNOC/GASCO

Monitor material/product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.

Negotiate transportation rates or services with approved freight forwarders & manufacturers.

Meet cost effective, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets.

Coordination for obtaining approvals from Government entities i.e; ADNOC/GASCO, ESMA, NMC, FNAR & TRA in compliance with laws, regulations and ISO requirements.

Manage all vendor shipping requirements that include EDI, packing requirements, and routing requests.

Adhere to all customer receiving compliance requirements.

Schedule outbound transportation, including routing and pickup times

Ensure carton and pallet labeling adhere to shippers as per IATA/shipping line guidelines.

Assist with the picking and packing of shipments from exw/ abroad.

Arrangement of inland transportations such as heavy cranes, Fork Lifters & trailers for intra and inter sites shifting of materials.

Keep logs and records of shipment in transit & under clearance, executed orders etc.

Prepare accurate reports for Project Management. TECON Ltd Sharjah UAE

(Unit of Al Batha Engineering Group) Sep 2011 to Mar 2017 Head of Purchase & Logistics

Identifying and developing potential vendors for the right sourcing, achieving cost effective purchases of raw materials, eliminating construction bottlenecks and reduction in lead time.

Implementing systems for enhancing operational efficiency. Designing strategies for increasing production, saving cost and generating revenue for the company.

Planning all related activities such as Sourcing Techno–Commercial Evaluation, Negotiation, Recommendation, Ordering, Inspection, Expediting & Tracking, Reporting, Delivery, etc.

Anticipate problems and take measures to mitigate risks and to ensure completion of assigned tasks in a timely and cost-effective manner keeping in view the budget constraints.

Directing the development and implementation of key purchase / procurement strategies, contingency plans and ensuring that plans are aligned with project requirements.

Meeting target orders by designing, implementing, and monitoring procurement schedules. Coordinating with various departments to keep the material procurement list updated.

Formulating budgets for timely procurement of various critical materials and ensuring uninterrupted supply of materials to negate production slowdown.

Checking the performance of the vendors based on various criterions such as percentage for rejections, quality improvement rate, timely delivery, credit terms, etc.

Monitoring incoming materials supplied by vendors and ensuring they are as per the ordered quality & quantity specifications.

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Finalising the specifications of materials, establishing quality & quantity limits for effective inventory control and reducing wastages.

Enter meaningful negotiations with clients, consultants, subcontractors or suppliers on commercial and contractual issues.

Siemens Transformers LLC, Abu Dhabi Nov. 2009 to Aug. 2011 Sr. Procurement Officer

Overseeing and follow-up with vendors for engineering deliverables, timely deliveries & ensuring timely payments. Inform contractors and suppliers of STAD Safety & environment instructions

Finalising the specifications of materials, establishing quality & quantity limits for effective inventory control and reducing wastages.

Implement PPC (Product Price Change) and MCP (Material change Price).

Formulating and implementing the project procurement strategy by developing / modifying strategy for purchase and establishing methods to achieve project targets and resource planning.

AGL Logistics Dubai Mar, 2009 to Oct 2009

Project Manager

Handle turnkey projects

Cost analysis

Monthly project Management base reporting like project status

Follow-of Invoices payments in coordination with Finance & Control. Siemens Pakistan PTD Overseas Office Dubai July, 2007 to Feb 2009 Manager Logistics

Dealing in import and export of Projects Consignments in coordination with worldwide vendors including Siemens Germany & its affiliates.

Procurements of consumables and assets for project sites, including invitation of offers, evaluation & negotiation thereof in consultation with suppliers and Project Management and upon finalization complete Order Processing.

Arrangement of inland transportations such as cranes, Fork Lifters, Lorries & trailers for intra and inter sites shifting of materials.

Carry out administrative activities associated with various project sites.

Complete handling of total imports related to the following 132 kV substation projects machinery & equipment from Europe.

EMAR Mirdiff City Center DWTC Jebel Ali project City of Arabia

Mall of Emirates Garden of Paradise Dubai Land

Negotiation and prepare comparison statement with three forwarders quote to scrutinize the cost effectiveness.

Organize the heavy lift cargo from port to various project sites for smooth unloading. Siemens Pakistan PTD Overseas Office Dubai July 2006 to July 2007 Manager Proposal

Responsible for initial review of the Invitation to Tender documents for developing the scope of work, tender schedule and composition of the Tender Team.

Making sure that all the relevant data and information compiled during the tender development phase is considered and made available to all Tender Team Members.

To run Export Control Check & Screening of Sanctioned Parties List for Prospective Customers, before preparation of Bid.

Negotiating with suppliers on prices and commercial conditions. Drafting pre-tender agreements for major suppliers and sub-contractors.

Preparation of cash-flow and Financing Cost for prospective Bid. Page 4 of 5

Raising pre-tender clarifications to client. Reply to post tender clarifications of the client.

Supervising the tender estimate for accuracy and compliance with the project requirements and commercial strategies.

Accountable for planning tender reviews and submittal deadlines according to the procedures and project requirements.

Following Major Offers are prepared and submitted for DEWA 132/11kV substations.

Burj Dubai Development Project – Emaar Properties

CE/441/2006 – DEWA

Design and build of 132/11kV Substation on Palm Deira - Nakheel

Jebel Ali Airport – Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. North America Region- Windsor Canada

North America Region- Florida USA


Siemens Engineering Co. Ltd. Power Generation Deptt. Sep. 1994 – July 2000 Commercial Officer

Responsibilities in various projects over 5 years including:

397 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant.

Extension of 500 kv Substation

Various independent Power Utility projects

Preparation of necessary documents for:

Refund of Customs Duty claims from Custom Authorities.

Export Promotion Bureau for obtaining refund of Import Permit Fee. Siemens Engineering Co. Ltd. IT Deptt. Feb. 1990 – Sept 1994 System Administrator

Installation & Maintenance of Network Fault diagnosed.

Monitored and controlled user’s activities and reservation of their rights of facilities.

Planning, Installing, Coordinating and implementation of Hardware equipment based on the software demands.

Programming, (Personal Computer Packages and keeping update information of all packages, their utilities) Main Frame coordination, Network administration, documentation and Local Area Network support programs.

Sind Glass Industries Ltd Jan. 1987 to Oct. 1989

Accounts Assistant

Preparation and Maintenance of Accounts Books, Ledgers, Sales statements etc.

Calculation and tabulation of Income Tax as per requirement of dealers and management.

Payable & Receivable follow-up.

Fernandes Law Offices P.C

As Financial Officer

Jul.2005 to


The Butcher Eng. Entp. Ltd

As Asst. in consign stock


May 2003 to


Surendra K. Bagga Architect Inc.,

As Office Administrator

Feb.2004 to


A & Z Enterprises Inc

As Assistant Store Manager

Jul 2000 to

Sep. 2002

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Bachelor of Business Administration Karachi University 1990 PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

International Trade/Shipping & Export/Import Management

Leeds Management & Training & Consultancy in Dubai

Project Management Industrial Systems and Technical – In House Siemens Training

Presentation Skills

Local Area Network (LAN) UNIX Installation and Administration Support

AS/400 Work Management & Basic Tuning


Tools / Packages MS Office 2003 / 2007 / 2010 /2021 Operating Systems Windows 10

ERP SAP / ERP Module - Sales & Distribution (SD) & Material Management (MM) Accounting simply accounting and Law firms software PERSONAL DOSSIER

Status : Lawful Permanent Resident of the USA (Green Card Holder) Driving license : Valid Orlando Florida USA

Languages : English, Urdu & (knowledge of Spanish) Nationality : Pakistan

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