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Group Procurement Manager

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
January 06, 2020

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Ehab El Sayed Saleh

Al Shourok City, Cairo • Sayed

CIPM Procurement Purchasing Suppliers Management Cost Savings Contracts Management

BSC-level educated Accounting and Procurement Professional with a broad set of skills applicable across different sectors and roles. Having a progressive experience in Procurement and Supply chain Management, can deal with business, financial and public institutions all over the world, performing well in high-pressure, competitive environments. Enthusiastic achiever with a solid background in managing procurement and supply chain activities combined with outstanding results. Well-rounded, multilingual, culturally aware professional. Highly skilled in restructuring functions, building long term relations with reliable suppliers, create and conduct real cost savings initiatives.


Advanced knowledge of international procurement management. Earned CIPM. Degree in procurement management from international Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, USA, and logistics Diploma from Jotun academy, Greece. Additional knowledge of leading and managing people, Managing intangible assists and talent management as well as internal customer relationships.

Leadership and management. Servant Group Procurement Manager managing multiple teams of direct reports, cross functional technical talents and partners. Direct and indirect leadership of several procurement teams. Highly successful in developing and executing strategies.

Active Listening and Communication. Always absorb, share and understand. Respecting others’ point of view through engagement and interest. Using relevant knowledge, know – how and skills to explain and clarify thoughts and ideas.

Keen Attention to Detail. Accurate, reliable, and diligent. Always complete projects/tasks within budgets and schedules. Can handle any ongoing challenges.

Dynamic Communicator and Stellar Negotiator. Negotiated and closed numerous high-value deals. Being exposed to a variety of cultures. Fluent in English, Arabic and intermediate in French.

Analytical Problem Solver. Simplifies ambiguous and complex situations to deliver consistent, Compelling, innovative and definitive solutions.

Creativity and Innovation. Re-structured the Procurement landscape through design thinking, ideation, strategic insight and market knowledge to create and bring differentiated and compelling innovation to the procurement workplace. Inspires and leads the implementation and pursuit of future modes of operations through a solid understating of interoperability, insight and heightened awareness of people, processes and tools.

Systems Utilization and Technology Skills. Proficient use of Windows and Mac operating systems, well versed with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Oracle and IFS (Matrix). Working knowledge of Bloomberg.


Group Procurement Manager

Wadi Holding, Zayed City / Cairo, Egypt Aug 2016 – Present

Managing and handling all procurement activities for the five sectors of Poultry, Agro, food, trading and industrial within serving the 16 companies of the organization. Being accountable for integrating contract management frameworks to help ensure cost leadership, compliance and best in class supplier performance. Performing supplier market analysis and organizing market intelligence. Accountable for problem solving, analytical work, and driving insights from analytical work related to procurement functions. Leading negotiations and coordinating service level agreements between Wadi holding and its suppliers. Cooperating closely with colleagues within the Company as well as the regional offices.

Purchasing Manager

Jotun Paints and Coatings, Fifth Settlement, Cairo, Egypt Oct 2012 - July 2016

Managing all the Purchasing activities among all the categories, Technical, Raw, Packaging and Indirect materials. Aligning with the regional and global contracts with the approved vendors list. Controlling the work capital and annual spend. Minimizing the lead time of the imported raw materials. Monitoring and evaluating the performance of the customs clearance brokers. Handling inland transportation contracts. Conducting trainings and improvement courses for all my team members along with working on increasing their morals. Conducting regional meetings.

Purchasing Supervisor

Nestle Waters, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt July 2011 – Sept. 2012

Handling packaging, indirect materials and technical purchases. Supplier’s management and communication to align with our forecast to secure the needed raw materials. Following up with both local and foreign suppliers and make sure it will be delivered on time to meet the production needs. Conducting monthly supplier’s assessment report showing the performance, lead time, cost and quality.

Senior Purchasing Specialist

Raya Distribution, Zayed City, Cairo, Egypt Oct 2007 – July 2011

Managing Purchasing of the local and imported devices, IT equipment’s, Mobile Phones, spare parts and LCD components to be assembled in Egypt as well as white goods, Marketing materials and other related products. Negotiating favorable terms, volume discounts and long term contracts with suppliers. Coordinating with operations, maintenance, warehouse and product managers to ensure proper scheduling and movement of goods and supplies.


Givaudan Flavors and Fragrance LLC, Industrial Zone, Giza, Egypt April 2004 – Oct 2007

Prepared purchase requisitions and issued purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions. Dealing with global approved local and foreign suppliers for supplying raw materials. Handling packaging materials. Liaised with accounts department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices as necessary for business suppliers. Following up the shipping details and documents cycle to avoid any delay.

Customs Clearance coordinator

Givaudan Flavors and Fragrance LLC, Industrial Zone, Giza, Egypt Jan 2004 – April 2004

Monitoring Upcoming shipments by sea and air. Coordinating with clearance brokers. Arranging all documents needed for shipments release. Following up with both clearance and warehouse departments on the physical arrival of shipments.


International Purchasing and supply chain management institute, USA

CIPM Degree

Wadi Group, Egypt

TOT Diploma.

Jotun Academy, Greece

Logistics Diploma.

Jotun Academy, Dubai

Indirect Material Workshop.

American University in Cairo, Egypt

Basics of Purchasing Management.

Basics of Supply Chain Management.

RITI, Egypt

Air Fright Management.

Incoterms 2010.

AB Associates, Egypt

Leading and Managing People.

Managing intangible assets and talent management.

Internal customer relationships.

Faculty of Commerce and accounting, Cairo University, Egypt

B.Sc. in Accounting (Sep 1999 – June 2003).

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