Syed Ayaz Ahmed
Qatar mob: +974-********
Highly detail - oriented and efficient Procurement Officer with 9+ years of experience in Saudi Arabia in large Retail and Logistic environments. Expertise in procurement, inventory, operations planning and implementing strategies to drive efficiencies and cost control. Strong ability to multi-task, possess Good Time Management, Organisation and Communication Skills. Education:
2007 - B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering Key Skills and Competencies:
Comprehensive understanding & Experience of purchasing strategies
Extensive knowledge of purchase order systems and related software.
Knowledge of Demand and Supply Planning.
Excellent numerical and logical analytics skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks through effective prioritisation.
Understanding and following work rules and procedures. Areas of Expertise:
Supply Chain Management, Budget Management, Inventory Management, Strong Negotiating Skills, Pricing, Business Contracts.
English, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu
Sep 2015 – July 2016 United Electronics Co. eXtra, Saudi Arabia Procurement Officer
Aug 2016 – April 2019 United Electronics Co. eXtra, Saudi Arabia Procurement Manager (Regional)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Initiate, Coordinate and enforce program, operational and personnel policies to maintain receiving, distribution.
Collaborate with management to evaluate and modify standards for desktop computer and server hardware, and software based upon input from the user community, business needs, technology advancements, and market availability.
Negotiate with vendors for cost effective acquisitions, competitive price agreements, bulk purchase, and warranty coverage’s.
Responsible for Order Placement Timing, Supply/ Demand Alignment, Material Replenishment and Supplier Performance.
Projecting stock levels, reviewing tenders and bids.
Dealing with Vendor’s like MICROSOFT, APPLE, HP, IBM, TOSHIBA, DELL, SAMSUNG, SONY, BROTHER, CANON, ASUS & FARGO.
Attending meeting and finalising deals with Vendors.
Conduct Weekly, Monthly and Annual meetings with procurement specialists of the Region.
Participate in weekly, monthly and annual meetings with branch managers and general managers of company, resolve any issues pending.
Oversee all inventory and equipment purchases, identifying areas of potential savings.
Successfully reduced the cost of purchase my 35% annually & Improved profits by 13%.
Overseeing inventory and supply logistics team, taking their reports into consideration at all times.
Submit purchase orders and supporting documents to vendors, track delivery and receipt of products within specified time frames in order to avoid interruption to work-flow.
Active involvement in the IT Financial budgetary process at month end, fiscal year end and / or as required.
Collaborate with Finance Department regarding Fixed Assets / Depreciation and Accounts Payable Invoice reconciliation.
Resolving any disputes and claims with vendors and suppliers.
Promoting best practices across company.
Overseeing staff training.
June 2009 – June 2015 Al-Haram Import & Exports, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IT and Procurement Officer
Duties and Responsibilities:
Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft NT Server, Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Windows 2012 Server and Back-up Server, Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010, Windows 7 Operating client systems.
System assembling, installing various H/W and S/W components, operating systems & required network components.
Managing and Maintaining 6 (six) Remote Locations.
Finalizing deals for purchasing of Servers, Desktops, Laptops and Printers from DELL, HP, SAMSUNG, TOSHIBA, ZEBRA, SYMBOL and overseeing the payment also.
Dealing with MICROSOFT & CISCO for licensing of O/S & Anti-Virus Software’s.
Purchasing all IT Equipment and keeping records of it.
Maintain all financial records for vendors.
Troubleshoot problem with computer systems, hardware and software, e-mail, network and peripheral equipment problems, make repairs and correction as needed.
Conduct physical counts to control inventory levels and reconcile data with the storage system to ensure accuracy.
Conduct physical count of products received in showroom from warehouse.
Perform inventory reconciliation by investigating and resolving discrepancies.
Issue and validate all Purchase Orders of suppliers and invoicing.
Doing monthly and annual fiscal year-end inventory and audit. I hereby confirm that all the information is true to the best of my knowledge. References can be provided on request.
Syed Ayaz Ahmed