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January 12, 2020

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Sara Daoud

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Career Summary

A professional talented individual with 17 years of experience in procurement & Supply Chain Management, attained valuable knowledge from practice, training and educational courses on the field. Looking forward for new level of challenges on a major and reputed institution where my knowledge and skills can be utilized to achieve organizational goals and targets.


Technology & IT Purchasing Specialist, Zain Telecom- Sudan Jan 2014 To present Plan annual technologies procurement-Management of sourcing, Contracting, and Payment for all Technologic needs, Perform commercial evaluation Negotiate Agreement with awarded Suppliers. Duties also includes:

Setting right contractual Term- Management of Technology RFPs, RFQ, RFIs, Single Source, Sole Source.

Supplier relations’ managements of strategic Technology & IT Vendors.

Provide purchasing and procurement services to the Zain organization in consistency with corporate policies and processes and local government trade regulations and include the purchase of products such as technology, infrastructure.

Support execution of tendering policies and procedures to ensure consistency across the business.

Maintain accurate purchasing records that will create an easy to follow audit trail and make regular price comparisons on price, delivery times, quality and risk to improve efficiency.

Establish relationships and contact details of suppliers, vendors and contractors in the Sudan market.

Maintain and update hard & electronic records of all site contracts and leases and ensure that all site purchases are made against existing and current contracts.

Expedite the audit process to ensure that tendering and procurement activities are consistent and conducted within the parameters of the Zain written procedures.

Negotiate, manage and sustain best price quality deals with suppliers.

Expedite and liaise the order management process with finance for payment, and suppliers and warehousing for the receipt of goods.

Provide cross-departmental purchasing, tendering and general procurement advice to ensure consistency and quality of service delivery levels and customer satisfaction.

Undertake professional networking, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders e.g.: Government departments, third party suppliers, etc. Contribute appropriately to development of procurement planning process, providing input to procurement and tendering implications of proposed business change/growth.

Receives and processes procurement requests from departmental heads. Ensure compliance with all applicable policies & regulatory requirements on Information Security. Procurement Manager - White Nile Sugar Co. Jan 2012- July 2013 Overseeing all procurements activities and supervising Category Managers in the selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors, to participate in negotiation of contracts. Duties also included:

Preparing the department annual budget.

Actively promoting the procurement function within the Company including the professional development of procurement and logistics team identifying needs and delivering training programs accordingly.

Supply market positioning, Supplier assessment, Supply base profiles, Supplier financial analysis, and Cost analysis, Objective decision making


Monitoring and overseeing analysis reports and advising management on spending trends. Procurement Supervisor – White Nile Sugar Co. Jan 2007- Dec 2012 Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the local & overseas procurement functions. Duties included:

Preparing instructions regarding procurement systems and procedures

Recruiting and managing qualified suppliers and contractors.

Overseeing both technical and commercial Negotiations with vendors on complex requests & levels of services.

Ensuring that subcontractors employed by suppliers are qualified and capable of meeting the job requirements and standards.

Helped on developing a system and strategy on how to properly and thoroughly evaluate the vendor quotations and proposals that utilizes best practices of procurement and negotiations techniques to ensure best quality, price, delivery, and service

Senior Procurement officer – White Nile Sugar Co. Jan 2004- Dec 2005 Executing and managing procurement process, duties included:

Assisting in the selection of appropriate suppliers and contractures.

Promoting good procurement practice with due regard to sustainability, ethical purchasing standards and whole life costing.

Participating in the negotiation of the contracts terms.

Sourcing strategies, e-procurement tools, supplier positioning.

Undertake the tendering, evaluating, placement and monitoring of contracts. Purchase Orders processing and follow up.

Oracle R12 assist in the Issuing Purchase Orders and all ERP functional report

Supplier’s negotiations and orders confirmation & Follow up for Suppliers payments /deliveries of goods.

Ensure company policies & procedures are implemented effectively throughout the Supply chain process and negotiations techniques to ensure best quality, price, delivery, and service Procurement officer – Kenana Sugar Co. Jan 2002- Dec 2004

International suppliers market research and intelligence

Supplier qualification, evaluation and selection.

Managing supply planning (purchasing, cash flow, clearance, transportation and warehousing)

Negotiation and contracting with overseas suppliers

Spend analysis for all supplier.

Manage transportation and warehouse space/utilization point

Procurement financing directly with supplier through payment term negotiation

Issuing payment request and managing suppliers financial accounts

Payments tracking and supplier financial accounts management.

Supply chain budget coordinator


MSc. Information Technology – (-El nilin University) On going (1/1/2019) CPSM Information Technology – On going (1/1/2019)

BSc. Information Technology – Sudan Open University (14/1/2010) HND - University of Science and Technology (11/8/2003) CIT – Computer Man college (1/1/1998)


Professional development

2017 ERP system function (E-Business Suite) - Koenig Solutions Limited

2015 Service Level Agreement and IT contract

2013 Advance Excel

2012 Strategic Procurement- BECACON TRANING

2011 Purchasing training program, How to write effective job description & key performance indicators- Khartoum Academy of technology

2010 1st Annual Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences – Sudan

2010 Certificate Professional in supply management- Axon Global Education Network

2009 Effective supervision and Management course-TACK International

2008 Letter of Documentary Credits Course-Sudan Academy for Banking & Financial

2007 Purchasing Master class Training – Institute for International Research

2007 Purchasing Management & Stock control –E. zad advance technology Ltd. Skills

ERP Systems including: Oracle, SAP ---

Great command of MS Excel

Good command of English & Arabic written and spoken

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