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Supply Chain Director

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
October 21, 2019

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Versatile, influential and customer-driven Supply Chain professional with a 24+ year history of success leading and optimizing Supply Chain operations for global companies.

Recognized for an ability to establish, optimize and streamline supply chain strategy to maximize fulfillment while maintaining the best possible ROI.

Experienced with Six Sigma, Lean, Balanced-Score Cards, and other optimization/improvement methodologies prevalent in global operating environments.

Trusted collaborator, strategist and liaison, with the skills, knowledge and credentials to champion cost-effective supply chain operations in a Canadian environment.

Bilingual, fluent in English and Arabic.


Supply Chain Management

Inventory Optimization

Process & Cost Streamlining

Internal/External Relationships

Team work & Team development

Verbal & Written Communication

Adapting to New Markets

Lean Continuous Improvement

Cross-Functional Leadership

Negotiation & Collabration

Global Perspective

Commitment to Customers

Tracking & Monitoring KPIs

Corporate Objectives

Service level setup SLA


RDB El Seif Precast: Supply Chain functional Automation and subcontract and supplier optimization.

Watania Agri: Cold store transformation plan all business units and supply lines, storage and transportation facilities to reach our customers effectively.

Alstom Transport: Active leader of supply chain for a historic metro rail systems construction project, recognized as the largest ever in the Middle East.

Abunayyan Trading Corporation: Created the supply chain infrastructure and 5-year plan for this international service provider impacting 30+ global companies. Achieved cost reduction of 30%+ through Lean initiatives.

Schneider Electric: Lean six sigma implementation plan, redefined the organization’s approach to supply chain to achieve measurable reductions in cost and time wastage. Notably increased client satisfaction and capacity metrics.

Alcatel-Lucent & AT&T: Excelled as supply chain manager for telecommunications corporations, maintaining optimal flow and availability of several millions of dollars in materials annually.


APICS Instructor Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

APICS Instructor in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Six Sigma Black Belt

Master’s Degree in Project Management

Stevens Institute of Technology, 1995 – 1999

Master's Degree (MBA) in Material Management & Supply Chain

Penn State University, 1990 – 1993


Supply Chain Director Nov 2018– Nov 2019

RDB El Seif, Saudi Arabia

Automate the entire supply chain functions, supplier portal, RFQ bidding and supplier selection with internal process automation from purchase requisition to Order approval including suppliers contractors optimization.

General Manager Supply Chain May 2017– Nov 2018

Watania Agri, Saudi Arabia

Company Overview: Established in 1982, Watania provides more than 30 Years of experience in Organic food plantation and processing industries. The company has achieved a remarkable position among agricultural and food processing in the region. Watania Agri reassuring its iconic position in the food industries recently acquired National Factory For Foodstuff Production NFFP and launching sales & distribution centers ensuring such quality products reach customers in the GCC and the region.

Hallmark Responsibilities & Contributions with Watania Agri.

Design best in class unbroken cold chain of series of refrigerated storage and distribution activities along with associated equipment and logistics.

Establish an automated control and traceability achieving highest customer satisfaction at an optimum Materials Scheduling/Planning, Procurement, Logistics, Warehousing and Shipping.

Generate high performance Procurement activities, through healthy and global sourcing that generate top performing supplier panel.

Streamline upstream and downstream organizational activities through continues organization operational review Sales & Operational Planning.


Alstom Transport, Saudi Arabia

Company Overview: Alstom Transport is a global company that specializes in developing and marketing systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. This corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-speed trains, tramways and metros, electrical and diesel trains, information systems, traction systems, power supply systems and track work. (Responsibilities on Page 2)

Hallmark Responsibilities & Contributions with Alstom Transport:

Entered this organization to lead, coordinate and optimize supply chain during a metro rail systems construction project recognized as one of the largest in Middle Eastern history.

Provided this organization with a network of international supplier contacts, regulatory knowledge, and leadership. Led managers in Materials Scheduling/Planning, Procurement, Logistics, Warehousing and Shipping.

Optimized buffer times for supply lines, minimizing risk and meeting expectations from government stakeholders. Prevented penalties from non-compliance, having provided a strategy built to maximize value and satisfaction.

Managed the flow of goods and materials in this industrial supply chain environment, navigating the complexities associated with procuring resources from local and international vendors.

SUPPLY CHAIN DEPARTMENT MANAGER Abunayyan Trading Corporation Aug 2010 – Jun 2014

Company Overview: This Corporation provides integrated logistics solutions, heavy machinery and spare parts for water, power and energy applications throughout the Gulf. Abunayyan Trading offers its services to as many as 30 international companies including Dow Chemicals, Mitsubishi, Kohler, and other corporations with presence in North America.

Hallmark Contributions & Responsibilities:

Participated in the establishment, 5-year plan, and strategic leadership of a new logistics solutions offering. Defined the framework, processes, policies and value chain for Supply Chain alongside executives.

Prospected and established the foundation of personnel, comprising Procurement, Planning, Warehousing and Shipping within a single location. Served as a leader, mentor and educator for subordinates.

Directly engaged clients to gather vital information on ways to improve service, lead times, pricing and other potential solutions. Demonstrated, toward international clients, the integrity and quality of stock.

Developed the supply chain strategy for each company under the Abunayyan holding group, with each functional area bearing a unique vision and mission. Measured strategic performance through the Balanced Scorecard system.

Introduced leading-edge supply chain and material management best practices including ABC/FMR, collaborative forecasting, KPIs, and S&OP processes.

Drove 30% reduction in annual costs through application of Lean Six Sigma, maintenance of an ‘efficiency and effectiveness’ operating culture, and optimization of performance attributes.

LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT MANAGER Schneider Electric Dec 2003 – Jul 2010

Company Overview: Schneider Electric is a multinational Fortune 500 corporation specializing in energy management and automation solutions for corporations around the world. This corporation’s presence in the Saudi Arabian market includes sales/distribution offices, and various systems implementation projects for factories throughout the nation.

Achievements in the optimization and improvement of supply chain include:

Reduced turnaround for material replenishment planning (MRP) from 145 days to 50 days;

Increase in storage capacity by over 30%;

Improvements to service metrics from 87% to 96%;

Millions of SAR (Saudi currency) in savings though the cost reduction of logistics from 7.4% to 4.2% of budget;

Optimization of transportation with an ‘air/sea tool’ to improve cost-per-weight ratio for transporting materials;

Improved turnaround for customs clearance from 35 days to 28.

Hallmark Contributions & Responsibilities:

Managed and coordinated all supply chain strategy, impacting Schneider Electric’s projects on a national basis. Designed, planned, executed, controlled and monitored this component to the business in order to create net value and capitalize on a network of materials suppliers. (More on Page 3)

Earned and applied formal training in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, introducing Lean concepts into the organization and driving improvements to optimize capacity, stock accuracy, supply pricing, upstream/downstream logistics, and client satisfaction.

Utilized value stream mapping to create clarity on bottlenecks and potential improvements throughout the end-to-end supply chain life cycle. Drew upon analyses to design an optimal and customer-oriented structure.

Led and managed a versatile Supply Chain departmental team, serving as an empowering and results-driven coordinator, mentor and educator.

Earlier Noteworthy Career Experience in Supply Chain/Logistics includes:

MEA ORDER MANAGER May 2002 – Dec 2003

LOGISTICS MANAGER Jan 1999 – Apr 2002

SENIOR ORDER PLANNER Sep 1996 – Dec 1998

Alcatel-Lucent (recently merged with Nokia) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Company Overview: Alcatel-Lucent is a telecommunications equipment provider with operations in more than 130 countries, offering solutions and services for operators, service providers, enterprises and consumers. Alcatel-Lucent has been recently acquired by Nokia.

Summary of Experience:

Maintained the optimal flow and availability of several millions of dollars in materials annually. Aligned all supply chain planning with intended project timelines to maximize the potential for technical projects to be completed within timeline, budget, cost and quality constraints.

Earned valuable experience on the trade/commercial side of supply chain, interacting with multiple lines of business to streamline material flow, improve SLAs, streamline storage requirements, and facilitate ABC analyses.

ORDER PLANNER May 1995 – Aug 1996

AT&T – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Company Overview: AT&T is a Fortune 500 multinational company headquartered in the United States, and is currently the second largest provider of mobile and fixed telephone services in the US. AT&T is the world’s largest telecommunications company by revenue.

Summary of Experience:

During this foundational experience in Supply Chain, contributed to the streamlining and optimization of equipment stock and flow for installation and maintenance projects throughout Saudi Arabia.

Interacted with a broad assortment of suppliers and vendors throughout the nation, building what would eventually be a powerful network of business contacts that would serve useful in later senior career roles.


SAP MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Project)

Additional information on all experience, accomplishments and/or technical skills available upon request.

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