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Procurement Manager

Milton, ON, Canada
May 11, 2020

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Strategic Sourcing

Qualification, Highlights and Key Achievements:

Professional Engineer & Project Management certified Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Expert in Financial Institutions, Manufacturing and EPCM experienced in Infrastructure, Power, Biofuels, Water and Wastewater, Heavy Industrial, Municipal, Rail&Transit, Design-Build/P3 projects, Hospitals and Technology.

Strong negotiation skills with solid technical background, analytical thinking and strategic development achievements with cost savings, planning and successful pre-bid to completion of numerous projects.

Experienced in procurement management for large scale projects while developing internal practice improvement procedures as well as overall corporate agreements.

Leadership proficient inspiring many procurement teams & business unit directors to complete successful objectives by leading with example, taking strategic sourcing initiatives and optimizing spending.

Providing innovative solutions to maximize revenue and enrich vendors’ relationships through exploring new models, reducing costs, increasing efficiency while paying attention to all details within vendor management.

Excel at collaborating with cross functional teams while arranging work priorities for opportunities and risks.

Expert in problem solving, resolution of disputes and decision making with strong planning and organizational abilities.

Goal oriented within complex projects’ sourcing while building strong relationships with all stakeholders.

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Oracle, SAP, VISTA, JDEdwards, ACONEX, & Jonas.

Employment History

Scotia Bank (2019- Present)

The Bank of Nova Scotia, operating as Scotiabank, is a Canadian multinational bank. It is the third largest bank in Canada by deposits and market capitalization. (

Manger, Third Party Management-Technology, Global Procurement Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversees/manages multiple strategic, high-profile and/or enterprise vendor relationships impacting stakeholders across many lines of business.

Leads the development and delivery of policies and programs to support business/enterprise objectives.

Manages strategic relationship(s) with key business management and executive teams.

Responsible for the execution of strategies/initiatives to achieve a high-quality vendor service while supporting the growth objectives of the line of business and the Bank.

Develop, recommend and implement policies, procedures, systems and standards for the procurement function.

Manage suppliers and contractors relationships to optimize financial and operational performance.

Prepare the RFP documents and comparative reports.

Negotiate prices and conditions with subcontractors and providers.

Prepare the contracts and Control the process if additional change orders are needed

Develop and prepare reports for the Management to give an update of the procurement process.

Direct communications with bidders, vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, specialty consultants on all procurement related matters.

Selected Vendors:

DELL, VMware, Pivotal, SAP, Axiom, Open Text,

Dragados-Canada (2019)

Dragados is one of the leading construction companies which operates in 68 countries and has been classified as the world-leading infrastructure concession group. (

Senior Procurement Lead

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the project procurement plan in accordance with approved policies, procedures, plans, strategy and budgets.

Develop, recommend and implement policies, procedures, systems and standards for the procurement function.

Manage suppliers and contractors relationships to optimize financial and operational performance.

Prepare the RFP documents and comparative reports.

Negotiate prices and conditions with subcontractors and providers.

Prepare the contracts and Control the process if additional change orders are needed

Develop and prepare reports for the Management to give an update of the procurement process.

Direct communications with bidders, vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, specialty consultants on all procurement related matters.

Selected Projects & Accomplishments:

Finch West LRT Project, ON – 2.5 B

SNC Lavalin (2018- 2019)

SNC-Lavalin provides comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure, clean power, nuclear. (

Procurement Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, supervise and manage all Procurement tasks: Subcontracts, Purchasing, Material Control, Expediting, Logistics.

Define KPI metrics to track and monitor Procurement progress and performance.

Participate in key management meetings, both internal to present Procurement’s performance and progress.

Develop the forms, templates, tools, processes to be implemented on the proposal/execution procurement.

Assist in drafting up the RFQ documents and identifying key suppliers/subcontractors.

Down flow the terms and conditions with Commercial and Legal teams from the project agreement.

Participate in all major contract negotiations.

Direct communication with suppliers and subcontractors on all critical Procurement-related matters.

Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to.

Working collaboratively with Project Management, Commercial and Legal Affairs regarding the management of Insurable Claims, bonds, Safety & Environmental requirements of the project.

Selected Projects & Accomplishments:

Trillium Line Extension, Ottawa ON – 1.6 B

Lakeshore East Central Expansion, Scarborough ON -100 + M

North America Construction (1993) Ltd. (October 2012 – August 2018)

North America Construction is a national heavy industrial construction Company, self-performing for civil, mechanical process, electrical and controls disciplines, proficient in design-build,P3, water & wastewater treatment plants, roads, dams, mining and infrastructure/industrial projects. (

Senior Technical Procurement

Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead a team of procurement specialists, purchasing agents & buyers to maximize savings to issue agreements for the supply of engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services & commodities.

Review bid documents and assist with risk/opportunities assessment during pre-construction phase. Support the estimating team for exclusive deals & value engineering and offshore opportunities.

Generate reports to the PMO with cost reduction opportunities, risk assessments, statistical analysis to augment revenue, market analysis, change management tracking, and methodology for ad-hoc projects.

Create & manage database for resources as well as document control process for tracking both estimates and awards in order to share valuable information and lessons learned.

Evaluate vendors’ qualifications, measure and create trusted relationships through a standardized process: Financial, performance, contract, risk and collaboration management.

Support the engineering team for developing specifications of equipment and necessary registrations.

Work with internal departments: legal, risk, operations, equipment, engineering, design, scheduling and finance to develop project charters, identify SOW, validate objectives, monitor execution, prepare change orders, claims and close out processes.

Create procurement plans, issue RFQ & RFP, assess quotations compliance, generate technical and financial summaries and conclude by selecting recommended vendors to be awarded. Complete the cycle of negotiations of price, terms and conditions till fully executed agreements.

Interface with several department heads & subcontractors for corrective actions whenever deviations arise.

Verify contractual and commercial obligations for all bids per-construction and within all subcontracts upon awarding procedure.

Hires & coaches sourcing team members & plan for their career development.

Selected Projects & Accomplishments:

Britannia Pumping Station, On – 120+ M

South End WTP, MB, 180M

P3 St John WTP, NB – 50+M

IGPC Ethanol Plant, ON – 120+M

Orascom Construction (February 2008-May 2012)

Orascom is a leading global engineering and construction contractor primarily focused on infrastructure, industrial and high-end commercial projects with approximately 60,000 employees. (

Senior Procurement Program Lead

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and provide all types of resources to the various projects within the Portfolio to increase productivity and optimize spending.

Arrange technical meetings between subcontractors, project team and project consultant.

Issue services and material supplies contracts according to contractual requirements and business terms.

Reviewing technical specifications, drawings, bill of material and verifying with the bidders’ offers.

Estimating all new change orders and their cost and schedule impact on the current tasks.

Planning the procurement schedule for each project and closely follow-up ensuring it is timely executed.

Forecasting the inventory requirement and timely initiate the ordering process.

Support all project teams throughout the project lifecycle for vendors compliance to agreements, schedules, and assessment of claims and extra work.

Prepare and maintain risk registers, contract change orders, warranties, closeout procedures till successful substantial performance and warranty periods for all projects.

Mentor and supervise project procurement engineers and buyers and advise for required trainings.

Cooperate with Finance and operations to maximize negotiated savings.

Technip-Techint CimiMontubi srl (January 2005-January2008)

Techint provides engineering, procurement, construction, operation and management for large-scale Energy projects at a global level: oil & gas, energy, industrial plants, oil refineries and petrochemical plants, and infrastructure. With more than 70years of experience and employing 20,000 people worldwide, it has completed more than 3,500. (

Vice President, Procurement & Engineering

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage quality control, finance, inventory and project managers to complete the documents cycle of invoicing.

Issue bi-weekly reports to all stakeholders for the procurement status and initiate internal meetings with all disciplines to ensure their needs are timely fulfilled.

Track all the procurement activities starting from the purchase requisition, budget allocation, request of quotation, price comparison, purchase order issuance, delivery, payment and closing.

Establish & maintain database for pricing lists of all purchased services and material to support estimating activities.

Create and update database for the vendors, and continuously qualifying new suppliers and subcontractors to enrich the vendor list.

Prepare contracts for all types of agreements: service, design, JV, professional services, blanket agreements labor and lead the negotiations of price, schedule, terms and conditions.

Selected Projects & Accomplishments:

Industrial Projects: EMethanex- Methanol Plant

Power Plants: 2 Combined cycle Power Plants with a capacity of 750 MW each. Facilities designed to include steam from 2 heat recovery steam generators to be fed to 250 MW combustion turbine generator supplied by GE, re-heater condensing steam turbine generator from natural gas.

Ideal Medical Products & Hospital Engineering (August 1996-January 2005)

The hospital engineering division of Ideal Medical Products offers its customers turnkey hospitals and supplies medical equipment units all over the world. (

Business Development/Commercial Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

Cost estimation works during tendering for establishing and renovation of Hospital equipment.

Risk assessment and risk management for all project aspects: contractual, commercial and technical.

Collaborate with and influence suppliers, sub-contractors, designers and other external companies in the preparation of a most competitive tender solution.

Support bidding team with detailed knowledge of all aspects of front end and division 1 general conditions so as to effectively interact with Operations in developing a strong execution strategy for the work.

Taking the lead in coordination and cost code meetings to handoff projects to operations.

Education & Training

Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario with B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering 1996.

Professional Project Management Program Diploma 2009.

Professional Contractual & Legal Aspects in Construction Industry Program Diploma 2011.

PMP Certified by Project Management Institute 2013.

Oracle procure to pay software.

ISO Awareness & Implementation Course.

Safety Supervision Course.

Primavera planning and schedule Certificate.

Provincial Taxes Course

Instrumentation and Controls Courses.

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