Darvi N. Varghese, B.Sc., PMP®, SSGB, CISCP
Corporate Procurement Director
Gulf Hotels Group Bahrain
Post BoxNo.580, Bahrain.
Contact - +973-****-**** (Cell Number)
Mail Id – email@example.com
Bachelor of Science with a MBA in hospitality management, over 27 years of hospitality experience including 16 years of Senior and Managerial level. Capable of running the Supply Chain with the end view of reducing the purchase cost to minimum. I have been working in Middle East for last 22 years and have better knowledge of the local and international suppliers with a strong and excellent rapport with whole sellers, importers and manufactures. Result oriented creative, pro-active, team player with the ability to work under pressure, achieve the goal within the given timeline.
To continuously grow along with the organization associated with and utilize my best resources for the benefit of myself and the organization
Good departmental knowledge with excellent presentation and communication skills, very cautious about the departmental ownership and cost control, eagerness to learn and initiative to take more responsibilities and very particular on “value for the money spent”. Core Competencies
Proven ability and experience in setting up corporate procurement structure
Proficient in MS Office applications including Excel/financial analysis and planning.
Strong business acumen with P&L management experience with Entrepreneurial aptitude
Proven ability to build relationships, work well with people in a constantly changing environment, and gain credibility in areas beyond defined scope of work
Ability to work effectively, gain credibility and influence at the C-Level with CEO, CFO, COO
Natural interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to win others over
16+ years of experience managing in Senior Global and Regional roles
Experience in strategic sourcing & procurement across a broad set of categories
Demonstrated success in managing vendors, negotiating and managing high-value contracts
Proven track record of developing and implementing successful operating strategies
Ability to deliver on client expectations, influencing others or escalating as needed to do so.
Successful track record of managing, coaching and developing high performing team
Exposure to demand planning / forecasting
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My Carrier Partners & Advisors
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December 2018 onwards
Director Procurement (Corporate) - Gulf Hotels Group Bahrain June 2016 to November 2018
Director Procurement (Corporate) Middle East – ACCOR Hotels September 2012 to May 2016
Director Procurement (Corporate) EMEA & India – Fairmont & Raffles International December 2009 to August 2012
Director of Procurement (Corporate) – NCT&H (DANAT Hotels & Resort), Abu Dhabi UAE December 2007 to November 2009
Purchasing Manager (Corporate) – ISHRAQ Hospitality Management (IHG), Dubai UAE November 2006 to November 2007
Purchase Manager (Complex) – Emaar Hospitality (Southern Sun Hotels & Resorts), Dubai UAE September 2005 to October 2006
Assistant Purchase Manager (Corporate) – HAMRA Hotels & Resorts, Managed by Hilton May 2003 to August 2005
Purchase Manager – Concorde Hotels & Residence, Dubai UAE June 1997 to April 2003
Purchase & Stores Hyatt Muscat, Oman
September 1995 to May 1997
Food & Beverage Service – Kuwait Hotels Company Kuwait July 1992 to August 1995
Food & Beverage Service - TAJ Hotels & Resorts, Mumbai India P a g e 4 15
Pre-Opening Team Member (FFE and OS&E Purchase Experience)
Fairmont Marina Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fairmont Amman, Jordan
Fairmont Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Fairmont Istanbul, Turkey
Fairmont Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Emaar Residence at Fairmont Makkah
Al RAHA Beach Hotel Phase 2
TILAL LIWA Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotels Dubai
Al MANZIL & QAMARDEEN Hotel, Southern Sun Hotels & Resorts
Al HAMRA Golf, Town House
KHATT Spring Hotel & Spa
Dubai Concorde Hotel & Residence
Professional working relationship with various entities like FF&E and OS&E Procurement Company
Chris GARROD Global
AREEN Design Services Europe
Kitchen & Laundry Consultant
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Godwin Austen Johnson
Wilson and Associates
Project Management & Lead Consultant
SEIDCO General Contracting
ARCAN PROJECT MANAGMENT
Global Contract Management
Currently managing more than 1,000 global contracts which cover 95% of OS&E and FF&E requirements and working directly with manufactures December 2018 onwards
Director Procurement (Corporate) – Gulf Hotels Group Bahrain Business Entities / Divisions
Gulf Hotel Bahrain
K Hotel Bahrain
Asdal Inn Hotel Bahrain
Crowne Plaza Hotel Bahrain
Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay Dubai
Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar
Gulf Executive Residence Bahrain
Gulf Executive Residence Juffair, Bahrain
Gulf Executive Office Tower Bahrain
Gulf Brands International Bahrain
Gulf Hotel Laundry Service Bahrain
Gulf Convention Centre Bahrain
Gulf Hotel Group Colombo
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Duties & Responsibilities
Managing procurement operations in 3 countries & 5 locations and a team of 10 indirect cross border & multicultural team
Presently handling an annual spend budget of USD. 25 million.
Responsible for monitoring Gulf Hotels Group Jana Materials System, Corporate data shell, analyze generated Corporate consolidated reports and provide solutions
Creation and management of short, mid, and long term goals and objectives
Lead the development and implementation of procurement policies and system strategies to support corporate agreements tendering, management, spend analysis and supplier performance
Handling Cross Borders Suppliers from countries like France, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Thailand, UK, China, UAE, India
Creating a talent management process in coordination with HR to ensure that the right resources are in place
Achieve financial objectives through supply assurance, total cost reduction, spend reduction and support for top-line growth and brand protection/enhancement
Enforce availability of HACCP & ISO certification standards, support the sustainability programme available within the organization and evaluate supplier commitment
Coordinate with properties FF&E and OS&E approved annual budget requirements for possible consolidation of orders save on prices and freight
Coordinate and issue annual report on total savings achieved by properties and signed agreements
September 2012 to November 2018
Director Procurement (Corporate) Middle East – ACCOR Hotels Brands - Raffles, Sofitel, Fairmont, Rixos, M Gallery, Swissotel, Movenpick, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles
Set up corporate procurement structure to handle MEA procurement
Provide procurement technical support services for new builds and transitions as per Corporate Agreements during hotel preopening phase of project. P a g e 7 15
Work together with owner and third party purchasing agent and corporate stakeholders as per project requirements and agreed roles and responsibilities
Follow Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to brand quality standards, brand processes and brand standards
Provide quality assurance for key items and manage brand approvals process
Work in a proactive manner and initiate ongoing procurement calls with project stakeholders. Lead ongoing procurement meetings, create agendas and provide meeting minutes to track procurement progress for projects assigned
Monitor and track project through review and issuance of relevant reports and provide corrective actions and strategies to bring project on track in terms of delivery and budget
Manage and procure FF&E and OS&E for assigned projects from start to finish to meet project timelines and approved budget for new builds, transitions and capital projects as assigned
Support and promote brand contracts
Source OS&E locally and negotiate price agreements and/or contracts as required to support new build process and support brand standards
Provide ongoing value add services to support purchasing strategy
Work together with colleagues as a team to overall success of projects in pipeline
Communicate effectively and proactively with project team members
Attend site meetings as required
Contract negotiations - both corporate and local www.ACCOR.com
December 2009 to August 2012
Director of Procurement (Corporate) – NCT&H (DANAT Hotels & Resort), Abu Dhabi UAE
Set up corporate procurement structure to handle UAE procurement
Responsible for 6 Danat Hotels purchase operation including FFE, CAPEX & SOE procurement
Work with operations to develop product specifications and par levels
Develop systems for the required ordering, receiving, storing, distribution and recording of goods
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Ensure that goods are sourced according to specifications
Ensure the basic policy of a minimum three quotes is followed unless market or other practices dictate otherwise and are fully documented
Ensure that the best prices are obtained from suppliers/vendors for goods based on the required standards and in accordance with the Operating Budget
Conduct negotiations with suppliers to ensure the best product and prices are obtained
Ensure trading terms are regularly negotiated with new and existing suppliers for cash-flow, inventory and storage, delivery, price and other considerations, involve working under contracts with suppliers
Conduct regular supplier and market reviews to ensure best products and prices
Ensure that ordering of goods for the Resort is documented and conducted in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
Ensure that the receiving procedure is maintained to ensure the right quality, quantity and/or weight of goods are received, and in accordance with Authority regulations, and are accurately recorded in the accounting system on a timely basis
Ensure that all products and goods are correctly stored in the various stores in accordance with required policies and Authority regulations
Ensure all policies and procedures are maintained and upheld thus ensuring the supply chain and reducing risk
Assist in quarterly (or other scheduled) counts and with the compilation of operating equipment inventories and the subsequent sourcing, ordering and receipt of operating equipment
www.ncth.com & www.danathotel.com
December 2007 to November 2009
Purchasing Manager (Corporate) – ISHRAQ Hospitality Management (IHG), Dubai UAE
Set up corporate procurement structure to handle GCC procurement
Responsible for 4 Holiday Inn Express Hotels purchase operation including FFE, CAPEX & SOE procurement
Respects property level procurement needs that fall outside of existing programs.
Participate in development and responsible for execution of tracking cost savings and best practices initiatives.
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Responsible for conducting semi-annual performance reviews.
Participate in the development and monitoring of fiscal budgets within group operations to produce both short term and long-term profitability
Provides leadership and direction in the development, execution, problem resolution and measurement of internal guest service standards within the group consistent with the company’s core service standards and brand attributes.
Directs the research, development, evaluation and implementation of new products, services, technology and processes to ensure HIE Hotels competitive position in anticipation of changing customer needs within the dynamic hospitality.
Execution of Corporate Strategic Sourcing initiatives within the group.
Performs other job related duties as assigned
Reporting to Regional Director of Finance
www.ishraqholding.com & www.ihg.com
November 2006 to November 2007
Purchase Manager (Complex) – Emaar Hospitality (Southern Sun Hotels & Resorts), Dubai UAE
Responsible for 2 Southern Sun Hotels purchase operation including FFE, CAPEX and OS&E procurement
Use effective and professional communication to ensure that the department functions properly and associates interface with one-another for effective execution in planning and operations.
Select, train, schedules, supervise, develop, discipline, and counsel associates according to hotel’s policies and procedures.
Employ a hands-on, open door style of leadership that reflects the core values of the property and company.
Direct all personnel to ensure that customer satisfaction is achieved or exceeded.
Demonstrate a customer driven style of leadership with a sense of urgency in interactions, execution and recovery.
Consistently serve as an active role model, trainer, and coach and mentor to provide continuing education to others.
Consistently and effectively model the mission statement and core values of the property
Protect the hotel against loss and waste resulting from the improper handling of good by making recommendations for the improvement of internal controls.
Acquire a working knowledge of each department within the Hotel, so accurate internal customer service may be achieved.
Ensure that the department is equipped with necessary supplies and equipment to successfully perform to established standards.
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Reporting to Complex Financial Controller
September 2005 to October 2006
Assistant Purchase Manager (Corporate) – Hamra Hotels & Resorts, Managed by Hilton
Set up corporate procurement structure to handle UAE procurement
Responsible for 4 Hamra Hotels purchase operation including FFE, CAPEX & SOE procurement
Ensure that all Purchasing employees adhere to the section’s Standard Operating Procedures at all times
Work together with all other hotel departments and to ensure that all Purchasing employees fully cooperate with staff from other hotel departments at all times
Regularly check the service quality provided by the Purchasing employees by means of supplier comments, feedback during departmental & management meetings, etc.
lead all Purchasing employees by example at all times, fostering a spirit of cooperation between different sections, ensuring that all sections of the department work hand in hand at all times and to create a challenging and fun environment for all staff to work in
Timely and correct preparation and submission of all Purchasing administration and audit reports
Make sure that all Purchasing working materials/equipment, areas, signage and vehicles are always in good condition and cleaned/maintained regularly and that all faulty equipment, repair matters and health & safety concerns are immediately reported to the appropriate departments for rectification
Purchasing employees work in a safe manner, that work related accidents, sick leave and staff turnover are kept to a minimum within the department and that all hotel policies and laws & regulations of the UAE are adhered to at all times by all staff members
Interact and communicate with guests & colleagues in a courteous, friendly, open and honest manner at all times
Attend management meetings and hotel training programs as and when needed or instructed and to make sure that all Purchasing employees attend all mandatory training sessions
Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Management
Fully responsible for ordering and purchasing all materials/items/products on all approved purchase orders for the hotel at the best possible price and quality and in accordance with the hotel’s standards Reporting to Financial Controller www.alhamrafort.com
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May 2003 to August 2005
Purchase Manager – Concorde Hotels & Residence, Dubai UAE
Pre-opening Material manager and was responsible for procurement of FF&E & SO&E
Responsible for all administrative functions of the Materials Department, staffing, training and fulfillment of other related duties.
Responsible for all purchasing functions, quotations, quality and availability.
Responsible for physical control of all store items until issued, fully documented under strict control procedures (key control, timing schedule, authorized issue requests).
Responsible for maintaining logical storeroom inventory levels operationally needed.
Responsible for overall hygiene, fire & safety, proper storing arrangement, cleanliness of storerooms and freezers according to Hotel, Local and International Standards.
Reports and updates management & department heads on pending items, new procedures, system difficulties and other related matters.
Identifies and recommends new products available in the market.
Obtains written approval for established Min/Max stock levels by the financial controller and general manager.
Issues regularly slow moving item lists. Ensures validity of items available, force issue obsolete items and follows up on action taken for disposal.
Verifies that all documentation and proper quotations are maintained and filed according to Hotel Policy and Procedure requirements.
Approves all storeroom re-order requests, verifying quantities within the established Min/Max stock levels.
Allocates responsible buyers (including self) for storerooms & direct purchase requests including market lists for all system received orders.
Authorizes all purchase requests allocated by buyers after checking quotations validity (minimum three whenever possible for non-agency products), last price paid, proper units, and quality/brand verification.
Ensures that proper description and specification of direct items data is clear and meaningful to all management authorization levels (MM, FC & GM).
Ensures that proper explanation is attached (message) to purchase requests for location needed, quantity and reason for the purchase of the ordered item.
Ensures that all order receiving dates are updated by the buyers according to the suppliers promised delivery dates.
Ensures that all authorized/approved purchase orders are sent to their respective suppliers/vendors for delivery purposes on a daily basis.
Ensures & verifies that quotations are regularly updated and supplier’s new current P a g e 12 15
price lists are maintained (mainly storeroom/market list items).
Checks, explains if needed and approves delivered items discrepancy report issued by cost control regarding price and quantity order variances.
Checks, verifies and approves storeroom physical inventory discrepancy report issued by cost control upon completion of cycle / full storeroom inventory.
Approves all addition requests for new storeroom items, checking correct item description, unit, packing, and category and establishes Min/Max estimated stock levels.
Holds internal departmental meetings regularly to discuss problems, difficulties, maintain relation, improve standards and elevate services.
Spot checks storeroom requests if properly maintained, verifies quantity requested and issued, proper items received by signatories & ID availability.
Spot-checks entered system quotations, period validity, quotes locked by, etc…
Reviews quarterly Min/Max stock levels and updates accordingly.
Identifies items for standing orders utilizing vendors’ logistics for regular deliveries to the hotel based on approved highly consumed items.
Ensures and regulates printed items re-orders through concerned departments while enforcing all collateral corporate printing standards.
Maintains proper filing system of all property signed contracts related to operation, follow up renewals, and introduces new qualified vendors for renegotiation purposes and price verification.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as and when assigned by the Management
June 1997 to April 2003
Purchase & Stores Hyatt Muscat, Oman
Checks daily all system authorized storeroom requisitions for timely preparation and issuance of items.
Ensures the implementation of the established procedures for receiving items into the stores, issuance and storing, to prevent losses, pilferage and spoilage.
Ensures proper and adequate storerooms key control procedures are maintained, reports any discrepancies.
Supervises and participates in all storekeeper’s daily activities, engaging in normal assigned duties and responsibilities.
Ensures all storeroom issues are conducted according to an approved system order and upon issuance quantities are posted instantly in the system.
Ensures that all issued storeroom requisitions are properly and fully signed by the receiver and the issuer.
Spot checks and ensures that all storeroom requisitions, quantity variance manual P a g e 13 15
corrections if any, are properly explained and posted in the system accordingly.
Initiates system purchase requests for stocks reaching reorder levels according to the established Min/Max stock levels.
Reviews periodically and recommend changes to the established Min/Max stock levels based on any noticed menu or consumption changes.
Follows up and ensures that regular and standing approved purchase orders are received as per mentioned delivery dates.
Performs regularly with the coordination of the storekeepers, cycle physical random checks, on inventory stocks, to verify and reconcile with system stock on hand
Prepares on monthly basis slow moving, expiry date lists for issuance to the concerned departments, as well as reports on spoilage or breakages if any.
Performs duties common to all supervisors and any project assignments as and when requested.
Reporting to Materials Manager
September 1995 to May 1997
Food & Beverage Service – Kuwait Hotels Company, Kuwait
Food & Beverage Supervisor handling outside banquet functions.
Report to Food & Beverage Manager.
July 1992 to August 1995
Food & Beverage Service - TAJ Hotels & Resorts, Mumbai, India
Food & Beverage Waiter in Restaurant & Banquet and trained in various departments.
Report to Outlet Manager.
Employee of the Month, Hyatt
Oman award for Tourism Venture of the year 2000, Hyatt
Food Service Training Certificate, Kuwait Hotels Purchase & Stores Software Knowledge
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FIXED ASSET SOFTWARE – SQL VERSION
Hotelier Middle East Award Nominee for Year 2010
Hotelier Middle East Award Nominee for Year 2009
Cross Trained in Housekeeping & Stewarding department, HYATT
Attend Training Course for Stores & Purchase, HYATT
Attend Training Course for Fire Fighting, CONCORDE DUBAI.
Fully computer literate, good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Internet.
Good working knowledge in all areas of the hotel operations especially Purchase and Stores.
Key Person of rebranding 6 Danat Hotels & Resort Academic Qualifications & Professional Courses
Bachelor of Science from India
PMP® - Project Management Professional from PMI (Reg. No. – 2018850)
Six Sigma Green Belt from International Quality Federation USA (Reg. No. – DV11710GB)
Certified International Supply Chain Professional – CISCP
Hospitality Purchasing Management with honors from AHLA.
Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management.
Certified Project Management – Corporate Training Solution Network
Certified Microsoft Excel for Purchasing Professionals – Next Level Purchasing
Certified Managing Supplier Performance – Next Level Purchasing
Certified Negotiation Skills – Next Level Purchasing
Certified Finance for Strategic Procurement – Next Level Purchasing P a g e 15 15
Certified Savings Strategy Development – Next Level Purchasing
One-year Diploma in Computer Software from APTECH Mumbai
Certified Supervising Food Safety in Catering – Charted Institute Environmental Health, UK
Certified Intermediate HACCP Training – JOHNSON DIVERSEY
Course in Health & safety – chemical usage, awarded by Johnson Diversey
First Aid Certificate from MEDIC FIRST AID Training School, Dubai, UAE. Passport Details
Number – Z 3315186
Place of Issue - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Date of Issue – 03rd November 2015
Date of Expiry – 02nd November 2025
Employment / Emigration
Notice Period – 3 Months
NO. 698371 Issued in UAE Valid till 2023.
NO. 6239796 Issued in Oman
E_ Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://www.linkedin.com/in/darvivarghese
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Married
Children : One
Religion : Roman Catholic
Date of Birth : 24th
Languages : English, Hindi, Malayalam