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Supply chain & operations Director, Factory Head, P&L improvement

Jeddah, Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia
March 18, 2020

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Smouha - Egypt, Alexandria, Alexandria 25211

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• Supply chain & Operations Director with excellent track record in supply chain and plant operations Management, successfully improving efficiency, reducing operating costs and increasing performance. •Proven capability on Achieving turn-around with BUs in very challenging markets from low profitability to high one ensuring full re-structure in place and substantial improvements.

•Extensive experience in setting up planning of supply chain operations and project Management in an effective and efficient manner, within tight schedules and budget.

•Solid experience of setting up and managing Warehousing systems, inventory optimizations and control of Raw materials, finished goods and cold stores with very high capacities.

•Solid experience of procurement and sourcing Management.

•Solid experience of logistics Management (inbound and outbound logistics) with total fleet management of over 52K trucks per year, experienced in client relationship management and recognized as a highly efficient and creative problem solver.

•Solid Experience of people Management through evaluating, training, motivating and leading large teams of employees.


• Supply chain Management

• Logistics Management (outbound & inbound).

• Budgeting, Cash flow and Cost Control.

• Business management & Leadership.

• Warehousing and inventory Management.

• Supply and Demand planning

• Creative problem solving

• Effective Communication

• Project management

• Contracts Management & claims

• Procurement& Sourcing Management.

• Strategic influencing • MS office, oracle, MS project

• English, Persian, French

• Strategic Management

• Maintenance planning

• Lean Six sigma

• Contract Management & Claims

• People Management & organization Structuring.

• Employee Motivation & Evaluation

• HSE and Risk Assessment.


• Data analysis, Scheduling



12/2016 to Current Supply Chain & Operations Director

Savola foods Group – Khartoum, Sudan

Managing the following sections:

Edible oils Refinery operations

Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical & instrumentation, utility).

Warehouses (Raw materials, crude oil, finished goods, SPP, scrap) & outbound logistics.

Procurement & inbound logistics.

Planning & Cost Department.

New projects (expansion & Extend).

• Develop the Supply Chain Department budget and monitor financial performance P&L versus the plan so that the business is aware of anticipated costs/revenues ensuring performance improvement opportunities are capitalized upon and to ensure cost effectiveness.

• Manage the day-to-day operations of Supply chain to ensure that work processes are implemented as designed and comply with established policies, processes and procedures

• Lead the Sales and Operations planning process to set production plan matched with the demand plan, direct production requirements by leading the development of the plan, implement accurate purchasing processes, monitoring execution of the plan & monitoring quality to ensure business targets are met.

• Develop the inventory strategy and plan to maintain the capital work at healthy level, by coordinate the activities between Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing in Raw material and packaging sourcing,Production line scheduling, Communication of expectations, Integration of finished goods inventories with the sales forecast, to make the production flow map proceed smoothly and in a time.

• Manage Supply Chain Planning to keep them updated and reflected positively on the manufacturing process and best optimize the company cash flows and achieve.

• Achieved best perfect order rate 90% via handling the solid system of managing almost 20K trucks for the inbound and outbound logistics to achieve customer satisfaction.

Main Achievements:

Commissioning of the new installed edible oil refinery with total capacity of 400 TPD.

Adjusting the supply chain Department organization chart and adding the missing roles to stabilize the operations and ensure career paths is allowed in all areas.

Increase CM1 by Decrease direct material cost related to oil losses down to 3%.

Increase packing lines efficiency OEE to achieve 62% Vs 44% LY.

Increase refinery OEE 82% VS 73%LY.

Decrease MOH costs with almost 8%.

Achieve Net profits of almost 5 folds Vs LY.

11/2009 to 11/2016 Supply Chain Operations Dep. Manager

Savola Foods Group – Alexandria, Alexandria

• Managed the planning & Budget control activities for the construction of beet sugar factory project with beet entry capacity 9000 tons of beet with capital expenditure around 185 M Euros – in Egypt including all activities related to Engineering, construction, Equipment procurement, Erections, commissioning & startup.

• Established constant and accurate monitoring of planning schedules, budget and cost control, continuously developing corrective measures to ensure achievement of targets.

• Led effectively the Quality initiatives, including ISO certification and TQM, to deliver best in class performance from the site team.

• Managed and administrated the critical contracts like the 2nd hand equipment (12M €), dismantling and transportation contract (17.7M€), project management contract (6.2M€), etc.

• Managed all the production & demand planning activities.

• Reporting all the Factory KPIs related to capacity utilization, reliability & OEE.

• Establish annual operating plans & annual capital expenditure plans.

• Manage the scrap disposal cycle with co-ordination of finance & legal Departments.

• Direct involvement and strong participation in imbibing HSE performance culture in the plant.

• Managed setting up the warehousing system ( oracle) for beet sugar factory related to Spare parts warehouse, consumables, chemicals & finished goods stores with total capacity around 160,000 tons.

• Successful management of inbound & outbound logistics related to the raw materials & finished goods and waste disposal contracts as well as internal factory logistics Achieving perfect order rate 90% via handling the solid system of managing almost 60K trucks for the inbound and outbound logistics to achieve customer satisfaction. .

• Manage the procurement functions and cash flow related to Raw materials, SPP, Equipments.

• Manage Contracts issued related to supply chain and any related claims to ensure company rights are preserved.

11/2006 to 11/2009 Supply Chain Manager

Savola foods Group – Tehran, Tehran

• Commissioned and operated the Retail packing unit for fine sugar and broken cone products for savola group in Iran during the period from 2006 -2009 market with, Factory capacity 120,000 MT/year, expandable to 200,000 MT/ year.

• Achieved vertical startup of operations with efficiency 90% and production reliability 81%.

• Launched new packaging material in Iran Market PE packs leading to cost reduction in BOM.

• Successfully maintained high level of motivation; drove the development of the teams.

• Led the Lean Manufacturing and cost-reduction through efficiency and productivity improvement to deliver better conversion costs year on year.

• Achieved better sugar quality than Iran standard (45 ICUMSA sugar color EEC2 quality while Iran standard was 60 ICUMSA color instead as well other quality parameters like ASH.

• Worked on the savings-project like decreasing the loss of the cone breaking machine and increase the capacity to 1 ton/hr instead of 250 kg/hr.

• Direct involvement and strong participation in imbibing HSSE performance culture in the plant.

• Achieved learning the Persian language, I am talking and writing Persian language.

• Successful management of the local procurement, warehousing stock levels of the raw materials / finished goods and related logistics, technical services (Maintenance & Repair)., Strategic influencing program by AMA/MCE (American management association).

01/2004 to 11/2006

Factory Manager

Kuwait food Company ( Americana) – Tehran, Tehran

• Achieved Break even and profitable Business Model with Iran factory for the first time since initiation.

• Achieve launching Factory products in B2B and retail Markets branded Super star..

• Handled all the Operations of meat and poultry processed products factory in Iran, Factory capacity: 3600 MT/year – Managed supervision of the production lines of meat and poultry processing and developing of the Recipes.

• Achieved low team turnover Vs Last periods.

• Managed all the cold stores with different categories of chilled, frozen and tunnels.

• Successfully Managed Half fried & cooked product lines :(Nuggets, Burgers, fillets, Luncheons – Sausages – Hams – Mortadella).

• Achieved the Highest sales award since commissioning the factory in March 2006.

07/2000 to 12/2003 Production Manager

Egyptian British For General Development ( Galina) – Alexandria, Alexandria

• Achieving the following :

• Full plant commissioning & startup of the Meat & poultry production.

• Achieved stable operations of the Half fried and cooking Lines .

• Managed 30+ SKUs

07/1999 to 06/2000 Assistant Production Manager

Egyptian British for general Development Co. – Alexandria, Alexandria

Meat & poultry production

09/1998 to 06/1999 Shift Head Engineer

Egyptian British for general Development Co. – Alexandria, Alexandria

Meat & poultry production


2013 MBA: Supply Chain Management

Arab Academy for Science & Technology (AAST) - Alexandria

GPA: 3.9

1998 Bachelor of Science: Agriculture Engineering

Alexandria University - Alexandria


Residence: Egypt – Alex

Cell phone: 020********** / 002*********** – Egypt.


Arabic: Mother tongue

English: Fluent

Persian: Business Language

French: fair understanding


P&L Achievement:

Achieved Successful turn-around with Sudan BU under very challenging conditions of that emerging market with 5 folds Net profit Vs Last period Via decreasing DMC losses, increase operations efficiency, optimization of energy consumption, organization structuring and people motivations.

Operational Achievement:

Achieved Successful improvement on the OEE from 44% till 63%.

• Optimization of Energy consumption.

Project Management Achievements:

• Commissioning of 400 MT edible oil refinery in Sudan.

• Commissioning of 9000 MT Beet sugar factory in Egypt.

• Successful commissioning and startup of retail packing unit for loose and Broken cone sugar with total capacity 120 K MT/ year in Iran.

• Extensive experience in the :-

Manage project teams to cope with stressing situations to adapt with unforeseen situations.

Manage communications with suppliers and contractors/consultants to promote effective working relationship.

Manage planning and organizing of project activities and surrounding arrangements.

Overall coordination to ensure timely outputs and successful completion of project goals.

Manage tracking of procurement together with the works performed on site.

Manage resolution of conflicts to ensure smooth interactions among the project teams.

Manage the follow up / tracking of project documents to monitor project status and performance throughout, including quality of process and outputs.

Identification and selection of key role players for delegation of appropriate assignments, to ensure optimum utilization of available abilities and appropriate selections.

Manage the commissioning and start up. Manage provisional and final acceptance procedures and handing over / taking over. Coordinate the job closure process, manage the settlement of financial issues and documentation of the lessons learned process.


• Certified professional Food Manager Certificate (CPFM) : from American university in Cairo ( AUC)

• CIPS Membership: Chartered institute of procurement and supply.

• Jan -2020 : Reliability centered Maintenance ( RCM) : 30 hours - RES Global part of the society for maintenance and reliability professionals (SMRP)

• October -2019 : Maintenance planning & scheduling : 30 hours - RES Global part of the society for maintenance and reliability professionals (SMRP)

• Dec -2017 – certified production and inventory Management ( CPIM) – 32 hrs

• Dec-2017 – coaching

• Sep-2017 – creativity and customer focus ( Brand New Guest ology)-30 hrs

• Oct 2011: Job evaluation (Hays program) -12 hrs.

• June 2011: value Management & lean manufacturing -24 hrs

• May 2010: Strategic influencing program by AMA/MCE (American management association).

• Dec 2007: Finance for non-finance professionals program : 32 hrs by Meric training & consulting.

• Training on the IBM system ( integrated business management)

• June 2002 – Management training Program (Effective communication skills) by Career Development and Consultations Academy.

• May 2000 – to now: Attending workshops & lectures by Agriculture Led Export & Business (ALEB), American project, on food safety, Sanitation Programs and enhancing Egyptian exportation.


• Malek Jamal Eddine : GM – product Supply Africa –Savola Group

Email :

cellular : 009***********

• Wael Zakaria : VP supply chain – Fargalla group

Email :

cellular : 002***********

• Reem Eltayeb : GM – savola Sudan

Email :

Cellular : 002***********

• Dr. Ahmed k. Ahmed, Ph.D, MLS(ASCP) : Scientist -School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


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