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Logistics Manager

Galati, Romania
January 23, 2022

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Catalin Dobre

Address: Galati, ROMANIA Mobile phone: +407********

Citizenship: Romanian-E.U. E-mail:

Gender: Male WhatsApp: +407********


LOGISTICS = 35 years,

SUPPLY CHAIN = 30 years,

PROCUREMENT = 20 years,

CONTRACTS = 15 years,


Additional details:

4 years of experience in heavy civil/rail constructions as Logistics Manager, in Qatar.

8 years of experience in Oil and Gas Construction Industry as Logistics Officer and Logistics Manager, in Algeria, Liberia, Romania and Belgium.

11 years of experience in Iron Ore, Minerals and Open Pit Mining as Logistics Officer and Logistics Manager, in Romania, Germany and Austria.

12 years of experience in Shipbuilding and Broad Industry such as: Wood products, FMCG, Third party logistics, Steel products, Machinery, Building materials, Chemicals.

Expert level professional knowledge in :Logistics, INCOTERMS, Insurances, Customs Clearing, Import-Export, Quality Control and Sampling, Claims Assessing, Stock Control, Loading/Discharging means of transport (Trucks, Rail Wagons, River/Seagoing vessels), Multimodal Transport, Brokerage in Transport, Materials/Services Procurement .

Having a two decades of work experience in evaluation and control of the costs generated in the key points of the supply chain such as: suppliers, third party logistics, transport, stock control and claims.

With a long work experience in multicultural teams and emerging economy countries: East Europe, Africa, Middle East and China.


Bachelor of Laws – “Danubius University” - Romania 2003-2007;

Shipbuilding Technician – Galati Shipbuilding High School - Romania 1976-1980.


Supply Chain Consultant – Self employed – August 2017- present.

Assist client in developing the tools and knowledge base necessary to develop cost-effective solutions for the different functions that make up supply chain.

Transform client requirements into a work-plan and follow through on execution.

Diagnose client issues and identify beneath-the-surface client concerns.

Logistics Manager in Qatar “Qatari Diar” February 2016 – July 2017

Logistics Manager with the General Services Department - Lusail

General Services Department is providing services to a number of staff that exceeds 300 persons, occupying 12 buildings, with a total surface of 21,064 square meters and a total value that exceeds 150 million QR.

My mssion was consisting in:

Planing, executing and controling the logistics activities required for th proper functioning of the company.

Achieviening the objectives contained in the mile-stones established by the board of directors.

Evaluating the contractors.

Negotiating contracts and service level agreements.

Actively participate in the staff training and evaluation process.

The re-evaluation and organization of activities resulting in a 25% reduction in expenses.

Logistics Manager in Qatar “Gold Line Metro” April 2014- January 2016

The lump sum value of the Gold Line Metro Project in Doha is 4.5 billion $.

The major logistics challenges of this project were:

The transport and storage of 5 million cubic meters of excavated material, both from stations boxes and Tunnel Boring Machines.

The transport to the metro station of 1.6 million cubic meters of concrete, material used for the structural works.

Erecting and administrating a labor camp able to accommodate 3,500 workers.

Importations of all required equipment and materials, among which I would mention: 6 Tunnel Boring Machines (500 tons each).

Materials control activities on 12 working sites.

Sites services on 12 working sites (water, power, diesel, labor transport, etc.)

Managing the Logistics Team, I developed and lead to the execution the Project Logistics Plan as well as all other required documentation: TBM Transport Plan, Method statements, etc.

Through rigorous analysis I was able to find root causes of project’s issues and apply creative problem-solving and solution design. I have also worked to validate the solutions by broadly consulting project’s stakeholders and secure their support.

To reduce costs, I focused on: staff safety, bottlenecks elimination, inventory control, labor costs, suppliers cost reduction, consistently generate backup plans.

Country Logistics Manager in Algeria, “Petrofac E&C”- UAE September 2010- March 2014

“Petrofac E&C” is a world leader in EPC projects. Our mission in Algeria is to provide logistical support to the erection of a Gas Compression Plant located in In Salah, with a total value of 2 billion $ and a Processing Facility for oil and gas located in El Merk, with a total value of 2.2 billion $.

Reporting to the Country Manager I was responsible for:

Managing Algerian logistics team of 15 persons + 2 persons in Tunisia. With this team I exercise the control over a number of 800 people belonging to subcontractors.

Providing coverage for all the ports and airports related to the import of materials and machines (containers, break bulk and heavy lift) used in the two projects mentioned above (Annaba Port, Skikda Port, Arzew Port, Algiers Airport, Hassi Messaoud Airport and Rades Port in Tunisia).

Generating and implementing procedures related to import-export activities, archive and taxes.

Supervising the accountancy activities related to import taxes and VAT.

Coordinating and supervising the customs clearing process.

Negotiating and supervising the contracts related to third-party logistics companies.

Evaluating the costs and efficiency related to the 3PL companies.

Developing coverage in all situations concerning accidents, damaged cargo and insurance claims.

Supervising the procurement team consisting in 8 persons.

Supervising the operational archive and the assets inventory.

Issuing and negotiating contracts. Overseeing implementation of EPC contracts ( FIDIC).

Summary of results in the first year:

Company’s profit increased by 42%.

Logistics Manager “Formindus” Romania June 2003- August2010

“Formindus” is a business unit integrated in a group of companies involved in import-export of steel spare parts for shipbuilding, import-export and distribution of liquid bitumen and construction materials.

Reporting to the Vice-President I was in charge with:

Planning and executing the procurement plan using a team of 4 persons.

Developing and executing the distribution plan assisted by a team of 3 persons.

Arranging, negotiating and oversaw the land and sea transport contracts.

Drafting and negotiating the supply and distribution contracts.

Defining and executing the stock control operations.

Providing expertise and counseling in litigation/claims actions.

Customs clearing and import-export operations.

Expediting the shipments.

Vendor appraisal.

Summary of results:

Order intake increase from 27,000 tons/ year, to 150,000 tons/year.

Market expansion in Bulgaria.

Contracts negotiated in China, Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Our main customers where: “Damen” Shipyard – Romania and “ COLAS” – France .

Logistics Manager “DSU- ThyssenKrupp” Romania February 2000- May 2003

“DSU- ThyssenKrupp” is a “Blue chip” company, part of a legendary group of companies based in Germany and with branches all over the world.

The main activity consists in :

1.Open pit mining and processing the industrial waste.

2.Transforming the industrial waste into construction materials and raw materials.

The operation was based in “ArcelorMittal” Steel Plant from Galati-Romania and involves the processing of 1.5 million tons of slag/year and 300,000 tons of metal scrap/year.

Reporting to the General Manager I was in charge with:

Importing the processing installation, materials and equipment from Germany.

Customs clearing the installation and all the equipment and materials, transport to site and providing assistance during plant erection.

Designing the storage area and implementing the stock control procedures.

Drafting, negotiating and supervising the contracts regarding 3PL companies.

Putting in place and operating the laboratory related to quality control activities.

Providing support to the products homologation and certification in Romania.

Managing the delivery of 1.5 million tons of slag/year.

Managing a team of 25 persons.

Summary of results:

Order intake increase from 40,000 tons/year, to 500,000 tons/year.

Increase of turnover with 200% in the first year.

Organized and managed promotional exhibitions regarding the new products.


Marine and Cargo Surveyor – Ministry of Transport - Romania 1990-1991

CIPS Level 4 – “Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply” - U.K. 2012-2014;

Completed the PMP training – Qatar Project Management - Qatar 2017.

Languages: Romanian= native; English= fluent; French= very good.

Computing: Proficient in all Microsoft Office functions; Aconex; SAP-ERP.

Working knowledge of FIDIC Contracts (Silver Book).

European driver’s license.

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