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Manager Supply Chain

August 23, 2012

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I bring along ** years of successful domestic and international experience in E2E Logistics & SC operations within a variety of industries like Consumer Goods, Retail, FMCG, Dairy, Hospitality (restaurants) and, Services; working for or along with leader medium and large organizations in Africa, Middle East and, South America and, interacting with worldwide brands like Unilever, Kraft Foods International, Burger King International, Yum!, Starbucks, Lactalis, Fonterra and, Coca Cola, to mention a few. Having held different positions with a progressive career path that spans from assistant roles through director level responsibilities, with a hands-on approach yet with strategic thinking.

Have provided E2E logistics support not only in developed and emerging markets but, also, in remote and “war-zone” geographies like Iraq (2006-2010), Sudan and South Sudan (2010-2011). Have managed and/or overseen simultaneously up to 12 satellite warehousing & distribution operations across countries and/or regions with c.25,000smq, +120 delivery vehicles and millionaire inventories with c.15,000 SKU’s. Have played a key role in implementing S&OP for a USD450M BU, in developing and implementing business and division strategies and, have generated savings for c.USD20M through inventory optimization, fleet/truck utilization, procurement (food, non-food, commodities) and, 3PL’s contract negotiation.


To acquire a senior management/leadership position in logistics/supply chain/general management, within a reputable regional or MNC organization, whereby I can contribute with my vast experience in the field, towards goals achievement and profitable growth


Logistics Management Continuous Improvement Multi-Site Management

Distribution Network Business Strategy People Development

ERP (SAP/FMIS/Exceed) Project Management Supplier Management

Warehouse Design Inventory Management S&OP

Multi Cultural Teams RTM (Route To Market) Lean Processes

Internal Consultancy Procurement Operational Efficiency


JOB TITLE Regional Distribution Operations Manager (Food Division) / Reporting to the SVP Logistics


M.H. Alsahaya Co. (Kuwait)

Period September 2011 – Present

JOB SCOPE & COMPANY’S PROFILE Building the in-market logistics capabilities for a USD450M Food Division, consisting of 32 brands & +450 stores, across the Middle East region. Seeking to generate synergy amongst all brands split into 3 different business units at the moment, improving operational efficiency, contributing in increasing brand's profitability and, supporting company's expansion objectives.

Developed and proposed the pillars for the company's Food Division Logistics Strategy from two different perspectives: E2E Logistics and In-Market/Outbound Logistics in the Middle East region, with emphasis on operational efficiency and cost reduction, involving demand planning, compliance, procurement, shipping, customs, warehousing and, distribution

Company’s quick facts:

- One of the largest retailers in the MENA region

- Turnover of +USD2bn

- +2,000 outlets across markets

- +15 markets across Africa, Europe and, Middle East

- +55 international brands

- +20,000 employees

- +80 different nationalities

JOB TITLE Logistics Manager & Work Stream Leader WH & DC / Reporting to the GM

COMPANY Sayga Investment Co. - DAL Group (Sudan)

Period March 2010 – June 2011

JOB SCOPE & COMPANY’SPROFILE E2E logistics and Customer Service; overseeing Demand Planning, Procurement, Customs Clearance, Warehousing & Distribution and, Fleet Management operations for a USD350M B2C business unit. Indirectly managed 10 satellite up country depots, 2 DC's and a +120 delivery trucks across Sudan (including South Sudan), through a professional team of 5 supervisory level direct reports and +50 indirect. As a member of the Management Team, contributed on the development and implementation of the company's business strategy. Also, was Team Leader for the Warehouse & Distribution Centers Work Stream within the Supply Chain project (Solving Efeso) and member of the Route To Market team (Kantar Retail), both at group level, with the objective of developing world class and responsive supply chain across the 3 food companies of the Group (Coca Cola, Dairy and, Kraft/Unilever).

Company’s quick facts:

- The largest conglomerate in Sudan, and one of the most important in Africa

- Operates in food, agriculture, engineering, real estate, medical and, education

- Turnover of USD1bn

- +5,000 employees

- +40 different nationalities

- +15,000 customers wholesale/retail

- International operations across MENA

- Partner of choice for worldwide brands

ACHIEVEMENTS - Stocks replenishment process implementation (push-pull) across Sudan, minimizing OOS

- Opened 10 depots in 10 different cities within 7 months, adding an expected 15% extra revenue

- OTIF implementation (external) at 95%

- Improved trucks capacity utilization in 35%, reducing next period’s budget in c.USD1M

- Successfully contribute to implement S&OP

- Developed new warehouse design for future expansion

- Differed USD18M on investment (warehouse)

- Optimized inventory levels by 25% (reduction)

JOB TITLE Senior Logistics Manager / Reporting to the VP Supply Chain & Production

COMPANY Kout Food Group – Al Homaizi Group (Kuwait)

Period September 2006 – February 2010

JOB SCOPE & COMPANY’S PROFILE Supporting new brands openings and existing business in the MEA region. Overseeing procurement, warehousing, distribution, 3PL, projects and, a fleet of +60 owned delivery trucks for Kuwait and Iraq

Company’s quick facts:

- Turnover of USD200M

- Operates in hospitality (restaurants), furniture and retail

- Franchise Management of choice for renown Casual Dining and Fast Food multinational brands

- Operates in Europe and MENA regions

ACHIEVEMENTS - Outsource transportation activities from Kuwait to Iraq, generating expected annual savings of c.USD250k

- Implemented standard purchasing procedures, aligned with product compliance and country Customs regulations

- Reduced waste in 5% through cold chain procedures improvement

- Reduced over time by 15%, adding annual savings of USD70k

- OTIF achieved at 98% vs 95% targeted

- Promoted from Logistics Manager to Senior Logistics Manager due to continuous targets achievement

JOB TITLE Corporate Logistics Manager / Reporting to the MD


Austracorp PERU S.A. (Peru)

Period March 2000 – March 2006

JOB SCOPE & COMPANY’S PROFILE In charge of Sales at the start-up stage. Part of the Management Team and responsible for procurement, import/export, customs, distribution, fleet, warehousing (3PL), and L/C's, for the 3 companies of the group.

Company’s quick facts:

- Turnover of USD50M

- Leader Group in the trading of dairy goods

- Represents world class MNC like Lactalis and Arla Foods

- Expanded from dairy goods to grains, equipments and, services for the food industry

ACHIEVEMENTS - Made 40% of the sales during the first 2 years by capturing the biggest clients in the market

- Reduced landed cost of imported goods (purchasing) by 10% through negotiation with vendors and freight forwarders

- Maintained 99% inventory accuracy and optimum stock levels, securing sales objectives

- Reduce cost of storage through rate negotiations with 3PLs

JOB TITLE Assistant Warehouse Manager / Reporting to the WH Manager


Fonterra PERU S.A. (ex- NZMP Peru)

Period September 1995 – May 1998

JOB SCOPE & COMPANY’S PROFILE Sales Executive (replacement), then Billing Assistant and, last, requested to support Warehousing operations, having hands-on responsibility for receiving, dispatching, inventory, H&S, attendance, etc

Company’s quick facts:

- Turnover of USD15bn

- The world’s biggest dairy exporter

- Ships +2M mt out of NZ every year

- Sells 350mt of product per hour, 24/7

- +15,000 employees and worldwide presence


E2E Logistics - Food Division Middle East

2011 to 2011 M. H. Alshaya Co.

Outbound Logistics - Food Division Middle East

2011 to Present M. H. Alshaya Co.

Supply Chain: Warehousing & DC

2010 to 2011 Sayga Investment Co / DAL Group

RTM - Route To Market

February 2010 to June 2011 Sayga Investment Co / DAL Group

Doha Entertainment City Warehouse

2008 to 2009 Kout Food Group

Shop Fit & Equipments Inventory

2009 to 2009 Kout Food Group


English (fluent), Spanish (mother tongue), Arabic (beginner)


Business Administration School - IPAE

Professional, Business Administration, Minor in Finance 1993 – 1998

SGS Middle East

HACCP, 2006

Peruvian University of Applied Science

Marketing, 2005 - 2006

National University of Engineering

International Logistics, 2003 - 2003

Ricardo Palma University

Foreign Trade, 2002 - 2002


Business, Sports, Travelling, Family, Beach days, Camping, Singing, Dancing


National of Peru, born in the capital of Lima in May 1975, married to a national of Bosnia & Herzegovina and, father of a recently born baby boy.

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