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Demonstrated remarkable success in achieving cost leadership through effective vendor management and  negotiation strategies. Adept in driving business value – principally from a cost perspective through negotiation and  control over expenditure, but also by management of a secure, sustainable, innovative supplier portfolio. Possess  unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex business challenges.

An astute professional with rich experience in supply chain, strategic planning, procurement, budgeting,  inventory control and process improvement. A leader par excellence, proficient in leading procurement development  activities in the company, identifying a global procurement approach and developing an infrastructure for  procurement. Also ensuring best practice in ethical and compliant sourcing, strengthening data visibility and  optimizing costs for materials and services.

Professional Milestones

As Director - Procurement – Meraas (Dubai Gourmet)

Was involved with the pre-opening requirements of the first project of Dubai Gourmet – Qasr Al Sultan Boutique  Hotel a middle eastern destination concept.

As Director of Purchasing of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality

In 2015, implementing creative procurement strategies which led to savings worth AED 150 million with effective  negotiations for various projects during the special assignment.

Handled total projects worth AED5.5 billion till date

As Area Director of Materials – Dubai and N.E of Rotana Hotels & Suites

Promoted to the position of Area Director of Materials within six months of joining the organization

During the pre-opening of nine Dubai and NE hotels, successfully achieved significant cost savings between 15%

to 20% from the initial pre-opening budget on all FF&E and SOE pre-opening budgets

Recorded substantial average savings of 15% year on year from all Dubai and NE properties (a competition was  introduced between properties which augmented the spirit of growth without compromising with the quality of  the deliverables)

As Purchasing Manager of Emirates Towers Hotel & Jumeirah Hospitality

Utilized extensive network in the industry to converge senior decision makers and budget holders across the GCC  regions

Recognized and appreciated for achieving around 20-25% of cost savings on all purchases as compared to the  prevailing prices in food, and general stock items. This major accomplishment was achieved through  implementation of yearly partnership agreement with vendors

Occupational Contour

Director of Purchasing (Group)


Feb. 2011 – Jul 2016

Key Deliverables:

Responsible for establishing the Purchasing Department within the organization for the newly introduced Meydan  Hotels & Hospitality including The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Grandstand, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, Meydan  Beach Club, The Track and Golf Club

Rolling out a robust and efficient procurement system, applying professional network to ensure strong supplier  performance and reduced inventory, and create an enhanced process across the division for data management  and supplier performance monitoring

Proactively ensuring key performance targets are achieved by developing procurement processes and plans,  as well as delivering supplier support to facilitate business strategy

Initiating strategies that fuel sustainable growth and improved profitability through supplier and product mix and  maximizing competitive advantage


Directing the company’s strategic alliances and partnerships and developing a sustained relationship  with principle stakeholders

Providing leadership and coordination to develop and deliver the vision and overall strategy of the group

Main Contact

BONSAI Hospitality and Trading LLC


PO Box 45533

+971 50 691 7325

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