HOSPITALITY AND TRADING LLC
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.
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
Director of Purchasing (Group)
MEYDAN HOTELS & HOSPITALITY
Feb. 2011 – Jul 2016
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