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An MBA qualified supply & Logitics management professional with 13+ years of track record in purchasing, operations, and warehouse . Seeking a key profile with a growth oriented firm to contribute accrued expertise in achieving mutual objectives.

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Akram Fouad Kawaf
Senior Manager / Deputy Head Supply Chain / Logistics Manager

Address:
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Email Address: akram_kawaf@yahoo.com
Day Phone Number: +966.502671872
Mobile Phone Number: +966.502671872
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Career Objective

An MBA qualified supply & Logitics management professional with 13+ years
of track record in purchasing, operations, and warehouse . Seeking a key
profile with a growth oriented firm to contribute accrued expertise in
achieving mutual objectives.
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Personal Information

|Birth Date: |26 February 1970 |
|Gender: |Male |
|Nationality: |Syria |
|Visa Status: |Residency Visa (Transferable) |
|Residence |Jeddah, Saudi Arabia |
|Location: | |
|Marital Status: |Married |
|Number of |4 |
|Dependants: | |
|Driving License:|Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates |


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Professional Experience

|July 2008 - |Logistics Manager |
|Present: |Drake & Scull International Saudi Arabia |
| |Project : King Abdullah University of Science and |
| |Technology ( KAUST ), Saudi Arabia |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Engineering |
| |Job Role/Department: Logistics |
| | |
| |Responsibilities: |
| |. Overseeing matters pertinent to overall |
| |logistical operations, managing a team consisting |
| |of warehouse manager, transportation & equipment |
| |manager, camp boss, administration officer, time |
| |keeping supervisor and a secretary. |
| |. Monitoring the quality, cost and efficiency of |
| |the movement and storage of goods including |
| |materials/equipments, in addition to controlling |
| |the order cycle and associated information |
| |systems. |
| |. Coordinating closely with the operations manager|
| |in developing annual logistics operations plans |
| |and budgets. Monitoring performance to budget |
| |parameters and ensuring strict adherence to |
| |respective budgetary guidelines while effecting |
| |cost reductions. |
| |. Analyzing logistics of heavy equipments |
| |requirements, keeping track on materials supply |
| |needs, following up on materials restocking |
| |orders, controlling incoming and out coming |
| |packages as well as monitoring materials flow |
| |in/out the site. |
| |. Managing labors issues including attendance |
| |monitoring, work scheduling, Iqama, cards, legal |
| |matters and health clearance, allocating and |
| |managing resources according to changing needs. |
| |. Administering movement of materials and supplies|
| |between warehouses, in addition to handling |
| |servicing and maintenance of site vehicles and |
| |equipments. |
| |. Spearheading relationships between contractors, |
| |suppliers, and other Liaising and negotiating with|
| |contractors and suppliers for reduction on |
| |logistical overheads, analyzing bottlenecks and |
| |producing new solutions. |
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|March 2005 - |Logistics & Administration Manager |
|June 2008: |Al Tazaj Poultry Farms |
| |Taif, Saudi Arabia |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Catering/Food Services |
| |Job Role/Department: Management |
| | |
| |Joined as assistant purchasing manager charted a |
| |phenomenal growth curve to progressively merit the|
| |current position due to outstanding performance |
| | |
| |Designation Chronology: |
| |.Mar '05 -Jun 2008: Logistics & Admin Manager |
| |.Febr '02 - Feb '05: Business & Investment |
| |Coordinator |
| |.Mar '00 - Nov '01: UAE Logistics & Admin Manager |
| | |
| |.Jan '97 - Feb '00: Purchasing Manager |
| |.Jan '96 - Jan '97: Assistant Purchasing Manager |
| | |
| |Highlights: |
| |.Successfully reduced cost of materials and |
| |maintenance to 23%. |
| |.Single-handedly created the farms management |
| |system right from designing forms to formulating a|
| |documentation cycle. |
| |.Initiated and drafted complete marketing and |
| |distribution plan spanning form formulating of |
| |excessive distribution network routes, launching |
| |and releasing of new products, as well as |
| |strategic inclusion and placing of products in the|
| |foreign markets. |
| |.Recommended implementation of RFID technology to |
| |enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of |
| |tracking and managing the inventory as well as |
| |identifying products origin. |
| | |
| | |
| |Short Missions: |
| |.'02: Established the Purchasing & Warehouse |
| |Department for our branch in Lebanon, including |
| |system design and staff training (45 days). |
| |.'07: Renovation and running of slaughterhouse in |
| |Riyadh, including |
| |making organizational chart, project budget, and |
| |operational budget (30 days). |
| | |
| |Key Project: |
| |. Feasibility study on the new release of new food|
| |products . |
| | |
| |Key Exhibitions Attended: |
| |.Anuga Food Exhibition, Germany |
| |.Parma Food Machinery Exhibition, Italy |
| |.Gulf Food Exhibition, Dubai |
| | |
| |Responsibilities |
| |.Managing the supply chain operations in terms of |
| |procurement, storage and inventory along with |
| |implementing internal control system, ensuring |
| |adherence with established procedures. |
| |.Formulating projects plans, improving projects |
| |work flow along with providing recommendations to |
| |ensure productivity enhancement. |
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|March 2005 - May|Logistics & Administration Manager |
|2008: |Al Tazaj Poultry Farms |
| |Taif, Saudi Arabia |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Catering/Food Services |
| |Job Role/Department: Management |
| | |
| |Cont. Responsibilities: |
| |.Monitoring the movement and shipment of products |
| |between production and targeted markets. |
| |Addressing customer needs, keeping abreast on |
| |their queries regarding services with ensuring |
| |quality measurements. |
| |.Tracking items history and figuring out |
| |discrepancies in records. Managing farm' system, |
| |smoothing system processes and troubleshooting |
| |deficiencies. |
| |.Coordinating with fast food companies regarding |
| |monthly allocated deliveries, bargaining cost |
| |cutting initiatives and preparing supplies |
| |schedule accordingly. |
| |.Maintaining solid relationship with suppliers and|
| |key accounts, negotiating payments and preparing |
| |orders. Handling financial statements and |
| |operational costs reports. |
| |.Guaranteeing optimal level of standardization of |
| |quality, striving for services improvement by |
| |utilizing QC procedures, ensuring HSE |
| |implementation and keeping an eye on feedback |
| |consequently. |
| |.Conducting a comprehensive feasibility study from|
| |inception to handover encompassing: production |
| |lines, warehouses, distribution, QC, food safety |
| |procedures, labor hygiene control system, products|
| |packaging, designs and targeted segment. |
| |.Gaining in depth knowledge on food products |
| |through visiting a leading factory in Europe, as |
| |well as attending several exhibitions and |
| |contacting key machinery suppliers from Italy, |
| |Germany, France, USA and Holland. |
| |.Providing financial summary regarding project |
| |expenditures, ROI (Return on Investment), PBP (Pay|
| |Back Period), PPV (Present Project Value), NPV |
| |(Net Present Value), sales analysis, income and |
| |cash flow. |
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|February 2002 - |Business & Investment Coordinator |
|February 2005: |Confinential |
| |Other |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Other |
| |Job Role/Department: Management |
| | |
| |Worked on a short term project, appointed by the |
| |owner to handle and track his key investments and |
| |projects operations in concurrent with my current |
| |responsibilities in view of core competencies and |
| |expertise |
| | |
| |Highlights: |
| |. Deputed to manage 28 high leading investment |
| |projects across KSA, UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco,|
| |USA, UK, and Malaysia. |
| |. Single-handedly conceptualized and established |
| |an effective Management System that is fully |
| |functional to handle and monitor projects |
| |operations encompassing - funds sources based on |
| |budget, progression, workflow, resources support, |
| |and documentation of bank checks, legal agreements|
| |and ownership documents. |
| | |
| |Responsibilities: |
| |. In charge of managing the department business |
| |and investment operations in coordination with a |
| |competent team consisting of an accountant, bank |
| |facilitator, and a secretary. Ensured smooth and |
| |seamless execution of operations as per the owner |
| |business needs. |
| |. Kept track on the project progress and fund |
| |generation, incomes, expenditures and budget |
| |allocation. Pursued and expanded prospects to |
| |increase capital investment along with offering |
| |innovative methods to maintain growth of the |
| |business. |
| |. Analyzed and interpreted investment performance |
| |evaluation reports and escalated recurring |
| |critical scenarios to the owner for taking |
| |corrective remedial measures. |
| |. Utilized the system to generate thorough and |
| |detailed reports on investments and projects |
| |status, thereby ensuring effective overseeing and |
| |monitoring over all operations pertinent to |
| |business and investment development. |
| |. Briefed the owner with effective and influential|
| |initiatives regarding investment opportunities on |
| |any new ventures. Provided expertise on funding |
| |possibilities for the projects based on an in |
| |depth analysis of business and investment milieu. |
| | |
| |. Assisted the owner with strategic planning for |
| |the corporate investments and projects to optimize|
| |profit margins. |
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|March 2000 - |UAE Logistics & Administration Manager |
|November 2001: |Al Tazaj BBQ Chciken |
| |United Arab Emirates |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Catering/Food Services |
| |Job Role/Department: Management |
| | |
| |Responsibilities: |
| |.Managed a competent team, established policies |
| |and goals. Practiced motivation strategies, |
| |performance appraisal and ongoing training to |
| |assure optimum level of productivity. |
| |.Piloted and steered purchasing operations right |
| |from contract and prices bargaining and analysis |
| |to final products releasing to the market. |
| |.Supervised products inventory in the warehouse |
| |and commissary. Reviewed incoming and outgoing |
| |shipment for accuracy. Inspected supplies cargo |
| |coming from KSA and Oman, insured adequacy of |
| |supplies as per set parameters. |
| |.Maintained effective relationship with key |
| |suppliers from UAE, KSA and Oman, established |
| |credit lines to enhance market penetration and |
| |streamline of business operations. |
| |.Instituted long relationships with government |
| |representatives regarding health, safety quality |
| |controlling. Ensured stringent adherence to UAE |
| |laws and regulation |
| |.Kept an eye on market dynamics through efficient |
| |market research, created new avenues of |
| |opportunities to expand new business and market |
| |opening in the region. |
| |.Projected budget overhead of monthly |
| |expenditures. Maintained files and financial |
| |records of prices, inventories, and deliveries and|
| |reviewed all completed receipts and related |
| |documents. |
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|January 1997 - |Purchasing Manager |
|February 2000: |Al Tazaj B.B.Q. Chicken |
| |Prince Abdullah Street, Saudi Arabia |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Catering/Food Services |
| |Job Role/Department: Management |
| | |
| |Responsibilities: |
| |.Delineated strategic sourcing procedures with |
| |special emphasis on full life-cycle costs of |
| |products and ensured best standardization and |
| |improvements in quality and delivery time. |
| |.Assured optimal level of warehouse cleanness, |
| |storage perfect conditions, and organization. Set |
| |warehousing performance standards. Ensured health |
| |rules and regulations are adhered to by the |
| |personnel on the job. |
| |.Enforced budgetary guidelines, cost control and |
| |cost cutting measures on all purchasing products. |
| |Prepared monthly budget of purchased products and |
| |overviewed record figures to assure alignment with|
| |financial parameters. |
| |.Monitored client accounts and POS issuance of |
| |purchasing transactions. Assured performance |
| |measurement against budget and net profit. |
| |.Studied overall logistics to make recommendations|
| |pertaining to supply chain bottlenecks and |
| |coordinated logistics for material procurement. |
| |.Troubleshot and resolved purchasing problems in |
| |terms of contracts, vendors' materials, and |
| |distribution, provided innovative solutions |
| |thereby maintained the standard and reputation of |
| |the company. |
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|January 1994 - |Acting Chief of Medical Records Department |
|February 1996: |King Fahad Specialist Hospital |
| |Qasim Area - Buridah, Saudi Arabia |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Healthcare |
| |Job Role/Department: Management |
| | |
| |Joined as admission officer supervisor charted an |
| |exceptional growth curve to progressively merit |
| |the appointment as acting chief of medical records|
| |department due to outstanding performance |
| | |
| |Designation Chronology: |
| |.Apr '95 - Feb '96: Acting Chief of Medical |
| |Records Department |
| |.Jan '94 - Mar '95: Admission Officer Supervisor |
| | |
| |Key Memberships: |
| |.Hospital Executive Board |
| |.Medical Records Committee |
| |.Quality Management Committee |
| |.Crises Committee |
| | |
| |Responsibilities: |
| |. Managed and supervised admission team, assigned |
| |duties and schedule their shifts. Trained and |
| |supported them in comprehending admission |
| |procedures. Implemented staff annual plan |
| |accordingly. |
| |. Reviewed and prepared medical records for |
| |admitted patients, interpret medical records of |
| |patients with optimal accuracy. |
| |. Evaluated and processed admissions applications.|
| |Sustained and controlled charts designs, coding |
| |and distribution to OPD-Outpatient and Inpatient |
| |departments. Maintained royal and VIP medical |
| |charts in great confidentiality. |
| |. Utilized HOSAD; hospital administration |
| |development to gauge quality performance of the |
| |admission. Assured stringent adherence to quality |
| |management specifications. |
| |. Employed ICD-9 codes classifications and signs |
| |for formulating and designing MRD-Multicast |
| |Routing Debugger system, thus streamlining charts |
| |indexing and doctor's incomplete charts transfer |
| |and multicasting on the network and detecting |
| |related faults. |
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|August 1993 - |Programmer & System Analyst |
|November 1993: |Al Henaki Plastic Factory |
| |Qasim Area, Saudi Arabia |
| | |
| |Company Industry: Manufacturing and Production |
| |Job Role/Department: Technology |
| | |
| |Reporting to factory Manager |
| | |
| |. Analyze Business Information Flow |
| |. Design & Improve New Information System Based on|
| |Database III + language |
| |. Design & Improve Management reports |
| |. Smoothing the Flow of Information & |
| |Documentation procedures |


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Education

|December 2009: |University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom|
| | |
| |Master's degree, Business Administration, TQM |
| | |
| |In Progress |
| |Graduation Project: The Applications of RFID |
| |Technology Through the Supply Chain |
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|February 2008: |Relevant Certifications Obtained & Seminars |
| |Attended, Other |
| |Certification/diploma |
| | |
| |Seminar: |
| |ISO 22000 |
| | |
| |Trainings: |
| |. Feb '08: CSCM, Certified Supply Chain Manager - |
| |Supply Chain Education Alliance, USA |
| |. Dec '96: Regional Quality Management Program - |
| |Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare |
| |Organizations, KSA |
| |. May '95: Intensive English Language Course- ELS |
| |English Language Center, USA |
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|June 1993: |King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia |
| |Bachelor's degree/higher diploma, Quantity Methods|


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Career Level

|Career Level: |Management |
|Notice Period to|1 month or less |
|Work: | |


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Target Job

|Target Job |UAE; Bahrain; Egypt; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; |
|Location: |Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria |
|Target Industry:|Catering/Food Services/Restaurants; |
| |Administration; Warehousing; Distributions and |
| |Logistics; Management |
|Employment Type:|Employee |
|Employment |Full time |
|Status: | |


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Skills

|Skill |Skill Level |Years of |Last Used |
| | |Experience | |
|Business Development, |Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|Procurement, Operations | |years |less |
|Mgmt, Materials & Quality | | | |
|Mgmt, Quantitative | | | |
|Analysis | | | |
|Supply Chain Management, |Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|Project Management, | |years |less |
|Inventory, Purchasing, | | | |
|Warehousing, & Logistics | | | |
|Budgeting, Work Flow - |Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|Modeling, Contractual | |years |less |
|Negotiations, Driving | | | |
|Growth, & Statistics | | | |
|Distribution, Streamlining|Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|Procedures, Quality | |years |less |
|Implementation, Inventory | | | |
|Controlling & Management | | | |
|Suppliers Handling, |Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|Training, Employee | |years |less |
|Performance Mgmt, Safety | | | |
|Mgmt & Regulation | | | |
|Implementation | | | |
|Team Building & Leadership|Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|Skills, Communication, | |years |less |
|Interpersonal, Ability to | | | |
|Work under Pressure | | | |
|IT Related Skills |Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
|(MS-office, Internet | |years |less |
|Applications, MRD Program,| | | |
|ICD-9) | | | |


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Languages

|Language |Skill Level |Years of |Last Used |
| | |Experience | |
|English |Expert |More than 10 |1 month or |
| | |years |less |


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References

|Name |Job |Phone Number |Email Address |
| |Title | | |
|Mohammad Al Tabshi |Gulf |+00974.5895143|mtabshi@gmail.com |
|General Manager |Center | | |
| |For | | |
| |Food | | |
| |Stuff | | |
|Ahmad Abdul Rahman |Media |+00966.5056104|m.marketing@yahoo.com |
|Business |Marketi|20 | |
|Development and |ng Co. | | |
|Marketing Manager | | | |
|Dr. Ali Diabi |Islamic|+00966.5036814|- |
|Head of Projects |Bank of|41 | |
|Evaluation |Jeddah | | |
|Department | | | |
|Taofeeq Al Maghrabi|Saudi |+00966.5043283|tawfeeq.maghrabi@aramco.|
| |Aramco |18 |com |
|Head of Yanbou | | | |
|Terminal | | | |


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Memberships

|Organization |Membership/Role |Member Since |
|ISCEA ( The International |Certified Supply Chain |January 2008 |
|Supply Chain Education |Manager - RFID Continuing | |
|Alliance ) |Education | |


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Recommendations

Read what former or present colleagues, managers, partners, and friends
have to say.
Samar Akkielah, Quality Assurance at Al Ahli Comercial Bank (NCB), said on
03 May 2008:
I recommend Mr. Akram Foud Kawaf very strongly. Akram has proven
commitment, enthusiasm, effort, and ability in planning & effective follow
up with any task he deals with. He has the capacity to take on further
responsibilities to keep him challenged . I wish him the best of luck Samar

Relation: Samar Akkielah is or was this user's colleague
Based on: his overall CV
Rating: Highly recommended [pic][pic][pic][pic]
Ahmed Elshehawy, Sales Supervaisor western area at Cigalah,pharma, said on
27 Apr 2008:
Two years ago, I met Akram in MBA program. I found him very co -operative
person, very committed to everything, he has responsibilities to help
others, he has the ability to communicate with people and he also thinks
for people. I wished to meet him from long time because you can learn from
him something good every day.
Relation: Ahmed Elshehawy is or was this user's colleague
Based on: his overall CV
Rating: Highly recommended [pic][pic][pic][pic]
Ahmed Abdulrahman, Business Development and Marketing Manager at Media
Marketing Co., said on 26 Apr 2008:
I strongly believe that Mr. Kawaf is a strong candidate who will surely
pursue this quest with great resilience and perseverance. Undoubtedly, his
passion and dedication, along with his relevant professional experience
will an asset to your organizaiton... Regards, Ahmed
Relation: Ahmed Abdulrahman is or was this user's colleague
Based on: his overall CV
Rating: Recommended [pic][pic][pic]
Mohammad Al-Tabshi, General Manager at Gulf Center For Food Stuff -
Restaurant Division, said on 26 Apr 2008:
I worked with Mr. Akram when he was the Research and Development manager in
Fakieh company, I also attended many international fairs and occasions with
him, I certify that Mr. Akram has the leader personality, long-term view,
high educated, able to solve any complicated problem, and has a huge
experience in all the departments operation, in addition to all mentioned,
he also trying continuously to develop himself and take interest of any new
science theory in his field, Mr. Akram as a person is trustful, honest,
high respected, and respect all around him, serious in the work, funny out
of work,
Relation: Mohammad Al-Tabshi is or was this user's business partner
Based on: his overall CV
Rating: Highly recommended [pic][pic][pic][pic]

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Company: Drake & Scull International

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