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Saleh Abdulrhman

Candidate ID: 513208

Career Summary

Exploring challenging opportunities to work in a senior leadership role with growth-oriented organizations, leverage a versatile set of transferable skills, and accomplish significant results.

Skill Set

Supply Chain & Logistics Inward & Outward Shipment Warehousing & Distribution Strategy Roll-out Product Portfolio Optimization Service Structure Development Business Revenue Expansion Statutory Compliance Stakeholder Interests’ Retention Supplier / Distributor Selection Cross-functional Coordination

Professional Information

Total Experience : 17

Nationality : Sudan

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Supply Chain / Logistics / Import / Export

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

* Accomplished and result focused senior management professional with over 17 years of experience in Sourcing / contracts, Warehouse Inventory Management, process designing & optimizing, logistics set up and distribution amongst others in diverse roles across the organizational hierarchy.
* Demonstrated expertise in evaluating & updating supply chain practices aligned to new or changing policies, standards, regulations, or laws; assessing performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
* Track record of success in design & implementation of supply chains to support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies; evaluating inventories and implement procedures to enhance inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
* A visionary executive and thought leader, with great communication skills, analytical ability and decision-making process, pertaining to distinctive business scenarios. A resourceful manager, recognized for building, retaining, motivating, and guiding high performing teams to deliver organizational objectives.

Supply Chain Manager, May 2015 – June 2018
International Fish Farming Holding Co., Dubai – UAE

• Played key role in raising monthly facility productivity from 700 MT to 1100 MT, reducing cost to serve per ton from 7% to 4%.
• Successfully converted 45% of regular purchase to yearly contracts with yearly fixed price leading to significant cost savings.
• Actively involved in design and implementation of cold store capacity and logistics flow of 18000 SQM factory with yearly capacity of 29000 MT

Key Profile:
• Assess vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements as well as supplier performance and ability to fulfil quality and delivery requirements in compliance to organizational policies and procedures.
• Evaluate forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine effect on supply chain activities. Interact with suppliers on performance metrics and for realigning production forecasts and changes.
• Procurement and Contracts Management for suppliers and 3rd party carriers companies through Negotiating Services, Rates and delivery performance
• Liaise with other departments, to identify labs in functional areas such as sales, marketing and finance or quality assurance, to develop procedures and work flows.
• Maintain updated documentation related to physical supply chain processes such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
• Involved in design/implementation of plant warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products. Interact with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans to ensure material availability.
• Coordinate activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
• Prepare cost estimates associated with supply chain function and recommends appropriate alternatives for accomplishing financial objectives.
• Involved in submitting information for budget preparation, scheduling expenditures, monitoring costs & analyzing variances.
• Spearhead team efforts related to design, implementation and management of product take back or reverse logistics programs pertaining to recycle, reuse or disposal of products.
• Assess and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.
• Optimize utilization of company fleet vehicle through effective route planning and vehicle maintenance. Manage implementation and evaluation of department KPIs & SOP including customs clearance for all import & export material.

Logistics Manager, Nov 2011 – Oct 2014
Dal Group, Sayga Food Industries, Dubai - UAE

Key Profile:
• Involved in end to end management of inventory management process aimed at defining departmental strategies for appropriate inventory levels, eliminating obsolete and off-spec material, and reduce aging material.
• Defined and implemented methods and procedures for scheduling of raw materials from suppliers to support manufacturing aimed at accomplishing customer demand and minimizing cost impact to the company.
• Set up and maintained effective transportation system on domestic and international freight based on business and operational requirements.
• Focused on effective management of customer service activities encompassing order entry, customer satisfaction, interface with sales, production, labs, regulatory, and quality.
• Participated in contract negotiation with suppliers and 3rd party carriers’ companies to cater to import and export operations.
• Ensured optimization of costs by identifying & delivering operational cost reduction and cost avoidance initiatives.
• Set up and managed Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Ensured organizational compliance to laws and regulations regarding transportation, including hazardous materials.
• Resolved legal issues pertaining to transportation/distribution and ensured compliance of the Logistics Department to ISO 9002 requirements.
• Involved in end to end management of receiving, warehousing and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating and enforcing program operational and personnel policies and procedures.
• Enhance operational efficiency by defining and implementing new policies and procedures. Implemented effective security procedures and protocols to safeguard warehouse operations and contents.
• Involved in personnel development through talent acquisition, performance management, providing opportunity for high performers, education, communication, expectation setting, and self actualization.

Deputy Executive Officer, Aug 2008 – Oct 2011
Embassy of the United States of America, Sudan - Khartoum

Key Profile:
• Guided teams involved in verifying and maintaining records on incoming and outgoing shipments and in preparing items for shipment.
• Drafted and finalized materials procurement & contracts by obtaining requirements, negotiating price, quality, delivery and approving invoices.
• Managed incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments.
• Conducted inspection of material handling equipment for defects to notify maintenance personnel or contacts outside service facility for repair.
• Coordinated movement of shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage and work areas. Managed posts weight and shipping charges and prepared bills of lading.
• Evaluated shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders, and other records to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping and receiving schedules.
• Maintained updated knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates to calculate estimated costs associated with the shipping/delivery function and recommends appropriate alternatives.
• Prepared and presented departmental budgets and assessed variances through control of labor utilization (downtime and overtime) and efficient usage of transportation related equipment.
• Managed administrative aspects related to recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees; coordinating, enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
• Updated business status to the senior management and other stakeholders using detailed reports and presentations to enable effective decision making.


• Warehouse Manager, Mar 2006 – Jul 2008
• Procurement Specialist, Sep 2005 – Feb 2006
Canar Telecommunication Co. (Branch of Etisalat Group), Khartoum, Sudan

• Operation Supervisor, Mar 2002 – Aug 2004
DHL Express & Logistics, Doha, Qatar

• Sales Executive, Nov 2000 – Feb 2002
Almanhal water factory co. Ltd, Doha, Qatar

• Show Room officer, Nov 1999 – Jun 2000
Universal Silver Stone Centre, Doha, Qatar

• Public Relations Officer, Jun 1997 – Jul 1999
Montag Eng. & Trading Co -Sudan, Al Khartoum, Sudan



• 2009: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
University of Newcastle, Washington, United States
• 1998 Diploma in Applied Information Technology
City & Guilds of London Institute, Sudan


• Pursuing Certified Management Accountant (CMA Part 1) – Institute of Management Accountant - USA
• Certification/diploma, MSC A+ Certificate
• Diploma, Applied information Technology (information processing)
• Project Management
• Budget building work shop
• Transportation work shop
• Contract officer representative (Contract Administration)
• Employee performance management
• Marketing analysis
• Supply chain management - logistics
• Supply chain management - facility design
• Supervisory skills
• Time Management
• People Managing skills
• Microsoft Project
• Understanding telecom networks & services
• Inco Terms 2000 Guide – I.C.C
• Warehouse operations & management [material management
• BMP & QMS internal auditing certified as internal auditor
• Shipments e-tracking (checking points)
• Customer service interface (e-commerce)
• IATA (DHL Express) services and destinations coding
• IATA Dangerous goods introduction in categorizing packing and labelling
• Aviation & logistics operations management
• (Totcon/Webcon) software in movement management & E-tracing
• Customs regulations and commodities coding Middle East territory
• Performance evaluation essential potentials
• Supply Chain Management (Procurement /inventory management)
• Logistics (warehouse ops - transport - facility design)
• Kepner Troge - Project Management
• certified management accountant - part1
• Merc Consultancy - Tenders Preparation
• Harvard Mentor - Transforming Business

Deployment of DHL 24/7 Gateway Clearance & Distribution services at Doha Int. Airport. 2003 Achievement, Done in 3 months, Qatar
Deployment of Etisalat / Canar Fiber Optics Project 3500 km. 2005 to 2008 Achievement, Done in 3 years, Sudan
Set up & Deployment of 14 Business Centers / Stores in 14 States. Jan 2006 to Jul 2007 Achievement, Done in 18 Months, Sudan
U.S. Mission New Compound (20,000 M/SQ) Establishing Aug 2008 to Aug 2011 Achievement, Done in 3 years, Sudan
Deployment of Dal Group Logistics Operation & Planning Unit (WS3) Nov 2011 to Apr 2012 Achievement, Done in 6 Months, Sudan

Best sales man of the year 2001 Award, Almanhal water Factory, Qatar
Best team leader / Best Team 2003 Award DHL express, Qatar
Meritorious Award. 2009, 2011 2 times U.S. Mission, Sudan
Franklin Award. 2010 2 times U.S. Mission, Sudan


• Date of Birth: 24 July 1977
• Languages Known: English and Arabic
• Nationality: Sudanese
• Passport Details: P01768298 (valid till 2020)
• Visa Status: Work visa valid 19/4/2019