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Candidate ID: 1291596

Career Summary

Diploma with 38+ years experience in Purchasing/sourcing/procuring and logistical arrangements assisted employers to achieve maximum cost savings in material procurement with proven cost savings to the tune of about BD3.0 Million to my recent past employer of 20 years in Bahrain.

Skill Set

Purchasing, sourcing, import, L/c, insurance, freight forwarding, cost savings, etc

Professional Information

Total Experience : 38

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Diploma

Job Function : Supply Chain / Logistics / Import / Export

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

Detailed Profile


A seasoned Building Products Sourcing and Procuring personnel with 38+ years’ experienced in the Middle East Construction Industry.

PRESENT STATUS Being discharged by the employer of 21 years in Bahrain in the recent past (which includes Projects Construction Company WLL, Products for Projects WLL and Beyond Material WLL), Iam now on the look out for a new employer to continue my good work for them by making way to secure high cost savings in material procurement from overseas in line with my past achievement of about USD7.5 millions in cost savings.

PERSONAL DETAILS Date of Birth: January, 1956

HOME TOWN Mangalore, Karnataka State, India

Gender: Male - Nationality: Indian - Marital Status: Married

CONTACT DETAILS Mobile: 00973 383595554/35047064 –

LANGUAGE SKILL Read: English/Hindi/Kannada - Write: English/Hindi/Kannada
Speak: English/Hindi/Kannada

OTHER SKILLS Self-correspondence, global sourcing, supplier negotiation, pushing through alternative cost effective materials in place of specified materials to secure cost saving, spending analysis, procurement, supply chain, letters of credit, marine insurance, bank guarantee relating to release of shipments from the customs and ports authorities, liaision with insurance company for damage notification and assessment of damange followed by damage claim, clearing and forwarding, product costing, cost reduction, cost approval, certification of supplier of invoices, store stock replenishment, working through Buildsmart Integrated Management Software for procurement.

DRIVING LICENSE In possession of Light Vehicle Driving License issued by Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Bahrain which is valid until August, 2026.

In possession of light vehicle driving license issued by the Ministry of Interior, Dubai which need to be renewed upon attaining Dubai Residency as the same has already expried in October, 2011.

PAST EMPLOYER (2001) M/s. Projects Construction Company WLL
Grade AA General Building Contractor since 1976

My Role here, has been that of Purchasing/Procuring Manager for the period from August, 2001 to Dec., 2021.

M/s. Products for Projects WLL
Importing and supplyng premium building products as specified by the consultants.

My Role here, has been that of General Manager for the period from June 2016 to August 2019.

M/s. Beyond Material WLL
(Products for Projects WLL has been rechristianed in th;e year 2021 following the decision of the management to close the operations of Products for Projects WLL in the year 2019.

My Role here, has been that of Product Consultant/Sourcing for the period from January, 2022 to June, 2022.

Please be advised that all the above 3 companies as mentioned herein are under the umbrella of parent company by the name of M/s. Projects Holding Co.WLL, whose Head office stuated in Hoora - Building 393, Road 1912, Al Hoora, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Procurement Functions for:
1) Projects involving construction of Affordable Housing Units for local population at various locations within the Kindom of Bahrain initiated by the Ministry of Housing, Kindom of Bahrain.

2) Projects involving construction of school buildings for boys and girls education initiated by the Ministry of Works in liaision with Ministry of Education

3) Projects involving construction of military accommodation units, coastguard base for Ministry of Interior in liaision with Bahrain Defence Force.

4) Projects involving construction of medical centre, clinics initiated by the Ministry of Health in liaison with private stakeholders.

5) Projects Private Projects involving refurbishment of Gulf International Bank Headquarters, 83 Petal One Villas at Durrat Al Bahrain, 264 Signature villas for Riffa Views, schools, car showrooms for Audi, Porsche, Jeep and Volkwagon for M/s. Behbehani Bros, warehouses, Day Works contracts at Refinery Site of Bapco (3-year renewal contract), construction of link building for Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, and several other small, medium and large construction projects.

6) Hospitality Projects involving identifying, sourcing and procuring import food and beverage consumables, coffee shop furnishing and kithen equipmets, finishing products from overseas and local market for two coffee shops for Newzealand Coffee Franchise – “Esquire Coffee” in Diraz and Saar, Bahrain; and

7) Sourcing and procuring funtions for several other end user divisions and independent profit centres.

Every material for the above projects is initiated, sourced and procured after going through various channels of approvals including cost approval from the manangement to ensure that the company benefits most in the form of cost savings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for an uninterrupted flow of materials to various construction projets sites to ensure continuous progress and with total emphasis on cost reduction to the maxmimum extent possible by procuring specified and/or alternative products approved in place of specified ones retaining the original specification intact but at better price than the specified products within the time frame as set out in the site work programme.

COST SAVINGS: Over the 20+ years of tenure, cost savings generated was, as under:
Purchase Value: USD24,211,000.00 (About)
Budget/Competitor Value: USD31,746,000.00 (About)
Effective Savings: USD7,535,000.00 (About)

PAST EMPLOYER (1984) M/s. Ahmed Mansoor Al A’Ali Co. (Heavy Construction Division), P.O. Box 778, Manama, State of Bahrain.

My Role here, has been that of Stenographer in th;e initial days and rose to the rank of Senior Purchaser by the time I had to leave the Company in 1996

Projects Involved:
Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project Phase I, II and III, Salmaniya Medical Development Project Phase I,II and III, Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, Ministry of National Economy HQ, Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait HQ, Sitra Desalination Plant Project, GPIC Urea project, and several other; Ministry projects such as Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Education, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Interior, etc.

PAST EMPLOYER (1996) M/s. Thani Corpn./Thani Industries LLC, P.O. Box 4572, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

My Role here, has been that of Purchasing Officer for the period from August, 1996 to January, 1999.

Projects Involved:
640 apartment block – Al Bustan Centre in Ghusais for Mr. Saeed Al Thani, Emirates Tower (Office), Raddisan SaS, Dubai City Centre Apartment Block, Armenia Project, and several small, medium and large proejcts involving fabrication and installation of glass and aluminium products.

PAST EMPLOYER (1999) M/s. Al Hamad Contracting Co., P.O. Box 6275, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Company Type: Building Contractor – Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Interior Fit Out, Aluminium & Glass Fabrication, Concrete Technology, etc.
My Role here, has been that of Purchase Department Manager for the period from March 1999 to July, 2001.

Projects Involved:
About 83 High Rise building projects of 20+storey types, Dubai Cruise Terminal, Clinics, Warehouses, Schools, Etisalat Buildings, labour camps, residential buildigs, etc.

PAST EMPLOYER (1983) M/s. Hindustan Shipping Agency, Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, India

My Role here, has been that of a Steno in accounts department for the period from June, 1983 to May 1984

PAST EMPLOYER (1978) M/s. Reliance Indusries Limited, Mumbai (Mukhesh Ambani Group)

My Role here has been that of export assitant initially for 5 years and later directly under Mukesh Ambani led Import department of RECRON polyester as documentation assistant for the period from Jan, 1978 to Oct., 1982.

OTHER ACTIVITIES (1979) M/s. Colaba Commercial Institute, Colaba, Mumbai, India

My Role here, has been that of Visiting Faculty (Intructor) to teach Pitman English Shorthand to beginners and speedsters for the period from 1979 to 1984

EDUCATION Second Year B.Com Degree Course education from University of Bombay, India (1980)

Diploma in Purchasing and Materials Management from ICS, Andhra Pradesh, India (1995)

Diploma in Export Import Management from International Council for Management Studies, Madras, India (2005)

Certificate Course leading to Senior Personnel in Supply Management Certification from Next Level Purchasing Inc., USA (2010) – Yet to be certified.