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Syed Mohammad Khurshid Akhtar

Candidate ID: 1694207

Career Summary

With more than 15 years of solid experience in managing products and material purchases of Handling equipment of industrial forklifts from Crown USA & Germany, as well as my talent for shaping strong vendor relationships, I am confident in my ability to make significant impact on your organization.

Skill Set

Result oriented, Self- directed and motivated Procurement/Purchasing Supervisor with 16 years of management experience in purchasing complete range of Industrial Forklift Trucks. Strong communication skills to maintain and grow relationship internally and externally.

Professional Information

Total Experience : 16

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Purchase / Stores / Spare Parts / Buyer

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

Detailed Profile


1st FEB 2003 – TILL TO DATE

• Managing Products and Material purchases of Handling Equipment Division of Industrial Forklifts – Dealership of Crown brand (Indoor/Outdoor) from USA & Germany.
• Maintain strong Vendor / Supplier relationship by promptly and thoroughly.
• Negotiating & secure competitive prices for various products (materials and services) to contain costs and maximize profits.
• Placing orders as Procurement Supervisor.
• Create, Improve and Maintain Purchasing Process.
• Work with Requestors, Vendor Managers, Vendors, and Tax department to gather necessary information for Purchase.
• Ensuring timely deliveries.
• Following up on issues and concerns to mitigate errors and missing Inventory.
• Reducing cost by approx..25% by negotiating best prices and terms with material suppliers and vendors.
• Assist Commercial Team as directed by the manager.
• Create Purchase Requisitions (RFQs) and Purchase Orders (POs) for all branches of Handling Equipment Department from Jeddah corporate office.
• Communication between a variety of teams and departments and utilizing problem solving abilities to ensure continuous operations.
• Works with both Global, Regional Commodity and Operational Buyers in sourcing strategy to establish a global supplier network for new business.
• Coordinating and participating in monthly quality assurance and customer satisfaction meetings.
• Assist in the management of the administrative purchase order process with IDP Procurement team.
• Manage the implementation of the corporate contracts in the Region. Ensure implementation follow-up and regular audits of contract compliance.
• Ensuring on-going plans are in effect with key suppliers to improve performance across Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development and Management (QCLDM).
• Provide weekly and monthly reports to management to measure the group’s periodic performance.
• Assuring excellent supplier performance and continuous improvement as well as developing LCP suppliers in accordance with the aligned strategies.
• Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
• Work with team to create personnel development plans
• Maintain and develop performance measurements to identify areas for improvement.
• Collaborates with Managers and vendors to optimize strategic sourcing efforts, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis and develop specific negotiation and pricing strategies for new and existing vendors. Drive overall savings goal for purchasing category
• Meets with suppliers and business partners to review project performance, procure to pay (P2P) opportunities, and drive continuous improvement.
• Manage and direct other Purchasing Specialists.
• Demonstrate Exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances
• Provide Freight Pricing and Services for Carriers.
• Manage freight assignments for various assigned regions
• Handle pricing for current and new business for the entire Saudi Arabia as well foreign business.
• Negotiate competitive rates to maximize profits.
• Procure new carriers to maintain levels of service required to maintain customer base.
• Facilitating smooth shipments.
• Train new team members.
• Defining new Handling equipment codes for the items and products in the company’s own software called GP System.
• Warranty related issues are also under my supervision.
• Demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office & GP software.
Additional responsibilities for Import & Export Purchase Activities:
• To gather and select the best quotes from local forwarders with lower cost carriers (20ft, 40ft & LCL) and faster Air/Sea shipping routes for US and European countries.
• Administration of Import/Export process (document requirements, execution of import/export paperworks.
• Responsible for collecting and preparing the necessary paperwork for various import and export activities.
• Ensure international shipping documents are completed correctly.
• Familiar with international trade regulations.
• Checked the Customs broker’s invoices for accuracy.
• Preparing documents for ocean and air freights for customs clearance.
• Remarkable experience in import documents.
• Through knowledge of import/export procedures, terminology and documentation.
• Proficiency in SAP system, Word & Excel.
• Ensure international shipping documents, BLs are completed correctly.
• Extensive knowledge of shipping and receiving and compliance documents.
• Maintain strong lines of communication with both internal departments and external vendors/clients