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Joseph Cheniyara

Candidate ID: 682855

Career Summary

Graduate with 20+ years experience in Purchase / Stores / Spare Parts / Buyer functional area

Skill Set

Adminstrative & Management , Negotiation, Commercial and Technical

Professional Information

Total Experience : 20

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Top Management

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

Detailed Profile

JOSEPH CHENIYARA Phone: +965 97202583
Procurement Manager Email:



A results-oriented and highly skilled & productive Procurement and Contracts management professional with a demonstrated ability to significantly reduce procurement and Contracts costs through standardized processes, excellent negotiation skills, explore & streamline potential supplier channels. I embody exemplary relationship-building and problem-solving skills that foster deep trust and dependability with potential vendors.


June 2006- Present: “Procurement & Subcontract’s Manager"

Employing in an ISO Certified Corporate firm based in Kuwait (Grade - I Construction Co. specialized in Infrastructure, Oil &Gas Projects).

As a senior professional I am well-versed and responsible to lead the Procurement team, identify & screen the Suppliers/Subcontractors based on their potentiality, performance and credibility. Negotiate terms & conditions favorably, driving improved supplier service level, minimizing risk while improving business result, standardizing best practice.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead the Procurement & Subcontracts team and oversee all aspects of procurement & subcontracts functioning towards completion of the entire process.

• Provide training, needful direction and motivate the team in order to ensure smooth functioning and optimum result with great satisfaction.

• Negotiate favorably without compromise or sacrifice in terms of quality, quantity, delivery etc. and also within the budget especially on major procurement/subcontract deals.

• Review Tender/Contract documents and approved Vender list in order to ensure that the supplied material/services meet the Client specification, standards and project requirements.

• Delivers on cost reduction commitments through the identification, development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives.

• Build & maintain strong trade relationships with Vendors and also explore more sources efficiently.

• Review and approve Purchasing/Subcontract requisitions, Commercial & Technical analysis of various Bids, Purchase Orders & Subcontract agreements etc.

• Develop, implement and maintain Procurement & Subcontract policies & procedures to ensure best practices and resources.

• Liaise with Client’s team as and when required

• Monitor and if necessary get intervene to resolve any obstacle in Custom clearance & Logistic matters.

• Review bid documents and analyzes to determine compliance with the state procurement laws, department policy and procedures.

• Participates in setting-up long-term plans for the Organization.

• Engage with the Tendering team to obtain & evaluate suitable Techno-Comm. proposal for their competitive bid submission.

Report to: CFO.

2003- 2006 : “ Senior Buyer ”

Organization: M/s. Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR, Halliburton Group Co., USA) company in Kuwait.
Company executed US Govt. projects in Iraq called “Restore Iraq Oil” (RIO) & PCO Oil Program.

During my tenure I had ample opportunity to deal with many reputed multinational & corporate firms all over the world and am well versed with every procurement procedure/activities including terms & conditions, shipping/freight terms, Insurance, custom clearance, Logistics co-ordination etc.

• Receive approved material requisitions from various departments/projects.

• Invite Bids from approved and qualified suppliers/vendors.

• Review & evaluate bids considering various aspects/criteria like price, quality, technical compliance, delivery period, warranty etc.

• Obtain approval from the concerned department or project engineering department (if required).

• Submit approved evaluation/ bid tab with all bids & requisition for final approval from the Procurement Manager prior to award.

• Process P.O. as per agreed terms & conditions and get it approved/signed by the PM.

• Co-ordination with Suppliers/Shipping/ Logistics departments for prompt and faster execution.

Report to: Procurement Manager

2000 – 2003: “Foreign Purchase Officer”
Employed in a reputed Industrial and Specialty Gases manufacturing Company in Kuwait, M/s. Kuwait Oxygen & Acetylene Company.

During my tenure I was the responsible person in every stage of material purchase like sourcing, bid tabulation/evaluation, obtain approval from Engineering Dept./Management, Issuing Purchase Order, Establish L/C. and other payment terms, Insurance & claiming formalities, logistics co-ordination, custom formalities, material costing etc.

I was very keen and efficient in finding & develop new sources/vendors and build-up good relationship with them. I have got very good negotiation skill with out sacrifice or compromise my company interest and practice.

Report to: General Manager

1994 – 2000: “Purchase and Sales Manager”

Employed in a reputed Trading & Cont. Co. (leading importer of steel & timber based building materials) named M/s. Marzook A. Al-Dawood & Sons Co. W.L.L., Kuwait

In my career I was independently managing Material Purchase as well as Marketing. I was the responsible person in every stage of material purchase and marketing like do the market research, find demand for various products, fix the stock levels, negotiate deals, finalize procurement deals as per requirement and agreed terms & conditions, establishment of L/Cs, deals with Insurance & Claims, logistics co-ordination, custom formalities, material costing, sales price fixation, marketing etc.

I used to conduct business development meeting with the marketing team, conduct training sessions to boost up sales and how to explore and penetrate into the market even under tough competition.

Report to: GM

Core Competences/Skills:

? Administrative & Management
? Commercial - Technical ability & knowledge
? Excellent Negotiation skill
? Ability to build and strengthen trade relationship
? Utmost sincere approach and commitment to the profession and ethics.

Educational Qualifications:

? 1987 - 1990 B.Com Degree (Special subject – Cost Accounting)
? 1991 - 1992 Diploma in Software Management

Personnel Profile:

Nationality : India
Marital status : Married
Driving license : Yes

Pass Port : Indian, valid till 2030

Visa : Transferable

Languages known : English, Arab, Hindi, Malayalam