5 years experience in Procurement, Logistics, Supply Planning and ERP (Material Management and Production Planning Module at world's number 1 tobacco company (also a part of Fortune 500 company) .
Supply chain professional with multilevel experience in all functional areas of supply chain. Key achievements include:-
Cost saving of approx 3% of annual spend.
Inventory Optimization which resulted in 40% reduction in working capital.
Improve customer service by reducing adminsitrative procurement
Education And Qualifications
MSc, Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Completed August
Lancaster University — Lancaster, United Kingdom
(Recipient of Lancaster Department Scholarship covering partial tuition fees)
MBA, Major in Finance, 2007-2009 GPA 3.33/4 (89%)
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) — Karachi, Pakistan
(Recipient of HEC Merit Scholarship covering full tuition fees)
Manager Supply Chain Planning (May `13 to September’ 13)
Philip Morris International
Manage $50M+ portfolio of Direct Material Purchase. Focus on inventory reduction, increased inventory turns and improved order-to-delivery results. Works closely with the Factory Managers to deploy strategic supply chain productivity initiatives. Leads efforts to identify and resolve facility supply chain constraints. Work with other supply chain functional areas to continuously improve material flow plans, focusing on improving inventory record accuracy, waste reduction and increased throughput efficiency, and increased inventory turns. Coordinate the entire supply chain planning cycle considering all inputs provided from the cycle stakeholder including MRP, production planning, commercial forecasting, Logistics and Dispatch (export &Domestic).
Provide leadership, coaching, focus, motivation and encouragement to direct reports. Conduct performance evaluation of direct reports, including development, capability building and succession planning.
Manager Procurement – Technical (April `12 to April `13)
Manage $5M+ portfolio of Technical materials covering Factory purchases. Conducts bids (RFP/ RFI / RFQ) and conclude unit price agreements with major suppliers covering 85% of the total spend. Conduct customer satisfaction survey. Evaluate supplier performance. Implement Category Management. Delivered productivity saving of 5.85% of the total controllable spend in 2012. Reduce administration (PR to PO) lead time by half. Lead all planning activities Technical materials. Implement MRP for Fast Moving consumables.
Develop and Train direct reports for future management positions. Define SMART objectives for team and evaluate their performance on the same. Participate in cross functional meetings to solve outstanding issues such as outstanding PR, PO, GR and late payments.
Subject Matter Expert Planning and Procurement (August 11 to March `12)
Supply Chain Lead for the implementation of Philip Morris customized SAP in Pakistan. Successfully complete blue-printing, integration test cycles, data conversion and cut -over activities. Organized and facilitated Business Process workshops to define as-is and to-be processes for Plan-To-Produce processes involving representation from 4 manufacturing sites. Configure Materials Master including Material Types, definition of views etc. Configure Purchasing Info Record, Purchase Requisition, and Purchase Order, Scheduling Agreement, Contract and Quota Arrangement. Lead and guide Off-shore team during Build and Unit test phase. Lead Data conversion which involves developing Data Conversion strategies and executing data upload.
Supply Chain Planning Executive (March `11 to August`11)
Optimized inventory levels which resulted in $5M reduction in the working capital. Reduce average inventory levels from 18 days to 14 days for Finished Goods and 42 from 82 days for Direct Materials. Introduce Vendor Managed Inventory for major local material categories. Implement weekly shipment module for imported material major categories. Developed production strategies for both, make to order (regular) and make to demand (project) related stock. Analyzed and proposed company’s capacity requirement at the time of major capacity shift (dis continuation of 10s format in Pakistan).
Purchasing Executive – Materials (August `09 to February `11)
Administer procurement of Direct Material $50M. Deliver productivity saving of 4.5%. Assist in contract negotiations which resulted in price savings. Enter Service Level Agreements with major suppliers. Work with Customs department for the implementation of Global Customs and Compliance process. Prepared Long Terms budgets and provided monthly revisions. Reported and explained budgetary deviations. Assist in developing Vendor Selection Criteria.
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