It is my desire to be part of a prestigious and dynamic company where my knowledge can be fully utilized, and acquired extensive arrays of experience, also gives me a chance to be part of a team that contributes towards the growth of the organization yielding the twin benefits of job satisfaction and convenient professional growth
Senior Procurement Supervisor at Kinross Gold Corporation
December 2008 – Present (5 years 2 months) Mauritania
Interim Supply Manager in the absence of the appointed Supply Manager
Direct and manage the purchasing process from beginning to end.
Ensure all services or goods provided are complying with Company policies
Monitor vendor, service provider, outsourcer, and/or contractor performance to ensure quality of service
Conduct inventory and directs buyers in purchase of products, materials, and supplies
Manage procurement / logistics team staffing, including recruitment supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions
Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communication with the department’s heads, and end users regarding pertinent sourcing activities and expediting critical items.
Prepare purchasing recommendations that support business goals, in collaboration with management and Warehouse team.
Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of orders and warranties of goods and products with key suppliers.
Monitor and analyze the reports of spending in order to make recommendations and identify areas for possible savings.
Analyze trends and market conditions for the present and future pricing, availability, lead-time, and capacity of goods and services.
Interview, identify, and qualify potential new vendors or suppliers in order to secure more cost-effective sources of products.
Prepare purchasing and inventory reports, requirements documentation, and RFQ.
Oversee the inbound / outbound of logistics requirements for the company.
Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics, imports and custom issues.
Ensure the International FFWs compliance with the SOP & procedures for service/product delivery.
Negotiate transportation rates or services and design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.
Reporting and resolving the demurrage and detention costs
Ensure the most cost effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics options such as routing, shipping modes or carriers.
Project Buyer at Kinross Gold Corporation
April 2012 – July 2012 (4 months) CANADA
Procurement Support in Tasiast Expansion Project at Lycopodium ltd and HATCH Offices ( Mississauga,Canada)
Own the tactical procurement responsibility for purchase scopes in West Africa
Create purchase orders (PO) in line with agreed terms and conditions with supplier
Ensure PO is correct and complete for commercial and logistic details
Arrange PO acceptance and planned delivery dated information from supplier
Update project controls team about supplier invoicing schedule
Follow up supplier actions and material delivery
Update project procurement register
Track material receipt on site and update details to project team
Monitor invoice matching and resolve any HOLD reasons
Ensure timely payment to supplier to avoid impact on next material delivery in project
Support the expediting and inspection needs on the project
Work in line with the agreed project procurement and quality plans/ procedures
Report the progress and performance of the suppliers to the Project Manager and Procurement Manager
Schedule and organize audits and inspections at supplier locations to validate reported progress
Work proactive in detecting potential issues and risks in deliverables and mitigate them as much as possible
Perform the procurement activities in line with the Global Procurement procedures and processes in compliance with Kinross and quality requirements
Coordinate and team up with local buyers and work as team
Support internal and external audits on procurement procedures
PURCHASING OFFICER at REDBACK GOLD MINING
October 2008 – December 2009 (1 year 3 months) Mauritania
Prepare and process Request for Quotation (RFQ) for any required materials for the company’s operations.
Obtain quotations from different suppliers and prepare a comparison sheet to evaluate and recommend the best option.
Coordinate with suppliers to expedite the processing of purchase orders.
Provide assistance in identifying new supply sources on a regular basis.
Maintain and update the system for supplier’s information, requisitions, purchase orders, specifications and pricing.
Organize assigned stores and maintain accurate recording of stock levels.
Provide effective and timely weekly and monthly reporting.
Maintain good relationship with suppliers.
Maintain record of pending payments to suppliers and follow up with the Finance department the payment as per the payment terms.
Procurement / Logistic Superintendent at RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FZCO
April 2004 – February 2008 (3 years 11 months) in Libya and Dubai
Ensuring issuing of purchase orders and approving them.
Following up implementation of purchase orders according to company procedures and regulations.
Supporting subordinates in negotiation with suppliers.
Monitoring performance of suppliers.
Supervision of invoices’ cycle to ensure arrival of invoices at finance and following up of payments on time.
Ensuring receiving of goods at warehouse.
Responsibility of continuous updating of approved supplier list.
Continuous searching for new suppliers to improve terms of supply such as delivery terms and payment facilities.
Responsibility of negotiation with major suppliers especially for long term contracts.
Responsibility of suppliers’ evaluation.
Leading purchasing team to fulfill the department’s targets.
Involving other departments in purchasing reorders to meet company goals .
Using the optimum means to support cost reduction program.
Following up and ensuring the application of purchasing cycle by subordinates as per company guidelines and policy.
Responsibility of development and preparing of cost saving plan.
Handling customs clearance and government approvals for bulk vessel , containers and road transport.
The University of Salford
Msc, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2013 – 2014
The University of Salford
Strategic International Business Management
Project Risk and Procurement
Operations and Information Management
Global Supply Chain Management
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Certificate in procurement and supply (CIPS), Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts
Management, 2011 – 2013
PROFORMALYS, Paris, France
Certificate, Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, 2011 – 2011
SUP’INFO International Academy of Dakar Senegal
DTS, Information Technology & Management, 2001 – 2003
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Language and Literature/Letters, 1997 – 2000
Baccalauréat, 1990 – 1997
English (Full professional proficiency)
French (Full professional proficiency)
Arabic (Limited working proficiency)
Local dialects: Fullani, Hassania,wolof and Soninke( spoken)
Skills & Expertise
Supply Chain Operations
JDE Enterprise One
Microsoft Office package
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