CV, Senior Procurement Manager from a Mining background

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10541

Skills keywords: capital equipments, logistics, negotiation, procurement, supply chain management
Short Bio:

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

Current location: Mauritania - View on map
Nationality: Mauritanian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Transport and Logistics, Oil, Gas and Energy, other
Spoken languages: Arabic, english, french
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


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


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

University Nouakchott

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


Purchase Management

Strategic Sourcing

International Logistics

Supply Chain Operations

Supplier Sourcing

Purchasing Negotiation

JDE Enterprise One


Logistics Management

Microsoft Office package