CV, Turkey Based Procurement Professional Targeting Cyprus

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 22261

Skills keywords: procurement
Short Bio:


Current location: Adana, Adana, Turkey - View on map
Nationality: UK
Preferred Sector of Employment:  other
Spoken languages: English and Turkish
Location I am interested in working: cyprus
List the countires you have a visa to work in: Turkey, United Kingdom


Currently, I am trading as procurement representative of some of the UK Fresh Fruit Wholesalers. I am managing their supply chain which is starting with managing the seed suppliers to plantation in farms until the ready produce is delivered to customers locations in UK. I am also working as a Procurement Manager for Medline Adana Hospitals. Before my move to Turkey I was working in a large submarine and shipbuilding / repair organization. I also have experience working as a procurement consultant for some of the UK firms in addition to my full time roles. (References are available if required).

I possess a number of achievements and ongoing success by establishing new ideas whilst achieving targets. I have proven commitment and ongoing development. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, MCIPS and MBA in Strategy and Procurement Management.

Education & Qualifications

University of Birmingham – Business School (With Merit)
MBA in Strategy and Procurement Management, Birmingham-UK

BSc. in Business Administration
Cukurova University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Adana-Turkey

Associations & Affiliations

Member of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply)


Certificate in Managing Environmental Responsibilities, Certified by IOSH

Category Management by Positive Purchasing

Also attended to various other short courses, these include topics such as, Lean Enterprises, International Business Management, Contract Law and Financial Management.


Career Summary

Procurement Manager

Medline Adana Hospitals– Adana
02.2012- Present

During this time I have been working as Procurement Manger at the Medline Adana Hospital I have been working towards the transformation of the department from being an operational department only to becoming a strategic one. I have been achieving this by introducing new procurement systems and training the department staff accordingly. Some of my achievements during this time frame can be listed as follows:

• Achieving the transformation of the department from an operational one to a strategic one. For this purpose, reviewing the spend analysis of the Hospital and after scrutinising the information, applying the right procurement strategies to the relevant spend categories and introducing the appropriate contracts with suppliers. Also training the procurement staff for them to manage these contracts introduced. This resulted in 15% savings for total third party spend of the hospital.

• Introducing new procurement strategies and techniques and using them in the appropriate categories of spend (i.e. e-procurement, reverse e-auctions etc…)

• Getting the hospital to start measure and improve supplier performance and quality by introducing new supplier quality systems. As a result achieving the delivery of right goods, at right times at the right delivery points while ensuring the suppliers are achieving the cost cutting targets agreed.

• Introducing new strategies for storage management. Such as just in time stock management etc.

• Achieving reduction in stock costs by 30%

• Performance management of procurement team members.

• I have been given the yearly bonus in full by achieving all targets.

Eliof Meyve, Adana

Since my move to Turkey I have been working as a procurement representative of some of the UK Fresh Fruit Wholesalers for their Turkish procurement needs. I have been working with them to determine their procurement strategies, execute and deliver them. In this role I have been securing the integrity of the supply chain operations from beginning to end. Customer references will be available if required.

Category Manager,
Babcock International Group Plc, MKarine Division, Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited
04.2010 – 01.2012

Working as a Category Manager of this FTSE 250 Company, I have gained a vast range of experience in multi site procurement and project management activities. During this role, I have achieved comprehensive understanding of large and complex commercial engagements and agreements. Some of the projects that I have managed during this role are as follows:

• Implemented a category management team while managing organisational change.

• Completed opportunity analysis for category management projects. Value included in this analysis was £472m.

• Lead the group vehicle lease and hire category management project. Value of the project was £130m including requirements from 12 different Babcock sites. This involved managing multi site teams across different Babcock divisions with different requirements and objectives.

• Lead group travel services prrocurement project. The value of the project was £10m. The project resulted in 10% savings at the first stage.

• Coached staff with various category management, procurement and total cost of ownership projects. Savings achieved from these projects ranges between 2% to 15%.

• Determining the procurement strategies for each spend category based on various criteria such as the organisational risk, buyer-supplier power relationship etc and implementing accordingly.

• Managed and owned supplier selection and supplier management procedures.

• Implemented best practice in contract management and trained staff accordingly.

• Managed office improvement teams.

• Met all targets on time.

Principle Buyer
Babcock International Marine Division, Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited
05.2009 – 03.2010

Working as Principle Buyer within Procurement department of this FTSE 250 Company, I have gained good experience in a vast range of procurement and project management activities as well as strategic management of teams. Some of the projects completed during this role are as follows:

• Managed various procurement projects resulting in £900K savings that equates to £400K savings per annum.

• Implemented and standartised various procurement reporting tools.

• Managed services procurement team of 9 and coached their projects.

• Managed change to the procurement systems.

Senior Buyer
Babcock International Group PLC- Marine Division, Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited
09.2007 – 04.2009

Working as a Senior Buyer in the services procurement team of this large organisation, I have gained valuable experience in managing multi million pound contracts and effective managing of internal demand in a challenging environment. Some of the pojects managed, achievements gained are as listed below:

• Achieved an average of 23% savings in commodities managed, within the first year of employment, despite the rising costs in the marketplace.

• Implemented improvements for vendor management systems.

• Developed supply chain risk management systems and implemented accordingly when procuring materials and / or services.

Supply Chain Buyer
Gleason Cutting Tools Ltd.
02.2005 – 08.2007

During this role I worked in a team of two for development, implementation and execution of effective sourcing strategies and supplier agreements, while managing inventory levels under control through the supply chain. Some of the projects completed and achievements gained are listed as follows:

• Successfully raised the profile of procurement department and implemented new procurement policies / procedures.

• Implemented supplier quality and vendor management systems

• Implemented new stock control systems

• Succesfully completed various procurement projects that resulted in an average of 16% savings.

• Developed supply chain risk management systems and implemented accordingly when procuring materials and / or services.

• Was a site represantitive in the Corporate Supply Chain decision making process for procurement strategies.

Master Production Scheduler
Gleason Cutting Tools Ltd.
02.2004 – 02.2005

During this role I was responsible for the scheduling and planning of orders within lean production initiatives to a target of continuous cost savings. Below lists some of the projects completed during this time;

• Worked together with the procurement team to be able to get the correct materials at the right time and right place ready for production.

• Successfully implemented new scheduling strategies that resulted in reduction of production lead times.

• Helped implementation of lean practices in production enverionment.

• During this role, suggested bill of material changes resulted in £100k savings per annum.

Alston Garrad & Co Ltd
Administrator (Purchasing Administrator/Stock Controller)
02.2001 – 02.2004

During this employment, reduced stock levels of the organisation from £300K to £100K within a 2 year period.