Ajaz Wani

Ajaz Wani

Head of Cluster Procurement at Al Seef Hotels Project (Meraas)
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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With more than 14 years of progressive experience in Procurement and MBA in Finance, I have developed a strong knowledge of UAE hospitality industry, procurement dynamics, supply chain, warehousing, materials management, contract tendering, bid management and procure to pay operations.

In my previous assignments, I have demonstrated the ability to manage procurement function as a revenue-generating entity for my organization. My ability to engage with reputed suppliers in developing strategic partnerships and global agreements has enabled me to reduce the operational costs of the department and add to the profitability of my organization.

My focus is on delivering procurement best practices to create and deliver synergy, implement systems and approaches for leveraging the benefits of centralized procurement for the hotels and the organization.

I believe in coaching and developing multi-skilled and emotionally engaged teams capable of adding value, delivering success and assisting the hotel operations in delivering exceptional guest experiences.


  • Head of Cluster Procurement

    Al Seef Hotels Project (Meraas) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    October 2017 - Now · 1 year and 5 months

    The Al Seef project, a 1.8 km development along the Dubai Creek is being developed as a destination; besides numerous tourist attractions the project will be enhanced by the presence of a 200-key heritage hotel, a 150-key contemporary upscale urban hotel, and a 200-room contemporary luxury lifestyle hotel. Reporting to Senior Management, chartered to partner with the business leaders to structure a center-led, best practice strategic sourcing and procurement department capable of delivering cost reduction and related efficiencies for the Al Seef Hotels project Besides setting up the pre opening and post operational centralized procurement function, I was working closely with the appointed procurement agent for budgeting and ordering of the OS&E package for the hotels.

  • Director of Procurement (Corporate)

    DAMAC Hotels & Resorts Mgt LLC - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    May 2013 - January 2017 · 3 years and 9 months

  • Materials Manager

    Hyatt Hotels Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    May 2008 - May 2013 · 5 years and 1 month

  • Assistant Materials Manager

    Hyatt Hotels Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    September 2004 - May 2008 · 3 years and 9 months

  • Assistant Cost Auditor

    Hyatt Regency Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    June 2002 - August 2004 · 2 years and 3 months


  • Masters in Business Administration

    University of Kashmir - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    June 2004 - August 2007

    MBA with major in Finance and Marketing


  • English
    Native or fluent


  • asset mana
  • contracts and tendering
  • Inventory management
  • Negotiations
  • Purchasing
  • Strategy
  • Supply chain
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