Christopher Tharaka

Christopher Tharaka

Procurement Specialist at Almed Retail LLC
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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My experience includes Procurement operations working in a busy work environment with multiple tasks.

My Procurement Management work includes Identification of Procurement Needs, Finding and Qualifying the Suppliers, Requesting Proposals & Quotations, Supplier Negotiation, Supplier Management and Supplier Evaluation to establish the Procurement process in company standardized method to meet the business demands of the company.


  • Procurement Specialist

    Almed Retail LLC - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    February 2018 - Now · 12 months

     Food & Beverage Procurement  HVAC and MEP Procurement.  Demand Planning.  Shared Service Procurement.  Contract Management.  Supplier Management.  New Branch Opening Procurement.

  • Purchasing Officer

    Marriott International - The Ritz Carlton, Grand Canal - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    March 2017 - December 2017 · 11 months

     OS&E, FF&E & Capital Procurement  Food & Beverage Procurement  Store Purchases and Inventory Management  Contract Negotiations – Corporate and Local  Shared Services Procurement  Implementation Strong Vendor Relations Special Awards  I have been awarded as “Five Star Employee Award” for 3rd Quarter 2017

  • Receiving & Purchasing Clerk

    Marriott International - Courtyard by Marriott, DIP - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    July 2016 - February 2017 · 8 months

     Receiving materials ordered by the End users of the hotel  Cost Controlling & Inventory Management  Posting invoices and Upload invoices in Accounts Payable batch in Material Control system BirchStreet Special Awards  I have been awarded as “Associate of the Month” for July 2016

  • Internship - Purchasing Department

    Mariott International - Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    September 2015 - June 2016 · 10 months

     Training in Receiving and Store Room Operation.  Training in Costing & Inventory Control.  Training in purchasing process.  Training in Supplier selection, price comparison & negotiation.  Training in AMC Contracts

  • Receiving Clerk

    MAF Hypermarkets (Carrefour) LLC - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    November 2013 - August 2015 · 1 year and 10 months

     Raising Purchase Orders.  Maintaining stock level.  Performing receiving tasks of goods.  Dispatch items for outlets.  Posting invoices for procurement system.


  • Drafting Contracts and Legal Brief Expert

    Arab Institute of Accounts and Law - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    February 2018 - August 2018

    • Key characteristics, components and types of contracts. • The conclusion of the contract: its terms and representations. • Procedures, requirements and phases of managing contracts. • Complex negotiation in the conclusion and realization of the contract. • Strategies and methodologies in managing contract to perceive & prevent disputes. • Identifying issues and implementing protocols in all the stages of contract executions. • Strategic considerations and approaches in drafting the contract in accordance with the common contract clauses. • Contract management implementation procedures and pitfalls. • Rights and obligations of the parties under the contract. • Arbitration rules and mediation procedures. • Access to justice for contracts. • The fundamental legal principles and provisions in regulating international contracts. • Implementing regulations and evaluations on tender documents procedures. • Preparation and primary factors in an effective and successful contract management. • General conditions and data requirements in drafting contracts.

  • Certified Purchase Professional

    American Institute of Business Management - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    February 2016 - August 2016

    • Procurement and Purchasing. • Negotiation. • Forecasting. • Contract Management Overview • Contract Management Consideration • Discharge of Contracts • Solicitation • Request for Proposals • Risk Management • Structure of Contract • Contract Administration


  • English
    Full professional


  • Contracts management
  • Strong negotiator
  • supplier management
  • Supply Chain Management
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