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A powerful negotiator, extremely well-versed in effective Procurement practices with an extensively distributed experience in high-value acquisitions, FF&E, supply-chain management, inventory and logistics.
Pre-opening & Operational experience of Hotels
Setting-up procurement policies, vendor selection, product database, forming the procurement team, developing procurement systems for the required ordering, receiving, storing, distribution and recording of goods and make sure the system well run properly to provide all information’s.
Flora Hospitality - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPurchasingJanuary 2012 - Now · 7 years and 1 month
Involved in the Procurement Project when building the hotel in 2006. Liaise and coordinate between the Owners and GM for all CAPEX and FFE requirements Member of the Management Pre-Opening Team Set up the Purchasing, Receiving and Stores Input all the required procedures and ideas for the FMC system ( FIDELIO MATERIAL CONTROL ,V:8.8 ) that concerns with Material and Inventory Management Took active part in Hotel renovation Projects Liaise and coordinate with the Dept. heads on overall hotel operational requirements Direct and lead negotiation strategies and programs for key spend categories. Establish strong working relationships with strategic partners often involving senior management of each organization to create value for both entities Secured the best deals / prices with the suppliers through tendering process and negotiation. Developed new supply sources including suppliers at a global level to ensure optimum benefit to the company. Developed and implemented forecasting methodologies, processes and tools to drive sourcing strategy and ensure they are optimized at all times. Select and evaluate suitable reliable suppliers for the Hotel Coordinate with the Executive Chef in setting up F&B and Kitchen operational requirements on the selective menu for the Hotel
FLORA HOSPITALITY - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPurchasingJanuary 2007 - January 2012 · 5 years and 1 month
Obtain Competitive quotations for hotel requirements and ensure that the best product is sourced and purchased Receives market list from the Executive Chef on a daily basis and arranges for delivery of those items daily. Ensures that all order receiving dates are updated by the buyers according to the suppliers promised delivery dates.Issues regularly slow moving item lists. Identifies items for standing orders utilizing vendor's logistics for regular deliveries to the hotel based on approved highly consumed items. Ensures validity of items available, force issue obsolete items and follows up on action taken for disposal. Ensures that all authorized or approved purchase orders are sent to their respective suppliers/vendors for delivery purposes on a daily basis. Ensures & verifies that quotations are regularly updated and supplier's new current price lists are maintained Checks, explains if needed and approves delivered items discrepancy report issued by cost control regarding price and quantity order variances. Verify the 'pending orders' report on a daily basis, and all pending orders are checked and verified regularly. On a daily basis prepare list of to be cancelled orders and sent to accounts for deletion, with appropriate reasons. Keeps all records in a way that they can be checked at any time for information or audit purposes
LOTUS HOSPITALITY - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPurchasingJanuary 2004 - January 2007 · 3 years and 1 month
Administration of Contracts , Agreements & Partner Ships Form and implement negotiation strategies with potential suppliers. Achieve and record optimum savings and benefits to timescales. Administer the tender process from preparation of tender through to negotiation and awarding contract, agreement or partnership. Ensure the registration of contracted suppliers is adhered too. Ensure all contracts, agreements and partnerships are in compliance with quality, health and safety and environmental polices. Administer communication on contracts, agreements and partnerships between Supply-Chain & Logistics and Operational HOD’s. Administer the Contracts, Agreements and Partnerships data ensuring information is up to date and correct at all times. Prepare statistical and other reports in a comprehensive and accurate manner. Contribute to ideas and solutions for continuous improvement in Supply-Chain & Logistics systems and processes. Responsible for the overall purchases with respect to Lotus Boutique Hotel, Deira & Lotus Grand Hotel Apartments, Deira during their pre – opening phase as Acting Purchase Manager
Purchase Co ordinator
RAMEE GROUP OF HOTELS & RESORTS - Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPurchasingAugust 2000 - June 2003 · 2 years and 11 months
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
Mangalore University - Mangaluru, IndiaJune 1993 - April 1996
Completed my Degree with Bhuvanendra College , Karkala which is affiliated to Mangalore University
- Pre Opening Prourment