Umbreen Sekhery

Umbreen Sekhery

Procurement / Supply Chain Specialist at Formula 1 - Yas Marina Circuit
Lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist with over 20 Years of Experience providing through and skillful Support to Senior Management.


  • Procurement / Supply Chain Specialist

    Formula 1 - Yas Marina Circuit - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    August 2013 - Now · 5 years and 6 months

     Handling the responsibility of Procuring / Contracts the required service or goods needed by various Departments on receiving a purchase request from them.  Manage to purchase the category ensuring that sufficient stock is available at all times to satisfy the projected sales growth.  Handle purchasing and procurement to ensure a seamless support and good relationships with vendors. Maintain and regularly update qualified business suppliers’ database.  Investigate new product opportunities and present range proposals.  Conducting a site visit as per requirement of RFP, RFQ or RFI. Proficient in using Oracle.  Reviewing/Approving invoices, / credit notes, Call-Off’s, PR’s in Oracle  Technical Product / Material Knowledge. Bid Organising (Technical & Commercial), Supplier data, and Bidder list. Coordinate with different Project Managers as to the requirements of different projects and requirements along with resources as required.  Establish and maintain strong relationships with other retail and marketing departments.  Review the performance of products and ranges in conjunction with the Management and react as necessary to improve the effect and monitoring performance.  Track record in purchasing excellence margin improvement range success and promotions.  Analyze in depth correct performance with a view to focusing the range and maximizing profitability for the company.  Accountability, Attitudes and Ethics, Team Work / Collaboration.  Evaluate Quotes – Summary of Quotes. Manage contractual records & documentation and ensure Contract closeout extension or renewal.  Managing the shipment of equipment and approving relevant payments.  Providing advice as per the Company policy for the maintenance and management of country equipment stores. Follow-up outstanding stock and procurement issues.  Ensuring the procurement process is in line with Company policy in terms of financial control and efficiency. Thorough knowledge of international supply chain and logistics issues.  Following market trends, liaising with suppliers, obtaining Quotes and negotiating prices, Terms, and Conditions with suppliers. To ensure data on suppliers is easily stored, accessed and retrieved. Lead, direct, train and manage buying officers and report on current purchasing activity to the Management.  Processing Purchase Request, following up with suppliers concerning delivery times, Preparing Summary of Quotes and issuing LPOs.  Day-to-day operations of procurement function, working with functional and stakeholder teams in order to achieve high-performance standards.  Following all the procurement & Supply Chain procedure. Responsibility for margin and cost of sale related expenditure and minimize stock write-offs.  Responsible for managing all aspects of the Supply Chain process: source selection and qualification, proposal/evaluation criteria development, price solicitation, cost analysis/negotiation, contract award and contract administration of assigned projects through completion.  Coordinate and manage Supply Chain activities: logistics, expediting, procurement, and receiving in support of assigned projects.  Effectively manage supplier performance to obtain specified materials and/or services to agreed quality, cost and schedule criteria.  Establish long-term agreements with strategic suppliers; provide procurement project management services to internal clients and leads strategic sourcing initiatives to procure high value/high-risk capital equipment.  Ensure that contract creation, execution and analysis are carried out for maximizing operational and financial performance and minimizing risk.  Working with suppliers to ensure that key processes are running efficiently and cost-effectively. Reviewing technical specifications and requirements.  Building strong working relationships both internally and with key suppliers.  Contract management and negotiation.  Support with the updating of the database on active contracts, reports on status and expenditure.  Handle the procurement operations for all direct materials as per the company’s requirements  Be responsible for sourcing and maintaining key vendor relationships and supplier interaction in order to achieve the best results by means of negotiation.  Explore and consider alternative and additional products that could be supplied by our suppliers.  Conduct due diligence on potential suppliers and their product ranges.  Extensive experience in researching, developing, negotiating and preparing complex contractual specifications and agreements.  Procurement knowledge of the various oils, including aviation fuel, lubricants and greases along with gasoline and diesel.

  • Procurement Head

    Unze London - London, United Kingdom

    July 2011 - July 2013 · 2 years and 1 month

     Handling Logistics & Procurement (Fashion Master Software).  Supervise the activities of subordinates to ensure that all work within the procurement function is carried out in an efficient manner and in compliance with the set policies, processes and procedures. Commercial awareness, Numeracy Power, Good problem-solving skills.  Responsible for procurement of Fashion Apparels (Men, Women, Kids), Fabric, Home Products (Hard Goods, Furnishings & Gift-ware, Footwear).  Managed retail planning and allocation for Men’s and Women’s Fashion category.  Principles, methods, and practices related to procurement.  Grow up the Global Brands, Unze Couture, Unze London, Unze Comfort, and Unze Boutique.  Introduce Jewellery items and High Fashion Bag & Dresses.  Document Controlling, Develop Procedure, and Organizing Controlling overall Operation.  Done business forecasting, product development, range planning, merchandising, category budgets and trade shows  Shipping, Receiving and overall distribution. Follow up delivery commitments.  Movement all Materials (Deliveries through Courier, Through Sea & Air Freight).  International supply chain and logistics issue.  Manage day to day operations of procurement functions providing some guidance in the related area, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high-performance standards.  Contribute to the development and implementation of the procurement department strategy.  Order planning & processing, Shipping documentation such as import and export documents. Ability to think quickly, logically and analytically.  Selecting and maintaining vehicles in order to keep deliveries and distributions on schedule and within its established budget.  Make Article and prices of dress. Contractual terms and conditions.  Weekly confirmation and follow up on production from the supplier.  Online stock display work. Amazon stock files work.  Working with Online Selling like;;;  Making a weekly planner (Order, Forecasting, Action Log, Samples) for a weekly meeting.  Open Customer code and maintain the Customer database.  Preparation of Stock and Sales report.  Specialist in Audit (Weekly, Monthly and Yearly)  Monitoring the quantity and efficiency of the movement and storage of inventory.  Prepare LPO, RFI, RFQ, RFP, and Correspond with key Clients & Suppliers.  Making Invoices (Sales return, Stock Transfer out & IN, Material costing).  Impost, TCS, DHL’s booking and follow up daily delivery orders.  Shipment tracking, Money deposit, all banking work (bank dealing).  Demand Management. Maintain customer records. Manage shipping assistant.  Occasionally visit customer’s delivery points to review the level of customer satisfaction.  Dealing with forwarding companies & Ports.  Executes “Order Entry” or “Return” process. FOC and debit note reconciliation.  Process customer inquiries, Check product availability.  Making all types report (Reclassification, GRN, SRN, T.In & Out).  Managing logistic mobilizations for key projects providing advice to Head office, Projects and Country teams on logistical issues supporting projects with logistical challenges as required.  Managing the tender process for new suppliers in collaboration with Programme Managers.  Negotiating and maintaining all agreements / Contracts.  Executing procurement and ensuring supplier and sub-contractors meet contracted obligation.  Following market trends, liaising with suppliers, obtaining Quotes and negotiating prices, Terms, and Conditions with suppliers. To ensure data on suppliers is easily stored, accessed and retrieved.  Establish long-term agreements with strategic suppliers, provide procurement project management services to internal clients and leads strategic sourcing initiatives to procure high value/high-risk capital equipment.  Managerial skills - Ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Ability to train and develop subordinate's skills. Ability to foster teamwork among team members.  Broad experience and good perception of jet fuel and oil industry along with an excellent understanding of logistics with respect to product movement.

  • Warehouse / Purchase Manager – NEC & AVAYA - IT & Telecommunication

    AL Yousef Computers & Telecommunications LLC (AL Yousef Group LLC - UAE) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    June 2005 - June 2011 · 6 years and 1 month

     Handling all responsibilities of NEC & Avaya IT & Telecom Purchasing and Warehouse-Logistics Services, AYC distribute NEC and Avaya products in the UAE and Qatar.  Supervises the end-to-end purchasing & Warehouse and distribution operations by initiating.  An inventory strategy is a day-to-day methodology to follow for ordering, maintaining and processing items in the warehouse and established a plan.  Maintains Warehouse, (Document Controlling, Develop Procedure, and Organizing Controlling overall Operation).  Monitoring and maintaining current inventory levels, including reconciling stock counts to computer reports.  Coordinate with external Auditor in conducting a yearly physical inventory count.  Responsible for Inventory Auditing for All Counters- Audit Inventory Controller Yearly and Using Inventory valuation methods, (FIFO, LIFO, HIFO)  Follow up and approving the Purchasing Orders before delivered to vendors.  Negotiate and manage all major purchases & projects and support in purchasing negotiations.  Ensure that all reports related to Purchasing activities are checked and submitted as required (daily, monthly and yearly).  Shipment Planning. Ensure minimum 95% (AFL to 3PL) & 98% (3PL to Store) availability of all articles in DC & 3PL with RP type as “RF”, as per target stock.  Ensure Master Data is correct for all items that are not picked on replenishment.  Ensure daily/weekly/monthly reports are submitted within agreed timelines. Order planning & processing, Shipping documentation such as import and export documents.  Making Invoices (Sales return, Stock Transfer out & IN, Material Costing).  Sales support and weekly training to sales booth counters in all UAE / Qatar.  Shipment tracking, LC, Money deposit, all banking work (bank dealing).  Executes “Order Entry” or “Return” process. FOC and debit note reconciliation.  Process customer inquiries, Check product availability.

  • Purchase Manager (Raw Materials Specialist)

    TAMCO Middle East – Manufacturer Switchgear (Gargash Group LLC - UAE) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    July 2003 - June 2005 · 1 year and 12 months

     Handling Procurement of Mechanical and Electrical Spares, Consumable, Hand Tools and other direct materials.  Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies or equipment from Engineering / Project/ Production Department.  Locate vendors for purchasing materials, equipment or supplies.  Price Negotiation & Rate Contract, Vendor Selection and Evaluation, Cost Reduction Initiative.  Process Purchase Request, Follow up for Timely Material Delivery, Inventory control.  Negotiation and rate finalisation of service purchases.  Recommend the selected supplier and implement approved strategy according to Purchasing Policy.  Negotiate and finalize a contract with the lowest possible risk, optimize quality versus cost, and ensure on-time delivery.  Maintain records of goods ordered and received.  Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers both local and overseas.  Manage vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships.  Carry out other jobs and assignments to be agreed upon a case by case.  Implements a fully functional supply chain management/production control infrastructure.  Complete material take-offs from drawing, detail, unit, or area.  Ensure accuracy of the interface between client technical schematics and Summit’s SAP system including electrical/instrumentation plans, cable schedules, and other data.  Ensure timely procurement, transfer and release of material according to Material Take Off and Construction Schedules.  Arrange for material expediting to ensure timely delivery to the work site.  Ensure timely and accurate quote information and responses to customer requirements, challenges, issues, and information requests. Assume overall ownership of these elements of the project to resolve customer concerns and encourage customer loyalty to Summit.



  • Urdu
    Native or fluent
  • English
    Full professional
  • Hindi
    Full professional
  • Arabic
    Full professional


  • Administration
  • Buyer
  • Call Center
  • Contract Negociation
  • Customer sevice
  • Events Management
  • Executive assistant
  • Facility Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hotel Manager
  • Logistics
  • Medical first aids
  • MEP Operation
  • Operational Management
  • Oracle
  • Purchase / Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tally ERP
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Travel management
  • Warehousing


  • Summary Proifile

    A highly competent, proficient, self-motivated and knowledgeable in (All category Specialist) Procurement (Purchasing / Buyer), Fashion Apparel, Tactical / Strategic procurement, Vendors Management, Sourcing / Contracts, Administration Management, Warehouse & Logistics Management including Audit Inventory / Warehouse Stock Auditing, Supply Chain Management, Procurement strategy, supplier relationships, procurement policy/procedures and operations to colleagues in order to support an efficient procurement process. Work with project teams and managers to agree and write the procurement plans, at the core of procurement, there needs to be a competency in project management including providing procurement services such as Facilities, Capital Projects, Transportation, Support Services equipment, Catering (F & B), Retail & Marketing & PR services, IT and Communications, Uniforms and other General indirect spend.

    All Category Specialist & Skills in Change Management, Project Management, Security Printing, Branding, Advertising (All type) Merchandising, Automotive, Global Distribution Management, Operations MEP/Fleet (Transportation) Management, Office Management, Commercial And Retail, Oil Petroleum, Packaging Material, Fashion Apparel / Interior Outfits, IT Hardware & Software Consumables Procurement (Purchasing), Inventory Management, Interior Designing, , imports Exports Materials executive with exceptional. Table Decoration, Plates and bowls, Drinkware, Construction Material. Travel & Tourism Management, Procurement Medical Equipment’s & Consumables, Hotel Management, Procurement HR Manpower Management Skills, Education Management Specialist, Procurement Food & Beverage, Furniture, Designing, Support Services, Sporting, Events Management, Credit Controller, Call center Management, Customer services Management, Health & Safety Management, Rental HAVC equipment’s, Helicopters, generator, AC, Temporary stages, A/V equipment’s, Product and Process Improvement. Monitor & Planning, Retail & Wholesale Management, Accountability, Attitudes and Ethics, Team Work / Collaboration, Organization Skills.

     Review the performance of products and ranges in conjunction with the Management and react as necessary to improve the effect and monitoring performance.
     Procurement knowledge of the various oils, including aviation fuel, lubricants and greases along with gasoline and diesel.
     Flexibility, Analytic Skills, Work with honesty, the Track record of a successful team player.
     Communications, Relationship Management Skills.
     Teamwork, Commercial awareness, Technical & Commercial Bidding skills.
     Ability to understand financial statements, P-procurement / E-procurement Skills.
     Ability to recognise future trends. Technical Product / Material Knowledge.
     Troubleshooting, Understanding cross-cultural/global issues, Business ethics. Distributions, RFQ / RFI / RFP, Third-Party Logistics (3PL), Fright Forward / Fright.
     Recycling and raw material procurement. Global Purchase R & D.
     Ability to work in a challenging & stressed environment.
     Strong negotiation, analytical & organization skills. Procurement out-sourcing skills.
     Proficient computer skills. (Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010, Oracle, ERP, SAP).
     Interpersonal, presentation & communication skills, Leadership, decisions making Skills.
     Investigative and research oriented by nature, Enjoy providing quality solutions.
     Inventory Auditing, People Management, Decision-Making & Problem-Solving, Result-orientation / Planning and organizing. Languages Specialist - English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu.
     Extensive and demonstrated professional knowledge of supply chain management.
     Advanced knowledge of purchasing principles, practices, methods and procedures used in competitive procurement.
     Passive language / Doing: “Negotiated contracts with vendors”
     Action language / Achieving: “Slashed payroll/benefits administration costs 30% by negotiating pricing and fees while ensuring the continuation and enhancements of services.

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