Basic Info

Sherif Abdel Azim

14 years

Cairo, Egypt

Master's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Foreign Purchasing & Logistics Manager at Hyma Plastic Hyma Foam

Experience Details

Foreign Purchasing & Logistics Manager

Logistics/Supply Chain

Manager

Hyma Plastic – Hyma Foam is a leading manufacturer of plastic blown film products for different applications as agriculture, aquaculture, flexible packaging and geomembrane for lining and insulation.
Held responsible for the foreign purchasing of raw materials, machines & spare parts through the development and implementation of related strategic plans and managing upstream & downstream third parties’ relationships.

Thereof, work closely and coordinate different external & internal parties; to create timely and cost-effective import supply chain processes.

• Successfully built, trained & lead the team in achieving the set KPIs for different areas in the department.
• Widened the approved suppliers’ list; that minimized lead time & diversified related risks.
• Actively participated in enhancing the contracts & agreements with upstream & downstream third parties, including but not limited to suppliers, customs’ agents, transporters & freight forwarders.
• Efficiently lead the team to prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issue purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions.
• Supervised the whole procurement cycle; starting from MRP, passing by the internal & external purchase documentation, banks, customs & ending with on-time delivery in warehouses.
• Actively manage periodical meetings with internal and external parties, to enhance & facilitate the information & raw materials flows.


Company Details

Hyma Plastic Hyma Foam

Cairo, Egypt

501-1000 employees

Plastics

www.hyma-plastic.com

Dec 2012 to present (4 years)
Retail Sales at Merlin Entertainments Group

Experience Details

Retail Sales

Sales/Retail

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Sales and Customer service


Company Details

Merlin Entertainments Group (multinational)

London, United Kingdom

N/A

Entertainment

N/A

Mar 2011 to Nov 2011 (8 months)
Promotion & Branding Manager at Italcementi Group (Suez Cement Group)

Experience Details

Promotion & Branding Manager

Marketing/PR/Advertising

Manager

With an annual production capacity of approximately 70 million tons of cement, Italcementi Group is the world’s fifth largest cement producer.

As a Promotion Manager I had the responsibility for development and delivery of brand and product promotion through direct wholesale and retail channels to all consumer segments, to drive both new customer acquisition and retention.

• Created and implemented a new slogan for the group, that enhanced the group positioning in the market
• Initiated and organized new corporate events that directly enhanced the customer satisfaction.
• Efficiently participated in new product and packaging development.
• Participated in market research and gathering of consumer insight.
• Participated and contributed in the implementation of the marketing plan.
• Assisted in monitoring and controlling marketing budgets.
• Initiated ideas and strategies to aide key corporate customer loyalty and social responsibility programs.


Company Details

Italcementi Group (Suez Cement Group) (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

N/A

Manufacturing

N/A

May 2010 to Nov 2010 (6 months)
Assistant Product Manager at Commercial International Bank

Experience Details

Assistant Product Manager

Marketing/PR/Advertising

Experienced (Non-Manager)

As an Assistant Product Manager I had the opportunity to work on developing and launching a new product and successfully gaining 23% market share within 6 months of launching. Doing this I gained skills and experiences to develop, enhance and supervise new product launches and management.

• Successfully developed and launched the new ‘Car Loan’ product with 6 different programs nationwide.
• Achieved the second biggest market share (23%) after the nationwide launch within 6 months.
• Held responsible for market survey, segmentation and analysis.
• Set and developed market penetration plans and strategies, including pricing and positioning.
• Successfully coordinated all third parties deals, including scope, prices, commission and flow of work.
• Optimized process and flow of work through effective coordination with all related departments
• Carried out continuous improvement for existing programs and services.


Company Details

Commercial International Bank

Giza, Egypt

N/A

Banking

N/A

Mar 2008 to Apr 2010 (2 years 1 month)
Supply Chain Supervisor at OCI Cement Trading (Orascom)

Experience Details

Supply Chain Supervisor

Logistics/Supply Chain

Experienced (Non-Manager)

OCI was the trading and shipping arm of Orascom Group, the largest cement producer in
Middle East until acquisition took place by Lafarge

As a Supply Chain Supervisor within the biggest construction company in the region, I efficiently delivered maritime activities (General cargo & containers) and sales support within the group.

• Efficiently supervised the logistics, warehousing and maritime activities in different countries
(Egypt, Algeria & Pakistan)
• Delivered high quality market analysis covering vessels' availability & freight costs within the region.
• Efficiently managed the on time delivery of all maritime administrative paper work.
• Supported the sales team by delivering high customer service and handling customers' issues.


Company Details

OCI Cement Trading (Orascom)

Cairo, Egypt

N/A

Manufacturing

N/A

May 2007 to Feb 2008 (9 months)
Export Logistics & Customer Service Manager at GSE Lining Technology

Experience Details

Export Logistics & Customer Service Manager

Logistics/Supply Chain

Manager

GSE is a worldwide leading manufacturer of geosynthetic lining products and services.

Had the opportunity to develop and manage a new department in a worldwide leading company, where I successfully provided a high level of after sales service and delivered efficient logistics solutions in the MENA region.

• Successfully led cost and schedule optimization for the export logistics activities in Africa & Middle East
• Managed export logistics, including freight forwarders, transporters and shipping lines, to ensure full compliance with customs regulations and port authorities.
• Worked with cross functional teams and third party suppliers to ensure efficient delivery of orders.
• Efficiently delivered after sales customer service.


Company Details

GSE Lining Technology (multinational)

6th of October, Egypt

N/A

Manufacturing

N/A

Jan 2006 to Apr 2007 (1 year 2 months)
Export & Marketing Specialist at Italcementi Group (Suez Cement Group)

Experience Details

Export & Marketing Specialist

Logistics/Supply Chain

Entry Level

• Export logistics handling, including distribution, transport and administration work.
• Delivered market analysis and reporting.
• Co-ordinated the use of SAP system (Export module) for the group's plants in Egypt.


Company Details

Italcementi Group (Suez Cement Group) (multinational)

Giza, Egypt

N/A

Manufacturing

N/A

Apr 2003 to Jan 2006 (2 years 9 months)
Personal Banking Representative at HSBC Bank

Experience Details

Personal Banking Representative

Banking, Sales/Retail

Entry Level

• Exceeded sales targets and rewarded as one of the top achievers.
• Successfully handled the full sales cycle of personal financial services offered by the bank from lead generation through to close.
• Dynamically assisted in building the new-to-bank cliental database from different local regions.
• Efficiently collected and analysed competitors’ activities through mystery shopping.


Company Details

HSBC Bank (multinational)

Giza, Egypt

N/A

Banking

N/A

Aug 2001 to Mar 2003 (1 year 7 months)

Education

Technical Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Education Details

Technical Diploma

Supply Chain Management

American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt

Not specified

N/A

N/A

American University in Cairo (AUC)
2015 - 2015
MBA in Marketing

Education Details

MBA

Marketing

Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Marketing

Marketing Major

Maastricht School of Management
2005 - 2008
Bachelor of Commerce (Majored in Business Administration) in Commerce

Education Details

Bachelor of Commerce (Majored in Business Administration)

Commerce

Cairo University, Egypt

Not specified

N/A

N/A

Cairo University
1996 - 2000
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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Expert

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

: Expert

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

SAP

SAP

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

1-3 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Intermediate

: High

:

More than 7 years

Fields of Expertise

Marketing

Marketing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Product Management

Product Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Export logistics

Export logistics

: Expert

: High

:

3-5 years

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Import Logistics

Import Logistics

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Foreign Purchasing

Foreign Purchasing

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Key Skills

Leader, Communicator, Organizer, Problem Solver, Team Player

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