Basic Info

Mariam Othman

12 years

Giza, Egypt

Master's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Head of Procurement and Contracts at Building Materials Industries Company

Experience Details

Head of Procurement and Contracts

Operations/Management

Manager

N/A


Company Details

Building Materials Industries Company

Cairo, Egypt

101-500 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Jul 2015 to present (1 year 5 months)
Procurement Category Manager at Building Material Industries Co.

Experience Details

Procurement Category Manager

Operations/Management

Manager

•Responsible for setting departmental objectives, strategy and internal policies of procurement department.
•Responsible for improving the procurement process in terms of Supplier management and evaluation, approved vendors, improving payment terms and increasing contractual purchases.
•Manage and supervise procurement and sourcing activities for daily operations and mega projects.
•Responsible for defining procurement needs and requested cycles/reports of SAP (to be launched).
•Developing sourcing strategies and controlling the purchasing budget.
•Responsible for contracts formalization.
•Responsible for Order Placement Timing, Supply / Demand Alignment, Material Replenishment and Supplier Performance.
•Monitoring delivery times to ensure they are on time.
•Regularly contacting suppliers to renegotiate prices.
•Resolving disputes and claims with vendors and suppliers.
•Involved in selling off excess, damaged and inventory and stock.
•Assist department director in formalizing RFQs/RFPs for CAPEX projects.
•Manage a team of buyers (giving assignments and tasks, monitor progress to ensure objectives are met).
•Overseeing staff training.
•Evaluate the overall performance of team.


Company Details

Building Material Industries Co.

Cairo, Egypt

101-500 employees

Manufacturing

N/A

Feb 2013 to Jun 2015 (2 years 3 months)
Sourcing and Analysis Manager MEA at Lafarge Middle East & Africa

Experience Details

Sourcing and Analysis Manager MEA

Operations/Management

Manager

 Responsible for the sourcing of two families for the EMEA zone (bearings and bauxite).
o Bauxite 2012 payment term of five months with optional extension through reverse factoring.
o Increased the purchase of contracted brands of bearings by 15% in 2011.
o Improved supplier/agent relationship with local Lafarge entities, and introduced bearings consignment stock to our facilities in Algeria.
 Lead the assessment, definition of requirements, and continuous process improvement for various purchasing systems related projects.
o Managed various web-based applications, analysis and decision making support tools
for MEA countries, including spend analysis, bidding, contract management (Ariba), excess spare parts, essbase and purchasing benchmark.
o Provide trainings for purchasing teams on group tools, systems and processes. Trainings provided to Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Iraq and Emirates.
In addition to various video conference and web based trainings.
o Finalized mapping of purchased items in Egypt entities, cement, ready mix and aggregates to create a country purchasing organization.
 Track and consolidate corporate purchasing savings data of MEA countries during quarterly and budget reporting.
o Managed 21 reporting champions by monitoring purchasing performance through various calculation methods to forecast and identify potential savings/ hits.
o Share best practices between local entities to improve performance and promote collaboration, qualified a local Egyptian supplier to provide materials for Morocco and Jordan.
 Contribute in improving strict working capital targets by facilitating internal transfers between local entities and sales to third parties.
o Active transfers between MEA plants amounting €600 K in 2011.
o Facilitated the participation of Emirates, Jordan, Morocco and South Africa in an eAuction, active transactions in first phase amounted €49K.


Company Details

Lafarge Middle East & Africa (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

More then 1000 employees

Logistics and Supply Chain , Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure, Waste Management

www.lafarge.com

Feb 2009 to Jun 2012 (3 years 4 months)
Supply Chain Supervisor at OCI Cement Trading/ Cementia Trading- Lafarge Group

Experience Details

Supply Chain Supervisor

Logistics/Supply Chain

Experienced (Non-Manager)

*Carry out necessary tasks to conclude sales deals.
*Place dispatch orders to local entities, formulate back to back contracts, secure payments, prepare shipping instructions and follow up shipments.
*Total volume of cement exported in 2008 2.8 M tons.
*Responsible for vessels chartering and concluding freight contracts, besides spot freight deals.
*Conduct lay time calculations for shipments and follow up settlements.
*Sourcing of materials from third parties to secure needs of sister companies.


Company Details

OCI Cement Trading/ Cementia Trading- Lafarge Group (multinational)

Egypt

More then 1000 employees

Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure

N/A

Jan 2008 to Jan 2009 (1 year)
Sales Support Specialist at Egyptian Cement Company/ OCI Cement Trading-

Experience Details

Sales Support Specialist

Logistics/Supply Chain

Experienced (Non-Manager)

*Receive export sales projection and coordinate the same with plants.
*Update concerned parties with shipments updates (plant, port authorities, agents and customer).
*Prepare necessary documentation for shipments.
*Payments tracking.
*Reporting.


Company Details

Egyptian Cement Company/ OCI Cement Trading- (multinational)

Egypt

More then 1000 employees

Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure

N/A

Aug 2007 to Dec 2007 (4 months)
Public Relation Manager, Hotels & Tourism Committee Manager, at British Egyptian Business Association- BEBA

Experience Details

Public Relation Manager, Hotels & Tourism Committee Manager,

Operations/Management

Manager

*Prepare and coordinate issuance of statements to the media e.g. magazines, papers and reports on the web site.
*Ensure publications and information released to the media/public is accurate and consistent with agency objectives.
*Responsible for issuing monthly newsletter, annual newsletter, and action plans/recommendations for the organization’s events
*Organize events, round tables and Gala Dinner.
*Responsible for the Hotel and Tourism committee:
Organize the committee’s monthly meeting, prepare agendas, minutes, circulate relative proposals and studies among members.


Company Details

British Egyptian Business Association- BEBA

Egypt

11-50 employees

Business Services - Other, Public Relations and Communications

N/A

Jun 2006 to Jun 2007 (1 year)
Export Specialist at Agro Food Company LTD

Experience Details

Export Specialist

Logistics/Supply Chain

Entry Level

*Preparing short and long-term export programs and coordinating the same with packing houses.
*Following up the availability of raw material of products to avoid shortage of materials.
*Sourcing of materials used in packaging.
*Prepare shipments monthly plans and secure availability of shipping means (air and sea freight).
*Prepare necessary documentation for shipments.
*Calculate cost of product and setting prices.
*Reconciliation of clients accounts with finance department.


Company Details

Agro Food Company LTD

Egypt

N/A

Agriculture/Fishing/Farming, Import and Export

N/A

Sep 2004 to Jun 2006 (1 year 9 months)

Education

MBA in Global Management

Education Details

MBA

Global Management

ESLSCA Business School, Egypt

Not specified

N/A

N/A

ESLSCA Business School
2012 - 2014
Bachelor's Degree in International Business Adminstration

Education Details

Bachelor's Degree

International Business Adminstration

Sadat Academy for Management Sciences/ University of New Brunswick Canada, Egypt

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

N/A

Sadat Academy for Management Sciences/ University of New Brunswick Canada
2000 - 2004
High School - IGCSE

High School Details

IGCSE

Port Said School Zamalek

Egypt

2004

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

Port Said School Zamalek
2004

Certifications

Certificate details

Certified Manager

Jun 2013

N/A

N/A

N/A

Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), James Madison University, USA, American Chamber of Commerce

N/A

Certificate details

Certified Supply Chain Professional

Mar 2013

N/A

N/A

N/A

Association for Operations Management APICS USA

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Sourcing Training

Dec 2011

Lafarge university

N/A

Training/Course Details

Safety Induction & Office Ergonomics Training

Nov 2011

Lafarge MEA

N/A

Training/Course Details

Introduction to negotiation skills

Nov 2011

Lafarge University

N/A

Training/Course Details

Finance for non financer

Sep 2011

Aston Business School UK

N/A

Training/Course Details

Individual Development Plan

Nov 2011

Lafarge University

N/A

Training/Course Details

Introduction into the Purchasing Function

Sep 2011

Lafarge University

N/A

Training/Course Details

Code of Business Conduct

May 2011

Lafarge Group

N/A

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Excellent command of MS Office Applications, lotus notes, and various applications related to supply chain and purchasing.

Excellent command of MS Office Applications, lotus notes, and various applications related to supply chain and purchasing.

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

SAP

SAP

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

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1-3 years

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Fields of Expertise

Procurement

Procurement

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Savings analysis and tracking

Savings analysis and tracking

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

Contract Management

Contract Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

Sourcing

Sourcing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

Supplier evaluation

Supplier evaluation

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

Negotitiation

Negotitiation

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

logistics

logistics

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

Vessels chartering

Vessels chartering

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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3-5 years

Key Skills

Business-oriented, Hard worker, Negotiator, Flexible / Adaptive, Handles Stress

Online Presence

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