Accomplished supply chain expert with a problem-solving approach and a demonstrated ability in setting up businesses, managing projects, ensuring operational control, and heading business excellence.

Experience

  • Supply Chain Manager

    at Babar & Umar Pvt Ltd

    October 2017 - at Present

    Punjab

    Transformed a company of over 2000+ head count from a paper-based system to a digital enterprise. Implemented core service business KPIs to monitor employee performance and introduced customer centric training of staff. Led the digital transformation projects of warehousing, distribution, planning & operations. Key Accomplishments:  Reduced country-wide solid waste collection complaints by 23% through the introduction of digital complaint system.  Digitized payroll of 2000+ janitorial head count through ERP implementation project.  Implemented nationwide inventory practices in 7 cleaning material stores, resulting in the reduction of pilferage by 30%.  Created project accounting document for solid waste management project P&L, improving bottom line and increasing the margins on services provided in more than 4 public sectors.  Generated 7% profit growth through multiple digital transformation projects and new waste collection projects across 12 cities and 17 projects.

  • Operations Manager

    at Kansai Paint Middle East

    October 2016 - June 2017

    Dubayy

    Led the application team of 500+ labour and managers, monitored productivity, and ensured high standard of customer service. Managed staff training and incentives, improved processes, and negotiated contracts with vendors. Drove project planning, budget, and controls. Key Accomplishments:  Led the paints and coatings application team of 500+ painters and project managers  Tripled manual productivity thanks to the introduction of state-of-the-art paint application machines.  Achieved on time project delivery through efficient manpower, material & machinery distribution plans.  Implemented new logistical best practices, resulting in the reduction of overtime cost by 20%.  Created WBS document for construction project planning, improving resource management and enabling shorter lead-time for projects completion.  Introduced construction project management module MS Dynamics AX, generating enhanced KPI visibility and facilitating decision-making process.

  • Procurement and Logistics Manager

    at Kansai Paint Middle East

    October 2013 - October 2016

    Dubayy

    Managed all aspects of supply chain including procurement strategy, logistics, cost reduction, and budgeting. Performed supply chain audit and oversaw strategic sourcing. Compiled 5-year forecast and 3-year budget based on multiple assumption scenarios. Key Accomplishments:  Obtained 5% savings in solvents, pigments, raisins and binder raw materials and 3% savings in logistics.  Enforced a 3-vendor policy and a vendor-managed inventory, successfully reducing working capital from 9 to 6 million AED in 3 months for paints and coatings raw and packing material.  Lowered product packaging cost by 15% thanks to sourcing plastic packing materials.

  • Procurement Manager

    at Kansai Paints

    May 2012 - September 2013

    Punjab

    Developed and implemented best practices and led demand management. Spearheaded sourcing strategy, vendor relationships, and packaging development. Partnered with local paint packaging suppliers for innovative container solutions. Key Accomplishments:  Contributed to delivering 15% net annual profit growth by reducing cost of paint and coatings packing materials, raw materials, and consumables.  Championed business process excellence by streamlining the MRP process, improving productivity and diminishing lost sales rate from 10% to just 1%.

  • Product Manager

    at Kansai Paint

    November 2009 - April 2012

    Punjab

    Supervised commercial coatings as well as demand and supply processes. Drove product launches, prepared portfolio analysis, and produced forecast. Trained team on Microsoft Office Suite. Key Accomplishments:  Delivered 8 new paint and coatings product-launches across 2 business units.  Generated 40% profit growth in 2010 and 60% in 2012 by analysing sales data and profitability, determining the optimal mix for the business.  Decreased lost sales rate and obsolete inventory by 30%.

Education

  • MBA

    at LUMS

    2007 - 2009 (2 years) Punjab

  • BSc

    at SSUET

    2000 - 2004 (4 years) Punjab

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Hindi Conversation

  • Urdu Native

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