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					Howida Amin Hafiz
Extension of Wali El Ahd St.,
El Marowa Tower, Hadayek El Koba
Cairo - Egypt
Tel     : +202 2574314
Mobile : +2010 258 53 57
E-mail : howida_amin@yahoo.com / wheedy55@hotmail.com

Career Objective:
A challenging position in a reputable multinational corporation that provides a pleasant
motivating work environment whereby my practical experience & interpersonal skills can be
applied & developed in the field of Foreign Purchase, Procurement, Supply Chain or
Logistics.

Professional Experience:
Have 13 years experience in the field (Procurement, Supply, Foreign Purchase, Logistics and
Marketing).

Personal Data:
      Date of Birth : 24.02.1973.
      Gender          : Female.
      Marital Status : Single.
      Nationality     : Egyptian.
      Religion        : Moslem.
Education:
      Bachelor of computer science 1995, Al Hegaz Institute.
      General Grade: V. Good.
Training Courses:
      The Seven Habits of highly effective people "Franklin Covey" -            ELTC
      MBTI Training (Type Talk)                                          -      ELTC
      The best way of doing business                                     -      SETTEC
Language:
      Arabic "Mother Tongue".
      English "(Excellent verbal & written)".
Experience:
June 2006 – Now Procurement Manager at International Trading Firm (Furniture &
Designs)
   - Market survey for potential suppliers and subsidiary products.
   - Arrangements for substitutes for material and products.
   - Maintenance data banks of potential suppliers within domestic and int'l markets.
   - Analysis and recommendations on cost effectiveness for foreign products versus local
      market


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   -   Maintaining quality standards for material and products and co-ordination with various
       departments for procurement
   -   Contact agents and suppliers negotiating them competitive prices, quantities, samples,
       quality standards and delivery.
   -   Negotiating with suppliers for finalization of deals
   -   Co-ordinate the issuance purchase orders adjusting the shipment mode, delivery and
       payment methods.
   -   Coordinate with the accounting dept. for issuance L/Cs and amending them as per
       manufacturer's requests.
   -   Ensure proper assembly of negotiation and shipping documents.
   -   Analysis shipment expenses such as freight charges, duties, insurance and overheads
       and issue cost analysis report for each shipment.
   -   Co-ordinate the assembly of shipping documents and make sure that they are
       compatible with the customs regulations and the company policies.
   -   Liaise with customs to solve any problems related to shipments.
   -   Update information for the new customs regulations and import roles.
   -   Brief Finance on the cost structure details of all orders placed and confirmed.
   -   Brief accounting on closed jobs and advise credit due formally.
   -   Regularly analyze the manufacturer delivery performance and provide the input and
       suggested next steps for improvement by issuing accurate and timely expediting
       reports.
   -   Ensure that the expediting process is conducted efficiently at the best cost possible to
       the company.
   -   Analyze the service and performance of shipping lines, freight forwarders, service
       companies and insurance agencies and issue monthly reports.
   -   Provide stock status, price and inventory control.

2002 – 2006 Foreign Purchase Manager at Value Tech S.A.E (Constructions)
   - Co-ordinate all details related to the purchasing of products for resale or stocking
      purposes, this involves:
   - Issue the product purchase order.
   - Co-ordinate the shipping mode and costs for all consignments ordered.
   - Co-ordinate the payments and letter of credit conditions with the finance department,
      the manufacturer, the customer and the bank.
   - Liaise with customer to ensure that the agreed payment terms, L/C conditions are
      amended as per the manufacturer’s request.
   - Accelerate the delivery of products to customer.
   - Update the customers on the status of their orders.
   - Liaise with customers to resolve any order related issues.
   - Responsible for reviewing the full customer status report and making sure it arrives to
      customers as scheduled.
   - Co-ordinate the assembly of shipping documents
   - Ensure proper assembly of negotiation documents and follow up with customer to
      ensure timely collection.
   - Co-ordinate with customs representatives for the timely release of the goods and make
      sure that they made proper actions for custom clearance.
   - Liaise with customs people to solve any problems related to shipment.
   - Update information for the new customs regulations and import roles.
   - Follow up with customers to ensure documents collection.

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    -   Brief Finance on the cost structure details of all orders placed and confirmed.
    -   Brief accounting on closed jobs and advise credit due formally.
    -   Regularly analyze the manufacturer delivery performance and provide the input and
        suggested next steps for improvement by issuing accurate and timely expediting
        reports.
    -   Analysis shipment expenses such as freight charges, duties, insurance and overheads
        and issuance cost analysis report for each shipment.
    -   Analysis the service and performance of shipping lines, freight forwarders, service
        companies and insurance agencies and issue monthly reports.
    -   Ensure that the expediting process is conducted efficiently at the best cost possible to
        the company.
    -   Address local stock sales requests & Review customers needs.
    -   Provide stock status and price & Finalize the deal with the customer.
    -   Address and co-ordinate all local stock purchase requests.
    -   Forward products delivery order to the accounting dept. and warehouses co-ordinator.
    -   Provide stock status and inventory control.

2001 – 2002 Foreign Purchase Specialist at Ali Al Hashemi Trading Est., Cairo Branch
(Printing Supplies and machines).
    - Analysis of the branch needs.
    - Market survey for potential suppliers and subsidiary products.
    - Arrangements for substitutes for raw materials.
    - Maintenance data banks of potential suppliers within domestic and int'l markets.
    - Analysis and recommendations on cost effectiveness for foreign products versus local
       market
    - Maintaining quality standards for raw materials and co-ordination with various
       departments for procurement
    - Contact agents and suppliers negotiating them competitive prices, quantities, samples,
       quality standards and delivery.
    - Negotiating with suppliers for finalization of deals
    - Issue Purchase orders adjusting the shipment mode, delivery terms and payment terms.
    - Coordinate with the accounting dept. for issuance L/Cs and amending them as per
       manufacturer's requests.
    - Analysis shipment expenses such as freight charges, duties, insurance and overheads
       and issuance cost analysis report for each shipment.
    - Analysis the service and performance of shipping lines, freight forwarders, service
       companies and insurance agencies and issue monthly reports.
    - Co-ordinate the assembly of shipping documents and make sure that they are
       compatible with the customs regulations.
    - Co-ordinate with shipping lines, forwarders and suppliers for timely loading sailing of
       shipments.
    - Co-ordinate with custom clearance agents for the timely release of the goods and
       make sure of the proper actions for custom clearance.
    - Provide stock status and inventory control.

2000 – 2001 Assistant Marketing Manager at Soft Pro (IT)
   - Managing the advertisements.
   - Managing market research for the new products or projects.
   - Conducting research for the targeted customers.

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   -   Conducting marketing plans of the new product or project extensions.
   -   Establishing & maintaining relations with clients.
   -   Managing sales department.

1995 –2000 Foreign Purchase Specialist at Samir and Ali Stationery Houses & Co.
(Stationary)
   - Market survey for potential suppliers and new products.
   - Maintenance of Data banks of potential suppliers within domestic and international
       markets
   - Contact agents and suppliers negotiating them competitive prices, quantities, samples,
       quality standards and delivery.
   - Issue Purchase orders adjusting the shipment mode, delivery terms and payment terms
       according to the financial facilities and the company system.
   - Brief the accounting dept. for the method of payment adjusted and make sure of the
       transfers as scheduled.
   - Coordinate with the accounting dept. for issuance L/Cs and amending them as per
       manufacturer's requests.
   - Analysis shipment expenses such as freight charges, duties, insurance and overheads
       and issue cost analysis report for each shipment.
   - Analysis the service and performance of shipping lines, freight forwarders, service
       companies and insurance agencies and issue monthly reports.
   - Co-ordinate the assembly of shipping documents and make sure that they are
       compatible with the customs regulations.
   - Follow up with suppliers and shipping forwarders for handling shipments and
       receiving goods.
   - Co-ordinate with customs representatives for the timely release of the goods and make
       sure of the proper actions for custom clearance.
   - Analysis of stock sensitivity and issue regular reports.

1993 – 1995 Operation Officer (Import Department) at Horus Int’l Freight
   - Liaise with clients to obtain the new requirements.
   - Maintenance of Data banks of potential shipping agents within the international
      markets.
   - Contact shipping agents to get charges of the cargo, clarifying the shipment mode and
      conditions within the incoterms.
   - Co-ordinate with the sales dept. for issuance customer quotations based on the best
      charges received from the shipping agents and the available closing schedules.
   - Co-ordinate with the shipping lines for loading, stowage and sailing.
   - Co-ordinate with the shipping agents for issuance B/Ls (HB/L, OB/L, MAWB,
      HAWB) and get the client approval.
   - Issue correspondences to clients, notifying the shipping details.
   - Co-ordinate with customs representatives for the timely release of the goods and make
      sure of the proper actions for custom clearance.
   - Liaise with clients to resolve any customs related issues.
   - Issue customer status report.
   - Analysis the shipping agents performance and quotations.

Computer skills:
   -   Operating Systems “Windows 95, 98, 2000, Millennium, XP”.
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   -   Applications “Microsoft Office 95/97/2000/XP Packages (Word–Excel –PowerPoint)”
   -   Internet Utilities “Netscape Navigator & Communicator–Internet Explorer & Outlook
       Express & Microsoft Outlook”

Personal skills:
   -   Public Relations.
   -   Telemarketing.

Personal abilities:
   -   Fast learner.                           - Hard worker.
   -   Enjoy teamwork.                         - Dynamic
   -   Self Motivated                          - Independent
   -   Willing to Travel.




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