Ahmed E. Abdelsalam

  • Jeddah KSA
Ahmed E. Abdelsalam

Purchasing Manager

Career Objective

A results driven, hardworking and capable purchasing manager with a track record of significantly reducing costs and also improving a company's processes and corporate purchasing programs.

 Having a proven ability to ensure that a company enjoys a competitive edge when compared to their competitors by securing the best quality, price and terms from suppliers always delivering results against strategic objectives, whilst working within the organizations core values and beliefs.

Now looking for a new and challenging managerial position, one that will make best use of existing abilities and knowledge and also further my career and professional development.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Present

Purchasing Manager

Aquat Food Industries Ltd ( Al-Baik Group )

Job Description

  • Manage all procurement functions from food raw materials, packing material, spare parts, fixed assets and service contracts.
  • Managing inbound logistics activities from shipping, custom clearance and transportation till planet.
  • Devise and managing fruitful resources strategies and issue monthly activity reports to commercial department .
  • Searching for the most profitable suppliers and initiate business partnership.
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous terms. 
  • Verify and approve the ordering of planing materials, fixed assets and services based on authority matrix.
  • Verify and approve suppliers payments and invoices based on authority matrix.
  • Review and verify bank LC based on commercial factors and required parameters.
  • Finalize details of orders and deliveries.
  • Examine and re-evaluate existing suppliers & contractors.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with concerns to ensure the clarity of the specs and expectations of  the  company.
  • Market research & analysis of data for provide presentations about possible growth to commercial management.
  • Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial factors.
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
  • Training and managing the work of other members of staff.


  • Build material holder system for include all required data per each material such as world wide biggest suppliers, production capacity, seasonality, best time for negotiation & contracting, supply geographic areas, suppliers information and material specification.
  • Make HACCP plan for the more critical control points ( CCP ) & FMEA analysis for reduce severity, probability and detection per each critical process.
  • Increase suppliers list for main critical materials from different geographic sources for avoid low stock and decrease  rejection of shipments.
  •  Build supplier evaluation system form based on quality, service and cost factors.
  • Approve third party auditor for inspect manufacturers before ordering & shipment inspection for food critical materials.


  • Member in food safety team in Aquat.
  • Member in supplier quality assurance team in Aquat.
  • Member in executive team in Aquat 

Apr 2014 - Jun 2015

Purchasing Senior Supervisor

Aquat Food Industries Ltd ( Al-baik Group )

Purchasing Senior supervisor for international and local purchases.

Job Description

  • Responsible for order placement timing, Supply / Demand Alignment, critical Materials Replenishment and Supplier Performance.
  • Continuously monitoring, evaluating and improving supplier performance.
  • Sourcing the most affordable materials for the company's manufacturing process.
  • Analyze, evaluate all quotes and coordinate with suppliers to provide required specifications.
  • Contacting supplier for negotiate prices, delivery time and payment terms.
  • Implement critical material plans and ensure compliance to purchasing policies and manage communication for activities and maintain quality for same.
  • Issuing new purchase orders for critical materials according to demand in material plan.
  • Issuing new letter credits (LC) for international purchases after agreed with supplier payment terms and all related condition.
  • Monitoring all shipments under  LC or CAD basis to ensure clearing shipments from ports on time.
  • Ensuring the adequate supply of critical raw materials.
  • Delivering cost savings for the company.
  • Managing the procurement key suppliers relationships for the company.
  • Developing critical materials sourcing strategies.
  • Resolving disputes and claims with vendors and suppliers.
  • Excellent background in logistics business and customs clearance at sea port and air port.


Jun 2012 - Mar 2014

Sales Account Manager(Detergents, cosmetics and food industries) 

Target for special chemicals

Job Description 

  • Responsible for the creation, implementation and execution of Action Sales Plan.
  • Establish productive, professional relationships with key Personnel in assigned customer accounts.
  • Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned accounts.
  • Reviews all major deliverable (function spec, tech spec, etc.) to ensure high quality standards and customers expectations are met.
  • Provide support to customers via phone, email  on regular basis.
  • Responsible for payment collections & sales.
  • Works closely with the other Account Managers to maintain a continuous knowledge of the chemical materials status in order to identify potential issues or opportunities related to the chemicals market.
  • Build strong relationship with customers.
  • Communicate customers goals and represent their interests to the team.
  • Report directly to the sales Manager in providing regular updates on all account activities, including status and call reports on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that clients know to use the services and provide assistance if necessary.
  • Answer the customers questions and ensure their problems are resolved; conduct follow-up tasks.
  • Work closely with Group Business Development and the General Manager to convert business potential into actual orders.
  • Achieving the sales target for the company's strategic business units, Negotiating and closing sales by agreeing terms and conditions, Management reporting on market conditions and requirements.
  • Establishing new, and maintaining existing, long-term relationships with customers.
Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Assistant Sales Manager

Target For Special Chemicals 

Job Descreption

  • Assist the sales manager to make the monthly work plan for the sales
  • Apply contribution margin analysis system on every shipment to assisting on take the decisions.
  • Coordinate the required products with the local purchasing department
  • Coordinate the required products with the external purchasing department.
  • Assist the sales manager in participating on the local tenders.
  • Assist the sales manager in pricing the products.
  • Archiving required data for our external & internal shipment such as COA, TDS, MSDS and COO.
  • Make the customers visiting schedules to the sales manager.
  • Participating on some tenders as per work conditions.


Jun 2008 - Jun 2011

Logistic Supervisor ( S&D )

Aquat Food Industries Ltd( Al-baik Group )

Job Description 

  • Responsible for outbound logistics for frozen, chilled and dry products. 
  • Make sales analysis from customer orders.
  • Make monthly, weekly and daily dispatch plans for customer deliveries.
  • Ensure of delivering all the customer orders as per schedule.
  • Receiving customer complaints and dealing with it.
  • Ensure of following the delivery trucks as per schedule routes.
  • Full Supervision on recall system from the customers.
  • Make yearly work plan for sales department.
  • Make monthly performance manger report for sales department to the GM.
  • Compliance with company policies, establishment of the necessary work procedures and developed it.
  • Preparing new customer approval and related procedures.
  • Preparing new product approval and related procedures.
  • Make daily Supervision for all department checklists.
  • Make weakly work schedule for sales department
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Accountant & Auditor

Consulting Office for Accounting, Audit and Tax service

Job Description 

  • Participated in execution of annually and interim Audit Program.
  • Treatment with difference types of taxes and its documentation.
  • Booking & Recording transactions entries, General Ledger Posting.
  • preparing Trail Balance and participate in preparing Financial Statements


Training Course

  • 360 Degree SAP super user in Aquat food industries
  • Course in supply chain management excellent with Distinction from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology with prof. Bowon Kim from Oct 2014 till Dec 2015 online
  • Training course in advertisement marketing at yellow pages Company from 17 Nov 2011 till 24 Nov 2011.
  • Training course in ISO 22000 on April 2009 at Aquat Company.
  • Training course in QMS on March 2009 at Aquat Company .
  • Training course in food microbiology on Feb 2009 at Aquat Company.
  • Trainee at  (WEPCO) in Custom & Purchase on Aug 2003 & Aug 2006.

Proposed Future Studies

  • Certified Supply Chain manager ( CSCM )


Sep 2002 - May 2007


Faculty of Commerce Alexandria University

Accounting Section

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002

High School

Tariq Ben Zyad SC. School



Personal Skills

Analytical ability, statistical skills, research & development ability,

leadership skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills

Computer Skills

  • Proficient user of MS Office.
  • Proficient user of Internet.
  • Proficient user of Great Plains ( ERP ) System
  • Working with Oracle System.
  • Working in (Secure Me) tracking system program.

Language Skills

  • Fluent command of spoken and written English.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 24.11.1985.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Nationality: Egyptian.
  • Military Service: Fully Exempted.


  • Fishing, Swimming and reading science & economic books.