Arun Murali

  • Ammenkulangara Kizhakathil, Kottackapuram, Adinad North, Clappana P.O, Kollam - 690525 Kerala, India
Arun Murali


Career summary

A highly motivated result driven professional with 9 years of diverse professional experience including Marine Procurement, Accounts Assistant, Business Development executive and Purchase In-charge. Able to work well in multi-disciplinary dynamic international environments and multi-cultural teams. Quick at grasping new ideas and concepts and developing practical solutions to issues at hand. Seeking an opportunity through which this knowledge and experience can contribute to develop a career in supply chain and operations management

Work experience

Work experience
2014 - Present





  • Execute responsibilities of the company with respect to the Company standards and the Oman Company law and labor Law
  • Export & Import monitoring planning and development
  • Analyze different distribution channels and discover and develop new international customers such as shipping companies and agencies
  • Plan and implement marketing strategies such as advertisements and public relations

Achievements :

  • Developed a Ship Chandling (Ship Supply) and service Division for the company
  • Assisted, developed, organized and launched a new website for the company



  • Develop liaisons with domestic and international suppliers for procurement of MEP materials, consumables and provisions required by ships arriving at the Port of Salalah or to replenish the warehouse of the stocks
  • Purchase and delivery of materials within the prescribed time
  • Ensure all consignments and services purchased confine to the company standards and specifications
  • Maintain quality records of all dealings with suppliers and potential suppliers, their consignments and prices
  • Investigate opportunities with the current or new suppliers for competitive prices on an ongoing basis
  • Responsible for arranging annual contracts with suppliers to establish set prices and availability
  • Preparation of monthly reports for purchase and stock controls
  • Daily/weekly tracking spreadsheet of all consignments
  • Handle customer returns and any issues involved with lead time



  • Working with multiple clients at the same time
  • Develop liaisons with 3PL for uplift of import and export consignments for the best freight charges possible
  • Develop and negotiate contracts with 3PL for long terms relationship upon an agreed tariff based on different routes
  • Engage outside contractors to supplement in-house container movements, responsible and at best negotiated rates
  • Source the best quote for overseas freight charges
  • Responding to all customer complaints or queries in an efficient manner
  • Visiting key clients to build relationships and identify their key needs
  • Monitoring and tracking the flow of goods into the respective warehouses
  • Controlling the order cycle


  • Responsible for handling all kinds of stores that includes food items and MEP materials (Provision, Engine stores, Deck stores, Electrical stores, etc,.)
  • Monitor, maintain and forecast inventory levels in stores including shelf life of commodities
  • Arrange warehouse for clients for goods imported and prepare contracts and other valid documents


  • Raise invoice against materials delivered
  • Maintain accounts payable and receivable database


  • Develop and negotiate contracts with rent a car providers at the best possible quotes
  • Arrange and book for hotel accommodation for ship crew members and passengers
  • Arrange for tour guiding services for ship crew members and passengers
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014




  • Prepared Daily Fund Position
  • Prepared monthly Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Generated the weekly Debtors collection and Debtors Ageing report
  • Preparation of Creditors ageing and payments fortnightly
  • Monitored the monthly price change of 2 branches and updated daily sales and reviewed
  • Generated monthly Salary report
  • Updated daily expenses and month end expenses
  • Prepared import and export LC Documents
  • Valuated the monthly Stock based on the pricing valuation file
  • Updated the daily production report
  • Prepared monthly contribution



  • Maintained the books of accounts and managed a whole warehouse stock at Muscat branch


  • Responsible for integrated Supply chains – Demand and Supply Planning, Procurement, Logistics Partnerships, Inventory Management and Warehouse Management.                                                            
  • Developed and managed sourcing strategies of materials, equipments and supplies from Asian and Middle East regions for the purchase requisition received from the concerned department.
  • Sourced crude and refined hard oils and soft oils from China, Ukraine, Malaysia, Indonesia and USA.
  • Identified and sourced capex from areas of Asia and Europe and managed budgets to implement infrastructure expansion and upgradation for plant and warehouse
  • Visited domestic supplier premises to assess that their quality and standards are within the standards of the company
  • Arranged for sample products from new suppliers for inspection and approval by the concerned internal departments
  • Negotiated for the best price with the vendors to ensure procurement of goods and services at the optimized cost
  • Prepared quote comparisons forwarded by suppliers and received approval of quotes from senior Managers based on the best price, quality and shortest delivery period
  • Followed up with suppliers concerning delivery times
  • Ensured that purchased product(s) or service(s) met the product specifications
  • Scheduled the clearance of import without incurring demurrage charges
  • Arranged for collection of supplier credit invoice and approved cash bills and invoices for payment
  • Maintained a list of qualified suppliers
  • Arranged for any transportation required to take delivery of items ordered and ready for delivery by the supplier if the delivery terms were ex-factory
  • Drafted contracts with transporters to take regular delivery of material from supplier premises
  • Negotiated Contracts with third parties and suppliers for purchase of capital assets and drafted the contract
  • Monitored all supplier contracts
  • Ensured that inventory levels were adequate for business
  • Conducted bidding and tender for scrap sales
  • Reported to Senior Level Managers
  • Organized and coordinated weekly inventory meeting for review and forecast of inventories to be replenished  within a prescribed period
  • Compiled the minutes of the inventory meeting and circulated the same to the concerned departments
  • Assisted in preparation of purchase budget and yearly performance Powerpoint presentation
May 2007 - Jun 2010

Night Auditor & Accountant



  • Held the full responsibility of auditing all the outlets and closing books of accounts of all the outlets on a day-to-day basis for Haffa House as well as Samharam Tourist Village
  • Kept a constant check on the debtors collection based on Age wise analysis statement and raised invoice for credit customers
  • Reconciled all the Bank Statements operated by the company
  • Assisted in payroll reconciliation on a monthly basis
  • Monitored the sales statistics and reported on a regular basis
  • Supervised the Stores, scrutinized the purchase invoices and the monthly closing of purchase
Mar 2006 - Mar 2007

Audit Assistant

  • Audited Saint Gobain Glass located in Chennai
  • Audited the Visions Advertisements located in Chennai


May 2015 - Present

The Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations



2000 - 2003

Bachelors of Business Management

1999 - 2000


1997 - 1998



Other Know-how

  • Work knowledge in Tally 9
  • Work Knowledge in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and MS Outlook
  • Work knowledge of ERP

Areas of Expertise

• Accounts Payable

• Accounts Receivable

• Cash Management

• Bank Reconciliation

• Payroll

• Financial Statement Analysis

• Logistics Management

• Materials Management

• Contract Negotiations

• Procurement  Management

• Supplier Relationship Management

• Vendor Identification Management



Managerial Skills

Proved to manage a whole division of a company single handedly

Leadership Skills 

Initiated in implementing the ERP system in the organization which aided in the cost benefit analysis

Presentation Skills 

Aided the finance and purchase department in preparation of quarterly financial statements and annual budget preparations

Time Management Skills 

Adhered to plans and budgets strictly and ensured end results within deadlines

Analytical Skills 

Analyzed and implemented measures to reduce unwanted costs and entries

Strategic Planning and coordinating 

Proven track record of effectively prioritizing multiple tasks and assignments in a fast-paced work environment to effectively meet departmental and company objectives

Team Player Skills

A solid reputation as a competent team member who is always ready to go the extra mile to achieve results

Decision Making Skills

Considered as fast decision maker evident  in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures

Negotiation Skills

Achieved quality clients with excellent negotiation and tactical skills beneficial to the company as a whole

Interpersonal communication Skills

Successful in building strong relationships with key clients

Personal Details

Date Of Birth                    :           26-06-1982

Age                                      :           32

Sex                                       :           Male

Nationality                        :           Indian

Marital Status                   :           Married

Languages Known          :           English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Arabic and French

ID Card No.                        :           74680943

Passport No.                     :           G6024489

License                               :           Holder of Valid GCC License

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