MBA (Finance) with a professional background and experience in multinational companies in Pakistan & UAE with ten (10) years of experience in import & export, pre/post shipment documentation, banking, shipping, trade financing, logistics and stock management. Expert understanding of customs WEBOC system; and the cost elements in import/export with respect to margins & landing costs.
To build strong relationships with local vendors and foreign suppliers.
Plans, manages, and coordinates all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of necessary materials and supplies needed to meet the changing levels of product demand.
Prepare the annual Supply Chain budget plans.
Oversees the planning process to ensure the accurate calculation of material requirements according to bill of material, inventory turnover levels, sales orders and forecast. ·
Planning, coordinating and supervising the daily activities of the Supply sections at the coordination level and defines their level of priority.
Coordinating communication lines and functional links between the Supply departments and other departments (Finance, Operations, Warehouse and Purchase departments).
To monitor the execution and renewal of procurement contracts with suppliers.
Ensures the timely execution of purchasing plans and provides the necessary directions to facilitate the purchasing processes.
Maintains effective coordination between the Purchasing and Logistics units to ensure delivering all purchased items to factory site.
Collaborates with procurement team to determine best practice.
To reduce communication gap among Supply Chain-Production-Store-Other Departments.
Responsible for managing & supervising Import/export section of Supply Chain department.
Communication with product managers, forwarders, clearing agents, transporters and custom authorities.
Planning to reduce import cost & to enhance the efficiency of custom clearance.
Opening of letter of credits, bank contract and supervising of import & export forms; supervision of custom WEBOC (web based one customs) system.
Getting approval from custom/FBR for the import of goods in Pakistan.
Checking & verification of shipping & banking documents.
Confirmation of custom documents to suppliers, forwarders & clearing agents.
To have a liaison among product managers, foreign suppliers, factory and CHR Trading office.
Appointment of freight forwarder, clearing agent & transporter.
Attending hearing in custom and correspondence on legal issues with FBR.
Responsible to conduct examination of the shipment at dry port and physical attendance/presence while examination is under process in port.
Guiding subordinates in performing their jobs effectively.
Rejoined the group in May-2008 as a senior officer in Import & Export department of the group.
Responsible to recheck the documentation of each and every activity relating to import and export; and management of inventory.
Within 7 years, in assistance with General Manger, the department had been restructured in order to establish functional objectives in line with organizational objectives
Arrangement & management of shipments from China, Korea, Thailand & Malaysia.
Custom clearance of all CBU shipments in Karachi custom ports (KICT, QICT, PICT).
Forwarding of SKD/CKD shipment to Lahore ports (NLC & Mughalpura); and arrangement of custom clearance.
To apply and get Form ’S’ under SRO-565(1)/2006 for getting concession in custom duty for electronics goods, such as LCD, LED, A.C & Refrigerators etc.
To attend Hearing with Deputy Collectors & Principal Appraisers in custom houses. The said officers have largely been convinced by presenting proofs, evidences and logical answers.
Direct contact with foreign suppliers, shipping lines, local forwarders & transporters for an immediate action to solve all their issues.
Existing system was studied for one month; and weaknesses and strengths were identified.
Alternatives for weak procedures were advised, while strong points of the existing system were enhanced and streamlined.
Shipping execution and integral networking and co-ordination with foreign buyers & suppliers.
Also headed the logistics operations from Far-East and Europe, managed the movement of goods to and from the company’s warehouse.
Implemented a system for tracking and matching bank LC documents to shipments that helped in reducing interest and demurrage expenses.
Collecting and compiling data for the costing of consignments and to keep coordination with chief accountant in preparing annual financial reports.
Planning to reduce shipping and clearing cost i.e. dummerage, detention, storage and ocean freight.
Handling of transshipments, issuing of switch B/L, issuing certificate of origin and attestation of documents (packing list and invoices)
Coordinating with the documentation, operation and sales departments.
Planned to utilize the existent space in warehouse in an effective way.
ACCOUNTING and TRADE FINANCE: -
Have full experience and practice of TR (Trust Receipt), Documentary collection,LC, Hypothecation, pledge, mortgage and all others banking transactions.
Manage and supervise banking and trade finance facilities, communication with banks, managed TR, LC’s and funds operation/allocation.
Maintenance of Accounting books e.g. Journal Ledger, Cash Book, Bank Book, & Trial balance on monthly basis.
Bank Reconciliation. Annul budgeting for the expense of Accounts & Import departments.
Handling of Accounts payables; and Petty Cash Management.
Preparation of Sales Report and coordination between accounts and sales staff.