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Mohamed Farhaad
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Logistics Manager
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Logistics Manager

About our Client

Adaptable and agile Logistics professional experienced in FMCG and Shipping industry. Skilled in operations & logistics management, key account management, business development, cargo import & export, freight & logistic procurement and international trade. Methodical and organised with excellent problem solving, analytical, and stakeholder management skills, and ability to communicate across business channels to understand supply chain requirements. Qualified with a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).


  • Saved UAEDirhams $US +325K p.a by eliminating the third party clearing agents for Import shipments, and $US 400K–545K p.a by consolidating container haulage activity
  • Moved away from a monthly freight rate contract procurement to an annual freight rate contract with a six months validity of freight rates. This helped business units to have firm freight costs for their Import and Export cargo, and not be affected by freight rate fluctuations
  • Active member of the ERP (Oracle) implementing team in IFFCO and successfully migrated the department activities to the Oracle Transport Management system(OTM), the new ERP initiative to handle all transport & shipping related activities.
  • Implemented Regional SOPs within Maersk Middle East under the Regional Key ClientManagement programme to ensure smooth document/cargo release
  • Implemented tools required for a visibility report for Key Clients, with regards to regional shipments
  • Streamlined and implemented a process in credit management for client payment modalities resulting in bringing down overdue payment days from 45-60 days to well within30 days’ credit period
  • Successfully implemented tender process for sea freight procurement for IFFCO UAE and Malaysia for export shipments

Professional Experience

Shipping and Logistics Manager

Dec 2009 - present

Group comprising of 17 business units, which specialises in products from FMCG( Foodstuff), Frozen Foodstuff, Edible Oils and Fats to industrial goods i.e. pet preforms, Chemicals and packaging materials. (10,000+ employees)

• Spearhead all aspects of freight procurement, contract signing, and logistical management including documentation, shipping, tracking, facility management, customer care maintenance and overall operational supervision

• Develop and implement strategic processes; oversee supplies, procurement, resource allocation and lead top-performing team of 14 to maximize productivity, efficiency, overall performance and customer satisfaction, ensuring adherence to organisational goals and requirements while facilitating streamlined logistical, customer service operations

• Contract negotiation and supplier management for Sea freight, Air Freight and local logistics services

• Setup SOPs and KPI metrics for the team, constant review of the SOPs and KPIs for delivery improvement and measurement against targets

• Agree and execute SLAs with regard to service delivery with IFFCO group business units.

• Present the annual P&L budget for the department to the Supervisory Board

• Prepare and present quarterly review of the department’s performance against budget and IFFCO Group’s' overall Import & Export activities against budget


Regional Client Manager/Business Development

Feb 2006 – Nov 2009

Shipping –Worldwide, major Container Carrier (+70,000 employees worldwide)

• Implemented regional SOP within the Maersk Middle East organizations to facilitate smooth client document/cargo release

• Streamlined and implemented credit management process for client payment modalities.

• Generated$US 67 million in 2008 as revenue for Maersk UAE Agency, through Key Clients

• Agreed and executed pre–defined business objectives for the Middle East region, with the Key Client Directors (overseas) for the key accounts

• Administrated product sales, commercial, operational and financial aspects for key accounts

• Conducted monthly web-conferences with key client directors to report on regional strategic and tactical developments, local market and industry developments with specific or potential impacts on the client and any threats, business opportunities, successes, losses and best practices

• Shared client expectations, global SOP’s, SLA’s KPI’s with regional operatives and stakeholders  

• Reported and reviewed client scorecard performance and participated in annual face-to-face strategy building meetings with Key Client Director and otherRegional overseas based Client Managers


Prior to 2006 I was employed as a Key Account Manager, and as a Sales and Marketing Executive with shipping agents.


• Diploma in Sales and Marketing


• Field Hockey, Cricket and Rugby


• Oracle Transport Management (OTM), system

• Order Management

• Shipment Management

• Finance Management (Invoicing and Billing)

• MicrosoftOffice

• Excel

• Word

• Power Point Presentation

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