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Expert in Oil & Gas Supply Chain Industry. Expert in Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, Business Analytics, and Process Governance.

Expert ID: 737616 United Arab Emirates

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Expert is a global sourcing director, currently working for one of the most prominent oilfield service companies. He has 17 years of experience in the worldwide supply chain discipline, covering category management, market analysis, supplier management, and sourcing activities. He also worked in BP plc company from 2005 through 2014 as Supply Chain Category Manager.

In his role, Expert is closely involved in the sourcing activity in the key commodities and equipment services markets globally. He has expert market knowledge in the following categories – chemicals, rig site equipment and services, engineering and construction, IT software and hardware, global freight forwarding and logistics operations, marine, renewables. He is engaged in analyzing the global supply market trends, including an understanding of buyers/suppliers’ powers, inflation rates, global risks, and technology trends. His current scope includes all regions (except Russia and China).

Expert holds an MBA in Supply Chain from W.P.Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: MBA Subject: Supply Chain Management Institution: W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Year: 2003 Degree: BA Subject: Management Institution: Azerbaijan State Economic University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Global Sourcing Director Department: Supply Chain
• Lead team of 9 experienced sourcing managers / leads to deliver corporate sourcing agenda in globally managed commodities - Chemicals, Rigs, Global Logistics, Wellsite Equipment, IT Softwares, Engineering & Construction, Marine, Integrated Facilities Maintenance, Products
• Develop and implement a region-specific sourcing plan to secure the best supply, new fit for basins technology development. Key Regions - Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe.
• Strengthen stakeholders’ relationships at the global and regional levels.
• Adopt Artificial Intelligence solutions to streamline, simplify, and increase sourcing execution efficiency.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2019 Employer: Schlumberger Title: Procurement and Sourcing Manager Department: Supply Chain
Led a team of 15 specialists to oversee the location's critical sourcing and procurement activities.
• Executed corporate and local sourcing plans in critical categories - Chemicals, Logistics, Wellsite Equipment and Services, Indirect, Engineering and Construction.
• Accomplished cost savings initiatives improved the Company's net revenue.
• Designed solid communication between my team and internal stakeholders to cope with business and operations challenges effectively.
• Supported my team to develop a clear plan for career growth.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2014 Employer: BP Title: Category Manager Department: Supply Chain
• Led the team of 4 specialists to manage Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Category
• Presented to stakeholders and executed sourcing strategies to secure the best value for the company in the long term.
• Redesigned supplier management process with strategic suppliers and focused my team efforts on moving from company-contractor to strategic partnership framework.
• Orchestrated MRO supply agreements to support Materials Management function with building new critical equipment's spares stock philosophy.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
2020 - awarded a prestigious award from current employer. Expert received the award for a project that re-engineered the sourcing support for an external client's bid.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Russian Native
Azerbaijani Native
Turkish Beginner

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