Al Sagr National Insurance Co. 1997 - till date
September 2018 - till Date
Manager – Purchase and Procurement
Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships. Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms, Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services, Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries. Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness, collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company, expect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies, Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
Apr 2009 – September 2018
Manager – HR & Administration
In charge of entire gamut of HR activities including Recruitment, Compensation, Benefits, Staff Appraisals, Increments and Bonuses, and administration activities including setting up of branches.
Head a 40 member HR & Admin staff (15 stationed in H.O., rest across 9 branches) to manage HR function for an employee base of 112 at H.O and 92 across branches.
Supervised the operations of Green Air Technology (a subsidiary of Al Sagr who is the sole distributor of a NASA product for the whole of Middle East region)
Made key contributions to business strategy and decisions – suggested emerging industrial areas in UAE which now contributes a major part of the overall new business.
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources requirements in conjunction with other departmental managers
Co-ordinate internal and external training and recruitment activities and administer employee development and language training
Develop and implement labour relations policies and procedures and ensure compliance with Local Labour Law
Organize and conduct employee information meetings on employment policy, benefits and compensation and participate actively on various joint committees
Skillfully negotiated with the authorities to acquire the current office space in the Diplomatic Area, providing convincing details on company’s reputation and potential for growth Spearheaded the construction and setting up of the new Al Sagr National Insurance Head Quarters in Dubai which can accommodate training/service centers from business expansion.
Successfully set up five branches since 2008 – managed all the activities right from selection of area, through recruitment of staff to setting up of systems/procedures for smooth operations
Jun 2006 – Mar 2009 - Chief Accountant
Oversee all accounting activities including branch accounting, from Administering of accounting systems to finalization of accounts; reported to Financial Controller and General Manager
Responsible for preparation/reporting of Trial Balance, Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet, detailed Expenses Analysis Reports, and other management financial data
Accountable for analyzing Quarterly Financial Statements, advising on budgeting for company and branches, furnishing management reports and yearly statistics/reports to government
Led a 12 member team of Accounting and Admin staff to ensure smooth payroll processing, Branch and Head Office Accounts, implementation of internal control procedures and review of reconciliation statements
Provided significant recommendation in areas of budgeting & cost control, strategies on purchase & debt collection and policies on credit control
Played a vital role in the recruitment of quality managerial staff in various departments.
Single-handedly managed the implementation of accounting system and package for the Administration Department of NEXtCARE (A former sister concern concern of Al Sagr)
Led the implementation of the new accounting system and accounting package – directed the integration/migration of data to SQL Server and then to .NET
Key Recognitions: Best Employee of the Company Award ; Man of the Year Award from the Chairman of Al Sagr 
Dec 1997 – May 2006 - Accountant and Administration Assistant - Sr. Accountant
Privileged to be part of the new management that instituted systems and processes and propelled the change to a Billion Asset company.
Learnt the basics of all functions and operations by being part of the setting up process and working in each of the divisions; helped in the recruitment of Assistant Accountant and other Accounting staff
As the only computer literate in the dept. (in 1999), handled in its computerization – worked with IT Manager in data entry
As Senior Accountant, was in charge of the Internal Audit department
Jul 1992 – Oct 1997 - THE TRAVANCORE RAYONS LIMITED. Kerala – India
Career Progression: Accountant - Administrator – Provident Fund Department