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Sergii D.

Sourcing and category management, Fellow of CIPS.
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Last activity May, 10, 2024 03:40 PM
Company: Eithad WE
Industry: Utilities
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  • United Arab Emirates, Ajman Emirate, Ajman

International procurement and supply chain executive with 20+ years of diverse industry experience (Telco, IT, Aviation, Railways, Oil & Gas, Utilities) certified category management and strategic sourcing practitioner capable of developing a functional or category strategy, ops model, sourcing plan, negotiations, KPIs, policies and procedures, supplier and stakeholder management, etc. Winner of global procurement awards, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Management (CIPS), agile enthusiast, procurement book author, and licensed tutor. Available for any procurement/sourcing task, content creation, training, or research.


Total Work Experience :

24 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

4 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

21 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :


Countries i can cover :


Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 20 year(s)
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Management advisory services
Business administration services
Personal and Domestic Services
Communications Devices and Accessories
Components for information technology or broadcasting or telecommunications
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Data Voice or Multimedia Network Equipment or Platforms and Accessories
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Office machines and their supplies and accessories
Office and desk accessories
Office supplies

Advisory Services 4 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Procurement Digitilisation
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Strategic Sourcing
  • Master1991-09-01 to 1996-07-01

    Kyiv National University

Professional certifications :FCIPS
Past Experiences
  • IPSM | Consulting

    2020-02-01 - Today

    Procurement consultant

    Providing procurement and supply chain advisory services across multiple industries - IT, Telecom, software development, food production.

    Creating and delivering bespoke training courses on IT/technology procurement, agile procurement, and general procurement and supply management subjects.

    Researching and creating blog content for "The Good Spending" (

  • JSC Ukrainian Railways | Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

    2019-07-01 To 2021-01-01

    Chief Procurement Officer

    Responsible for the strategic turnaround of the legacy procurement and supply management of the state railway monopoly ($800m spend, over 1000 people within the function across dozens of affiliates, 10,000 tenders annually, over 7000 suppliers, 35K+ SKUs).

    - Developing and implementing the new strategy and Target Operating Model based upon 4 verticals (Strategy&Transformation, Planning&Control, Category Management, and Sourcing).

    - Redesigning corporate governance framework.

    - Enhancing KPIs, analytics, communications, SRM.

    - Building up new center-led organization across 36 entities.

    - Reporting to the Chairman of the Executive Board. 

    Strategy, operational model, organizational design, category management, procurement

  • Etihad Airways | Airlines/Aviation

    2014-05-01 To 2019-07-01

    Head of Indirect Procurement

    Head of Corporate Services category (Technology, Marketing, Professional services - $500m annual spend) leading a team of 17.

    Head of Procurement Operations (transactional Procure-2-Order) leading a team of 8 (2017-2018).

    Head of Procurement Strategy and Transformation (2017).

    • Program manager for Joint Procurement with 6 equity airline partners of Etihad (multi-billion global spend, 100+ procurement and subjects matter experts).

    • Sourcing synergies globally within Etihad Equity Alliance and beyond.

    • Participating in all cross-company and cross-functional synergy taskforces and enabling the strategic sourcing interface between the business and procurement.

  • Bakcell | Telecommunications

    2011-02-01 To 2013-03-01

    Head of Procurement & Logistics

    • Managing procurement and supply chain function with an annual spend of EUR 100m.

    • Transforming legacy transactional purchasing into a centralised strategic sourcing function.

    • Leading a team of 34 people.

  • LAP GreenN | Telecommunications

    2003-03-01 To 2014-04-01

    Group Procurement Director

    • Managing procurement for 4 telecom operators in Africa.

    • Procurement budgeting and cost control, global supply and service agreements with strategic vendors.

  • Ericsson | Telecommunications

    1995-06-01 To 2002-06-01

    Account Manager, Project Manager

    • Business development of telecom operator accounts

    • Sales and contract management.

    Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain. Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Spend Management, Vendor Management, Procurement Strategy, Contract Management, CAPEX, Indirect Sourcing, Telecom, IT Procurement, Aviation, SRM, Supplier Relationship Management, Group Procurement, Business Process, Cost Saving, Outsourcing, Logistics, Ariba, SAP, Oracle, ERP, People Management, Team Leadership, Negotiation, Global Deals, Stakeholder Management, Market Research, Spend Cube, Spend Visibility, KPI, Balanced Scorecard, People Development, MCIPS, CIPS, MBA, Supply Management, Project Management, Greenfield Procurement, Network Sourcing, Technology Sourcing, Pricing, TCO, Total Cost of Ownership, SLA, Software Sourcing, Freight, Forecasting, Budget Planning, Middle East, Ukraine, CIS, Eastern Europe, UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Azerbaijan, Africa, Ukrainian, Russian.

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