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Noha Samara

Director Analyst

Noha Samara is a Research Director in the Gartner Supply Chain Research & Advisory group. Ms. Samara's current research areas focus on supply chain planning. She specializes in supply planning, inventory planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand planning and new product launches.

Previous experience

Ms. Samara joined Gartner with a 15- year career leading several supply chain organizations spanning supply planning, S&OP management, demand planning, customer logistics, category planning, new product introductions and portfolio planning for P&G, Microsoft and HMD Global. In her last role, she set up and led the supply chain planning organization for the successful startup of HMD Global (Nokia Phones).

Some previous Roles included:

- HMD Global (The Home of Nokia Phones), Customer Logistics and Supply Chain Director

- Microsoft, Channel Operations Lead, MENA

- Procter &Gamble, Supply Chain Operations Head and S&OP Leader- MEA- Beauty Care (Prestige)

- Procter &Gamble, New Product Introductions Head- MEA- Baby Care

- Procter &Gamble, Supply Planning Department Manager- Egypt- Baby Care

Professional background

HMD Global (The Home of Nokia Phones)

Head of Customer Logistics and Supply Chain Director

Microsoft

Channel Operations Lead

Procter & Gamble

MEA Supply Chain Operations Head

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning

Education

MBA, Master (MSc/MA), American University in Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor (BSc/BA), Communications and Electronics Engineering- Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Implementing, sustaining and improving a global process design for supply chain planning

2How to implement and improve sales and operations planning (S&OP) process

3How to ensure a balanced inventory management approach

4How to reach supply planning excellence

5How to ensure successful new product launches

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