Ismael Brandao – Resume


Bedford, NS, Canada – B4A 4L2

Phone: +1.902-476-0970• E-mail:


Dynamic and experienced professional with a proven record of achievements in procurement and contract management, exceeding expectations in terms of contract negotiation, time, quality, and cost management. Skilled in building cross-functional teams. Ability to develop and implement long-term strategic plans, aligned with corporate goals. An adaptable and transformational leader with the capacity to work independently, with large experience working under pressure during challenging times.


  • Self-motivated and very interested to accept new challenges;
  • Great experience in managing engineering/business projects, with different scales, simultaneously;
  • Interpersonal skills, with experience with technical presentations to non-technical audiences;
  • Leadership, planning, and organizational skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with stakeholders from different departments and levels;
  • Project Management skills, with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects, with tight deadlines and budget restrictions.


Global Business Management                                  Sep 2018 – Apr 2020

Centennial College, Toronto, ON                                                      


PMP – Project Management Professional                                    Dec 2003

Certified by PMI – Project Management Institute, USA


MBA –Economics & Financial Engineering          Mar 2001 – Sep 2002

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil


Mechanical Engineer                                                   Mar 1986 – Sep 1991

Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Languages   : Portuguese (native) & English


Procurement Manager at GRF Structural Eng. Ltd         Jan 2021 – Dec 2021

  • Develop procurement policies and procedures to ensure the supply of products and services required by the organization.
  • Supporting the estimating department with pricing for bidding.
  • Responsible for planning, execution and control of the purchasing activities, ensuring that all acquisitions are in line with quality, time and budget requirements.
  • Negotiation and management of contracts and purchase orders, including the handling of eventual disputes.
  • Assist the technical team in the selection of material and equipment.

Business Consultant at Fieldco Services Inc.                Aug 2020 – Dec 2020

  • Providing consulting services on the planning and execution of projects and new businesses, for clients in the marine and renewable energy sectors.
  • Development of business opportunities in the inter-country trades, with a focus on import/export technologies, products and services with Canadian companies.

Partner at BEM Soluções Empresariais                           Sep 2016 – Aug 2018

  • Coordinating a team of specialists in developing solutions to issues related to the management of budget, cost, supply chain, planning, quality, administration, and finance, for customers.
  • Crisis Management: assuming a management position in customers´ organizations to overcome troubled times.

Financial Director at Petrolane Inc.                                 Feb 2016 – Aug 2016

  • Responsible for the Financial Management of the company, with a focus on cost reduction in cash flow management.

Sole Proprietor at IG Brandao Cons. & Part.                  Mar 2015 – Aug 2018

  • Provided consulting services for restructuring companies.
  • Contracted to audit the Procurement processes of a major shipyard, identifying several major non-conformities, proposing corrective actions.
  • Evaluated the feasibility of several projects on renewable power generation.

General Procurement Manager at OSX Brasil S.A.           Aug 2010 – Mar 2015

  • Head of Procurement activities for the holding company.
  • Responsible for a budget of US$ 4.5 billion.
  • Negotiated all contracts with relevant contractors.
  • Cost reduction/savings of 4% at the end of the contracts.
  • Managed the Equipment contracts.

Procurement Superintendent at Estaleiro Mauá S/A           Jul 2001 – Jul 2010

  • Head of Procurement activities for the shipyard.
  • Responsible for a budget of US$ 2.7 billion.
  • Negotiated all contracts with relevant contractors.
  • Cost reduction/savings of 7% at the end of the contracts.
  • Managed the Equipment contracts.
  • Responsible for Material Control Management.

Procurement Manager at Marítima Petróleo e Eng.           Sep 1997 – Jun 2001

  • Responsible for Procurement activities for the construction of three offshore platforms for Oil and Gas production in Singapore.
  • Responsible for a budget of US$ 450 million.
  • Negotiated and managed all contracts with relevant vendors.
  • Cost reduction/savings of 3% achieved at the end of the contracts.