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* Member of Heliosphera ERT (Emergency Response Team)

* Twice passed through ISO certification

* Once passed through TUV certification


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I am a dynamic, Senior professional with 14+ years of international experience in Procurement / Purchasing, Supply Chain management, Planning Inventory, Warehousing etc., with an established record of achieving business milestones. I am a keen strategist and planner with skills in conceptualising and effecting process initiatives to enhance efficiency and productivity, having made notable contributions while working for industries across – Energy (Photovoltaic Production), Wood (Production & Processing of chipboard), Furniture, FMP’s, Premium and Household products. During my career I have optimised business operations while managing and developing an efficient procurement methodology / purchasing process from scratch, consequently achieving and providing high productivity standards. I posses distinction in providing / maintaining high level standards in negotiation and contract management establishing excellent networking especially in China & also globally.


Nena Kapaka

Sophia Sklavou

Rania Valera


Work experience

Mar 2009Present

Head of Procurement

HelioSphera SA (Next Solar)

Heliosphera is the biggest Micromorph Thin-Film Photovoltaic production facility in Europe (60 MW), it is fully automated, is located in Greece and is funded mainly by US capitals.With a capacity of 60 MW, the plant delivers over 500,000 modules annually.

Sep 2007Feb 2009

Head of Procurement

Kitchen Furniture Industry SA

·Responsible for a buying range of over one thousand raw materials, essential for the production process (annual budget EUR 8 million)

·Exploit contract management skills.

·Managing products, inventory stock and monitor delivery schedules

·Established new procurement methods to minimize stock value and volume.

·Established detailed buying planning (budget) and reporting

·Abridged procurement costs at over 22% within the first twelve months.

·Close collaboration with sales department in determination of buying budget ratio, in quad monthly, annual and three-year fraction.

·Amended business deals, in payment and delivery terms.

·Substituted local and Intra-European with Far Eastern suppliers to produce OEM products under close supervision and strict product specifications

·Exploit excellent negotiation, solid decision-making, organizational and planning skills.

·Applied economies of scale in all supply process.

Sep 1999Aug 2007

Group Buyer

International Houseware SA

·Responsible for a buying range of over two thousand new products every six months.

·Managing product categories and observe orders and delivery schedules.

·Close cooperation with the sales department for identification of market needs and estimating quantity of imports.

·     Very good knowledge of the Far East Markets; specialty in the Chinese market.

·Developed contract management skills.

·Developed excellent negotiation skills with Chinese traders

·Developed solid decision-making, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills

·Established detailed buying planning and reporting 

Apr 1997Aug 1999

Sales Manager

International Houseware SA

·Detailed sales planning and reporting.

·Close cooperation with the Managing Director for setting sales target & bonuses for sales force.

·Travelling all over Greece in inspecting sales, competition and company market penetration.

·Cooperation with the accounting department for managing client accounts and credibility.

·Collaboration with the buying department in interpreting market needs.

Jul 1994Aug 1995

Assistant to the General Manager (Greece)


·Working closely with the General Manager in various business projects, relating to operations and commercial nature.

·Collaboration with the sales department in preparing offers for potential clients (cooperation with the Greek public sector)

·Attending meetings translating from English to Greek and v.v.



Contract Management
Computer Skills
  ·          Software:             Exceptionally strong MS Excel knowledge.             SAP, MS Navision, ERP Atlantis, Kefalaio v.4.             MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, WinFax Pro.   ·          Computer operating systems:                                                       Windows XP and MS-DOS with background in UNIX                                                       Excellent knowledge of Windows Networking.                                                       Exceptional familiarity with computers   ·          Computer programming languages:                                                       Basic knowledge of B.A.S.I.C.   
English, Mother tongue Greek, Mother tongue French, Very Good German, Intermediate Chinese, Basic