Gabor Salamon

Gabor Salamon

Work History

Work History

Excel Machine Tools Ltd.

Trainee

      University Attachment Program -

        A four month attachment at the Singapore mother company and its Indonesian branch conducting a comprehensive market research study about the machine tool market in Indonesia and eight month stint at the Hungarian subsidiary.

Jul 2009 - Present

Head of Logistics

   Supply chain development, warehouse management, intercompany and Eastern-European aftermarket customer relationship and order management, logistics budget management a keen user and implementer of LEAN and KAISEN.

Major projects completed: managed a team of 14 at supply chain service and a team of 80 at warehouse management above directing two logistics providers to ensure effective customer service, optimized OEM and aftermarket customer logistics system through 3PL tendering, worked out new procurement concept and introduced strategy for material availability of the production lines, managed the introduction of a direct shipment and related sales processes for OEM customers, introduced new inventory and procurement strategy for better product availability for the aftermarket customer channel. Optimised in-plant material flow concept for production lines; revised KANBAN system and introduced supermarket line feeding concept, introduced several visualization tool and enhanced 5S, optimised kitting process. Introduced new procurement strategy for better components' availability for production (while at the same time reduced component inventory by more than 25%, managed and significantly improved top key performance indicators of the company (budget, sales, inventory), optimised and reduced the logistics costs of the company. Recently engaged in constructing a state-of-the-art logistics concept with best practices for a new production facility to be built with a budget of ROI to be less than three years. 

Invited speaker on the 2010 and 2012 annual congress of HALPIM (Hungarian Association of Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory Management).

Sep 2005 - Apr 2008

Supply Chain & Process Development Manager (Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic)

      Process improvement and control encompassing all operational areas of the company; coordintaing IT projects in SAP in order to completely restructure the process systems based on company guidelines; change management; supervise the complete supply chain system of the company through four logistics providers in three countries; budget management.

      Major projects completed: initiated tenders and identified potential IT and logistics providers, evaluated and selected appropriate candidates; redefined administrative document handling and customer order handling processes (including returns), renewed contracts and SLAs with service providers resulting in significant logistics cost reduction, introduced overall EDI links (SAP-WMS) with logistics companies incorporating unique and European best practices solutions, introduced a parallel process system of direct shipment method with an internal distribution center, rationalized manpower and operational cost levels, successfully prepared for and passed all internal service process audits, identified ways and means of financing several IT projects in the SAP system to support different operational areas of the organisation such as Finance, Accounting, Service, Marketing, Logistics, IT.

Apr 2002 - Sep 2005

Logistics & Customer Services Manager

   Process development, improvement at all levels of the organisation; implementation of the SAP R/3 system; control of the overall logistics flow from purchasing to sales, support of the entire operation by linking sourcing and sales and backup after-sales activities and administration.

Sep 1997 - Apr 2002

Export Sales Supervisor

      Launch of the SAP R/3 system as a key coordinator for the SD module in a task force team; process innovation; order handling and evaluation; customer relationship management.

        Was bestowed ’Employee of the Year’ award in year 2000.

Education

Education

Oxford Brookes University - Omegaglen, School of Business

2002 - 2005

Master in Business Administration

Oxford Brookes University - International Business School

1993 - 1997

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

St. Stephan Highschool, International School of Singapore

1987 - 1992

One year spent in Singapore with parents on diplomatic mission 1990-1991.

Knowledge Transfer Experience

- Establishing and enforcing policies and procedures around the use and maintenance of internal Knowledge Management systems.

- Supporting the content management strategies, policies, directives, briefings, procedures and implementation plans for Knowledge Management Supporting the evolution of Knowledge Management content (e.g.  communities of practice, integrated process teams, working groups, and other related meetings, as appropriate.

- Serving as first point of contact for employees and management regarding day to day enquiries of the system.

- Developing and maintaining the Knowledge Management tool, including links to appropriate information (e.g. other web sites, spreadsheets, reporting, information etc)

- Developing and maintaining training aids for new and existing staff.

- Carrying out training sessions with users, supervisors and managers.

- Developing, implementing and managing a systemised model of continuous improvement.

- Capturing, developing and documenting Process Maps using eg. Visio for each process undertaken.

- Ensure maps are cross referenced with other relevant process maps for ease of tracking.

- Monitoring staff knowledge requirements on a regular ongoing basis to ensure that all requirements are met.

- Identifying and supporting Subject Matter Experts (Expert Team Leaders and Super users)

- Ensure that all knowledge content is maintained and added to as required.

- Reviewing (in consultation with staff) online help on a regular basis to check that processes are effective and as user friendly as possible (i.e. the data is appropriate, the content is relevant and ranked correctly, etc).

- Monitoring operational performance and feedback to identify areas where improved knowledge content will positively impact performance.

- Knowledge Transfer to the Project Teams during transition phases. This may have included aligning processes to operating models, quality assuring training materials, conducting experience capture interviews, developing online help and working with HQ to adopt appropriate handoffs.

- Managing work shadowing and support floor walking.

- Acting as a point of contact for Team Leaders and managers to address and escalate Knowledge Transfer issues and risks in a timely fashion.

- Collacting and feeding back lessons learnt to top management and Project Teams to continuously improve the Knowledge Transfer process.

- Working closely with Managers, Project Teams and Floor Walkers to achieve operational stabilisation as quickly as possible.

- Act as appropriate to ensure that Team Leaders and staff have all knowledge readily available to achieve operation and performance targets from go live.

- Ensuring that all processes are compliant with ISO accreditation.

- Ensuring that all teams are compliant with policies and procedures.

- Managing deadlines and ensuring that all activities that directly affect internal or external performance or the output are of the highest quality.

- Continuous review and improvement of individuals' and teams' performance.

Skills

Skills
Forklift driving licence
International driving licence.
Languages
Proficiency in written and spoken English, native Hungarian.
Computer skills
SAP - Have taken part in two SAP R/3 introductions and a complete restructuring of the supply chain system through IT projects persued in SAP. Other ERP system experience: Scala, AS400, Demand Planner, eOffice. Microsoft Office Applications - Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet, Access, Projects, Visio - process development tool.

Interest

Classical music, singing – have been a member of the Saint Stephan Oratorio Choir for 25 years

Sports – jogging and squash Travelling

Objective

As someone with an extensive background in operational best practices,  my aim is to work for a company in a management position that would allow me to share my experience and contribute to the development of the organisation I work for.

I strive to influence my own development and am therefore looking for a synergy with a prospective employer where a job title is not perceived as the final definition, but rather the starting point of who I am.

Other Qualifications

- Experience of working in a customer focused business to business environment.

- A background in customer service and information management.

- Experience in system administration and account management.

- Able to meet tight deadlines.

- Able to consistently review and adapt approach and style to meet ever changing requirements.

- Able to manage conflicting work issues and deadlines using team structure and by negotiating timeframes on work in order to ensure deliverable deadlines are met.

- Able to build contingency plans into daily work to deal with unforeseen circumstances in order to minimise potential problems

- Able to actively promote a positive team environment and build networks effectively to enhance and share knowledge. 

- Able to develop people and the organisation.

- Facilitation skills for working issues with groups and teams.

- Team player and willing to network appropriately to increase quality of contribution to the organization. 

- Excellent written/oral communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships. 

- Strong people & performance management skills (coordinating 15 direct reportees and another 35-40 indirect subordinates in Samsung). 

- Strong time management and organisation skills.

References

References

Zsolt Szubi