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Work experience

May 2015Dec 2015

Supply Chain

My Wireless AT&T 
  • Managed Accessory procurement for 90+ locations, including Markets in Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern California, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Texas, Chicago, and Puerto Rico.
  • Centralized Purchasing for all 90 stores to leverage buying power and control write-offs. Also, managed min/max replenishment levels, reviewed purchases, and transfers.
  • Managed the procurement side of accessories and worked with Distributors, such as AT&T (Genco), Tessco, Superior Communications, Brightstar, Technocel, and Voicecom, to secure merchandise. Developed and negotiated relationships based on Pricing, Terms, VIM (Vendor Managed Inventory), MDF (Marketing Development Funds), and VIR (Vendor Incentive Rebates)
  • Developed and executed accessory sales strategies, promotions, vendor trainings to increase sell through.
  • Increased attachment rate by almost 50% from 0.6 to 1.0, increased accessory sales per opportunity by 20%, and gross profit per opportunity by 25%, by eliminating Team Member discretionary discounting, creating successful bundle programs, and additional training.
  • Implemented an accessory basket project as part of complete sale process to provide a service opportunity to guests.
Apr 2010Apr 2015

Manager, Global Marketing Division

Cheng Loong Corporation 
  • Supply Chain contact of a leading corrugated box and packaging solutions manufacturer.
  • Managed Packaging Supply Programs and led teams with Disney Store, Sonos, Nest, Diffusione Tessile, Furla, Pearl Izumi, John Lewis, Paul Smith, Anna Sui, and Build-a-Bear.
  • Collaborated with MNC to manufacturer paper packaging and corrugated containers. Quote, compare, and analyze projects based on paper commodity indexes with dynamic pricing considerations.
  • Provided additional leadership and support on projects with New Balance, HP, International Paper, Apple, Western Digital, Nook, Nike, and Shure.
Mar 2009Jan 2010

Sourcing Consultant

Cobalt Skys, Inc.
  • Spearheaded production for a pet supply company, Cetacea Corporation, from the U.S. to China, for an average per unit cost savings of 30%.
  • Consulted for an exclusive boutique, Shelby Boutique of Taipei, related to its expanded product line offering by sourcing U.S. designers and trade show purchasing trips.
  • Provided sourcing of rice, wheat, and corn for a Taiwan based food-processing company, Formosa Oilseed Processing Company LTD.
  • Worked with diversified vendors, commodity exporters and farm co-ops, as alternative sources for food commodities in order to provide leveraged procurement opportunities.
  • Created the Cobalt Skys Blog - International Trade Resource Blog to establish Cobalt Skys as an expert in the industry.
Dec 2003Feb 2009

Manager, Purchasing and Sourcing

Spray Technologies, Inc.
  • Migrated component production, over the course of 18 months, of the hand sprayers to China factory sources for an overall savings of 30% in per finished good unit costs; clients included American Standard, Grohe, and American Brass.
  • Developed comprehensive marketing strategy, including mail order, online, and tradeshow distribution planning and implementation for new lines in regional markets.
  • Supported hand sprayer production from China factory sources with diversified outsourced components to ensure readily available secondary production.
Jan 2000Sep 2003

Business Development Manager

Breeze Home Products, Inc.,
  • Directed yearly sales of $5 million with Linens ’N Things account in kitchen, bathroom, and home storage categories consisting of 120 SKUs; almost all the same products were still in production and in store until LNT’s 2008 store closings.
  • Launched the new product development group with sales staff, graphic designers, and product samplers for responsibilities ranging from design, prototyping, and fulfillment issues to support production; the aim for this department was to be less reliant upon foreign designers and to strive to be more innovative.
Mar 1999Jan 2000

Part Sales Manager, Reverse Logistics

Alorica, Inc.
  • Integrated online and phone sales group to form new Parts Management Sales department.
  • Worked with NEC, E-Machines, Packard-Bell, and CTX Computers for first year sales of $2 million.
  • Generated sales growth through call center representative incentive programs and online giveaways with vendor participation.
Aug 1998Mar 1999

Project Coordinator

Alorica, Inc.
  • Initiated the Extended Warranty Service Program, as part of the current service-offering portfolio, for products for end-users, services centers, and distributors.
  • Developed the e-commerce production of pcfactoryoutlet.com working with programmers, graphic designers, database administrators, and inventory managers.

Education

Jan 2012

M.B.A.

University of Southern California

Global Program, Shanghai

Jun 1998

B.S., Business Administration

California State University, Los Angeles

Marketing Management

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  • Language: Native fluency in English and verbal competency in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.
  • Software: SEO, SAP, Exact Alliance/MFG MRP, Mac OSX, Windows, and Microsoft Office.
  • Online tools: Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, Blogger.com, Foursquare, Tumblr, Weibo, Tencent QQ
  • Restaurant Influencer with 1000+ Twitter followers as The Thirsty Pig, with blog, facebook, instagrams.
  • US Citizen