Steven Li

Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Head of Procurement - China

Deutsche Post DHL - Global Business Services

�A member of SMT (Senior Management Team) in the company of 7,000+ employees

�Heading up a team of 23 people, inclusive of 4 direct reporting managers

�Initiated and developing the project of Procurement Integration across business units in China

�Managing the strategic sourcing, tactical and transactional purchasing in a full range of direct materials and in-direct services that includes but not limited to, Packaging Material, Production Systems and Equipments, IT solutions (hardware and software), Transportation & Vehicles, Construction, Marketing Media Services, Promotion Gifts, Events & PR Programs, Marketing Research, Travel, Consulting & Auditing Services, HR Services, Site Services and purchasing fulfillment through eProcure system

�The scope of work can be quantified as annual total spend of US$166 million or 600+ suppliers or 1,500+ items

�Delivered annualized cost saving of US$5 million while improving compliance rate from 9% up to 60% within two years since on board

�Initiated and implemented PR/PO system nation-wide starting from blue print till 100% go-live as well as integrating with Asia Pacific Region.

�Driving and implementing Best Cost Country Sourcing Strategy in Asia-Pacific region to source Promotion Gifts and Packaging for the Region and Rest of the World by consolidating the buying volume to enlarge the buying power for better deal and services level

Apr 2005 - Jul 2006

CEO of China

Food Quality Solutions International

�Manage sales and marketing activities to provide a range of comprehensive consulting services on Supply Chain Management, Food Safety and Quality Management in food and beverage industry

�Be responsible for strategic business plan, marketing activity, consultant performance, key account management and P&L

�Deliver the business growth up to 40%

�Complete several projects and trainings myself such as on Supply Chain Strategy, Effective Purchasing, Logistics Solutions for Asia and Site Search in China

�Clients have been developed and served are Haggen-Dazs AP Region, Starbucks North Asia Region, Coca-cola, Effem Foods Asia Pacific Region and another 4 multinational food companies and services without notified names due to confidentiality protection

Apr 1993 - Mar 2005

Procurement, Logistics Director - Greater China and Asia Sourcing

Mars Food Corporation

February 2001 – March 2005

Procurement Director - in-direct Services– China & Hong Kong

·Initiated and developed the first ever in-direct services purchasing team in Asia Region

·Managed the Strategic Sourcing, Tactical and Transactional Purchasing of Media, Point Of Sales Material, Premium, Marketing Research, Site Services, OEM, Licensing, Merge & Acquisition, General Services, Building Construction, Production Lines, Site Search

·Also led the Regional role and responsibility of In-direct Services Buying for categories of Point Of Sales Materials, Premiums, Capital Equipments for Asia Region

·Manage the purchasing value of US$109million or 637 suppliers per year

·Achieved cost saving of US$5.3 million or 5% of spending in 2004

July 1999 – February 2001

Logistics Director – China & Hong Kong

·Headed up a Dept. of 25 people in China & Hong Kong Region

·Managed several third party logistics providers to deliver the services of warehousing, transportation and distribution nationally including Hong Kong with 6,500 Sales Orders processed per month.

·Managed a Customer Service team to satisfy 850 direct-sell Key Accounts and 350 wholesalers in total

·Managed five forwarders to execute the process on raw material / equipment importation and finish products exportation

·Achieved Logistics Conversion Cost reduction from 22% of Net Sales Value down to 8.5% within 2 years.

·Improved the Customer Service Level from 78% up to 92% on Order Fill, within 3 days delivery service down to 24 hours since order taken.

August 1995 – July 1999

Raw Material & Packaging Purchasing Manager

·Headed up a team of 7 people to manage the raw material and packaging purchasing and Vendor Assurance (VA)

·Managed the inventory scheduling to implement JIT strategy through MRP II

·Managed the purchasing value of US$40 million or 130 suppliers in total

·Managed a VA team to develop the quality assurance infrastructure at the supplier level to ensure no business interruption or factory shut down due to the quality defect per delivery.

·Localised the raw material source from 45% up to 85% in the recipe to achieve material price index from 100 in 1994 down to 75 in 1998

·Localised the packaging material purchasing from 5% of local sourced in 1994 up to 100% local supplied in 1997, which reduced the price index by 45% through the supplier development program over 3 years. The packaging materials cover flexible, paper carton, corrugated box, canister etc.

·Pioneered to introduce and develop “cold-seal” and “surface print” technology into China in 1994.

April 1993 – August 1995

Purchasing & Vendor Assurance Manager in Effem Commercial Asia

·One of group leaders to develop and implement “Far East Buying Strategy” (now so called “Best Cost Country Sourcing Strategy”) to source the Promotion Gifts and Food Materials in Asia Region to fulfil the needs of Regional and Rest of the World, in hence of seeking for cost saving opportunities for Mars Incorporation

·Managed the Quality Assurance with 150 local suppliers we bought and exported in Asia Region for Mars World-wide

Nov 1991 - Apr 1993

Purchasing & QA Manager

Beijing McDonald's Food Co., Ltd.

·Managed raw materials supply from 10 local suppliers and Quality Assurance program for all raw material and promotion items for Beijing McDonalds restaurants

·Achieved raw materials 100% local supplied from day one.

·Managed Distribution Centre operation through a third party logistics provider.

·Organised the first Asian QA Cutting Evaluation Panel successfully and won the reward of “Best Chocolate Topping” in Asia-Pacific region.

Jul 1990 - Nov 1991

R&D Technician

Beijing Huaguan Dairy Corporation

·Developed the recipe and launched 4 varieties of milk drinks in the market

·Developed the new resource of enzyme for yoghurt and cheese

·Assigned as interpreter/assistant for a group of foreign engineers to install and commission 7 dairy production lines within 6 months


I have the hobbies of basketball, cycling.


Having achieved many career goals in Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance and Consulting business across FMCG-food manfuacturing, retail and service industries in China, Greater China and Asia region, I am interested in further maximizing my 20 years' experience and knowledge by seeking for new challenges for more contributions and added value to the company.

I have been a member of Senior Management Team in the company with 7000+ staffs, and also a member of global sourcing steering group for several core commodities and categories;

I was a pioneer to implement “Low Cost Country Sourcing Strategy” in Asia, supported by Food Science background;

I am familiar with procurement and SCM process and e-systems such as SAP MRP, PR/PO (Requisition-Purchase-Payment), VMI, JIT, PULL/PUSH, S&OP process etc;

I have enjoyed a reputation as an open-mind, honest, logical professional with integrity, critical thinking capability and professional competency.