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