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Mika Tarvainen

General Manager, Sourcing & Operations SEA

Work History

May 2017Present

General Manager, Sourcing & Operations SEA

Tapp Group

* Supply Strategy and Price Negotiations

* Development roadmap

Nov 2016Apr 2017

Country Manager, Philippines

Tapp Group

* Country Profit & Loss

* New Supplier Development

Apr 2014Oct 2016

SVP, Project Finance

Sheen Young Group

* Business Planning and Strategy Facilitation

* Order Fulfillment Process
* Financial Planning, Business Case reviews and Due Diligence
* Investor Communications

Oct 2013Mar 2014

Managing Director

Acxit Asia
Jul 2012Oct 2013

SVP, Global Business Management


* Contract negotiations with joint venture partners and distributors

* M&A activities. Successfully completed acquisition of a medium-size European telecommunications company

Nov 2008Jun 2012

Vice President, Supply Chain Management


* End-to-end planning process (customer demand, production planning, inventory targets, capacity, material requirements and cashflow management)
* Inventory controls for key commodities, implemented Supplier Managed Inventory (SMI) to cut inventory value by -40%
* Len manufacturing partnerships in China and 2nd sourcing to cut material costs

* ERP Implementation (SAP B1)

Dec 2006Oct 2008

Director, Sourcing

Elektrobit (EB) Corp

* Sourcing and Supplier Base Management (Direct, Indirect, R&D Services)
* Manufacturing outsourcing of mobile phones, base stations and RFID readers
* Defined and implemented new supply chain strategy and  processes for the company
* Implemented eSourcing tools (purchase order management, contract management and spend analysis / Basware + Ariba)
* Implemented managed supplier portfolio to achieve -30% cost reduction in sourced categories

Oct 2005Nov 2006

Director, Engine Supply Line Management


* Key manufacturing partner relationships (mobile phone subcontracting, 3 BEUR/year (Foxconn, Elcoteq, Jabil)
* Cross-functional supply line management team covering supply chain strategy, production capacity and product portfolio as well as product and technology roadmaps; chaired the quarterly business review meetings with EMS partners
* Defined and implemented new engine sourcing strategy, consolidated number of supplier factories from 9 to 6 and introduced new pricing model to drive manufacturing cost down by -30%

Jul 2004Sep 2005

Director, Business Control Operations & Logistics Asia-Pacific


* Business control in Asia-Pacific operations, 50% of NOKIA Mobile Phones global production
* Managed a team of 20 Business Control professionals in operations, logistics and sourcing functions
* Implemented vendor managed inventories and inbound hubs as well as outsourced distribution centers

* Member of Asia-Pacific Operations and Logistics management team

* Global Process Owner of KPI & scorecards development in Operations & Logistics area

Oct 2002Jun 2004

Business Controller, Operations & Logistics & Sourcing Asia-Pacific

Jan 2001Sep 2002

Senior Account Manager, China

NOKIA Mobile Phones

* Managed one of the biggest distributor accounts in China and Hong Kong

* Sales, customer relationship management and joint marketing activities

* Transformed the customer from a wholesale distributor to a China-wide retail fulfillment service provider for 150 NOKIA outlets in China through 4 regional and 17 provincial warehouses

Feb 2000Dec 2000

Logistics Manager, South-East Asia

NOKIA Mobile Phones

* Managed outbound logistics in 6 South-East Asian countries

* Started logistics partnership programs with 30+ trade customers in close cooperation with country sales teams

* Developed logistics value adding services and established standard service classes to improve customer satisfaction



20 years in Asia-Pacific region, extensive experience in forming and leading cross-cultural teams.

General Management, Supply Chain and Finance & Control experience in Consumer Electronics, Component Manufacturing, Fintech and Mobile Payment companies.

Experienced in reorganizing and turning around company performance; planning and implementing strategy, processes and tools.