Simon Ho

Language

Fluent in English, functional French, Chinese Mandarin Cantonese, & Shanghai dialect

Systems

Proficient Microsoft software packages, including Power Pont/Word/Excel/Access Familiar with business operating system such as Oracle (ERP system), EDI system etc

Results-oriented OPERATION PROFESSIONAL; Proven ability to Maximize corporate returns by reducing total purchasing/manufacturing cost; maintains supply chain stability by adopting strict purchasing policy and supplier assessment. Consistent record of reducing costs and providing long and short-term usage planning; Adept at managing cross-cultural person and regions; Able to establish and manage departments and processes; highly effective partnership with R&D teams to expand new supplier channel and solve technical problems for new products.

Personal Information

Name: Simon HoResidence: Shanghai, ChinaNationality: Canada Citizen, on work pass permit in ChinaDate of Birth: 20 April 1975Gender: MaleMarital Status: Single

CORE COMPETENCIES:

 10+ years sourcing in both Canada and China 5+ years Management Experience MA, Economics (Canada) Quality Assurance, ISO Global Communication Skills L/C; BL operation Negotiation Proficiency Language advantagesLogistics Management CRM Processing Cost Saving Experience Supplier/Vendor Selections Management Bid; SOW Management Vendor Selections Computerized Environment ERP system toolsSourcing/Logistic Protocol

Background Summary:

Simon Ho has over 10 years of experience in supplier management as well as in supply chain management. On top of that, he has very good experience in price negotiation and is exposed to conducting strategic negotiation to foster long-term partnership, Familiar with Supplier Panel (Score card) management.I am currently working as a Sourcing Manager at Newell Rubbermaid in which he gained good knowledge of suppliers in Asia. My regional exposure covers Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and India.Simon has good communication skills. I am able to speak fluent English, Cantonese, Shanghai Dialect and Mandarin.

Education

Education
2004 - Present

Master, Economics

Concordia University
1996 - Present

Bachelor, Applied Chemistry

Guangzhou University

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

SOURCING MANAGER

NEWELL RUBBERMAID, SANFORD DIVISION (STATIONERY GOODS)
  • LEADING 5 members’ sourcing team in successfully DEVOLOPING and EXECUTING the low cost country sourcing projects for both internal and external clients. Developing the sourcing team and technology tools through leadership, skills development, process improvements, planning of resources and mentoring
  • Familiar with suppliers in ASIA, such as suppliers in India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, etc. Managing and reviewing the performance of suppliers for business development in order to improve corporate cost saving. Build a network of various third party organizations
  • Develop mid and long term strategic goals in coordination with HQs’ and group affiliated companies. Be responsible to conduct research, and draft Economic Benefit programs
  • Cooperated with QA/QC teams and Marketing, Finance, Logistics department members within global region for QUALITY issue and developing capable supply base.
  • Working together with the corporate compliance team to make sure that suppliers follow the Business Conduct and the Ethics guideline from the headquarter
  • Building relationships with global supply sources and engineering service providers in attractive markets.
  • Coaching the delivery team for zero defect delivery. Ensure production capacity meet delivery requirements in quality and quantity
  • Reason of Leaving: Looking for a challenging role that offers good career advancement.
Aug 2005 - Mar 2007

ACCOUNT MANAGER

THREESIXTY SOURCING CO.
  • Provided the leadership in developing and implementing growth SUPPLY CHAIN strategies to create faster and more rapid business expansion in China for COLIBRI/ Razoz/ Wal-mart/ Cosco; handled customer satisfaction.
  • Worked together with Electronic Scooter, Toy/ Wooden goods/ Jewellery/ packaging division of Razor/ COLIBRI, familiar with Hard-line goods, Clocks, Jewellery, Packaging box, etc
  • Negotiated with potential China based suppliers for business development in order to improve corporate cost saving. Strongly communicating experience with numbers of valuable manufactories.
  • Lead 7 members’ sourcing team to control the supplier management / selections and driving significant cost saving;
  • Negotiated with key suppliers and reduced purchasing cost / Lead time for key items annually and Discussed daily with customers in U.S. to reach a deal or settle open issues on the operation processing
  • Selected supplier chain for new launched product series bidding processing and corporate principle; managed existing vendors by Long-term monitoring and scoring evaluation;
  • Supported all supplier’s Sites and head Companies in the rollout of Global Supply Chain principles and processes.
  • Negotiated with key suppliers and reduced purchasing cost / Lead time for key items annually and Discussed daily with customers in U.S. to reach a deal or settle open issues on the operation processing
Nov 2003 - Jul 2005

ASSOCIATE PRODUCT MANAGER

ELITE CLASSICS GROUP
  • Directed and oversee an operating $ 6 million project of Fireplace by outsourcing in China; Successfully sourced national and international manufactures, executed and administered Procurement strategies and logistics operation on this annual project; Mainly in outdoor and Furniture goods.
  • Maintained open effective communications with the global sourcing team members and other business sectors worldwide who conducting sourcing projects; communicated with the retailers
  • in North America such as: Wal-mart, QVC, ZELLERS, and Costco etc.
  • Lead 8 members’ Market team that monitors market trends, provides pricing and regulatory updates for internal and external clients, and develops long-term outlooks.
  • Worked with Quality Assurance team and Logistic Department to ensure company operations with a supplier base that meets the requirements for delivery, capacity, capability, quality and costs;
  • Reduced operating costs by $ 250,000 per year by outsourcing a printing facilities
1992 - 2002

MERCHANDISING MANAGER

JIN YUAN INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO.
  • Successfully managed largest project in company history, producing $1 million in added Revenue by arranging two long-term contracts with major Fortune 100 companies;
  • Served as Project Manager in the management system, providing detailed specifications and Managing project activities; reduced annual operating costs through offshore purchasing and Vendor partnership;
  • Conducted and supervised strategic procurement operations (Mainly Row material), requisition, purchase orders, price/discount negotiations with suppliers and retailers
1996 - 1999

BUYER

JIN YUAN INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO.
  • Placed electronic components of purchases in excess of $ 1+ million, and ensured the purchasing delivery within the shipping window;
  • Involved all International Trade Operations: L/C, B/L International Logistics; Selected to manage special contract for BP Amoco/Clark Refining, serving as agent for clients and directing material purchase, supply, transportation