Wouter (Walter) F. Seljee

  • Huizen Noord Holland
Wouter (Walter) F. Seljee

19 years of experience in Mobile and Auto Electronics

Summary

Purchase and Product Manager with nearly 20 years of experience in Mobile Telecom accessories and Auto Electronics (aftermarket and OEM) accessories.

I am looking for a new challenge, preferably in an international role.

Career History

Work History
Mar 2005 - Mar 2015

Purchase Manager

Global Communication Components (GCC)
  • GCC is a B2B distributor of Mobile Phone accessories and Car accessories
  • I started as a Sales engineer and shortly thereafter got promoted to Purchase Manager
  • Purchase and Product management for multiple product groups and brands including Apple, Blackberry, Bury, GP Batteries, Hirschmann, HTC, Krusell, Kuda, Nokia, Optima, Otterbox, Plantronics and Samsung
  • Managing stock and assortment of these brands
  • Webcontent management
  • Marketing management and promotional activities for the on-stock assortment
  • Custom design of solutions for device installation in vehicles and progressive connectivity of those devices
  • Customer relationship management
  • First hand development of the GCC website
  • Beta tester of software management tools
Mar 2004 - Feb 2005

Senior advisor City Point Bussum and Hilversum

Vodafone Netherlands
  • Sales of mobile phones, contracts and accessories to end-users
  • Human recourse management
Dec 2002 - Jan 2004

Sabbatical

Backpacker
  • Working holiday in Australia
  • Direct marketing, product promotion and mobile sales
Feb 1997 - Dec 2002

Shop Manager

Majoor Mobiltronics B.V.
  • Initiated a new branch
  • Advice and Sales of a wide variety of electronics including mobile phones, phone contracts, in-car entertainment, car alarms, track & trace systems
  • Customer relationship management
  • Stock management
  • Head of human recourses
Oct 1996 - Jan 1997

Sales Assistant

KPN Telecom
  • Primarily a sales role at a KPN Telecom store

Education

Education
Jun 2005 - Jul 2014

Product Training

Various courses offered by manufacturers

I frequented most available Product training courses given by suppliers and manufacturers. Afterwards I trained the staff at GCC and sometimes our largest customers.

Apr 2004 - Jan 2005

Vodafone Certificates

Vodafone internal training courses

Various sales, product and customer satisfaction courses

Oct 1998 - Oct 1998

Time management

Dutch Chamber of Commerce

It was a evening course given by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce

Sep 1992 - Jul 1996

MTS mechanical engineering

Dudok College Hilversum

MTS mechanical engineering (Intermediate Technical School)

During my last year of MTS I had a 6 months work experience job with Apperatebau Kötters in Germany.

Sep 1987 - Jul 1992

HAVO

St. Vitus College Bussum

Higher General Secondary Education

Skills

Skills

Languages

Native speaker of Dutch, near native in English, good German and basic command of French

Magento

The last 2 years at GCC we've worked with Magento to maintain our website. I gained exellent understanding of the software package during the transition period from our custom interface with Exact to the Magento based website.

Exact

Excellent understanding of the Exact ERP software package

Microsoft Office

Excellent understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Purchase management

  • Forecasting (planning)
  • Negotiating
  • Process improvement (evaluation)
  • Quality monitoring (of goods)
  • Knowledge of the available suppliers
  • Problem solving
  • Database manipulation

Product management

  • Communicating with customers
  • Ability to talk to different audiences
  • Understanding the technology behind the product
  • Market knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and humor spirit
  • Analytical thinking, logical thinking

Sales management

  • Coaching
  • Result oriented
  • Organised
  • Large accounts management
  • Passionate and integer

Drivers licence

Drivers licence B since 1992 and a Defensive driving certificate since 1999

hobbies/interests and strenghts

  • Music, tennis, photography, surfing, rock climbing
  • Creative in finding custom solutions for a multitude of challenges
  • Customer friendly and service oriented
  • Very extensive product knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly interested in new technologies with a focus on gadgets
  • Punctual, efficient, serious, driven, studious, trustworthy, motivated, organized, enthusiastic and meticulous