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Manager Plant

San Antonio, TX
March 29, 2018

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Liem Ba Nguyen Senior Management 210-***-**** San Antonio, TX 78247

Skilled in operation management, business analysis, strategic expansion and deployment, customer relations / retention, and streamlining operations with a Six Sigma-trained methodology. Maintains a can-do spirit within team members, motivating a strong work ethic through challenging business environments, and inspiring loyalty to the organization’s overall mission. Areas of Expertise include:


Strategic Planning

Business Analysis

Supply chain management

Project management

CRM & Retention Strategies

Government Relations

Human resource

Continuous improvement

Six-Sigma Lean & Process Improvement

Quantitative/Qualitative analysis

SAP / Scala / SQL

P&L management

OPEX management

Experience & Notable Contributions

Vutex Inc. (Toyota Joint-venture) San Antonio, TX 10/2016 – present

Assistant Manager

With my experience in manufacturing, Vutex management selected me for leveling up and controlling logistic, material management and sub-assembly. I advanced the critical management mission of improving operation; leading supply chain management, utilized Business Analysis, process improvement, and organization restructure to articulate department performance to company strategies.

TEXAS A&M COLLEGE OF BUSINESS San Antonio, TX 09/2014 – 01/2016

Graduate Assistant

Assists professors with test preparation and administration, tutoring fellow students, part-time classroom instruction during absences, and research for external and internal projects. Ensures struggling students have opportunity to align with their peers, by providing additional hours before examination periods.

QST INDUSTRIES VN Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 01/2011 – 07/2013

General Manager

I manage the newly created Trade Representative Office and project of new factory building. I finished construction, hiring, training new staff in 7/2011 and start running new company with 30 staff members, two distribution facilities, and two sales offices. My scope include sales, business analysis and development, production /outsourcing management, and back office functions (accounting, IT, HR), with a keen focus on maintaining quality standards set by ownership.

I work with head quarter and individual managers to create budgets and develop process improvements to reduce costs, created relationships with vendors to obtain optimum pricing for raw materials, developed a standard for CRM including meeting one-on-one with customers to solve quality and delivery issues; all of which had measurable impact on overall sales performance.

PPF CONSUMER FINANCE Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 08/2007 – 10/2010

Senior Manager, Operations

Understanding market analysis, distribution network development as well as culture and business practices gave me a great advantage to success in this position.

I manage the business analysis/development, financial product/services launching & development distribution network while overseeing operations in retail, cash shop, underwriting, call center, collections, contract management, and IT / Datacenter departments. I met with senior management to develop strategic planning initiatives, using feedback from each department manager to promote a sense of cohesiveness, and discover which strategies needed to be augmented based on team abilities. Also, I promoted continuous improvement to gain high efficiency and excellent relationships with vendors by articulating company expectations on lean process, volume, delivery, and pricing.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 04/2002 – 07/2007

Senior Manager, Service

My unique mission is unifying the business services and gain customer top-of-mind about Samsung product and services. I provide all-in-one service solution to retailer, whole seller and end-user, including marketing campaign, floor salesman training, product consulting, retail shop design and decoration and after sales service (installation, user guide, maintenance services, swap and repair products).

Market analysis, identifying opportunities for advancement, service developments to grow sales, market share and gain top-of-mind from customers. I created initiatives that increased revenue in post-sales and after-sale services for all products through market research, information system development, retail business service development, “zero stock” ware house concept deployment, and customer engagement activities.

Karasawa Kasei Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 10/1995 – 03/2002

Plant Manager

I was sent to Japan about a year for “on-the-job” training with a group of 10 engineers. I appointed to Assistant Plant manager after coming back from Japan due to my performance in Japan, mastering operation of whole factory and “can-do” attitude. I spent another year to build factory, setup manufacturing facility, run recruitment campaign, training and pilot run. I successfully fulfill the job and shorten timing of pilot run from 8 months to 4 months.

I got the promotion to the Plant manager and replace a Japanese Plant manager in 10/1997. I manage the business development, leading production management, retail network, maintenance, quality and supply chain management departments. Responded to customer needs through focused operational strategic planning & implementation, and development of new products. Utilized Business Analysis, market research, OPS budget and P&L to articulate company’s position to senior leadership, and suggest changes to current strategies.

SONY Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 10/1991 – 09/1995

Service Manager

I was an Engineer and in charge of repair audio products. As a fast leaner and well adaptation to new organization, I gained an advanced knowledge of repairing product.

I gain truth from management and got promotion to Service manager in 04/1993. I was in charge of repair workshop, reception, part warehouse and show room. I implemented the best-practice and got familiar with Kaizen concept and continuous improvement activities.

Education & Training

MBA: Business Administration

TEXAS A&M San Antonio, TX 5/2016

B.A Business Administration

OPEN UNIVERSITY OF HCM Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12/1995

B.Sc. Engineering Physics / Computer Science


Automobile engineer

CAO THANG COLLEGE Viet Nam, 5/1986


Project Management Professional (certified by PMI)

Six Sigma Black Belt (certified by MSI, Management & Strategy Institute)

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (certified by MSI, Management & Strategy Institute)

Tax Preparation (certified by Ashworth College)


Member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society of Business Administration

Member of the International Honor Society DELTA EPSILON TAU

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