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Manager Supply Chain

Dallas, Texas, United States
August 15, 2018

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Dallas, TX Email Cell 214-***-****


Accomplished senior purchasing/sourcing manager with history of overseeing multi-million dollar purchasing operations and strategic sourcing activities, with experience in product development, project management, process improvement, price negotiation, supplier relationships, and working with suppliers globally (U.S., Europe, and Asia) for various manufacturers.



Global Sourcing

Price Negotiation


Bilingual (Japanese)

Supplier Relationship

Project Management

Process Improvement

Product Development


NCH Corporation / Retail Products Group; Dallas, Texas

Purchasing Manager 2014 – Current

Lead buyer/planners; manage multi-million dollar purchases in finished goods and raw materials.

Implemented SOPs, supplier score cards, created and achieved strategic cost savings initiatives.

Identified and achieved over $600,000 in cost reductions through price negotiations and strategic partnerships with suppliers.

Managed the inventory value to finish under the target through strategic planning while meeting the 97% fulfillment rate.

Sourcing Specialist, Purchasing 2006 - 2014

Managed supply chain by searching for new suppliers and negotiating prices, creating supply chain process, managing supplier contracts, payment terms, qualifying new factories, setting up quality standards, achieving cost savings, and improving inventory management through MRP tracking. Constantly collect and interpret competitive information and Market trends.

Created and implemented quality inspection criteria and improved quality standards on our Asian suppliers. This helped reduce the volume of rejects and complaints.

Designed and implemented a new China based program that enhanced sourcing activities and quality assurance performance.

Created and executed a new supplier audit form to qualify new suppliers overseas, an RFQ form, and an annual vendor performance review form to evaluate and improve our suppliers’ performance which includes “on-time” delivery.

Helped reduce excess inventory through strategic planning with Sales and Marketing.

Conducted production cost analysis between the U.S. and China for a major category.

Initiated and coordinated sustainability team to support customer initiatives.

Samsung Telecommunications America (contractor); Richardson, Texas

Indirect Channel Marketing, Wireless Terminal Division 2005 - 2006

Managed the indirect dealer incentive marketing programs and promotions. Met revenue target by developing marketing strategies and working closely with the customers. Supported sales by providing customer performance report and by coordinating special events. Developed marketing materials, business plan, event coordination and communication, presentation preparation, promotion planning, market research, managing the program budget, and overall coordination of key activities associated with marketing campaigns. Determined optimal marketing approach by performing ROI, feasibility, and competitive analysis. Ensured marketing initiatives were accomplished in a quality fashion by reviewing terms and conditions within supplier contracts.

Hanna Isul Skin Therapy, Inc.; Plano, Texas

General Manager 2005

Managed ongoing operations in a fashion that provided superior customer service and met critical business requirements. Initiated and designed marketing campaigns and materials to support the business plan. Enhanced and implemented operational procedures. Implemented staffing and HR policies. Developed and Implemented employee incentive programs, career paths, job descriptions and conducted necessary training.

Mary Kay Inc.; Dallas, Texas 1996 - 2004

Purchasing – Sourcing Agent (2000 – 2004)

Oversaw annual purchase volume exceeding $15 million, managing supply chain by auditing new potential suppliers and negotiating prices, preparing bids and handling procurement, setting up quality standards, and improving inventory management.

Established international product development and approval procedures, utilizing extensive project management skills to simultaneously support multiple projects while adhering to strict budget and time constraints.

Set up new supplier qualification criteria, effectively expanding supplier base and saving more than $3 million in 2002 and 2003 through increased competitive bidding and e-bidding.

Collaborated with suppliers and contract manufacturers to develop packaging items and formulas, working with corresponding internal departments.

Worked with suppliers to increase monthly production capability to one million units. Successfully reduced excess inventory by $43,000, receiving Super Star Award for Excellent Performance.

Marketing Specialist – International Marketing, Asia/Pacific Region (1996 – 2000)

Managed new market opening activities such as Implementing international global sourcing procedure, developing country specific products, approving contract manufacturers, negotiating prices, and ensuring registration of new products for overseas markets. Conducted financial analysis and feasibility studies of international projects and sales promotions in Asia/Pacific markets. Evaluated competitive management strategies and developed new business tactics and strategies. Provided strategic support for new market expansions in areas of product line-up, pricing, literature development, sales strategies, promotion planning, and product claims support. Launched 30 products in one year in a new market, accounting for 70% of annual revenue.


MBA in Global Management; University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Arts; Dokkyo University; Japan.

Accomplished Toastmaster; Served as local club President.

Import Certificate (NAPM) / INCO term certificate

Karrass – Effective Negotiation


Bilingual/bicultural (Japanese) - Japanese Language Instructor (SMU, DCCC; 1992 – 2004)

Meditation teacher training certificate (2018)

Yoga / Pilates Instructor – since 2000

Authorized to work in the United States

Forecasting, logistics, auditing, excel, supply chain, import/export

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