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Manager Chemical

Irvine, CA
March 24, 2019

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Kerina C. Kerk

Contact number: 626-***-**** Email:

*** *********, ******, ** ***** US Employment Eligibility: Green Card Holder


Looking for a company that will enable me to grow and utilize my experience and skills.


ChemstationAsia Group Jakarta, Indonesia Senior Purchasing Exec 1/2011 – 10/2018

●Responsible for purchasing of chemical solvents in bulk from vendors in Asia Pacific(Mitsubishi, Mitsui, BASF, DOW etc)

●Planning and Tracking of inventory purchasing with marketing dept.

●Work with Operations Dept. to analyze current storage tank capacity, tank swing etc.

●Annual Budgeting and Forecasting reports for Purchasing Dept. with Sales

Tireco, Inc. Gardena, CA Senior Buyer 3/2007 – 11/2010

●Responsible for purchasing of Automotive and Commercial vehicle tires from manufacturing vendors in China and Asia Pacific

●Planning and Tracking of inventory purchasing.

●Working with internal departments in determining the need to purchase various types of inventory.

Chemvision Pte Ltd., Singapore Director of Purchasing 8/2002 – 10/2005

●Part of team assigned by Company’s corporate group (Dovechem Group of Companies (Singapore) Ltd) to set up subsidiary Chemvision Pte Ltd as part of chemical trading division. Group’s 2005 overall revenue was over US$200 million.

●Responsibilities included purchasing and trading of chemical solvents for company.

●Following market price trends for different types of solvent in order to determine the timing to purchase chemical solvents using ICIS.

●Personally – in- charge of purchasing more than 30 types of chemical solvents, e.g. Toluene, Xylene, Acetone, Butanol etc.

●Business partners include major chemical producers/manufacturers like Sumitomo, Mitsui, Eastman, Celanese, Exxon-Mobil, Shell mainly located in Singapore.

●Oversee purchased products to be drummed and re-distributed to customers in Singapore.

Thaim Joo Pte Ltd., Singapore Purchasing Manager 7/1999 – 7/2002

●Trading division of Dovechem Group of Companies (Singapore) Ltd. (Public listed firm traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange)

●Group purchaser in chemical solvents for company branches in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong & China.

●Responsibilities included negotiating chemical solvent product prices with local and oversea suppliers.

●Work closely and synergize with branch managers in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong & China in exchanging market information and product movements.

●Help company analyze future market trends and future price movement.

●Department’s annual and quarterly budget, forecasting reports.

IBMEC Educational Center, Singapore Business Development 1/1997 – 6/1999

●Marketing of Institutions Master’s Program by giving weekly presentations to potential students.

●Involved in educational fairs and expos

●Help develop new course studies for institution’s marketing program.


Curtin University of Technology (Perth, Australia) 2/1994 – 10/1996

Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, with Double major in Marketing and Finance.

Beaufort College (Perth, Australia) 3/1993 – 11/1993

Associate Degree, Pre-College requirements (TEE Program).

SKILLS: Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint), Oracle, Navision, EMR software

LANGUAGE: Fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese)

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