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Sales Project Manager

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United States
Posted:
January 31, 2014

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Joseph Ede

+1-321-***-****; Skype: Indiana_joe***8

accf20@r.postjobfree.com; http://www.linkedin.com/in/josephe

LANGUAGES: FLUENT FRENCH, ENGLISH, GERMAN, FAIR CHINESE MANDARIN AND

SPANISH

DUAL NATIONAL: USA AND EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

Summary:

. A Finance / Business executive with over two decades of broad

International experience with Fortune 500 company and 'Big 4" Public

Accounting background.

. A high energy Strategic Leader, skilled at analyzing business

performance with broad International Financial and Operations

management experience.

. A visionary with a strong eye for details. Able to anticipate barriers

and proactively finesse trouble, practical, hands-on, articulate, and

innovative.

. Consistently obtain high performance through collaborative leadership

and cohesive team building, coaching, planning, changing organization

and conceptual abilities and designing / enforcing "KPI" related

performance.

Experience:

MOUKA FOAM, BASED IN LAGOS, NIGERIA NOV

2012 - PRESENT

Private equity (ACTIS), FMCG, multi-site manufacturing company,

www.mouka.com, generating sales of $72 million, employing 700 staff.

Nigeria's leading manufacturers of quality Mattresses, Pillows,

Polyurethane blocks and other foam materials.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

. Achieved P&L and Balance sheet targets for the financial year that ended

June 2013, 2nd highest EBITDA ever

. Reduced overdue receivables by over US$ 2.5 million

. Saved US$ 0.7 million in slow moving inventory write downs and introduced

a bar coding system

. Recovered (lost) business interruption insurance claim, recovering US$

1.9 million

. Introduced restructuring efforts thru costs controls, proactive

forecasting and departmental analysis

. Introduced a risk management system across the company, documented

processes & procedures

. Reorganized Treasury, Credit Control, IT and Accounting departments

. Information systems, automated costing, introduced users manual,

automated reports using a report writer.

. Consolidated legal entities for the first time and introduced IFRS

accounting

NANTOU MINING, BASED IN OUAGADOUGOU, BUKINA FASO MAY 2012

- SEP 2012

$173M mining investment, owned by Glencore, www.glencorexstrata.com,

producing one million tons of Zinc concentrate annually as well as

lead/silver, consisting of an underground mine & open pit operation, with

350 staff.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

. Saved US$20M by negotiating tax exemptions with the Mining Ministry for

additional capital investments

. Implemented job descriptions, objectives, org charts, employee handbook

and computerized payroll system

. Established Fixed Asset Register. Separated spare parts inventory from

Fixed Assets

. Implemented segregation of duties, accounting policies, reporting

processes and reconciliations

. Implemented IT security policy, back up procedures and disaster recovery

plans

. Negotiated with recently appointed unionized employee representatives

. Pushed new accounting software implementation, Syspro

. Improved corporate governance, introducing conflict of interest and anti-

bribery statements

SADIA S.A., BASED IN KINSHASA, CONGO (DRC)

MAR 2011 - MAY 2012

$65M food manufacturing start-up. Joint venture between a local partner

(Lebanese family group) and a US Fortune 500 company (Seaboard,

www.seaboardcorp.com). Generating sales of US$100M and employing 320 staff.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

. Saved US$ 7M by negotiating customs duty exemptions on imported capital

equipment resulting in saving

. Saved US$ 20M by negotiating corporate income tax exemptions for 2012,

2013 and 2014

. Negotiated $40M Project Financing with Local and International Banks

. Controlled shipment, importation, delivery and staging of 270 containers

to Kinshasa / DRC

. Recovered $5M in overdue receivables and revitalized rice trading

businesses in Benin, Tog and Burkina Faso

WAKAYABABASHI FUNDS AND DECO FIRE LTD, BASED IN USA & EUROPE

DEC 2004 - FEB 2011

PROJECT CONSULTANT - INTERIM CFO, SOX AUDITOR, BOARD MEMBER

. Completed SOX testing in France for a US Fortune 500 manufacturer

. Worked with on the purchase of a restaurant business in India and the set-

up of a call center in the Philippines

. Board Member for a UK start-up in Green Energy, manufacturing fireplaces

using bio ethanol

. Volunteer for the State of Florida, helped local companies cut costs and

improve profitability

. Assisted the CEO of a start-up Entertainment company in LA to prepare

their business plans

. Assisted an Orphanage in Uganda to obtain subsidized infant milk formulae

from Nestle

. Assisted a Chinese manufacturer to enter into a JV agreement with a US

manufacturer

SAFEMARK SYSTEMS BASED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA AND NINGBO, CHINA

JUL 2007 - DEC 2009

Private Equity. The World's leading provider of in-room security to the

hospitality industry. Manufacturing operations in China. www.safemark.com,

generating total sales of $30M.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

. Increased Company valuation from $41M to $80M

. Purchased and integrated a Chinese manufacturing company

. Replaced defective IT hardware, set-up IT department, updated accounting

software, and established IT processes

. Saved $3.5M in potential tax penalties / fines

. Cut operating expenses by $3M

. Reduced working capital by $2.5M, by reducing inventories by 45% and

credit days by 35%

. Improved China gross margins by $2M by improving costing processes and

pricing

. Relocated the manufacture of unbranded products to Vietnam, saving $2M

. Revitalized and reorganized Accounting, Logistics, Purchasing and Sales

. Reduced the cost of good sold by $1M by modifying purchasing processes

and the supplier selection process

. Developed Transfer Pricing documentation for the justification of

transfer prices from China to the USA

. Set-up a sales & marketing operation in Hong Kong to serve Asian and

Middle East clients

RESOURCES GLOBAL AND CRC RESULTS, BASED IN THE USA NOV

2004 - JUN 2007

Resources Global Resources is one of the largest, public CPA firms in the

World, Big 4, listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol RECN. CRC Results

belongs to the 5th largest CPA firm in the World, The BDO Seidman Alliance

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (SOX & AUDIT)

. Saved $2M, during an internal audit for Fortune 500 company, Suntrust, a

leading regional bank operating in the South East of the USA,

www.suntrust.com

. Completed SOX reviews at a major technology manufacturer, www.jdsu.com

. Reviewed SEC 10K forms for a major Watch Manufacturer

. Reduced ineffective SOX controls from 250 to 30 for Tyco Simplex

Grinnell, a leading manufacturer of fire protection and communication

systems, www.simplexgrinnellstore.com

. Reviewed Tyco Worldwide SOX testing for the World Headquarters, a world

leading manufacturer of fire suppression components and safety systems,

www.tyco.com

. Implemented SOX in an International Heavy machinery Manufacturing Company

(http://w3.efi.com/vutek/) with $200M sales and 360 employees

SWATCH GROUP, BASED IN HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA AND INDIA

AUG 98 - AUG 04

The World's largest manufacturer and retail / wholesale distributor of

branded fashion, luxury watches and jewelry. With worldwide sales of $6

billion. Employing +20,000 people worldwide. Public company quoted on the

London and Zurich stock exchanges, www.swatchgroup.com

VP FINANCE ASIA, BOARD MEMBER CHINA, GENERAL MANAGER HONG KONG

. Saved US$ 20M by reorganizing / outsourcing logistics & customer services

in Japan

. Saved US$10M by uncovering frauds in South Korea, Australia, China and

India

. Saved US$ 5M by setting up a Regional Shared Service Center in Asia

. Set-up a Regional Customer Service Center saving US$10M in operating

costs

. Acquired and integrated three Chinese companies for a total value of

US$80M

. Implemented transfer pricing methodology saving $500M in taxes &

penalties

. Improved retail merchandising / inventory management improved retail

store profits by $5M

. Saved US$ 40M on a regional level by reducing working capital, namely

Inventories and Debtors

. Restructured the regional financial consolidation processes of Asian

financial statements and standardized the chart of accounts.

. Managed US$ 30M in first time dividend remittances from Australia and

Taiwan

. Established Sales / Distribution operations in China, India and UAE

. Saved US$ 12M in financial expenses by controlling banking terms on a

regional level

. Saved US$ 50M in the centralization of regional customer services and

logistics in Singapore

. Saved US$ 35M in taxes by avoiding a permanent establishment breach in

China

. Saved US$ 6M by implementing regional retail / wholesale price controls

across Asia

. Increased Asia profits by US$ 10M by benchmarking retail stores across

Asia & setting profitability standards

. Saved US$ 5M in audit fees by negotiating a regional audit agreement

. Served as Interim CFO in Japan, India and Australia and as Interim

General Manager in South Korea

. Negotiated and opened an OMEGA flagship retail store in major shopping

center in Seoul

. Served on the IT sterring committes in Japan, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong

NESTLE, BASED IN MALAYSIA, CHINA, PAKISTAN AND UZBEKISTAN

APR 93 - APR 98

World's largest Food manufacturer, www.nestle.com

FINANCE DIRECTOR AND INTERIM GENERAL MANAGER CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS

. Established the Central Asian Regional Marketing and Sales office in

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

. Added US$ 25M in sales across Central Asia by adding new

customers/products and entering new markets

. Acquired US$ 20M worth of storage warehouses from the Uzbek government

US$ 20M

. Organized Marketing events in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, i.e. Fashion shows

and Tennis tournaments

. Established working relations with the Economic advisor of the President

of Uzbekistan, President Karimov

. Negotiated US$ 44M in project financing for factory expansions in China

and Pakistan

. Operated 60 Finance & Accounting staff in a multi-site operation in

Pakistan

. Turned around a 5-year loss making manufacturing operation in China

. Reduced working capital in China by cutting credit days from 110 to 35

days

. Spearheaded feasibility study to manufacture milk powder in Mongolia

Education:

Apr 2014 Certified SOX Expert, Sarbanes Oxley Institute, Washington

D.C., USA - In Progress

Jul 2009 SEC Reporting course, SEC Institute, Orlando, Florida, USA

Oct 1993 Master of Business Administration, Major: Management, graduated

"suma cum laude", GPA 3.88

Advanced Institute of Management, Nyon, Switzerland.

Oct 1986 Maturite Federale, Gymnase de la Cite, Major: Economics

Lausanne, Switzerland (equivalent to a Baccalaureat)

Technology: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Visio, Project, Platinum,

JD Edwards, SAP and Navision.

Additional: Global citizen. Lived and worked in 18 countries, done business

in 57 countries. Proficient in GAAP, IFRS, IAS Accounting,

Transfer Pricing and Transfer Pricing Documentation.



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