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Massillon, OH
April 30, 2014

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Charlie Thian

*** ***** *** **

Massillon, OH ***46

Cell: 330-***-****


12+ years of domestic and international purchasing experience, including vendor

qualification, contract administration, quality and cost control, and logistics.

Experienced, results-oriented purchasing professional with exceptional abilities in

building vendor relationships, negotiating favorable terms and making sure

vendors adhere to purchase order terms.

Proven track record of purchasing from the several provinces in China and

arranging shipping from various China ports.

Well organized, self-starter, efficient under pressure, team player, and skilled in

vendor management and problem resolution.

A team player who can be counted on to take responsibility for areas outside of

the PP or MM modules including lead roles in project management. Areas of

expertise include demand management, MRP, purchasing, inventory

management, production orders, production control, and product costing.


Fluent in English, Chinese, Cantonese and Indonesian.

Natural System, DEX 20/20, an MSRP System with purchasing, logistic,

inventory and sales functions.

Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Great Plains Software

MXP Software

IFP Software

Main Frame Software



Employment History

Wayne Dalton Mt. Hope, Ohio 02/2013-04/2014


• Wayne Dalton is a residential garage door manufacturer.

Responsible for material planning and purchasing all main product lines from

over 30 domestic vendors for supplies in adhesives, fasteners, and other material

components. Monthly supplier spend averages over USD 1.5M. Saves company

over $100,000 annually by sourcing different suppliers with the same quality

product replacement.

Assure inventory levels meet product-stocking requirements to avoid OOS.

Develop a balance in safety stock and working capital for most effective inventory


Coordinate and manage expedited parts necessary for circumstantial and

unscheduled Export and production.

Timken, Inc Canton, Ohio 06/2012-09/2012

Purchasing Analyst

• Trained and worked for Arabind Tripathy’s Metal group for purchasing analyst.

• Worked with Matt, one of the supervisors regarding a Hub issue that was late

and defective from Korea. I helped did their spreadsheet for proper analysis and

they took that report to the big morning meeting for explanation. My data was

well used.

• Do a Forecast and Team Spend for the whole group.

McNeil& NRM Akron, Ohio 02/2012-06/2012

Expeditor/Purchasing Agent

McNeil& NRM is a tire product equipment design and manufacturing company.

Advised and coordinated with other departments throughout the company,

including Accounting, Engineering, and Shipping, regarding purchasing projects

and potential bids and ensure vendor schedules were well managed.

Responsible for expediting past due orders to improve company AR turnover.

Ensured all incoming shipments were documented and well prepared for efficient

inventory management. Prearranged with transit contactor and monitored

delivery schedules with Logistics for product delivery.

Managed RFQ package development for vendors for spare parts, including

technical part drawings and critical dimension requirements for accurate

quotation. Acted as key agent in resolving and negotiating during pricing issues

and delivery statuses.

Participated in on-going supplier management and alternative supplier analysis.

Was responsible for conducting supplier scans and market analysis for existing

parts. Identified potential suppliers for improved quality and pricing.

Classic Imports Wooster, Ohio 02/2011- 01/2012

Purchasing Agent

Classic Imports is a novelty gift trading company. Represented as the leading

Purchasing Agent for Spencer’s, a national leading gag gift shop.

Participated in customer NPD, sample requests and review, and vendor

selection; including Spencer’s.

Developed and analyzed purchasing and inventory reports for executive

management read-outs and QBR.

Source products overseas to get a better pricing and faster lead-time.

Communicate with China suppliers on getting the best pricing and lead time.

Managing PO to ensure payment is on time.

Arthur Middleton Capital Holdings Canton, Ohio 2007-2011

Purchasing Agent

A.M.C.H. is a global holding company of various product and service

corporations including PatentHealth LLC, Amish World Store, Universal Media

Syndicate Inc., Republic Telecom Worldwide, and others. Assigned purchasing

activities were surrounding Heat Surge LLC and World Monetary Exchange.

Responsible for continuous purchasing improvements and prevention of cost

fluctuations and increases for long-tem and high value P.O.s and Contracts.

Identified new vendors for existing parts to lower component cost. Implemented

annual savings of USD 700K by transitioning procurements from China.

Accountable for Chinese vendor relations. Managed communication remotely

and maintain good contacts. Consistently able to negotiation samples at little or

no cost. Build “Guan Xi” to gain expedited treatment and avoid costly errors.

Coordinated with the logistics administration and broker communication including

customs, duty, ISF filings, BAF, transit negotiation. Maintained shipping records

of over 100 containers monthly. Prevent unnecessary demurrage/per

diem/storage costs, delays, and damage of containers. Implemented annual

savings USD 110K.

Managed P.O. QC including submitting Supplier Corrective Action Requests and

warehouse organization. Implemented annual savings of USD314K.

Worked with Numismatist on selective NPD/NPI including vendor selection,

material planning, and design input. Projects include $2 Portfolio, Presidential

Coin Frame, State Quarters Collections, and Lincoln Penny.

Elang Kencana Jaya (Elang Group) Jakarta, Indonesia 01/2001-02/2003

Lead Purchasing Agent

Elang Kencana Jaya was the parent company for Aquila Hotels, a popular hotel

chain in Indonesia.

Developed domestic and international outsourcing plans to procure hotel

supplies such as bath towels, bath soap, lotion, shampoo, dining wares, table

cloth linen, candles, etc.

Established and managed a manual ERP system for overhead supplies for the

hotel lounge, restaurant, and service division. Program included inventory

management instructions, reporting, and purchase requisition process.


Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya (Jakarta, Indonesia) 2002-2003

Associate Degree in Business Management

Hua Yi Secondary School (Singapore) 1998-2002

River Valley Primary School (Singapore) 1992-1998

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