Web: http://www.alexeyk.ru http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexey-k-mba-9472764b
I am an educated, versatile, results-driven Sourcing and Procurement manager with 12 years’ unique experience in developing an entire flow from R&D to POS (full-cycle category management). Driven with strong business acumen, I efficiently support key business processes, i.e. inventory, logistics, purchasing, sales and budgeting. Since my tenure I have provide businesses with spend analytics and guidance to identify and eliminate uncontrolled spending. I have a long track record in product development & purchasing (CPG, decoration products, FF&E, different appliances, production equipment, IT & hardware, raw materials, etc).
The most demanding and rewarding tasks I have managed are the extrusion and washing line project; the sponge production line, which continued for approximately nine months; and the establishment of the Shenzhen 3PL service center, where I was engaged in not only logistics and procurement but also in HR and trainee processes.
Plastic Republic Group. Plastic manufacturer. www.plastic-repablic.ru
Director of operations 2017–present
Manage and develop all supply chain and inventory purchasing activities, including product management, commodity sourcing, vendor assurance, QC, reclamation to support four domestic sites, warehouses, and the needs of eight main company brands with 20,000+ SKU and $30 million in active inventory. Monitor and oversee the production output of 55 factories across Asia, manufacturing both consumer goods and heavy equipment. Select optimal transportation routes.
Main duties: Develop and implement strategic category initiatives across the organization. Engage in project management and R&D activities. Create a new brands matrix. Forecast material costs. Locate and develop relationships with suppliers. Source for, and direct the logistics of, raw materials, equipment, and consumer goods. Conclude contracts. Checks requisitions for accuracy and completeness prior to placing order. Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions as well as policies and procedures. Implement safety stock, reorder points and EOQ. Cargo-loading optimization. Support production on continuous improvement and six Sigma projects. Responsible for the end to end supply chain strategies and overall execution. Review and approve invoices, specification and packing lists. Prepare & revie & approve external and internal reports.
Achievements: Completed “Sponge Production” project. 22 new contracts were signed. 1,100 new FMCG and equipment suppliers found. 100 inspections were arranged. Significantly expanded the matrix of 4 company brands. IML quality was improved. Finished and supplied the “Die Spotting Machine” and “Twin Screw Extruder” projects. 5 spoilage cases were resolved. Reduced the labor costs for injection mould repair.
Interiors and Design Ltd. Retail and wholesale stores. http://inlavka.ru
Director of Procurement and operations 2013–2017
Lead QC, buying, and transportation department, overseeing over $30 million worth of decoration products and POS material purchases for the needs of 86 retail stores. Source and develop 120+ suppliers with 12,000 SKU across China and India, and manage the company’s procurement and logistics activities. Evaluate reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, and inventory turns. Simultaneously work on multiple tasks. Create and champion key projects to move supply chain operations forward. Ensure the timeliness of shipments to achieve monthly revenue goals.
Main duties: Develop and establish organizational SCM guidelines and policies. Manages assigned suppliers. Manage representative office and staff. Oversee $1.1 million representative office budget spend. Engage in all direct and indirect material procurement processes. Develop senior stakeholder relationships within the HR, marketing and sales and professional services to establish business needs and develop strategy for solutions. Control the shipments (booking, delivery time, tracking, and others). Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads and maximize vehicle usage. Serve as a subject matter expert on procurement and supplier relationships. Maintain records of goods ordered and received. Prepare and process invoices, packing lists and specifications for orders placed via Intacct for the Purchasing Department. Lead supplier evaluations and contract negotiations.
Achievements: Implemented a strategy to rebalance the inbound network and built a pipeline to reduce costs by 50% through market relocation, vendor negotiations, logistical savings, and inventory management. Payment terms were increased to 45 days. Reduced additional costs due to repacking, relabeling, and demurrage. Level of spoilage dropped from 12% to 2%.
AF-Trans Int. Chain logistics and freight forwarding. http://www.aftr.ru
Head of logistics & Procurement 2010–2012
Responsible for all onsite aspects of the 3PL, procurement, sourcing, and cargo delivery operations (with an annual capacity of 5,000 TEU) between Asia and Europe by controlling all customers’ ordering cycles. In charge of recruitment and managing subordinates. Develop and conduct training programs. Set performance standards and KPIs. Represent company at various international exhibitions. Responsible for talent selection and staff training.
Main duties: Develop organizational policies, goals, and objectives. Oversee 8 people, including sales managers, logistics operators, and cargo inspectors. Bookkeeping and budget control. Establishes and meets cost savings and cost avoidance targets. Search and manage relationships with subcontractors (factories, exports, trading companies, freight forwarders, ocean carriers, and others). Engaged in hiring and coaching processes. Oversees numerous functional areas including demand & supply planning, inventory management, sales, customer service, master data, and system administration. Shipments checking. RFP execution, contract conclusion, and negotiation. Consultations with key clients. Lead generation. Maintain the item master in ERP system. Resolve disputes and claims. Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs.
Achievements: New 3PL center in China was opened. Nearly doubled the inventory turns by exploring new freight forwarding suppliers. Reduced logistics costs by $500k per year by expanding relationship with new carriers. The company’s service was expanded by adding vendor assurance, certification, business tours, and dispute assistance. The clients’ cargo spoilage ratio was reduced to 4%. Implemented new ERP software.
Ute Co. Ltd. Retail stores and jewelry manufacturer. www.jt.ru
Head of production branch, senior product manager 2008–2009
Work with a Chinese jewelry manufacturer, overseeing a team of 10 workers. Control and evaluate all manufacturing processes (except casting). Optimize production processes. Distribute tasks. Verify accuracy of financial and transactional data. Implement costs and measures, and loss/waste control. Staff performance and motivation. Contract management.
Main duties: Material resource and production planning. Equipment and material purchasing. Budget control. Develop and implement lean production programs. Ensure the quality of products and completeness of orders by production. Stock management. Prepare specification sheets. Perform inventory and spoilage analysis. Analyze information about supplier performance. Monitor material consumption via ERP system. Prepare financial documents, reports, and operational statistics.
Achievements: After implementing the new “multi-phased production control policies”, the quality of the finished products significantly increased. Reached 100% fulfillment of orders (no claims have been made during the last six months). Provided an increase in production capacity by approximately 20%. Brought material costs down from 40% to 25%.
Kanalsetstroi JSC, T-NC. Construction and IT company. www.kanalss.ru
Systems & network engineer 2001–2007
Develop and implement new IT standards for existing projects and various quality control measures. Control over 300 stations, local users, and 3 IT managers. Track progress to ensure project milestones are completed on time, on budget, and with the desired results. Manage and procure hardware and software. Maintain IT security, and telecommunications. Manage proxy, PBE, ERP, and file servers. Perform indirect procurement activities. Develop cost reduction strategies.
Main duties: Maintain planning and manage the technical support team. Assign technical projects to different team members. Closely monitor expenses and proactively identify methods that reduce or virtually eliminate excess costs. Train new team members. Develop and maintain the company’s IT systems, software, and databases. Data mining. Resolve any technical issues. Arrange request for proposal. Determine the feasibility of designing new facilities or modifying or relocating existing ones. Install workstations and servers. Website support.
Achievements: Modernized the IT infrastructure with the transfer of services in a virtual environment. Signed more than 60 contracts to the tune of $8.7m. Due to the upgrade, customer growth increased by 30%. Approximately doubled the coverage area of the existing network. 12 additional server platforms were created. 35 miles of UTP were spent.
Meta-M. Retail chain store. www.rusprofile.ru/id/69834
Warehouse supervisor 2000–2001
Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, and inventory integrity. Develop and realize new packing schemes. Coordinate with operations and store managers to improve production processes. Monitor suppliers’ performance. Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.
Main duties: Maintain inventory and storage area of perishable goods by organizing the floor and rack space. Coordinate moves and inventory transfers with related departments. Stock checking. Keep accurate count of materials and update accordingly. Oversee product take-back and reverse logistics programs.
Achievements: Achieved on-time order fulfillment of 99%. Minimized stock by increasing the inventory turnover. Successfully integrated a new commodity movement system.
2001 – Vertical – High School; 2003 – BMSTU (Courses) – Designer; 2006 – MIRBIS (Courses) – Linguistics; 2008 – BLCU (Courses) – Linguistics; 2010 – IMCC (Courses) – Linguistics; 2016 – MSU (Bachelor) – IT; 2017 – Synergy (Bachelor) – Logistics; 2019 – Synergy Business School (Master’s) – Strategy management.
General: SCM & logistics, procurement, global & strategy sourcing, financial analytics, CPG, administration & management, project management, task distribution, ODM (Private label), TCO, NPV, P&L management, R&D, production & processing, CPFR, 3PL, 4PL, EDI, ASN, PPV, SRM, MMR, MRP, OTB, merchandise planning, GSC, PLM, vendor assurance & SPM, system evaluation & analysis, startups, inventory planning & optimization, QC & TQM, E-commerce, quantitative analysis, critical thinking, process development & improvement, risk mitigation, focus groups, brainstorming, B2C, B2B, Incoterms, FCL, LCL, BPCS, SLA, hazardous material, transport & network optimization, custom clearance, customer service & support, business strategy development & implementation, data analytics & statistics, automation, new service development, resource allocation, time management, NDA, consultancy, marketing research, HR & recruiting, coaching, EQ, complex problem-solving.
PC: MS Office (Excel [advanced], PPT, Outlook, etc), Google docs, SellerCloud, Spex, Bat, CRM, ERP (1С, IBM Lotus [equal to SAP]), Syst-admin skills (i.e. Win, Win-server, LAN/WAN, UTP, DHCP, Proxy, Fileserver, FTP, Backup), CISCO, VoIP, Switches, HTML, Adobe, VMWare, remote control, database software, telephony (PBX) etc.
Language: Russian: native; Chinese: fluent; English: fluent; Spanish: beginner.