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Buyer, purchaser, Asian sourcing, trading, or any suitable position Resume


Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 16377
Desired Job Location: Los Angeles, California Date Posted: 10/17/2007
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: No
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
To continue my career as a professional with ten years of experience in sourcing and merchandising. I firmly believe my professional experience and technical knowhow would best fit to any suitable positions offered.


Experience:
Manager, Vinthy International Inc., Taiwan based in Hong Kong (July 2003 � present)

Vinthy International Inc. is a Taiwan based buying agency. Worked in Taiwan head office between 2003 and 2004, and relocated to Hong Kong since 2005.

Source and purchase jewelry, fashion accessories, premium, gifts and packaging products from manufacturers of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for export to the U.S.

Clients include brand marketing agencies, retailers and wholesales stores in the U.S.

Work directly with clients for project inquiries and new product development.
Qualified and approved vendors by conducting procurement process before cooperation. The procurement process included factory audit, Request for Quotation, consultation of product quality and negotiation of payment terms.

Solid product development experiences of custom jewelry.

Supervise a team of merchandisers to develop samples and products, establish and maintain quality standards, monitor production and improve vendor performance.

Monitor vendor performance and manage ongoing supplier relationships based on service level requirements.

Well networking set up with vendors
Develop OEM/ODM premium projects based on clients� specification.

Frequent travel to cities within Mainland China to monitor on site production process, quality inspection and shipping arrangements in factories.

Closely work with quality assurance companies for safety testing upon clients� product requirement.

Purchasing forecast developed upon clients� specification and market trend.

Frequent visit exhibitions of Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan including the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, Giftionery Taipei, Hong Kong Mega Show, Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair. Hong Kong Gift and Premium Fair, Hong Kong Houseware Fair and Hong Kong Jewellery and Watch fair for new purchasing and innovative sourcing idea.

Corporate Communications Executive, Media Federal Co., Ltd. Taiwan (May 2000 � May 2003)

Internet sourcing and trade
Publication:

Worked as a corporate communications executive in an internet sourcing and trade publication company located in Taipei.

Responsible for communication activities included client relationship, correspondence with trade fair organizers, and public relations.

Barter negotiation of targeted trade fairs with related organizers.

Directed a team of five organizing twenty international trade fairs a year for market development of company trade publication and sourcing web site.

Assisted in organizing and executing a major e-mail campaign for buyer sourcing service on internet. Manage buyer inquiries on site for sourcing support � Request for Quotation.
Analyzed buyer data for the promotional support of company�s sourcing web site and publication promotion.

Managed internal and external resources to support circulation and distribution of publication.

Structure, layout, edit and plan for every issue of trade publication and associated with design and sales team. Coordinated technical and editorial reviews and produced project estimates. Proof reading and translation of publications involved.

CD card production: (part of services provided on company�s trade source web site)

Communicated with overseas customers for marketing support. Set up the production workflow. Participated in all project stages from requirements gathering to project delivery. Technical consultant to clients� requirements into supplier specification and advice appropriate design direction upon clients� market target.

Marketing Executive, Mei Ah Toys Factory Ltd., Hong Kong (March 1998 � March 2000)

Worked as a marketing executive in a toy manufacturing factory in Hong Kong.

In charge of the operations of product development and quality assurance of factory in Mainland China.

Prepared factory audit reports and directly reported to the Board of Directors.

Negotiation with external parties such as exhibition organizers, designers, major suppliers, tooling makers, laboratories and overseas clients.

Handled OEM projects.

Business development of company included brand management.

Handled full set of import and export documents and overseas customers� accounts


Education:
1998 � 1999
School of Continuing Studies. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Certificate of Completion
Major in How to improve your Business and Managerial Communication Ability

1996 � 1997
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
(MA) Design and Manufacture
Major in Design Management
Pass with Recommendation
Major studies: Marketing, Manufacturing process, Retail Management, Project Management. Advanced Technology Management, Research Methodology, Communication skill, Design studies, Presentation and Negotiation Skills

1993 � 1996
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Second Class Honors Degree


Skills:
Language ability:

Spoken language: Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Written language: English and Chinese

Skills and achievements:

Well traveled and experience in overseas negotiation. Studied and worked overseas. (i.e. England, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mainland China)

Wide experience of quality assurance and factory audit of manufacturing process in Mainland China.

Qualified and approved over twenty manufacturers in Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) by conducting procurement process (factory audit, RFQ, negotiation of contract issues and consultation of product quality) in order to enhance the efficiency of order processing and cost effectiveness.

Organizing production procedures of OEM/ODM projects for overseas clients and manufacturers.

Plan and control production process and shipment delivery. Participated in all stages of manufacturing process from order confirmation to shipment delivery.

Working knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Confident in the application of the internet for research purposes and a proficient user of e-mail.



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