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Desired Industry: Manufacturing SpiderID: 52297
Desired Job Location: New York, New York Date Posted: 7/5/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 150000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Self-motivated and high-performing
professional, offering extensive
background and strong qualifications in
leading multi-site business operations
in highly competitive environments.
Adept at setting up strategic vision,
generating financial success, and
delivering positive results across
multiple business functions.
Expert in business and strategic
planning, opportunity identification,
and project implementation. Experienced
in increasing organizational
profitability and performance through
skilled oversight of functional
operations, and implementation of
strategies guaranteed to improve bottom-
line results.
Successful in establishing strategic
business relationships through exemplary
customer service and competitive
proposals. Armed with a combination of
dynamic organizational skills and
aptitude to independently multitask,
plan, and direct demanding operations
and complex schedules.
Powered with decisive judgment, critical
thinking, delegation skills, and the
ability to work with minimum supervision
in a fast-paced and challenging work
setting. Articulate communicator with
fluency in English and German languages.
Proficient in using Microsoft Office
Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and
Outlook).


Experience:
COSNOVA INC. ~ NEW YORK, NY, USA
Senior Supply Chain Manager 2008–
Present

- Render expert assistance to the
general manager in coordinating overall
sales activities, identifying
operational needs, and discussing
logistic part with retailers through
meetings.
- Collaborate with the IT
Department in modifying a former German
system “Semiramis” to accommodate needs
of the start-up operation in United
States; set up, maintain, and ensure the
quality of data in the system, which
include basic item data, customer data
and prices, purchase orders to Germany,
inventory control, customer orders, as
well as shipping documents and invoices.
- Analyze consumers’ sales and
distribution information in close
cooperation with the International
Planning Team in Germany, in order to
produce monthly forecast on standard
items.
- Spearhead ordering of products
from German warehouse, coordination of
shipment, importing of goods, and
resolution of all customs and FDA-
related issues.
- Collaborate with a US laboratory
for product testing as necessary.
- Manage warehouse inventory and
fulfillment of arranged service level
with retailers on ongoing orders.
- Perform all logistic costs and
reporting on key metrics, such as
service levels and stock coverage.
- Provide oversight to all US
processes and projects as well
supervision to US and German support
teams.
- Oversaw all associated functions
and logistics in the transfer and launch
of the company’s brand from Germany into
the US market, including set up of the
new office in United States; defining of
all processes; and prospecting for a
logistic partner in New York to support
all logistic demands, such as
warehousing, pick and pack, EDI,
labeling, and assembly.
- Conducted comprehensive research
and analysis to ensure products’
suitability to the US market as well as
conformance to all US regulations, in
cooperation with QA Department in
Germany and legal consultants in United
States.
- Successfully established the
first financial processes, check
invoices, payment, and cash flow.
- Completely managed the
facilitation of test to three retailers
in United States and Canada as well as
the launch of four retailers (ULTA, HEB,
Shoppers, Fred Meyer).
- Handled all customer
interactions, which included provision
of logistic data in requested format;
communication of timings; identification
of logistic processes and demands to
align company’s logistic processes with
set budget; and fostered harmonious
working relationship with the Retailer
Replenishment and Logistics departments.



COSNOVA GMBH ~ SULZBACH, GERMANY
Supply Chain Manager 2002–2008

- Guaranteed uninterrupted
production flow, encompassing packaging
inventory, labeling, and bulk
management; tracked inventory of new
item and verified its alignment with
logistic parameter to avoid any
interference with customers.
- Conceptualized and coordinated
plan for physical move of inventory from
Berlin to Frankfurt, ensuring correct
quantities and smooth flow of ongoing
business for transfer of orders to new
partner.
- Identified essential security
stock to provide with customers based on
agreed service level; exemplified
knowledge in performing line updates.
- Served as a liaison between
marketing/PR/sales and new 3rd party
logistic partner to coordinate projects
and timings, as well as to ensure that
needs were translated in logistic
language and other way.
- Administered more than 20
contract fillers worldwide, which
included orders, timings, deliveries,
production planning, lead times and
challenge lead times, along with minimum
buy quantities based on monthly demand
and production plans.
- Extensively and regularly
traveled to contract fillers in Europe
and Asia to develop knowledge of
processes and cultivate close
relationships.
- Attended Cosmoprof Bologna and
Hong Kong to stay abreast with existing
suppliers and find prospective new
suppliers.
- Functioned as a member of the
SAP Super User Implementing Team for the
supply chain part.
- Successfully increased business
profitability by two digits in the first
year through collaboration with
Marketing to conduct audit on all new
contract fillers and manage the transfer
of production, thereby enhancing service
level, quality, cost, and professional
external support.
- Played an integral role in the
launch of a new “essence” nail care line
in Europe and introduction of our second
brand “Catrice”, all in the first two
years of tenure in the company.
- Managed the entire supply chain
matters, generating 3-digit growth in
annual sales.
- Contributed in implementing
software system, which automated and
simplified tracking of inventory,
ordering, receiving, customer order
documents retrieval, invoicing, and
reporting.

PALMERS TEXTIL AG ~ WIENER NEUDORF,
AUSTRIA
Cosmetic Project Manager (Product
Management | Purchasing | Forecasting P2
Cosmetics) 2002

- Worked closely with the IT
Department in altering existing systems
for the Cosmetic Department.
- Collaborated with contract
filler regarding p2 cosmetic products in
texture and shade matching according to
our master.
- Administered ordering of
packaging and labels, and settled all
timing and quality issues with
suppliers.
- Provided forecasting on finished
product and components for launch and
security stock.
- Structured production and timing
plans with contract filler during weekly
meetings.
- Informed customer on listing,
and communicated all launch-related
needs and ongoing orders to the
Logistics Department.
- Led significant efforts in the
successful launch of p2 cosmetic brand
in Germany, actively engaging in
customer requests and incoming orders
processing, production planning,
quantities adjustments based on incoming
sales, and coordination with contract
fillers.

P2 BUSINESS UNIT (PART OF PALMERS TEXTIL
AG) ~ WIENER NEUDORF, AUSTRIA
P2 Senior Project Manager (Product
Management | Purchasing | Forecasting)
2000 - 2002

- Spearheaded the development of
four new collections yearly, working
with head product manager/designers and
contract suppliers from Asia; organized
numerous PR events and fashion show for
collections’ launch.
- Estimated order quantities per
item and size breakdown based on given
budget, store orders, and sales history.
- Performed monthly forecasting
and orders for standard product range.
- Managed the L/C, D/P
coordination with bank for the Asian
business.
- Supported all stores’ needs and
accommodated all questions related to
the launch of the line.
- Provided professional oversight
with merchandising and sales management;
established parameters for replenishment
through the system and supported stores
to improve stock/sales.
- Oversaw all purchasing and
logistic projects of p2 team members,
including Design, PR, Quality Control,
and Fitting departments; directly
reported to the business unit manager.



EARLIER CAREER

PALMERS TEXTIL AG ~ WIENER NEUDORF,
AUSTRIA
Product Manager Assistant (Purchasing
Department | Disposition) 1995 -
1999

Quality Manager (Quality Control
Department) 1992 - 1993



Education:
Engineer in Textile Technology - KOLLEG OF
HBLVA FOR TEXTILE MECHANIC ~ VIENNA,
AUSTRIA


Affiliations:
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Skills:
Inventory Management
Operations Management
Contract Negotiation
New Business Development
Supply Chain Management
Procurement Management
Quality Control Management
Leadership and Team Building
Regulatory Compliance
Strategic and Tactical Planning
P&L Management
Project Plans Execution


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