trilingual full-cycle supply chain executive eager to contribute superior leadership, strategic planning, and relationship building skills toward supporting a progressive employer in optimizing financial and operational performance
ø offer numerous years of global procurement / supply chain experience, with depth of knowledge in cost-effective purchasing, strategic sourcing, supplier relations, new product launches, inventory management, quality assurance, risk mitigation, and contracts administration
ø strong experience in cultivating networks of lumber supplier and client contacts throughout the us, europe, south america, africa, the middle east, india, china, and korea; perform a range of business development functions
ø accurately define, forecast, and analyze company needs and market trends to procure materials and services in a timely manner; proactively monitor performance metrics to continually assess productivity and identify opportunities for improvement
ø research and evaluate local, national, and overseas vendors and sourcing options to determine best value for spending and negotiate favorable contracts; expedite orders and resolve issues as necessary c consistently achieve on-time deliveries
ø solid record of increasing cost savings, streamlining procedures, and ensuring supply continuity; develop and implement innovative, project-specific sourcing, supplier evaluation, quality control, and operational management strategies
ø apply depth of industry knowledge towards training staff and suppliers in international chamber of commerce and us product requirements; additionally ensure compliance with all banking regulations
ø facilitate client-focused, service-oriented environment vital to maximizing customer satisfaction and retention
ø dynamic communication, presentation, negotiation, and interpersonal relations skills; strong aptitude for organization, prioritization, and time management
ø fluent in english, french, and german
~ key achievements ~
- as president and ceo of brittany trading, drive all aspects of operations for this company specializing in the import/export of plywood and tropical-wood products as well as other home-building materials; implement product selection, sourcing, logistics, quality control, and account management strategies to generate approximately $8m in annual sales
- expertly initiated more than $4m in annual trades and purchases of european wood commodities for the asian market and directed purchasing of african tropical veneer for evergreen hardwoods
- positioned johnson international industries as the first american distributor of european logs to asia and exported more than $5m in annual lumber from france and germany to china and korea; established and conducted supplier training programs, accompanied foreign buyers on cargo inspections, and brokered multi-million-dollar contracts
- successfully generated more than $25m in annual boat and trailer sales to a dealer network dispersed throughout 30 countries by effectively managing production schedule, shipping, and dealer inventory levels
president / ceo, brittany trading, llc, gilbert, az 2005 c present
import / export purchasing manager, evergreen hardwoods, inc., seattle, wa 1998 c 2005
international accounts manager, johnson international industries, seattle, wa 1993 c 1998
international accounts manager, u.s. marine, bayliner, seattle, wa 1988 c 1993
bachelor of science in business, griffin college, seattle, wa 1988
associate s degree in finance, universit rennes 2 - haute bretagne, france 1986
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i am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a supply chain management capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. in advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
as demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include extensive procurement, commodities, and supplier relations experience. i excel at developing and implementing strategic sourcing and inventory management plans in line with corporate objectives, and am adept at reducing cost, ensuring regulatory compliance, improving materials quality, and ensuring product availability by cultivating long-standing relationships with global suppliers. my excellent communication skills and solid understanding of the market have consistently proven instrumental in my ability to negotiate favorable contracts and ensure on-time deliveries. to complement this background, i hold a degree in business and am fully fluent in french and german as well as english.
as an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to your company, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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