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Andrè V.

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Company: Foresight Business Solutions Co., Ltd
Industry: Consulting
  • Thailand, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Bangkok, Bangchak, Phrakanong,
  • Overview

    Results-oriented, highly productive Supply Chain Professional with a demonstrated ability to significantly reduce procurement costs and managing the supply chain by standardizing processes, negotiating favourable terms and streamlining supply channels. Exemplary relationship building and problem solving skills that foster vendor trust and dependability. Progressive change agent, identifying and integrating continuous improvements. Provides expertise in Supplier Relationship Management. Holds professional certification, advancing efficiencies, production, and customer satisfaction while enabling significant cost savings. Professional manager with extensive years of managerial experience in the procurement and sourcing departments, Warehousing & Logistics Department of organizations. Solid leader and strategy planner in searching new products’ supply channels. Implementing cost savings at all levels of the organization.


Total Work Experience :

30 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

30 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :


Countries i can cover :

Thailand - South Africa

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 30 year(s)
Domestic Appliances and Supplies and Consumer Electronic Products
Apparel and Luggage and Personal Care Products
Published Products
Furniture and Furnishings
Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services
Mining and oil and gas services
Industrial Cleaning Services
Environmental Services
Transportation and Storage and Mail Services
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Healthcare Services
Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Electronic Components and Supplies
Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies
Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies
Printing and Photographic and Audio and Visual Equipment and Supplies
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Service Industry Machinery and Equipment and Supplies
Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
  • Certificate to 1996-01-01

    Vendor Management and Contractual Risk Management
    Brian Farrington

  • Certificate to 1991-01-01

    Stock and Stores Control
    PMS College

  • Diploma PMM to 1991-06-01

    Procurement and Materials Management
    PMS College

  • Diploma IP to 1994-10-01

    International Procurement
    PMS College

  • Diploma PM to 1994-08-01

    Purchasing Management
    PMS College

  • Certificate1992-06-01 to 1992-08-01

    Inventory Management
    Technicon Witwatersrand Centre for Career Development

  • Certificate1992-02-01 to 1992-05-01

    Master Planning Practitioners
    Technicon Witwatersrand Centre for Career Development

  • Certificate1991-11-01 to 1992-02-01

    Principles of Production and Inventory Management
    Technicon Witwatersrand Centre for Career Development

  • Certificate1993-08-01 to 1993-11-01

    Material Requirement Planning
    Technicon Witwatersrand Centre for Career Development

  • Certificate1994-01-01 to 1994-03-01

    Capacity and Priority COntrol
    Technicon Witwatersrand Centre for Career Development

  • Certificate1999-06-01 to 2000-06-01

    Advanced Program in Purchasing Management
    University of South Africa

  • Certificate2011-03-01 to 2012-03-01

    Management Development Program
    Univerity of South Africa

Professional certifications :Dip: PM (Purchasing Management), DIP: PMM (Procurement & Materials Management) DIP: IP (International Procurement), Unisa " Advanced Programme in Purchasing Management", Unisa "Management Development"
Other certifications :Strategic Sourcing & Commodity Management; TPM Facilitator, HACCAP for Managers, Expert Negotiator, Vendor management & Contractual Risk Management, Stock and Stores Control, Inventory management, Master Planning (Practitioner), Principles of Production and Inventory Management, Material Requirements Planning, Capacity and Priority Control, Advanced Excell, Operational Finance, Performance Management, Project Management.
Past Experiences
  • Foresight Business Solutions Co., Ltd | Logistics and Supply Chain

    2019-11-01 - Today

    Managing Director

    Supply Chain Consulting & Freelance Procurement, Business Management, Strategic Sourcing, Continuous Improvement, Trading and Project Management for SME's. Able to do global Sourcing within the consulting company based out of Thailand

  • The Thai Silk Company (Jim Thompson) | Luxury Goods & Jewelry

    2016-06-01 To 2019-10-01

    Director Procurement Warehousing and Logistics

    Based in Thailand with accountability for Global - Procurement, Supply and Operations Planning, Warehousing and Logistics for each Business Unit. TEAM: 6 Senior Managers and 214 Supervisors and Staff. Key Stakeholders: CEO and Advisory Board • All Business Unit Directors • Production Leadership • All Country/ BU Finance Leadership • Quality Team • All Support Department leadership. Focused on ensuring the implementation of strategic procurement, sourcing, contracting, logistics, business development and relationship management programs that optimize the value from procurement, S&OP, warehousing and logistics.

  • Kellogg Company | Food & Beverages

    2008-03-01 To 2016-05-01

    Director Direct Procurement Asia Pacific and Africa

    Promoted and relocated to Thailand from South Africa to lead the Direct Procurement team, with accountability for all regional Direct Ingredients, Packaging and Energy Supply to the Kellogg operations with an annual spend of $305 million. Team: 2 Senior Managers and 7 Category Managers. Key Stakeholders: Asia Pacific Leadership Team • Global Procurement Leadership Team • Regional CPO • All Country Managing Directors • All country Supply Chain Leadership • All Country Finance Leadership • Procurement Operations Team • Quality & Food Safety Team • Global Responsible Sourcing Team. Focused on ensuring Environmental Health and Safety requirements; delivering Global Sustainability, accountable for Sourcing and Supplier Code of Conduct Targets; directing and leading purchasing and supply management activities, including productivity improvements in TCO; supporting all regional Cost Saving initiatives, Continuous Improvement and New Product Development projects; attracting, developing and retaining talent, through the Capability Development Program. (Senior Procurement manager (Kellogg South Africa from March 2008 to January 2014) Managed the inbound supply chain, which included Procurement, Production Planning and Warehousing for South Africa. Contributed as a member of the Supply Chain Senior Leadership team; Direct and Indirect Procurement. Team: 6 Buyers, 3 Planning and 9 warehouse staff members.

  • Johnson Matthey PLC | Automotive

    2004-09-01 To 2008-02-01

    Purchasing Manager (HOD)

    Oversaw the overall purchasing of Raw Material Purchasing, Capital and Project related expenditure, including all strategic spares and consumable spend items worth $130 Million per annum. Team: 5 procurement and 7 stores staff members.

  • Simba Pty Ltd (Owned by Pepsico International) | Food & Beverages

    1998-06-01 To 2004-08-01

    Purchasing Manager

    Direct and Indirect Procurement

  • Gold Fields Mining & Development | Mining & Metals

    1995-03-01 To 1998-06-01

    Purchasing Officer

    Contract Offical, Purchasing for various mining contract supplies

  • Barlows Equipment Manufacturing Co (Caterpillar Inc) | Automotive

    1990-03-01 To 1995-01-01

    Buyer & Storeman

    Responsible for Purchasing Equipment Components, Raw materials and stores operation

  • South African Air Force | Military

    1988-02-01 To 1989-12-01

    Ground Loadmaster

    Ground Loadmaster for 28 Squadron Movemvents,

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