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David W.

Purchasing Manager
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Company: 1955
Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • United States, California, Aptos
  • Overview

    I perform supply chain and global sourcing consulting for small to mid-sized companies with focus on consumer products, footwear, apparel, sporting goods and the fashion industry. I run my own sourcing company based in Hong Kong that provides a full range of sourcing services in various Asian countries (China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India and Philippines) that includes strategic planning, vendor identification, development, pricing, commercialization, production control, quality assurance and logistics. Our team has deep experience with major consumer brands that we use to support small to mid-size companies develop and manage their source base and global supply chain


Total Work Experience :

30 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

10 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

20 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - German

Countries i can cover :

China - Germany - Hong Kong - Mexico - United States - Vietnam

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Quality Audit/Assurance 7 year(s)
Apparel and Luggage and Personal Care Products

Quality Control 7 year(s)
Apparel and Luggage and Personal Care Products
Luggage and handbags and packs and cases
Personal care products
Sewing supplies and accessories
Furniture and Furnishings

Sourcing/Category Management 15 year(s)
Apparel and Luggage and Personal Care Products
Furniture and Furnishings
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Sports and Recreational Equipment and Supplies and Accessories

Advisory Services 10 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Procurement Digitilisation
Strategic Sourcing
  • MBA1985-08-01 to 1986-12-01

    International Business
    Golden Gate University

Professional certifications :CPA (Accounting)
Past Experiences
  • TriVista Consulting | Consulting

    2018-07-01 - Today

    Senior Advisor

    Consultant for this consultancy group that specializes in supply chain and operational consulting

  • Deckers Corporation | Apparel & Fashion

    2015-09-01 To 2018-06-01

    Global Sourcing Director

    Ran the global sourcing operations from Hong Kong base for all brands and product categories

  • TOMS | Apparel & Fashion

    2013-01-01 To 2015-08-01

    VP Product and Strategic Sourcing

    Established global sourcing operations and product development for this young footwear company based in Los Angeles. Also established and ran their product/category management function

  • Rofu Design Holding | Apparel & Fashion

    2010-12-01 To 2012-11-01

    Board Advisor Consultant

    Board member and consultant for this holding company that owns the Keen footwear company among others. Did strategic planning, global sourcing, product development and business development for the ownership group

  • Easton Bell Sports | Sporting Goods

    2007-01-01 To 2010-11-01

    VP Global Sourcing

    Managed global sourcing and procurement for the sporting good conglomerate that included the Easton, Bell, Giro and Riddell brands

  • K2 | Sporting Goods

    2005-01-01 To 2006-12-01

    VP Global Sourcing

    2- year assignment to consolidate sourcing operations for this conglomerate that owned the K2, Marmot, Rawlings and other consumer product brands. Consolidation was in preparation for ultimate sale of the business to the Jarden Corporation in 2007

  • | Apparel & Fashion

    1999-07-01 To 2004-12-01

    CEO Founder

    Owned and founded this start up e-commerce company that allowed consumers to create, order and receive their own custom made shoes made in our own factory in China. Was pioneering e-commerce business at that time.

  • adidas | Sporting Goods

    1987-01-01 To 1999-06-01

    Various MGT including Country Manager Indonesia, Pricing Director, Global Business Unit MGR, VP Biz Dev

    Various management roles over 13 year time period in US, Asia and Germany. Ranging from sourcing and supply chain roles in Asia to business unit management roles in the German home office. Ran sourcing operations for both apparel and footwear and oversaw product development and management as a business unit manager.

  • Nike | Sporting Goods

    1980-01-01 To 1985-06-01

    Overseas Production Manager

    Expat position in Korea and Philippines managing OEM makers of Nike's finished products

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