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Nina K.

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Company: Nordgold
Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Russia, Moskva, Moscow
  • Overview

    Procurement and Logistics professional with successful country level international experience (8 + years) in Africa, Europe, CIS and diversified procurement activities in Australia, Asia, North America. Focused on delivering high quality procurement services in-line with Company’s strategy, and on finding solutions that meet the Company’s objectives. Gained strong network with multicultural partners in mining, semiconductor, automotive industries. Have a deep knowledge of international procurement and logistics requirements including custom documentation, ERP systems, managed process improvement projects with the goal to maximize Company’s process efficiency.


Total Work Experience :

9 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

9 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - French

Countries i can cover :

United Arab Emirates - Armenia - Australia - Azerbaijan - Burkina Faso - Benin - Brazil - Botswana - Belarus - Belize - Canada - Congo, The Democratic Republic of the - Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia - France - Gabon - French Guiana - Ghana - Guinea - Hong Kong - Ireland - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Saint Martin (French part) - Mauritania - Russia - Singapore - French Southern Territories - Thailand - Turkmenistan - Turkey - Tanzania, United Republic of - United States - South Africa

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
SAP 8 year(s)

Sourcing/Category Management 8 year(s)
Mining and oil and gas services
Transportation and Storage and Mail Services
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Electronic Components and Supplies
Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies
Laboratory and Measuring and Observing and Testing Equipment
Service Industry Machinery and Equipment and Supplies
  • Specialist2007-09-01 to 2012-06-01

    World Economy
    Russian Foreign Trade Academy

Professional certifications :Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Ethical Procurement & Supply Certificate (The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply)
Other certifications :Agile Portfolio and Program Management (ICAgile Certified) Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) “Finance for Non-financial Managers” (CPD Certified) Certificate in Russian Customs Operations (TKS.RU) International Contracts. Law and taxes considerations (Moscow Business School) RAFT Business English Certificate with honors Business English Certificate, Upper-Intermediate (University of Cambridge)
Past Experiences
  • SMD Lefa, Guinea | Mining & Metals

    2018-01-01 To 2019-07-01

    Сhief Buyer (+ back-up of Supply Chain Director)

    Responsible for all categories purchasing coordination, expediting, payment planning functions and procedures adjustment to maximize department effectiveness. ACHIEVEMENTS: • Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts, including 6 VMI and consignment stocks implementation (reduction of > $20mln in working capital), tail-end project (annual savings of > $0,7 mln) • Researched new local vendors to obtain most cost-effective pricing for goods, saved $0,5mln by implementing cost-saving initiatives with new and existing vendors that addressed long-standing problems; • Worked in conditions of national and local strikes, securing non-stop production operation within Company’s value s and internal policies; • Participated in the tender for construction of the school, hospital and gym for local communities; • Started Supplier performance management process for 4 main vendors; • Established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and monitored KPIs for local purchasing team; • Managed team of 4 people in the role of Chief Buyer, 29 in the role of Supply Chain Director.

  • Nordgold SE | Mining & Metals

    2017-02-01 To 2018-06-01

    Corporate Senior Buyer

    Supervisor of centralized contracts in logistics, plant maintenance and powerhouse spare parts and equipment, services for relining, assistance with contracts for fuel and lubricants, explosives and mining services. Performed centralized tenders for logistics, fuel and lubricants, plant maintenance and powerhouse spare parts, explosives ACHIEVEMENTS: •.Achieved cost savings of 20-30% in deals with major suppliers; • Changed payment terms, implemented factoring and LC schemes for 3 major suppliers; • Evaluated annual vendors’ performance for 6 major supplier.

  • Nordgold SE | Mining & Metals

    2017-02-01 - Today

    Senior Manager, Logistics and Expediting

    Responsible for overall logistics and expediting strategy and execution in company (annual freight budget of $35 mln), establishment of business practices and processes improvement in compliance to Company’s policies to increase efficiency and reduce expenses without compromising customer service level and goods lead time. ACHIEVEMENTS: • Delivery on time KPI improvement (+10% for 6 months); • Formed strategic partnerships, established metrics and lead complex negotiations with vendors resulted in savings of 2% ; • Performed digitalization of the process, integrated SAP ERP with Freight Forwarders tracking systems; • Outsourced operational functions of expediting to the third party (Reduction of 5 FTE, annual saving $300k); • Managing team of 14 people with multicultural background, conducted annual attestation (82% passed).

  • Crocus Nano Electronics | Nanotechnology

    2014-11-01 To 2017-02-01

    Acting Supply Chain Director

    Risk-management strategy implementation at the time of import sanction to Russia at the time of unstable international political situation.

  • Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization | Automotive

    2014-03-01 To 2014-11-01

    Lead Commodity Buyer

    Saved 17% annually performing negotiations to import substitute 15% of the fuel tank components.

  • Papillons Trade | Printing

    2012-06-01 To 2014-03-01

    Senior Purchasing and Logistics Manager

    Purchased over $1.5mln in fast-consumable products, saving company $200k

  • Geodis Calberson | Logistics and Supply Chain

    2011-06-01 To 2012-06-01

    Logistics Coordinator

    Collaborated with the major client “Leroy Merlin” to facilitate smooth materials returns to correct vendors.

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