“I am a proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM in the consumer goods and technical supply industry with many years of international experience. I have successfully performed key relevant activities along the value creation chain of goods and services in wholesale and retail trading companies as well as producing entities.
These work experiences paired with various trainings and further education allow a holistic attitude and pragmatic approach in everyday business life. The combination of my background, gathered experience and developed core competencies is for hire: Tailored Support & Services are available for your SME or organisation unit.
Because revenue is generated by sales but profit is made in procurement, hire me to transform your procurement staff in your enterprise into entrepreneurs in your procurement team. Contact Me at any time to learn more and about my Availability. I would be happy to specifically tackle value-adding challenges together with you.”
- Proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM in the consumer goods and technical supply industry with many years of international experience (>10 years stationed in Asia).
- Key relevant activities along the value creation chain of goods and services in wholesale and retail trading companies as well as producing entities.
- Numerous years of accumulated know-how in global direct / indirect procurement of material goods and services for development and production as well as for the wholesale and retail trade of consumer goods of all kinds in third-party and private labels.
- Core activities in fastening technology, metal construction, power transmission engineering, printing industry and advertising technology.
- These work experiences paired with various trainings and further education allow a holistic attitude and pragmatic approach in everyday business life.
Setup and run a procurement organization consisting of international sourcing & purchasing offices in various countries all over Asia. Conduct procurement market studies in Singapore, India and Bangladesh. Incorporate and manage expedient business units in strategic locations such as RHQs in Hong Kong and in The Philippines. Feasibility study of production sites in Vietnam and Cambodia. Evaluate the acquisition of an existing factory in China.
USA / CANADA
English and French language studies. Final exams, various seminars and workshops.
Business activities throughout Europe, mainly in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Several work stays in Scandinavia, mainly in Sweden.
B2B → Wholesale of steel / metals / fastening technology / (professional & DIY) tools
B2B → Luxury goods packaging and SIS, POS / POP display solutions
B2B → Development of an international natural gas pipeline (clean energy)
B2C → Packaging for a world-famous brand in the cosmetic industry (skin care)
B2C → Global procurement of own-branded consumer goods for the retail market
B2B → Design and production of commercial advertising concepts
B2B → Wholesale of paper- and related products to the printing industry
B2B → Value creation chain of consumer goods and SCM consulting
B2B → Lean management (KAIZEN) in parcel & general cargo logistics
B2B → Wholesale of own-branded electrical household appliances
B2B → Wholesale of power transmission products and solutions
B2C → Production of print media and e-publishing
Education & Trainings
2018: Lean Manager (Certificate SGO) • 2011: CIP Kaizen (Workshops Lean Management) • 1999-2001: Business Administration (MBA Diploma in General Management) • 1997: LAN Administration (Certificates Computer Networking) • 1989-1991: Marketing Professional (Swiss Federal Diploma of Higher Education) • 1988-1989: Commercial Diploma (Diploma VSH) • 1982-1985: Designer Advertising Industry (Swiss Federal Diploma of VET).
Even though I have taken a number of personality tests myself in order to evaluate my personality traits, I do have my doubts in its results accuracies and would never judge or even hire / fire people solely based on such tests outcomes only.
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In her award-winning book “Weapons of Math Destruction”, Dr. Cathy O’Neil shares several examples of how predictive tests and scoring mechanisms can seriously damage someone’s life.
The example the mathematician offers here shows how the scoring from personality tests, often used in the hiring process, can exclude entire groups of people regardless of their talents, knowledge, experience and competencies.
Dr. Cathy O’Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil
“Eric is a pragmatic, objective, fact-oriented and thinking organized creator who through inner motivation influences people and circumstances, helps persuade doers, thrives on competitive situations and challenging assignments, whose effectiveness and enthusiasm are unlikely to be reduced and a commercial entrepreneurial communicator open to experience, conscientious, not so extroverted but yet agreeable, hardly to upset and relaxed reacting individual who achieves targets through determination and perseverance by applying an analytical attitude focusing on results and who is an autonomous, influential, advanced working conditions enjoying, variable, creative, work-life balance favoring, prestigious, financial reward seeking, security preferring, performance delivering, sufficiently structured, frequently self-developing, at times unselfish and a bit work relationship underestimating kind of guy.”