“I am a proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM in the consumer goods and technical supply industries as well as logistics with many years of int’l experience. I have successfully performed key relevant activities along the value creation chain of goods & services in wholesale & 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.
As 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 to learn more and about my Availability. I would be happy to specifically tackle value-adding challenges together with you. Here’s my Name Card.”
- Proven specialist for global Operations / Procurement / SCM with many years of international experience (>10 years stationed in Asia).
- Key relevant activities in global direct and indirect procurement as well as lean management (Kaizen) along the value creation chain of goods and services for wholesale and retail trading companies along with technical component suppliers in addition to logistics service providers.
- Core activities in various industries such as general cargo logistics, energy (natural gas pipeline), cosmetics (skin care), fastening technology, metal construction, non-food consumer goods, 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: China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, The Philippines, South-Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. 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 → Luxury goods packaging and SIS, POS / POP display solutions
B2B → Design and production of commercial advertising concepts
B2B → Wholesale of steel / metals / fastening technology / (professional & DIY) tools
B2B → Wholesale of paper- and related products to the printing industry
B2C → Global procurement of own-branded consumer goods for the retail market
B2B → Lean management (KAIZEN) in general cargo logistics
B2C → Packaging for a world-famous brand in the cosmetic industry (skin care)
B2B → Value creation chain of consumer goods and SCM consulting
B2B → Wholesale of power transmission products and solutions
B2B → Wholesale of own-branded electrical household appliances
B2B → Development of an international natural gas pipeline (clean energy)
B2C → Production of print media and e-publishing
Education & Trainings
A backpack full of learned and absorbed theory…
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).
…and an equally large backpack packed with practice.
During the course of my professional career on the global stage, I have developed the following core skills & competencies:
Strategic Procurement (direct / indirect) • SCM • Lean Management (Kaizen) • Global Sourcing • Brand & Private-Label Management • Wholesale & Retail • Marketing • Contract Management • Intercultural Leadership • Operations
Even though I have taken a number of personality tests myself in order to evaluate my very own 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.
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.
It’s unfair to use personality tests in hiring
The era of blind faith in big data must end
“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.”