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Contract types Permanent contract
Working time Full time
Salary range 40,000-50,000
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Sergei Popov
Export Manager at Merry Sports Flooring Systems, Shanghai,

Current
Export Manager at Merry Sports Flooring Systems, Shanghai,
• Recruited by CEO of a sports flooring company to market and sell its products worldwide through participation in industry exhibitions, conferences and seminars, to build relationships with global sports associations, and to act as a customer liaison sustaining strong relationships • Participated in international trade fairs building global brand awareness and sales • Negotiated sales contracts with buyers in China, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe for manufacturing, shipping and installation of sports floors • Facilitated and oversaw the successful installation of sports floors for large events, such as NBA China Games (Shanghai, Beijing & Shenzhen, China), MENA Games (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), African Games (Congo), and South East Asia Games (Yangon, Myanmar) • Recruited and supervised the management team for global sales maximizing performance Achievements • Oversee QA & QC guidelines for imported products to ensure compliance with industry standards • Identified and eliminated quality issues by establishing internal controls, audits and QC standards • Review contracts, perform document and data control, administer quality records, design and implement control plans and perform capability analysis
Past
Managing Director at Ethical Products, Inc. Hong Kong Office
• Recruited by CEO of Ethical Products Inc., an American pet products manufacturing company, to oversee its Hong Kong operation, China manufacturing and global distribution from Southeast Asia • Responsible for management, product procurement and supply chain management for manufacturing and distribution of pet supplies throughout Asia • Completed all phases of a transactions from negotiations to delivery for overseas vendors successfully meeting specific customer requirements regarding quality, production, and delivery for U.S. and International destinations • Oversaw budget and sourcing for the Hong Kong operation for the Southeast Asia region • Handled all aspects of purchases from vendors, including selection and background qualification, negotiating contract terms , on site audits and delivery throughout South East Asia and China • Managed Hong Kong office merchandising group, including participated in recruitment and training • Facilitated product development by attending fairs, visiting suppliers and guiding sourcing team • Provided guidance to US and European teams regarding trends in Southeast Asia • Coordinated buying trips to significant European and American retail customers (i.e.: Wal-Mart Global, K-Mart, Walgreens, Tesco(UK)). Achievements • Maintained relationships with China based strategic suppliers and local institutions increasing sales • Coordinated a direct import programs for international customers, including pricing, product consolidation and logistics improving efficiency

Asian Operation Manager at Hartz Mountain Corporation
Subsidiary of Sumitomo Japan and Sumitomo Corporation of America) – 2000 to 2011 • Global managerial responsibility for product procurement of finished goods and raw materials for approximately $30 million annually, including planning, purchasing, forecasting, inventory, logistics, departmental budgets and a sourcing office in China • Managed Shanghai sourcing operations, led a Shanghai team. • Built relationships with China based customers, strategic suppliers and local institutions. Spearheaded all aspects of procurement activities in Asia, reporting to the VP of Supply Chain. • Initiated and managed qualifying suppliers, pricing negotiations, quality assurance. Conducted recruitment, training, development • Facilitated product development by attending fairs, visiting suppliers, and guiding sourcing team • Educated peers on US and European markets, trends, and business cultures • Oversaw daily activity of 1000 imported SKU’s and components, including vendor selection, price negotiation, and quality assurance • Managed procurement of exclusive products for customers, including major American and UK retail companies (i.e.: Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Albertson’s, Kroger, ASDA (UK)). • Review contracts, perform document and data control, administer quality records, design and implement control plans and perform capability analysis. Achievements • Established QA/QC Guidelines for imported products to ensure adherence to industry standards • Created and implemented a direct import program for international customers, including pricing, product consolidation and logistics • Built up Cost of Goods Sold outsourcing from US$15M to US$25M within 5 years • Generated savings of US$1.5M by recommending and coordinating outsourcing of US accounting functions to China • Analysis, order follow-up with overseas manufacturers and shipments with freight forwarders so that inventory was maintained at optimum levels in accordance with projections and actual shipments

Asian Operations Manager at Hartz Mountain Corporation
• Responsible for Asian operations, product procurement and supply chain management for US leading manufacturer and distributor of pet supplies

Education
China University Of Mining And Technology

Beijing Language Institute

Email
asialinkchina@yahoo.com
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Diplomas
Leningrad Mining Institute
Beijing Language Institute
China University Of Mining And Technology
Language(s) spoken

Mandarin (Fluent)

Russian (Mother tongue)

English (Fluent)

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