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Expert in EMEA Sourcing, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Commodity and Supplier Management, and European Suppliers and Capabilities

Expert ID: 735244 Hungary

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Expert had worked with European suppliers for more than 15 years -- covering, specifically, 25-80 plants for General Electric and Emerson in several commodities for savings and improved performance.

To increase the plants' competitiveness, Expert sourced and visited hundreds of new suppliers in order to review their products, references and manufacturing capabilities. As needed, she initiated the process of developing each new supplier to meet the general supplier requirements.

Expert identified and worked with Western European and Central Eastern European suppliers in Romania, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and Turkey.

Production line and plants moved to best-cost countries, where she sourced the region and localized the spend. By undertaking the operational work described above, Expert acquired a strong knowledge of suppliers in Europe.

Expert had worked with suppliers and their suppliers including raw material suppliers, logistics, customs, checked their competitiveness and suggested ways to cut the costs (deflation or total cost out projects) for over 20 years.
She worked on trade working capital improvement by inventory reduction and payment terms expansion.

She regularly negotiated prices with suppliers and raw material suppliers. She worked to avoid price increases to meet 5% deflation KPI.

Expert has made hundreds of contracts -- Master Supply Agreements and Business Unit Supply Agreements -- with suppliers. She supported suppliers to in their efforts to understand and accept critical to business and risk terms.

Expert has also worked with EU Competition Law terms and convinced suppliers to accept.

Expert can source the appropriate suppliers to match the demand (technical, capability, capacity, raw material and others.)

After pre-screening and undertaking related tasks with the suppliers at hand, Expert selects the appropriate potential ones based on audit, price, product similarity, customer approach, quality and delivery service level, and related additional criteria.

In instances of IATF ISO, Expert follows the regulations with special focus on supplier selection.

As a consultant, Expert finds new capable suppliers in Europe. She conducts market research into the region where her client plans to set up a new line/location in order to determine whether the technology required suppliers are available. She also furnishes a general or specific status report regarding the sector, suppliers and other relevant factors. She also determines raw material suppliers' availability in the region. Expert has consulted to a U.S. multinational company in the past who sought to instill a manufacturing location in Europe. Given two options, Expert guided her client to choose the Czech Republic.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: BA Subject: International Trade Institution: College of International Trade

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Purchasing Manager Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Build and manage strategic sourcing/purchasing team.
Manage 133 suppliers with 1185 part numbers.528 new program part sourcing. Supplier selection/nomination.
Cost saving, contracting.
Years: 2017 to 2006 Employer: Emerson European Supply Chain Organisation Title: Regional Commodity Manager Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Develop and imploment sourcing strategy for 80 plants. Spend is $500+ M. Sourcing, total best cost penetration, spend consolidation, contract management, lead time reduction compliance.
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: General Electric Power Controls and Lighting Title: Commodity Manager Europe Department: Corporate Sourcing Responsibilities: Source and cosolidate suppliers
E-procurement, contracting.
Price negotiations.
Commodities: packaging, subcontracting, subassemblies
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Ashi Glass Automotive Title: Supply Chain Manager Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Green field operation of $142 M. Manage supply chain, purchasing, production planning, SAP implementation, logistics, customs, supplier audits.
Years: 1995 to 2000 Employer: Amstel Brewery Title: Purchasing Manager Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Centralize purchasing of brewery and depots. Sourcing. Purchasing of capital, packaging, cleaning, POS. Re-engineering processes for SAP rapid implementation, the first in world.Support Slovakian brewery.
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Danube Knitware Title: Purchasing Director Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Sourcing.
Supplier selection.
Centralize purchasing. Production planning.
Logistics, customs.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: Klapka Ltd. Title: Coordinator Department: Sales/Purchasing Responsibilities: Coordinate the sales, import, export between the offices.
Years: 1992 to 1992 Employer: Liftec / Linde Trucks Rep. Title: Office Manager Department: Office Management Responsibilities: Coordinate sales/import and provide consultancy for customers. Contracting.
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Fjord Refrigerator Mnfg Title: Head of International Trade Department Department: International Trade Responsibilities: Export sales of cooling equipment to Western Europe, Russia and China.
Import of production parts and materials.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Tatabanya Coal Mines Title: Export sales executive Department: Internationa Trade Responsibilities: Selling turn-key projects to Russia and Albany.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Was leading
REACH Training for Hungarian and Turkish suppliers
Emptoris contract management training for business unit colleagues and suppliers

Vendor Selection
After having visited and worked with hundreds of suppliers, it is easier to recognize the "NO signs" in case of new suppliers, comparison helps with others in the industry.
Due diligence helps to pre-screen the suppliers, origin and financial status. The lowest price possible might be very attractive, but it might be very costly at the end if quality and service levels are not ok.
Visit and audit are preferred to happen.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has accrued a great deal of knowledge from suppliers and business unit plants, including the adoption of best practices for fluctuation, project management and other responsibilities.
She has also been responsible for raw material price trend follow-up and interpretation.
Finally, she is experienced in presentation preparation for CEO's, Presidents, and Global Supply Chain Leaders.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent, able to drive meetings, negotiations and understand very technical issues quickly
Hungarian Native
Russian Advanced speaker and writer

Fields of Expertise

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