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Dr. James Ferraz Alvim
Street Apart. Private Phone
S. Paulo SP Brazil
ZIP Code: Mobile Phone
Brazilian; Birth date: .Aug.; married in ; two kids;
Managing Position in Commercial and/or International Logistics
Twenty five years in automotive
market, where last were spent on commercial area and, from to
, working also with international logistics;
International exposure since
Great work experience with
OEM’s years and South American Aftermarket years;
Extremely rigorous on administrative
control and planning;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Success on an Export area
implementation in a startup Distribution Division;
Fluent in Spanish and English.
until Apr.: Taranto do Brasil Ltda.
Taranto is an Argentine
Group, producing gaskets, oil seals, clutches and fastening systems,
with a turnover around US$ millions in and , employees. Taranto
has production plants within Argentine in San Juan city and in
Great Buenos Aires. There are also Distribution Centers: in Buenos
Aires area, in Brazil and in Mexico DF.
Manager – OEM
Responsible for the
development of Brazilian OEM market. Dealing with all engine manufactures
in Brazil, as MWMInternational, Iveco, GM, Fiat, VW, Ford, Peugeot,
Renault, etc. Developing new products mainly gaskets and seals with
customers’ Engineering Departments. Preparing Annual Managing Plans
and Forecasts, as well as defining Strategic Policies quotations /
prices and Budgets marketing and operational with the Group President
my direct boss. Production programming, taking care of quantities
and dead line dates. Figures when I started: turnover to OEM in Brazil
was US$, annually with items in clients; in was
US$,, with items in clients. It is expected US$,,
Aug. until Oct.:
Cerâmica e Velas de Ignição NGK do Brasil Ltda.
NGK is a Japanese Group,
producing spark plugs, ignition cables and knock & oxygen sensors
for automotive industry, as well as technical ceramics. It is a ,
people company and its revenue in was around US$ billions. In
Brazil they made approx. US$ millions in total with , employees.
Division – General Manager
Responsible for South
American Aftermarket except Brazil in Commercial, Marketing and Logistics
matters, supplying countries with parts from Japan and Brazil. Also
the intercompany transactions with NGK USA, Mexico, Nigeria, Germany,
England and Japan were under my responsibility. Coordinating people:
in Brazil, in Argentina, in Equator, in Colombia, in Chile,
another in Venezuela and in Peru. Managing annual budget of US$.
million for the whole Division, as well as marketing investments of
US$, in . Results reached were as follows: NGK dispatched
. millions spark plugs in and as exports, . millions
in and . millions in the first semester of .
Jan. until Mar.:
VALEO CIBIÉ Service VALEO Group, Distribution Div.
VALEO is a French Group,
supplying components and systems to the automotive industries. It is
a , people company and its revenue in was more than US$ billions.
In Brazil they make approx. US$ millions with , employees.
consolidation of the Export area in this startup division. Responsible
for South American Aftermarket for all VALEO product lines , providing
customers with parts dispatched from distribution centers in Paris and
S. Paulo. Managing separate budgets for both activities France and
Brazil. Coordinating five people: customer service employees in
France and in Brazil, marketing person plus commercial men one
based in Argentina the main destination. Area performance when I
started : turnover of FRF millions a year from France and
US$. million a year from Industrial Divisions in Brazil. Year
results: FRF millions and US$. millions respectively. Member of
Board of Directors since company started operating Jan. .
May. until Dec.:
CIBIÉ do Brasil Ltda. VALEO Group, Lighting Div.
CIBIÉ is also a French
company it is part of VALEO Group producing headlamps, turn signals,
auxiliary lamps and tail lamps for automotive industries. In Brazil
they have employees making around US$ millions a year.
⇒ Sep. until Dec.:
Responsible for the
OEM in the NAFTA region and Australia plus Aftermarket worldwide; responsible
for intercompany relationship, coordinating deliveries followup to
and from our branch in Argentina. Three people were under my responsibility:
logistics, shipping documentation and internal administration. Area
results when I started: turnover of US$,, a year OEM was US$.
million; best results: US$,, in , where US$,, were
dispatched to automakers.
⇒ May. to Aug.
Worldwide Sales Coordinator OEM
Responsible for implementation
and consolidation of automakers in NAFTA region and Australia. New products
development with GM USA Detroit MI, Doraville GA and Shreveport
LA & Canada Oshawa and Volvo Trucks USA Greensboro – NC
and Dublin VA. Technical trips to USA and Canada every four months.
Area results when I started: zero to automakers; Aug. results: US$,,
Jul. to Apr.:
Metal Leve S.A. Ind. e Com.
Metal Leve was the most
important pistons and bearings manufacturer in Brazil from ’s to
’s. It was a , people company making approx. US$ millions
⇒ Jan. to Apr.:
Product Engineering & Sales Engineer
Responsible for worldwide
Automakers and engine manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, MWM, Hercules
Engine Co., TextronLycoming and Teledyne Continental Motors. New products
pistons, piston pins, bearings and bushings and customers’ development.
First international business trip to Mexico in Apr..
⇒ Mar. to Dec.:
Product Development & Sales Engineer
for Brazilian Automakers and engine producers like Mercedes Benz, Volvo,
VW, Ford and MWM; new products development pistons, piston pins.
⇒ Jul. to Feb.:
of investment plans for inspection area and quality control labs.
Oct. to May :
NBC Indústrias Metalúrgicas Ltda.
NBC was a cast iron
foundry producing brake discs and fly wheels to the automotive industries
located in Brazil. They had approx. employees.
Quality Engineering General Supervisor
Responsible for production
quality people under my supervision and technical assistance to
the Brazilian Automakers.
Sep. to Oct.:
Mercedes Benz do Brasil S.A.
Mercedes Benz is a German
company and one of the most important automakers in the world, mainly
after the merge with Chrysler. It was a , people company making
approx. US$. billion annually in Brazil.
Metallic Materials Engineer
Responsible for analysis and release
of all metallic materials received from outside Mercedes Benz and
suppliers’ technical assessment.
Business Administration, Postgraduated in FGV School in S. Paulo
Engineering, Graduated in Mackenzie University in S.
Portuguese mother tongue; Spanish and English fluent; German –