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Resume for Stephen R. for Executive Manager / Manufacturing in Shanghai, China

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Manufacturing
Country: China City: Shanghai
State: Shanghai ZIP: 200135

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Dr. Stephen R.

Flat , Block , Third Phase, Yanlord Town, Lane , Dingxiang Road, Pudong,

Shanghai. PRC  

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SENIOR EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & SALES • Sales & P&L Accountability •International & JV Operations •TurnAround & Rescue Strategies •Business & Factory StartUp • Process Improvements •Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing

Performancedriven Senior Executive Operations & Sales with years of success spearheading highdollar manufacturing operations in Chinese markets; offer effective blend of business acumen, Ph.D.level technical expertise, and experience in broad range of chemical, electronic, and mechanical engineering sectors. Adept at partnering effectively with Chinese authorities to achieve organizational objectives.

Deep understanding of local cultural and business nuances backed by indepth knowledge of employment, health and safety, and customs regulations. Proven track record of achievement promoting crosscultural understanding and company integration; bilingual English / Business Conversational Mandarin Chinese, with excellent communication, presentation, problemsolving, and relationshipbuilding talents.

Outstanding learning credentials; Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering & B.Sc. in Chemistry from Bradford University in the UK. Solid experience implementing and training S / Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing & Kaizen. Effective communicator with excellent presentation skills and the unique ability to build, train, lead and mentor successful cross cultural teams. Seeking Senior Executive position in China. 

Operations and Management Strengths:

  • Executive Team Leadership
  • Commissioning / Startup Management
  • Business Development
  • S / Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing
  • Global Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Team Building & Training
  • Waste Reduction & Cost Control
  • Workplace Safety / Regulatory Compliance
    Professional Experience



    Hold P&L and sales performance responsibility for China Greenfield Consultancy I Manage five consultants offering a range of services including interim management, executive search, consultancy for companies setting up in China, coaching & mentoring, headhunting, employee probity & security, training & development, HR audits, publishing, culture & language development & trading. 

    My most recent assignment was leading a search for a Vice President Asia Pacific for a US MNC. During the search I was the interim Vice President Asia Pacific.

    Rieter Nittoku Guangzhou Automotive Sound Proof Limited – Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong

    CEO General Manager & Director October to May

    Held P&L and sales performance responsibility for joint venture between Swiss, Japanese, and Taiwanese enterprises with annual turnover of RMBM and EBIT of .%.

    Oversaw crosscultural factory team of + executive officers, managers, and direct workers, capitalizing on strong understanding of cultural sensitivities to develop environment that promotes teamwork and harmony between personnel from diverse backgrounds. Defined and communicated company mission statement and values, created and implemented effective cost control policies, and generated monthly KPI reports for JV leadership. Lead teambuilding and training activities for Kaizen and Executive Management teams.

    Selected Contributions:

  • Drove efficiency improvements that captured % EBIT increase within one year from % to .%.
  • Championed Kaizen teambuilding, training, and projects; led teams investigating methods to achieve scrap reduction, yield improvement, and purchasing localization, triggering annual cost savings of RMBM and reducing finished goods inventory from to days.
  • Led dramatic improvements in employee working and dormitory conditions that slashed turnover rates from %+ to less than % annually, and reduced employment costs by %.
  • Helped promote company growth by completing feasibility study and recommendations for new Wuhan site.
  • Established and maintained productive relationships with major Japanese customers Nissan, Honda, and Toyota.
  • Developed new carpet business which enabled sales to grow % in one year;
  • AGFA Wuxi Printing Plate Company Limited – Wuxi, Jiangsu

    Plant Manager & Director October to July

    Held P&L accountability and management oversight of + member workforce at Wuxi factory with €M+ turnover for AGFA European company with annual sales of €B+.

    Led company separation into three business units Graphics, Health Care, and Materials; restructured management team to improve situational leadership and align collaborations to meet new business needs, and guided staff from startup to achieve profitability. Developed and promoted company goals, and trained Executive Management team in S, Six Sigma, and Lean manufacturing principles. Developed and enforced new purchasing and cost control procedures adapted to global supply processes, and implemented new SAP modules. Created new reporting and presentations that improved customer relationship management, and established KPIs for all major processes; ensured achievement of all targets through indepth training.

    Selected Contributions:

  • Improved production processes to achieve % increase in factory output within one year with no additional headcount; developed plan to generate additional % increase over twoyear period.
  • Instituted successful turnaround strategies that transformed business from €M loss into €M profit between and .
  • Trained Executive Management team to improve Health and Safety stance; coordinated efforts that reduced workplace accidents to zero.
  • Ensured seamless continuity of management at end of tenure by identifying and training successor.
  • Ningbo Baowang – Ninghai, Zhejiang

    Manufacturing Director October to October

    Completed shortterm assignment to ensure seamless merger and acquisition of Ningbo Baowang by Spectrum Brands, a Fortune company with US$B+ in annual sales.

    Maintained full P&L responsibility while leading ,member Chinese workforce through integration into U.S. company culture and ensuring preparation of U.S. engineers for Chinese environment; delivered Chinese and English language training to managers and engineers. Directed building construction and refurbishing to prepare for new consumer product production lines, developed and implemented KPIs and reporting for all major processes, and instituted policies to reduce scrap factorywide. Trained and collaborated with Executive Management Team to implement S processes.

    Selected Contributions:

  • Improved production flow capabilities by completely reorganizing factory layout.
  • Orchestrated project to implement five new production lines; delivered first line on time and on budget, and positioned remaining lines for completion within time and budget limits after position handoff.
  • Captured RMB.M annual savings in employment costs by reducing headcount while remaining in compliance with all applicable PRC labour laws.
  • Dongguan Heitkamp and Thumann Metal Products Ltd. – Dongguan, Guangdong

    Plant Manager & Director June to June  

    Managed P&L and sales performance responsibility, provided leadership of member team of managers, supervisors, and direct workers for US$M battery component manufacturer.

    Identified and capitalized on opportunities for enhancing manufacturing processes to achieve measurable increases in efficiency, yield, and scrap reduction. Led staff training and implementation of S, Six Sigma, and Lean manufacturing methods, English language workshops, and KPIs for all production processes; generated and reviewed monthly KPI and financial reports with Executive Management team, and provided HQ with clear and concise summaries.

    Selected Contributions:

  • Transformed business from US$M+ loss to US$.M profit within five years based on annual sales growth from less than US$M to US$M+.
  • Achieved % improvement in production efficiencies; improved first yield by %, and reduced scrap from more than .% to less than .%.
  • Provided leadership for launching three new processes and ten new production lines; delivered all rollouts on time and according to budgeted scrap and efficiency targets.
  • Implemented JIT inventory strategy that reduced finished goods inventory from two months to three days, and saved company US$.M+ in working capital.
  • Ensured % ontime product delivery for five years with zero rejections.
  • Promoted family company culture which reduced employee turnover from >% to <%.
  • Duracell China – Dongguan, Guangdong

    Senior Production Manager March to June

    Advanced from process engineering and project / product management roles in the U.K., U.S., and Belgium to manage JV between China and local Chinese business partner.

    Provided leadership for member factory team; instituted S, Six Sigma, and Lean manufacturing, and played primary roles in startup and management of chemical laboratory, operating procedures, process and purchase specifications, testing and quality engineering, inspections, and key ISOrelated activities.

    Selected Contributions:

  • Oversaw factory construction, equipment installation, and operational startup from undeveloped green field site within months.
  • Developed efficiencies, output, and scrap levels that consistently exceeded Duracell’s international targets.
  • Led team in achieving ISO certification; coordinated qualification of all equipment that resulted in fullscale production within projected time frame.
  • Implemented fully automated measurement and data collection system.
    Education and Credentials

    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

    Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Honours Graduate 

    Bradford University – Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

    Full Scholarship from The Duracell European Technical Centre; published technical papers and granted two patents comprehensive listings upon request

    Professional Development

  • Executive Management Mandarin Immersion Language & Culture Course For Native English Speakers one month. Certified Advanced in October .
  • Safety Training for Leaders & Managers DuPont,
  • Finance for the NonFinancial Manager Industrial Society,
  • Certified in Intermediate / Advanced Spoken Mandarin South China University,
  • Lean Manufacturing Training & Six Sigma Training Duracell, &
  • Certified Lead Auditor,

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