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Resume for Sotiris S. for Executive Manager / Personal Care, Apparel, Fashion & Beauty in Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Personal Care, Apparel, Fashion & Beauty
Country: United Kingdom City: Cheadle Hulme
State: Cheshire ZIP: SK8 5LR

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Sotiris S.
Vaudrey Drive, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire SK LR, U.K.
Tel. home: , Mobile:
An enthusiastic Director with considerable international experience of delivering business
improvement in fragrance & FMCG companies. Main areas of expertise include General
Management, Supply Chain & Procurement, Operations, Commercial Management. Possesses
excellent negotiating, interpersonal skills and cultural knowledge. Immediately available and
internationally mobile.
Career history
PZ Cussons International Ltd – Aug
Project Director – International Supply Chain – Aug
Responsible for the redesign of the Group Supply Chain Strategy.
Achievements include:
• Negotiated an outsourcing contract for the tailend supply of chemicals to the
Operating Units, delivering benefits months ahead of time.
• Led a project team of to redesign supply chain operations across Europe, Africa and
Asia delivering a cost saving of £m in running and fixed overhead costs.
• Directed a number of initiatives to outsource packaging items from India and China,
delivering cost savings of £m.
• Managed the consolidation of all chemicals and packaging materials from Europe, India &
China negotiating with a third party logistics company & increasing reliability to %.
• Developed & maintained relationships with colleagues, suppliers & customers to support the
achievement of business objectives
• Led the design & implementation of new business processes to support operating changes &
enhance efficiencies.
Managing Director FC Ltd
Responsible for leading a stand alone, fragrance business with a turnover of £m and
Achievements include:
• Initiated the implementation of requirements scheduling throughout the supply chain leading
to a reduction of perfume stocks & a capital saving of £m over years.
• Led a project to design & implement a warehousing control & batch management system
reducing raw material stocks, improving productions flexibility & saving £m.
• Directed a supplier rationalisation project reducing suppliers from to .
• Managed the introduction of an innovative automatic dosing system securing main board
investment to modernise production & deliver savings of £.m per annum.
• Led the project to relocate the FCL plant from Ellesmere Port to Agecroft redesigning
production to deliver increased efficiency & improved health & safety.
• Executed the rationalisation of over fragrances within the PZ Cussons Group reducing
the fragrances used by % leading to a leaner, more efficient operation & delivering £m
• Managed to keep abreast of fragrance and personal care products’ regulatory developments,
ensuring the protection of customers and the environment.
Commercial Executive PZ Cussons Indonesia
Reporting to the MD & responsible for the Supply Chain function including procurement,
distribution & exports with a turnover of £m & employees.
• Managed the reorganisation and expansion of the Supply Chain Department, including
supplier auditing team and specialist engineering skills to improve cross functional working
across the business. Coached and developed the procurement team achieving recognition
within the group.
• Led strategic negotiations for business critical contracts improving professionalism and
optimising savings whilst maintaining key supplier relationships.
• Created a sustainable strategic plan for non merchandise procurement introducing category
management, transparency of spend and consistent processes and policies to support business
• Negotiated deals c. $m with third party manufacturers in SE Asia for the outsourcing of
new items including wet wipes, cotton buds, diapers, baby toys et al.
• Developed closer relationships between Operating Units, improving exchange of information
across the purchasing network leading to c. $m increased export activity in the region and
• Promoted direct communication and cooperation with overseas customers and other internal
Group customers, improving understanding and influence.
• Devised and implemented the expansion of the main distribution depots through acquisition
of new efficient warehouses.
• Headed lengthy and tough salary negotiations with workers’ union in Indonesia for three
consecutive years against a background of acrimonious disputes resulting in peaceful
mutually beneficial settlements within company’s expectations.
• Negotiated and purchased a $m prime piece of land in Jababeka, an upmarket prestigious
industrial estate in Jakarta, now worth >$m.
• Initiated negotiations for combined sourcing of Group requirements from local suppliers,
delivering considerable savings in terms of cost, efficiency and improved quality.
Sales Operations & Development Manager Bacardi Hellas
Responsible for
• Established World Class Selling principles in the company. Led the Sales Administration
team of handling among others all customer discounts, staff bonuses and sales reporting to
the regional HQ. Total annual sales revenue c. £m.
• Drafted and published a comprehensive Sales Dept. Manual.
• Taught sales techniques and methods to the sales force of , in a mature and very
competitive environment.
• Motivated and coached the sales team through formal and field training.
• Negotiated the convergence of European wide terms and conditions of employment.
Sales Development & Training Manager Metaxa – IDV
Social Security Officer Australian Embassy / Athens
Commercial Manage r PZ Cussons Kenya
Purchasing Manager
PZ Cussons Nigeria
Production Manager PZ Cussons Nigeria
nd Lieutenant Greek Army English language translator
• Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering
University College / London, UK
• B.Sc. Hons in Chemistry
The City University / London, UK
Training / Memberships
• Regular attendance of eSourcing & Procurement events twice a year since .
These include lectures and case studies of latest trends in the industry, apart from
exhibition by the top companies in the supply chain and procurement field.
• Regular attendance of the Logistics Link events.
• Regular attendance of IFEAT conferences International Federation of Essential Oils &
Aroma Trades.
• Associate member of the British Society of Perfumers.
• Served at the BFA British Fragrance Association Executive board for years.
• Served at the BEOA British Essential Oils Association Technical Committee for years.
• Actively involved in regulatory matters in the UK/EU of fragrances and fragrance
materials, REACH among them.
Additional information
Nationality: Greek
Languages: English fluent, Greek mother tongue, French proficient, Bahasa Indonesia
good working knowledge

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