International Business Developer and Product Specialist with a proven track record of driving market penetration, revenue growth, and profitability. I possess extensive experience in supply chain management, overseas production and logistics, product design and production, project management, and sourcing consulting, with a specific focus on the Chinese market.
I have successfully coordinated multicultural teams, established and audited suppliers, optimized procurement and production, and regularly traveled to factories to perform facility inspections and audits. I have also been involved in negotiating contracts, managing supplier relations, and developing supplier persona profiles and scaling roadmaps.
My history demonstrates a strong ability to deliver data-driven insights, optimize costs, and drive revenue growth. I possess leadership skills and I know how to follow. I have a robust network of contacts in China and Southeast Asia.
I assure you that regardless of what you are doing or what you are making, I can do it cheaper, better, and faster.
The ability to foster a compelling vision that breaks new ground, drives innovation and value for customers, senior executives and key stakeholders.
Logistics is one of the main fail points when launching a new product on time. You can be sure that I can get you the fastest service possible.
My expertise and understanding of the Chinese market means I am able to source the highest quality products and the best price.
Dealing with problems that clients are facing in China is part of my daily job, there is no problem too large that I can’t assist with.
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Responsible for prospecting, negotiating, and securing supply contracts with all key principals in Hong Kong and Mainland China in order to expand the supply base and increase profit margins and facilitate as the primary point-of-contact for all suppliers, managing supplier relations in collaboration with the Vantage Robotics Executive team.
Thomas D. Jones
SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVE
Dec 2019 – Present
2018 – 2019
Vintage Robotics (San Leandro, CA)
2015 – 2017
MTailor (Shenzhen, China)
2014 – 2015
Bestol Group (Shenzhen, China)
2012 – 2015
Sensotech (Irvine, CA & Shenzhen, China)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Supply Chain Management | Product Development & Sourcing
Product Management | Global Manufacturing | Operations Management
International Shipping & Logistics | Project Management
Account Management | Business Development | Contract Management
Relationship Management | Product Launches | Project Monitoring Process Design & Control | Continuous Improvement
Go-To-Market Strategies | Vendor Sourcing & Vetting
Auditing & Inspections | Quality Assurance & Risk Mitigation |
Market Research & Data Analysis | Report Writing | Compliance Standards Cross-Functional Team Leadership | Staff Training & Development | Complex Problem Solving | Negotiation Skills | Time Management
MS Office Suite & Google Suite | Google Analytics & AdWords | AutoCAD
EDUCATION & CERTS
Master of Science (Operations Research)
George Mason University
Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts)
George Mason University
Certified Project Management Professional
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTS
Google Analytics & Google AdWords Certified (2015)
Level 3 Certification
Hanban Institute, Shenzhen, China (2013)