Last Updated: 17th August 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Villavicencio, Colombia


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

English, Spanish


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a highly experienced Logistics / Supply Chain Manager, with extensive expertise in developing supply chains throughout emerging markets in nascent and changing economies and multi-cultural environments. I am experienced in sourcing and negotiating with international supply chains.
I possess excellent communication and presentation skills at the highest levels. I am able to explain complex concepts both concisely and simply, with the ability to produce innovative, thought-leading, and actionable end user client advice, interacting with all stakeholders.

Commercially aware and results orientated with outstanding staff development and motivational skills, I am recognised for being customer focused, with excellent relationship management skills.

My key expertise includes - international supply chain management and procurement strategies, business development, commercial management, sales, strategic business reviews, acquisition, technology transfer, P&L, budget control, organisational restructuring, business cases and proposals, contracts negotiation, bid management, process re-engineering, programme management. Developed exceptional working relationships with board level and external stakeholders, vendors, engineers and both new and existing customers.

My key achievements include:

Tesco Corporation Co. – Oil & Gas
• Acknowledged for turning around a failing supply chain operation introducing systems across Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to manage a US$5m procurement operation
• Managing procurement strategies dealing with legislation, regulations and customs across 3 countries improving management of the supply chain from order to delivery
• Utilising MS Great Plains to design improvements for 3 warehouses saving $50k per unit p.a.
• Managing $multi-million bids and tenders and advised on awarding of logistics contracts
• Designing a strategic transportation solution enabling proposed saving of $120k in Colombia

Elster Coltavira SA
• Implementing inventory procurement strategy leading to inventory reduction from US$12m to US$4m
• Assessing internal structure and requirements reducing importation costs from 13% to 8% of turnover
• Improving manufacturing procedures introducing lean principles to plastics processing plant
• Expanding sourcing from 4 to 60 suppliers and moved from local to global procurement strategies enabling contact renegotiation for scrap metals, plastics and multiple commodities
• Achieving efficiencies of scale integrating multiple logistics contracts to single supplier

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
• Re-designing procurement processes across Colombian operation improving production
• Implementing Oracle ERP improving efficiency and traceability through BOM generation
• Reducing inventory levels by US$5m through efficient JIT procurement and information management

I am currently available to attend interviews. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss my career in any more detail.


Universidad Camilo Jose Cela
Master in Integral Logistics and Supply Chain

   Sep 2011
— Apr 2013

Universidad Antonio Nariño
Bachelor's degree in International Trade

   Jan 1997
— Dec 2001


Azahar Coffee Company
Logistics Director

   Dec 2016
— May 2017

• Managing in an optime way planning and procurement.
• Controlling and coordinating all functions in the supply chain;
• Managing and planning all activities related to purchasing, production, transport, storaging, exportations and distribution;
• Coordinating the different areas of warehousing (incomes, repositions, orders preparation and their transportation.
• Optimizing the policy of procurement and distribution of the company.
• Optimize work processes and procedures.

Independent Consultant

   Jan 2015
— Nov 2016

• Participation in various international fairs in the United Kingdom, in order to find diverse suppliers and providers for different engineering and construction companies in Colombia
• Exhaustive selection of the ideal suppliers, through the study of their proposals and negotiation
• Professional advisory and counseling on importation and exportation processes
• Consultancy on Supply Chain to companies of the FMCG sector and Restaurants, located in London, United Kingdom
• Professor for the academic spaces: Market Intelligence, International Relations and Emphasis I (Logistics and IPD, International Business Administration, International Marketing and International Relations). - Faculty Coordinator for the Student’s Integral Development Unit “UDIES”. - Consultant and Advisor for the International Trade Practice "Comexentro" (Saint Thomas University)
• Professor for the academic spaces: Insurances and Logistics and IPD (Antonio Nariño University

Ecopetrol SA
Professional of Assurance and Customs Control

   Jan 2014
— Oct 2014

• Responsible for logistics and international trade coordination within the oil & gas sector
• Appointed to monitor compliance with contractual management of international suppliers
• Ensured logistics operation monitoring and control, mitigating customs and currency risk
• Development of import processes ensuring availability of load information & traceability

Independent Consultant
PSCM and Logistics Consultant

   Jan 2009
— Dec 2013

• Responsible for controlling all aspects of supply chain operational management & development
• Supported all business development and customer service improvement activities
• Managed the operations budget and the generation of additional revenue streams
• Planned and implemented new processes to improve overall efficiency and reliability
• Consistently reviewed the supply chain to establish best practice & protect brand image

Tesco Corporation
Andean Region Supply Chain Coordinator

   Dec 2008
— Jun 2009

• Responsible for the Andean Region which covered Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
• Created, managed & developed production schedules for a World Leading organisation
• Leadership, management & control of multi-skilled & cross-functional operational teams
• Established, managed & developed working relationships with internal & external clients
• Managed stock and inventory processes and liaised with external raw material suppliers

Huawei Technologies
Contracts Administrator - Materials Planning Specialist

   Sep 2007
— Sep 2008

• Requested & evaluated quotations for goods and services and raising purchase orders
• Created purchase orders on IT and traditional systems for contractors and suppliers
• Monitored supply chain systems & processes in order to progress chase as appropriate

Elster Coltavira
Import and Purchases Coordinator

   Oct 2006
— Sep 2007

Attainment, contact and negotiations with Suppliers of different parts of the world and with suppliers belonging to the same Multinational group. Placement and follow-up of Purchase Orders to International suppliers, by agreements referring to Negotiation Terms, Payment conditions and Transportation methods. Strategic planning of raw materials, materials and equipment.

Lecomex Ltd
International Trade Analyst

   Sep 2005
— Oct 2006

Investigation, analysis, compilation and updating of the current publications to international trading legislation (custom classification, internationals exchanges, customs index, customs code, import and export). Commercialization, tracking and loyalization of clients for the special products of the company.

Pacar Engineering Co Ltd
Eje Cafetero Branch Manager - International Trade Advisor

   Jan 1995
— Feb 2005

Administration of the Eje Cafetero Branch. To visit and to attend meetings of clients where the representation of the company was required. Manage the Logistics and Supply Chain required for the development of the operations. To make the evaluation of market and plans to the assigned clients to raise the strategy of sales. To define the margins and applicable methods of business. To stay updated in the new technologies of the competition and parallel industries and to make the diffusion required to the clients. Estimation, preparation, evaluation and presentation of Biddings and Tenders. To carry out with success the protocols and prescribed documentations of import of the nation. To make personal contact with international suppliers and to maintain a good relationship with each one of them. To help in maintenance of inventories, accounts to receive and to pay.

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