Sergei Ovchinnikov

Sergei Ovchinnikov
Works at:
Contract Interiors LLC - Official Dealer of Herman Miller, UK
Location in:
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Works at:
Contract Interiors LLC - Official Dealer of Herman Miller, UK
Location in:
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Bio

12-years experience in Procurement and Import Operations provides me with expertise in Logistics and Supply Chain Management projects alongside with ability to critically evaluate efficiency of the Logistics of the project and assess advantages and weak points of Supply Management system producing general forecast regarding overall risks and success of the project.

Knowledge of International Financial Standards Requirements and specialization of MBA in FINANCE enables me implementing successfully the following tasks:
- Strategy formation and long-term planning,
- Economical evaluation of managerial decisions,
- Project evaluation and investment appraisal (NPV, IRR, Discounted Cash flow methods),
- Profitability analysis,
- Creation and updating of business plans

My approach to leadership can be identified as one of the transformational behaviors, namely individualized consideration closer to task-oriented or initiating structure behavior

Sergei would like to connect to people in

  • Consulting
  • Finance - Investment banking
  • Hospitality
  • Transportation and Shipping
  • Telecoms
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Sergei has worked/studied in

  • Russian Federation
  • United Kingdom

Sergei speaks

  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Sergei has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Consumer goods
  • Transportation and Shipping

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Work

2013 – present

Operations Director

Contract Interiors LLC - Official Dealer of Herman Miller, UK , Russian Federation
  • Being responsible for all operations of the company lead the team of 20 employees with the aim of increasing profitability and efficiency of the company
  • • Annual and quarterly Budgeting
  • • Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet control
  • • Ensure effective and smooth communication within the company and with external partners
  • • Manage the activities of the assigned personnel
  • • perform supervisory function and exercise authority
  • • Identify key mile stones and the required resources for implementation of the projects
  • • Identify contracting requirements for projects and assure timely execution of tendering processes
  • • Participate throughout all project phases and related project audits and reviews.
  • • Delegate responsibility to subordinates and follow up on execution of tasks
  • • Recommend changes for improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of the company
  • • Prepare quarterly reports on budget execution, including a variance analysis along with a detailed explanation on all variances to the budget
  • • Facilitate audit of invoices received from all service providers
  • • Ensure maintaining a financial tracking database, that monitors monthly all company’s activities and the associated financial impact
  • • Review performance of the employees as per company policy
  • • Identify organizational needs, deficiencies and strengths to be used in recruiting additional manpower
2012 – 2013
(Mar – Jan)

Business Consultant for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Contract Interiors LLC - Official Dealer of Herman Miller, UK , Russian Federation
  • Leading and Implementation of a project aimed at improvement of Supply Chain Management and Logistics for the largest East European dealer of Herman Miller, UK furniture manufacturer.
  • • Analysis of the existing Supply Chain and Logistics management system
  • • Improvement of Procurement and Logistics processes with the aim of effieciency increase
  • • Standardization of procedures
  • • Enhancement of Contractual conditions with the suppliers
  • • Creation of the list of responsibilities for staff of the Procurement Department
  • • Training of staff of the Procurement Department
  • • Establishing cooperation with 3PL providers
  • • Improvement of management accounting procedures
2003 – 2010

Head of Procurement Department

SOLO Office Interiors , Russian Federation
  • Managed procurement activities of the company
  • Created comprehensive list of responsibilities for the staff of the department and deadlines for the procedures performed
  • Improved efficiency of resource and supply managment and provided solution for the problem of excessive inventory and shortages of goods
  • Launched and adopted the scheme of official import of goods which resulted in the following savings of customs duties paid:
  • For 6 months of 2009 – 325,000 Euro
  • For 6 months of 2010 – 660,000 Euro
  • Maximized productivity and efficiency of the employees’ performance through the introduction of a new compensation system for the staff
  • Developed and executed risk mitigation strategies
  • Negotiated and obtained required extensions of payment liabilities from the suppliers
  • Improved efficiency of the logistics scheme by optimizing expenses in the supply chain
  • Devised the process of putting forward the claims to the parties responsible for delays of supply, defect goods being supplied, faulty supplies
  • Resolved any arising problems, analyzed the origin of the problems and suggested possible solutions with minimum costs to the company
  • Achieved administrative and process excellence in supply chain management
  • Composed purchasing budgets on annual basis,
  • Controlled implementation of the budget performing “plan – fact” analysis with consequent investigation of the reasons of deviation and applied measures for elimination of such reasons
  • Participated in creation of annual budgets of the Company
  • Held responsibility for the cost of the goods supplied
  • Exercised control over the margin level of categories of goods
  • Possessing complete understanding of critical cost structures and of key suppliers and respective Corporate supply chains across directly responsible spend categories constantly applied efforts to decrease cost level
  • Ensured negotiation of the lowest total cost against key stakeholder requirements following Procurement’s policies
  • Built partnership relations with key suppliers of the Company
2001 – 2003

Supply Chain Manager

SOLO Office Interiors , Russian Federation
  • Implemented procurement operations from the European suppliers. Placed orders, controlled fulfillment of orders, coordinated delivery schedules.
  • Maintained certain level of inventory in constant availability to satify daily sales from stock.
  • Schedulled logistics for import operations mininmizing costs of logistics service and respecting delivery dates agreed with the customers.
  • Participated in team project work as a procurement officer. Provided calculataions of procurement expenses. Negotiated details of purchase deals with the suppliers (lead time, extra discounts, packaging).

Work

2013 – present

Operations Director

Contract Interiors LLC - Official Dealer of Herman Miller, UK , Russian Federation
  • Being responsible for all operations of the company lead the team of 20 employees with the aim of increasing profitability and efficiency of the company
  • • Annual and quarterly Budgeting
  • • Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet control
  • • Ensure effective and smooth communication within the company and with external partners
  • • Manage the activities of the assigned personnel
  • • perform supervisory function and exercise authority
  • • Identify key mile stones and the required resources for implementation of the projects
  • • Identify contracting requirements for projects and assure timely execution of tendering processes
  • • Participate throughout all project phases and related project audits and reviews.
  • • Delegate responsibility to subordinates and follow up on execution of tasks
  • • Recommend changes for improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of the company
  • • Prepare quarterly reports on budget execution, including a variance analysis along with a detailed explanation on all variances to the budget
  • • Facilitate audit of invoices received from all service providers
  • • Ensure maintaining a financial tracking database, that monitors monthly all company’s activities and the associated financial impact
  • • Review performance of the employees as per company policy
  • • Identify organizational needs, deficiencies and strengths to be used in recruiting additional manpower
2012 – 2013
(Mar – Jan)

Business Consultant for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Contract Interiors LLC - Official Dealer of Herman Miller, UK , Russian Federation
  • Leading and Implementation of a project aimed at improvement of Supply Chain Management and Logistics for the largest East European dealer of Herman Miller, UK furniture manufacturer.
  • • Analysis of the existing Supply Chain and Logistics management system
  • • Improvement of Procurement and Logistics processes with the aim of effieciency increase
  • • Standardization of procedures
  • • Enhancement of Contractual conditions with the suppliers
  • • Creation of the list of responsibilities for staff of the Procurement Department
  • • Training of staff of the Procurement Department
  • • Establishing cooperation with 3PL providers
  • • Improvement of management accounting procedures
2003 – 2010

Head of Procurement Department

SOLO Office Interiors , Russian Federation
  • Managed procurement activities of the company
  • Created comprehensive list of responsibilities for the staff of the department and deadlines for the procedures performed
  • Improved efficiency of resource and supply managment and provided solution for the problem of excessive inventory and shortages of goods
  • Launched and adopted the scheme of official import of goods which resulted in the following savings of customs duties paid:
  • For 6 months of 2009 – 325,000 Euro
  • For 6 months of 2010 – 660,000 Euro
  • Maximized productivity and efficiency of the employees’ performance through the introduction of a new compensation system for the staff
  • Developed and executed risk mitigation strategies
  • Negotiated and obtained required extensions of payment liabilities from the suppliers
  • Improved efficiency of the logistics scheme by optimizing expenses in the supply chain
  • Devised the process of putting forward the claims to the parties responsible for delays of supply, defect goods being supplied, faulty supplies
  • Resolved any arising problems, analyzed the origin of the problems and suggested possible solutions with minimum costs to the company
  • Achieved administrative and process excellence in supply chain management
  • Composed purchasing budgets on annual basis,
  • Controlled implementation of the budget performing “plan – fact” analysis with consequent investigation of the reasons of deviation and applied measures for elimination of such reasons
  • Participated in creation of annual budgets of the Company
  • Held responsibility for the cost of the goods supplied
  • Exercised control over the margin level of categories of goods
  • Possessing complete understanding of critical cost structures and of key suppliers and respective Corporate supply chains across directly responsible spend categories constantly applied efforts to decrease cost level
  • Ensured negotiation of the lowest total cost against key stakeholder requirements following Procurement’s policies
  • Built partnership relations with key suppliers of the Company
2001 – 2003

Supply Chain Manager

SOLO Office Interiors , Russian Federation
  • Implemented procurement operations from the European suppliers. Placed orders, controlled fulfillment of orders, coordinated delivery schedules.
  • Maintained certain level of inventory in constant availability to satify daily sales from stock.
  • Schedulled logistics for import operations mininmizing costs of logistics service and respecting delivery dates agreed with the customers.
  • Participated in team project work as a procurement officer. Provided calculataions of procurement expenses. Negotiated details of purchase deals with the suppliers (lead time, extra discounts, packaging).

Education

2010 – 2011

Aston Business School

Full Time MBA (MBA)
2005

State University Higher School of Economics

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (other)
1998 – 2001

Moscow Municipal Pedagogical University

Post-graduate study for the degree of Ph.D (PHD)
1993 – 1998

Moscow State University of Forestry

Linguistics and Intercultural Communication (Masters)

Clubs

Not a member of any clubs

Achievements

  • Optimized processes in the company reducing cost of the goods supplied which resulted in 9% net profit incease;
  • Improved efficiency of resource and supply managment;
  • provided solution for the problem of excessive inventory and shortages of goods;
  • Launched and adopted the scheme of official import of goods which resulted in the following savings of customs duties paid: For 6 months of 2009 – 325 000 Euro
  • For 6 months of 2010 – 660 000 Euro
  • Maximized productivity and efficiency of the employees’ performance;

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • Russian