Stefka Topalova

Stefka Topalova

Studies at:

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Location in:

343 West Huaihai Road, 200030 Shanghai, China, Shanghai City, China

Stefka Topalova

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Studies at:
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Location in:
343 West Huaihai Road, 200030 Shanghai, China, Shanghai City, China

Stefka has worked/studied in

  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Italy
  • Mexico

Stefka speaks

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Work

2012
(Jun – Sep)

MBA Summer Intern

Luxottica Group Spa
2010 – 2011
(Apr – Sep)

Manager of MRO Purchasing

Foxconn Technology Group
  • Manager of MRO Procurement: led the MRO & Fixed Asset purchasing team, reporting to Controller; coordinated between Mexico and Central Finance (Taiwan), reporting to HQ staff
  • ▪ Implemented new capex project procedures and carried out the purchasing for one investment project (production capacity for new model introduction)
  • ▪ Monitored spending by category and achieved cost-down on a key consumable
  • ▪ Enhanced efficiency and provided support to Finance and Procurement Directors (Taiwan)
  • ▪ Successfully accomplished a number of large tenders and negotiations with key suppliers (areas: transportation and logistics, IT, utilities, obsoletes disposal, etc.)
  • Specialist, Accounts Payable: solved critical situation with overdue payables
  • ▪ In a post-acquisition context, acted as consultant to diagnose errors in order placement, receiving and payment and facilitated transition from Oracle to SAP/Tiptop
  • ▪ Cleared outstanding payments in collaboration with Foxconn & Sony global teams
  • ▪ Improved cooperation and trained staff and vendors on process flows and systems
  • ▪ Managed a team of 8 interns
  • ▪ Received Foxconn Appreciation Award for Contribution to 2010 Company Goals
2009 – 2010
(Sep – Mar)

Supply Chain Consultant

Beristain Agencias Aduanales de Puebla- SA de CV
  • ▪ Extended client portfolio and executed operations from the freight lead to delivery
  • ▪ Realized a large deal for a China-sourced production line for key customer
  • ▪ Delivered a conference on "Doing Business in China" at seven major Mexican universities
2008 – 2009

Consultant (2 terms) / Project Assistant (1 term) / Intern (1 term)

UNDP
  • ▪ Coordinated the activities of a Public-Private Partnership: GTI Business Advisory Council
  • ▪ Organized an Investment Forum with 200 participants (ministerial level, UN, MNCs) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia. Co-organized several other events.
  • ▪ Led a team of 7-8 interns
2005 – 2009

Consultant on China sourcing

Self-Employed
  • (on average one business trip per month of 7-10 days’ duration)
  • ▪ Sourced industrial equipment in China for a portfolio of international clients
  • ▪ Led negotiations and supported on-site trials/installations with technical translation
  • ▪ Attended all major China trade shows for plastics, molding, automation, and security
2004 – 2005
(Aug – Jan)

Part-time Expert

China Radio International
  • ▪ Performed various text editing, translation and language coaching tasks

Work

2012
(Jun – Sep)

MBA Summer Intern

Luxottica Group Spa
2010 – 2011
(Apr – Sep)

Manager of MRO Purchasing

Foxconn Technology Group
  • Manager of MRO Procurement: led the MRO & Fixed Asset purchasing team, reporting to Controller; coordinated between Mexico and Central Finance (Taiwan), reporting to HQ staff
  • ▪ Implemented new capex project procedures and carried out the purchasing for one investment project (production capacity for new model introduction)
  • ▪ Monitored spending by category and achieved cost-down on a key consumable
  • ▪ Enhanced efficiency and provided support to Finance and Procurement Directors (Taiwan)
  • ▪ Successfully accomplished a number of large tenders and negotiations with key suppliers (areas: transportation and logistics, IT, utilities, obsoletes disposal, etc.)
  • Specialist, Accounts Payable: solved critical situation with overdue payables
  • ▪ In a post-acquisition context, acted as consultant to diagnose errors in order placement, receiving and payment and facilitated transition from Oracle to SAP/Tiptop
  • ▪ Cleared outstanding payments in collaboration with Foxconn & Sony global teams
  • ▪ Improved cooperation and trained staff and vendors on process flows and systems
  • ▪ Managed a team of 8 interns
  • ▪ Received Foxconn Appreciation Award for Contribution to 2010 Company Goals
2009 – 2010
(Sep – Mar)

Supply Chain Consultant

Beristain Agencias Aduanales de Puebla- SA de CV
  • ▪ Extended client portfolio and executed operations from the freight lead to delivery
  • ▪ Realized a large deal for a China-sourced production line for key customer
  • ▪ Delivered a conference on "Doing Business in China" at seven major Mexican universities
2008 – 2009

Consultant (2 terms) / Project Assistant (1 term) / Intern (1 term)

UNDP
  • ▪ Coordinated the activities of a Public-Private Partnership: GTI Business Advisory Council
  • ▪ Organized an Investment Forum with 200 participants (ministerial level, UN, MNCs) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia. Co-organized several other events.
  • ▪ Led a team of 7-8 interns
2005 – 2009

Consultant on China sourcing

Self-Employed
  • (on average one business trip per month of 7-10 days’ duration)
  • ▪ Sourced industrial equipment in China for a portfolio of international clients
  • ▪ Led negotiations and supported on-site trials/installations with technical translation
  • ▪ Attended all major China trade shows for plastics, molding, automation, and security
2004 – 2005
(Aug – Jan)

Part-time Expert

China Radio International
  • ▪ Performed various text editing, translation and language coaching tasks

Education

2011 – 2012
(Sep – Dec)

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Full-time MBA (MBA)
2006 – 2009

East China University of Science and Technology

Master of Economics (Masters)
2002 – 2006

SOFIA UNIVERSITY “ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI”

Chinese Studies (Bachelors)

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • Bulgarian