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Ming Yin, M.B.A., C.P.M.

Tel.: (647) 848 7528 2362 Queen Street East, Unit 1, Toronto, M4E1H3 Email:

To continue my career in strategic procurement and global sourcing, helping the organization to achieve operational
goals and strategic objectives by buying from the right sources to obtain the lowest TCO, maintaining optimized
relationship with stakeholders, both internally and externally, and continuously improving sourcing strategies and
processes for sustained competitiveness.

 MBA in Supply Chain Management & Marketing from Michigan State University.
 10+ years of strategic/global sourcing, purchasing and supply management experience, both direct and indirect,
in various industries including retail, private label consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, and
industrial goods.
 Six Sigma Green Belt trained and project completed.
 Successfully planned and executed e-auction projects using e-Procurement tools.
 Proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with ERP and SCM software such as Oracle, AS400, Ariba.
 Effective fact-based negotiator, analytical thinker, skillful communicator, fluent in both English and Mandarin
 Excellent relationship builder and team player.


Sourcing Manager / Operations Specialist 07/2011 - 10/2012

Winners Merchants International Mississauga, ON - Retail Chain
 Create and execute regional category plans via sophisticated tools embedded in the strategic sourcing
methodology and in collaboration with internal global business partners.
 Collect and actively challenge current product or service requirements; Lead cross-functional teams in the
execution of the strategic sourcing process and the implementation of the strategy.
 Participate in multi-divisional, both Global and North American, strategic projects to create larger pools of
sourcing to increase savings to company.
 Using traditional RFx process, and/or state-of-the-art e-sourcing platform including e-auctions, RFx's, and
contract management systems, individually manage and support the sourcing team to finish strategic sourcing
projects in store cabling materials, shopping carts and baskets, plastic pallets and totes, DC phone system and
maintenance, PBX system maintenance, catering services, carpet cleaning services, employee lunch delivery,
preventative maintenance for elevators/escalator and HVAC system, energy management, hangers, social
media monitoring service, cycle counting service, travel, etc.
 Aid management in formulating Sourcing & Procurement departmental strategic directions by analyzing
indirect spend, vendor composition, category savings potential and resources allocation.

Manager, Global Sourcing 05/2008 - 05/2010

Shoppers Drug Mart Toronto, ON - Retail Chain
 Responsible for sourcing, identifying, negotiating for the Health and Household private label product group to
maximize sales and profit, and improve private label penetration.
 Developed and executed category strategies for Health and Household private label products, to define market
positioning, value proposition, sales target and price point.
 Worked closely with vendors, Category Management, Private Label Management and Quality Assurance
group to develop new products from concept to fruition, on time, below budget, to specification, and meeting
regulatory requirements; and successfully launched multiple globally sourced private label product lines with
cost savings ranging from 30% to 70%.
 Sourced new global vendors, negotiated costs and contracts, and managed on-going vendor performance.

Global Sourcing Program Manager (Contract) 10/2007 –

The Home Depot Canada Toronto, ON - Retail Chain
 Managed and executed global sourcing programs for the private label products in respective merchandising
departments (Kitchen and Bath, Doors and Windows, Small Appliances).
Ming Yin, M.B.A., C.P.M., CPSM
Tel.: (647) 848 7528 2362 Queen Street East, Unit 1, Toronto, M4E1H3 Email:

 Drove sourcing programs through sourcing offices in Asia, Europe and Latin America; responsible for
developing and maintaining a smooth relationship with global sourcing offices to achieve project targets in
timeline and cost reduction.
 Monitored and managed department wise programs for stock out and excess inventory situation, effectively
communicated to stakeholders, and took necessary actions to resolve potential problems.

Supply Manager 03/2005 –

Cummins Power Generation Minneapolis, MN, USA - Heavy Industry
 Managed major components and service contracts of $50 million per annum with regional and global vendors.
 Led commodity teams to analyze key trends/issues in global supply market, and to formulate and update
sourcing strategies to achieve optimal supply base and lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
 Provided leadership in developing key long-term suppliers, establishing and maintaining positive vendor
relationship to achieve aggressive supplier improvement targets in key performance measures such as cost,
quality, and delivery.
 Identified TCO related opportunities and led cross-functional teams in cost reduction activities, achieving
annual cost savings of over $1 million through contract negotiation, global sourcing, value engineering and Six
Sigma projects.

Senior Buyer 07/2002 – 03/2005

Rockline Industries, Inc. Springdale, AR, USA – Private Label manufacturer of Consumer packaged goods
 Built and managed on-going relationship with joint venture in China, overseeing supply chain operations from
raw material purchasing through finished goods delivery.
 Worked with domestic and international suppliers, logistics, internal and external warehouses to provide
uninterrupted flow of required raw materials and finished goods at the lowest total cost.
 Managed inventory based on demand forecast and usage history, reducing lead-time of packaging film from 6
weeks to 3 weeks, and inventory level by 25% by standardization.
 Led cross functional team of marketing, production, logistics, R&D, QA and suppliers to reach make/buy
decision, and to develop new outsourced products, ensuring cost effectiveness, quality, and speed to market.
 Led reverse auction projects in chemicals, plastics and packaging materials, reducing TCO by 30%.

Supply Chain Analyst 11/2000 – 12/2001

Iomega Corporation Roy, UT, USA - Computer Peripheral and Consumer Electronics
 Worked with engineering, QA and Commodity Managers to locate, pre-qualify and select printing, packaging
and PCB suppliers, and contract manufacturers in Asia Pacific area in preparation to outsource to achieve low
cost structure.
 Participated in FreeMarkets reverse auction projects in raw materials, finished goods and services to achieve
commodity cost savings, potential savings of $6 million over $40 million annual spending.
 Led cross-functional teams of commodity management, engineering, marketing and finance in value analysis
projects to compare flagship products with other computer storage technologies to support corporate decision-
 Researched commodity markets and published Commodity Newsletter to help management and commodity
group better understand market conditions and dynamics, and product cost structures and trends.


 MBA, Supply Chain Management & Marketing 09/1998 - 05/2000
Michigan State University (The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management), East Lansing, MI, USA
HONORS: Broad Scholar, Graduate Assistant in Marketing & Supply Chain Management Department
 BA in English Language & Culture 09/1988 – 07/1992
University of International Relations, Nanjing, China
Certificates & Additional Training:
 Certified Purchasing Manager by Institute for Supply Management, equivalent of C.P.P. by PMAC
 Certified Professional in Supply Management by ISM
 Six Sigma Green Belt trained