Priscilla Daher - 4 languages - World traveller - Hostel reception, Writing, Volunteering, Management and International Business
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member since Jan 2 2016
My main professional experience was being an International Buyer. I used to travel the world looking for suppliers and products in order to bring competitive advantage to the company I worled. Nine years of experience in sourcing and purchasing have tought me the main skills to work on any other roles : discipline, organization, communication to negotiate and sell, hard problems and situations solving, excellence on customer service, hiring and trainning teams, dealing with forecasts and budget plans, work under pressure.
In 2014 I decided to leave my career and travel the world, I have visited countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, alone.
For 4 months I worked as a volunteer for earthquake victims in Nepal, helping the NGO on site development, social media communication and going to the villages to demolish houses, build shelters and facing all kind of challenges .
I am a traveller with a management background experience and with no problem to work hard and do dirty hands work ! I am passionate for working with people, love kids and animals, Im very patient, comunicative,transparent and dedicated person.
Languages SpokenPortuguese (Mother Tongue) English (Advanced) Italian (Advanced) Spanish (Advanced) Nepali (Beginner)
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Sabbatical Period Aug 2014 – Current
In order to expand my perception about the world, culture and personal skills I have decided to leave my career for a period and travel around the world.
Trips to Hungary, Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Morroco, Israel, Turkey, Dubai, Nepal, India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnan, Japan and China.
During 4 months ( July –October 2015) worked as a volunteers in Nepal for the earthquake victims, helping the NGO on the site development project, social media communication and being an action volunteer, demolishing houses and building shelters inside and outside Kathmandu Valley.
Merchandising Manager – Global Sourcing for LATAM / South Cone Sept 2012 – Aug 2014
Wal-Mart Intl. São Paulo - Brazil
Responsible for strategic sourcing and of imported products to the markets of BR, ARG and CL, in the categories of furniture, seasonal products and HBA.
Main activities –Promoting business synergy in the region, the communication among merchandising teams, and also leveraging the assortment, processes and negotiations.
Promoting the purchasing programs for Latin America region and joint negotiations with other WM countries (MX, US, UK and Canada). managing the adequacy of products specifications and packaging, definition of common supplier matrix and delivering deadlines for Global Programs.
Organization of business trips to China in all its aspects such as buying plan construction based on market and category analysis, supplier matrix management, previous assortment selection, logistics, negotiation with supplier in loco, show room organization, order finalization, proformas and orders control and follow up of import operation.
Responsible for the construction and management of purchasing plans, sales, inventory, margin, and total income for the categories of responsibility. Defining strategies for modular, exposition guides to stores and tabloid campaigns.
E-Commerce International Buyer June 2010 – Sept 2012
WMB Ecommerce (Wal-Mart Co) São- Paulo Brazil
Responsible for structuring and lead the area of Imports and Global Sourcing at
Main activities –
Hire and train the team of sourcing and operation, 6 people in total.
Recommendation of proper business plan of imported product, defining strategies within the commercial department for the penetration of import items in the categories of electronics, toys, housewares, tools, sports and beauty
Establish the financial reports for imported items in involving the main purchase and sales KPIS.
Manage all the import process since end to end, in order to guarantee the delivery plans.
Responsible for the outsourcing project of Import operation, that involved hiring of a Trading Co to manage the importations of the format and defining all the new operation with this partner.
Global Sourcing Coordinator January 2007 – Jun 2010
Wal-Mart Brazil Ltd. São Paulo - Brazil
Responsible for food categories in the Retail and Wholesale formats.
Main activities -
Frequent with WM Intl teams and Chambers of Commerce (USA, Asia, Europe and South America) to establish strategies for the development and product diversification.
Supplier and trends prospection in international fairs like: ISM Germany, Anuga, Sial, Italy Cibus and IFE London.
Development and monitoring the Annual Imports Plan and KPIS in collaboration with national buyers
Presentation of new product lines to merchandisers, considering local needs and category strategies.
Coordination of import process, door to door
Responsible the introduction of Asda and Great Value in Brazil, and reintroduction of the brand Kit Kat in retail stores.
Global Sourcing Assistant January 2006 – Jan 2007
Wal- Mart Brazil Ltd. São Paulo - Brazil
Responsible for confectionary category and supporting managers on import processes and categories development. Reporting order status to merchandise managers, alignment of purchasing with the operational team and monitoring procedures for compliance with deadlines.
Import Operations – Intern October 2005 – Jan 2006
Wal-Mart Brazil Ltd. São Paulo - Brazil
Responsible for payments related to all import processes.
Controlling invoice receipt and payment, matching values according to the contracts and negotiated prices. Issue of monthly expenses reports to managers and directors with the necessary analysis.
Sales person October 2002/ June 2004
Acca Kappa São Paulo - Brazil
Sales person for premium italian cosmetics
Sales person December 2001/ February 2002
Sta Maria Emporium São Paulo - Brazil
Sales person for premium food products
BA – International Business January 2002 – December 2006
University Presbyterian Mackenzie (Mackenzie) São Paulo - Brazil
Dissertation: Brazilian honey exports to Europe – a comparison analysis of the exports before and after 2005 embargo
Entrepreneurship course July - December 2009
University of São Paulo (USP) São Paulo - Brazil
Walton Institute – Leadership
Wal-Mart Brazil March 2008 São Paulo – Brazil
Harvard Management Series (online) Sept 2012 – Jan 2014 São Paulo – Brazil
Portuguese (native) English (Fluent) Spanish (Fluent) Italian (Fluent) Nepali ( Basic)
I am a traveller with a management background experience and with no problem to work hard and do "dirty hands job" ! I am passionate for working with people, love kids and animals.
I am very patient, comunicative,transparent and dedicated person.
Born in Brazil, Sao Paulo city, where my family lives. My father is portuguese, so I also have european citizenship.
Decided to leave my 9 years career, travelled for more than 18 countries alone.
Love writing, photography, gastronomy, extreme sports and water sports.