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Maplewood, NJ 07040





Strategic Sourcing / Shared Services Executive


Executive Profile


  Offering vast global leadership background in strategic sourcing/shared services along with corporate/business planning, business/market development and financial management, with consistent track record of successfully driving performance and delivering results:

  Steadily progressed throughout career with Sony to positions of increasing accountability, culminating in position of Vice President-Strategic Sourcing and Shared Services with responsibility for $600M spend and 60 team members

  Appointed Head of Sony s Travel Council-U.S.

  Recognized with COO Sony United Award-Sony Electronics; 2007

  Earned Global IS CIO Award; 2006

  Directed $11B U.S. Electronics consolidated financial planning/strategies; 2001-2003

  Expertise in defining, developing and implementing innovative strategies and processes to drive business growth, maximize use of resources, control costs, improve productivity and efficiency, and boost bottom-line operational and financial performance

  Excel in strategically sourcing, contracting and managing vendors; talent for identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to optimize competitive leveraging

  Dynamic communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship management skills; multi-lingual fluency in English, German, Italian, and French along with working knowledge of Spanish and basic knowledge of Russian

  Valuable additional background in acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations/restructuring

  Proficiently navigate global markets and adapt to broad cultures; U.S. Green Card Holder and Swiss Citizen


Career Track


SONY-US/International 1996-2016

Sony Corporation of America-New York, NY; 2003-2016

Vice President Strategic Sourcing and Shared Services; 2007-2016

  Promoted to executive position, assuming direct accountability for leading 60 member project team and managing $600M annual spend to optimize bottom-line operational and financial performance

  Expertly steered full-scope sourcing process spanning needs analysis and vendor selection through strategic negotiations and contracting

  Effectively defined and implemented cohesive, proactive purchasing policies along with best-in-class procurement tools to boost results

  Strategically managed vendors to ensure competitive edge, control costs and increase bottom-line profits

Senior Director Procurement; 2003-2007

  Successfully designed, developed and implemented U.S. Strategic Sourcing functions; planned and steered all sourcing initiatives supporting both IT and Non-IT indirect spends across all operating companies including Electronics, Pictures, Music, and PlayStation

  In key role of Change Agent, effectively coordinated and collaborated in global sourcing strategies with CFO, CIO and CISO

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Sony Electronics-Park Ridge, NJ; 2001-2003

Director Corporate Planning and Strategy

  Promoted to drive $11B U.S. Electronics consolidated financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and reporting

  Relied on as expert advisor to senior management in identifying opportunities for streamlining operations, reducing costs and boosting profits/financial performance

  Served as key point of contact for Japanese parent company financial communications and consolidations

Sony Overseas-Zurich, Switzerland; 1996-2001

Director Strategic Business Planning and Control; 1999-2001

  Progressed to contribute sharp business acumen toward driving business/strategic planning, controls and process innovations for Swiss operations

  Elected to Executive Committee

Head of Business Development and Planning; 1996-1999

  Launched Sony career specializing in penetrating and growing Eastern Europe and Central Asia markets; included designing and executing targeted market entry and development strategies

  Effectively drove customer base growth as well as provided leadership across processes, supply chain and infrastructure


ABB Corporation-International 1989-1996

ABB Power Ventures Ltd.-St. Petersburg, Russia; 1994-1996

Restructuring Director

  Rapidly progressed to positions of increasing accountability; culminated in comprehensive strategic and operational responsibility for negotiations, due diligence, acquisition, and restructuring of Russian Joint Venture

  Spearheaded integration of 600-employee compressor and turbine manufacturer with ABB Corporation operations




MBA, Kellogg School of Management/Northwestern University-Evanston, IL

Majors: Marketing, Management, Organizational Behavior, Finance, and Advanced Accounting


MA, Business and Economics, University of Zurich-Switzerland


















Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

Maplewood, NJ 07040












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I am currently seeking a challenging new senior/executive-level career position in Strategic Sourcing/Shared Services and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.


As demonstrated, I built a highly successful, progressive career with Sony both domestically and internationally over the span of the past 20 years, with approximately a decade of my most recent experience as Vice President-Strategic Sourcing/Shared Services. Among my accomplishments and contributions, over the course of my career I have:

  Successfully managed $600M in spend supported by team of 60 project managers

  Directed corporate financial planning and strategies valued at $11B

  Earned COO and CIO awards in recognition of dynamic performance

  Spearheaded the acquisition, restructuring and integration of a 600-employee manufacturer


Complementing my vast experience, I have earned an MBA along with an international MA in Business and Economics. Of note, I am highly experienced in global markets, fluent in numerous languages and well versed in broad cultures, credentials that I believe can prove instrumental in expanding and maximizing your business opportunities.


As a member of your senior staff you will find me to be a driven leader and collaborative team player prepared to deliver immediate and long-term results and committed to supporting you in achieving objectives and surpassing goals. I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.






Christian Hoffmann



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