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Professional Experience

  • Feb 2022
    Education
    University of Adelaide
    Lecturer
    Feb 2022-onwards
  • Dec 2021
    Education
    Kyoto University
    Guest Lecturer
    Dec 2021-current
  • Sep 2021
    Education
    Queensland University of Technology
    Visiting Fellow
    Sept 2021-Feb 2022
  • Feb 2020
    Education
    Osaka City University
    Visiting Researcher
    Feb 2020-Feb 2021
  • Oct 2016
    Education
    Griffith University
    Sessional Lecturer and Tutor
    Oct 2016-Nov 2019
  • Jul 2014
    Consulting
    Linguanetic
    Director
    Jul 2014-current
    • Market Research
      Biz Plan for potential launch of product into Japanese market for Australian SME
    • Sourcing
      Research into potential partners for customers looking for new suppliers or partners in overseas markets
    • Translation
      For government, corporate and academia
    details
  • Jul 2010
    Sales & Marketing
    Canon
    Market Development Manager
    Jul 2010-Jul 2014
    • Corporate Entrepreneur
      Established two new business divisions - B2C and B2B profit centre ownership
    • Sales
      Secured highest single item sale in history of Canon Australia and first global sale of A$2m revolutionary printer
    • Strategy Development & Implimentation
      Developed ongoing sales and marketing support in liason with local board members
    • Product Design
      In-field technical performance monitoring and frequent visits to R&D in Tokyo
    • Turnover
      A$10m per year
    • Reports
      3 (indirect)
    details
  • Nov 1997
    Sales & Marketing
    Hitachi
    Deputy General Manager
    Nov 1997-June 2006
    • Corporate Entrepreneur
      Established independent business division - B2B profit centre ownership
    • Outsourced
      logistics and warehousing following tender
    • Established Distribution Network
      import & export
    • Sales and Marketing
      Extensive customer negotiations across Europe, Asia and the US
    • Strategy Development & Implimentation
      Pan-European strategy with board level members in Japan & Taiwan
    • Product Design
      Design and development of customised solutions for major multi-nationals across Europe
    • Quality Management
      First division to secure ISO9001
    • Change Management
      Process Design and Implimentation. Introduced SAPR3
    • Turnover
      A$250m per year
    • Reports
      24
    details
  • Apr 1993
    Manufacturing
    Aiwa
    Material Planning Manager
    Apr 1993-Oct 1997
    • Sourcing
      Electronic & electro-mechanical sub-assemblies
    • Procurement
      Price negotiations & delivery scheduling
    • Electronic Data Interchange
      Set up system with suppliers
    • Quality Management
      Wrote supplier quality manual, set up vendor rating system, established JIT delivery windows
    • Tarrif Manager
      Saved over A$2.7m with tariff excemption
    • Material Spend
      A$55m per year
    • Reports
      14
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