Seref A.

Closure Systems & Packaging | Consumer Goods | Procurement & Supply Chain

United States of America

Leading procurement and supply chain success to the next level by deploying effective supplier management and purchasing strategies that meet budgetary and operational requirements to garner immediate...see more

  • Chemical & Plastic Products
  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Vice President - Global Supply Chain and Procurement

Closure Systems International (CSI)
4 years
Current position
Feb 2019 - Present
Global leadership position in achieving excellent customer satisfaction and operational excellence. Responsibility for leading the demand management, production planning, supply chain ...see more

Contributor - Supply Chain Management Team

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.
2 years
Sep 2018 - Oct 2020
Support HTT's Supply Chain Management Team by developing Strategic Sourcing methodologies with their growing Partner base.

Procurement Director North America Logistics & Global Logistics Capabilities

3 years
Jan 2016 - Aug 2018
Responsibilities include the Procurement of Unilever's Logistics spend for North American Business, inclusive of Transportation and Warehousing, as well as Special Packs & Displays and ...see more

Procurement Operations Director Latin America

3 years
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
Leading the Procurement Operations for Unilever's Latin America cluster. Streamlined procurement operations, consolidating five purchasing teams into one consisting of 150 employees, i...see more

Procurement Director Workplace

2 years
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Responsible for Global Indirects Procurement of Workplace Services, which include Real Estate, Facilities Management, Car Fleet, Utilities and Waste Management, as well as Office Servic...see more

Procurement Director Third Party Manufacturing

1 year
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Responsible for Procurement of finished products via Third Party Manufacturing for Foods Categories including Spreads, Dressings, Dairy and Mini-Shot Beverages.

Operations Director, Procurement

3 years
Jan 2007 - Jan 2010
Procurement lead for ransformational projects such as integration of multiple legacy business systems with new SAP system across Europe, implementing new BPO Outsourced Accounts Payable...see more

Category Supply Director

2 years
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007
Procurement partner to key Foods Category; responsible to negotiate Licensing arrangements for patented intellectual property. Sourcing of New Innovation and Business Development. Dev...see more

Purchasing Director

3 years
Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
Lead Buying Team for Food Ingredients for Unilever Bestfoods Europe. Also sourced food ingredients globally, including starches and tomatoes. Developed Chinese Market for tomato product...see more

Global Supply Manager

Unilever Bestfoods - Rotterdam, NL
2 years
Jan 2000 - Jan 2002
Responsible for the Global Procurement of Food Ingredients, such as Starches and Derivatives, Flavor Enhancers, etc.

Sourcing Manager

Unilever Romania
3 years
Jan 1997 - Jan 2000
Chief Buyer and Supply Chain Manager for Unilever Romania.

Buying Manager

Unilever Turkey - Algida
5 years
Jan 1992 - Jan 1997
Corporate Buying Manager for Unilever's Ice Cream Division in Turkey.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Chemical & Plastic Products
  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution


  • Global Sourcing
  • Direct Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Consulting
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Procurement strategy
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Supply Chain Development