UK based MRO procurement and supply chain specialist Entec International has appointed Carlos Lobaton as Business Development Manager for the LATAM (Latin America) region. Carlos joins the team responsible for rolling out a major procurement and supply chain consolidation programme, covering 11 countries and 39 sites across Latin America, on behalf of a global soft drinks and savoury snacks client.
Carlos, who has over fifteen years of experience working in complex sales environments for diverse industries in regional companies of Latin America, such as British Telecom, Nokia/Siemens and Oracle, will also be helping drive expansion of Entec’s operations in LATAM markets.
The latest project for Entec in LATAM builds on the company’s success with the leading FMCG brand over the last three years in the APAC (Australia, New Zealand, Thailand) and AMESA (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan) regions.
The new contracts in LATAM will see Entec’s unique ‘3PMRO’ services deliver significant productivity savings and optimisation of plant inventory, returning operating cash to the business whilst substantially reducing the CO2 emission.
In the first twelve months Entec will provide streamlined off-shore procurement services to all manufacturing sites in the region, targeting savings for the client in excess of $1m USD across all operations in 2021.
Regional Business Development Director for Entec Richard Zeverona comments, “Entec’s strong track record with this client has been established in regions where English is the widely accepted language for business. Part of the challenge for us in extending our services is that this is not always the case in Latin American businesses. Although we have Spanish speakers on our team, Carlos brings extensive experience and professional qualifications, in addition to an excellent command of business English. With this combination of skills, undoubtedly he will be a great asset to Entec and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Carlos has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Javeriana and an MBA in Management from the Universidad de los Andes.