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Plan, develop, optimize and organise the movement of products right the way through to customers.
Jocelyn Tran, Senior Director, Wal-Mart Global Sourcing, Vietnam
She joined Wal-Mart in March, 2013 in charge of all Wal-Mart Sourcing and procurement in Vietnam and Cambodia. Wal-Mart, with fiscal year sale of $466 billion isthe largest global retailerand employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Their commitment is to help people around the world save money and live better. Each week, more than 245 million customers visit Wal-Mart 10,900 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites. One of Wal-Mart’s landmarks is their Worldwide Sustainable Product Index; introduced in 2009 to have a single source of data for evaluating the sustainability of products as they recognized customers want products that are more efficient, last lo nger and perform better. Focusing on four areas: energy and climate; material efficiency; natural resources; and people/communitythroughtheir supply chain, they are promotingand monitoring on using less energy, greener chemicals, fewer fertilizers and more recycled materials. As of today, the Index has been rolled out across 200 product categories, and to more than 1,000 suppliers. By the end of this year, Wal-Mart plan to expand to more than 300 product categories and as many as 5,000 suppliers. Prior to Wal-Mart, Jocelyn was with Mast Industries for 17 years in charge of product sourcing and production. Shearrived in Vietnam in 2002 where she is responsible for the operation of apparel products export to the U.S. from over 40 factories. Jocelyn built the Vietnam business from $25 million in 2002 to $350 million by 2012. MAST is a wholly owned subsidiary of Limited Brands,whose world famous retailer brand is Victoria Secret’s and Henri Bendel. Jocelyn has been active in AmCham since she arrived in Vietnam, and was invited to join the Board in 2003 in recognition of her leadership of AmCham’s efforts to develop a favorable VN-US Agreement on Trade in Textiles and Apparel. She helped forge a coalition of AmCham and other associations with similar interests (Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam) and played an important role in supporting the successful negotiations and with Vietnamese government to develop a “Buyer’s” quota allocation system in 2004-2006. Quotas were eliminated when Vietnam became a WTO member in January 2007, and Jocelyn led efforts to help the Vietnamese government establish an “export monitoring system” to prevent dumping and illegal transshipments. With growing unauthorized work stoppages in 2007 and 2008, she initiated close AmCham cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to help implement the Prime Minister’s Action Plan to establish harmonious labor relations and a stable investment environment, including a Revised Labour Code. She is very also active in women and children causes, especially issues involving young women and girls trafficking through Pacific Links Foundation /ADAPT Project (An Giang/Dong Thap Anti-Human Trafficking Project) in the borders of An Giang/Dong Thap Provinces with Cambodia.