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    Douglas Brown
    Douglas Brown
    Managing Director - Development at Synovate Aztec Ltd.
    Vancouver, Canada
    LocalityVancouver, Canada
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  • Professional Experience
    2008 - Present
    Synovate Aztec processes and syndicates scanning data from leading grocery/drug/mass merchandise retailers. Loyalty card data processing and insight analysis are key differentiators from mainstream competitors. Manages national operations and responsible for Western Canadian CPG manufacturers and retailers.
    2005 - 2007
    Hong Kong-based, Asiawide retailing group with $7 billion in annual sales from 3,000+ stores in the hypermarket, supermarket, drug and c-store channels. Reported to Group CEO, responsible for $350m private label program, $50m global fresh food procurement, over $100m China and global sourcing for wide range of groceries and general merchandise.
    2005 - 2007
    Global retailing solutions platform for procurement, data synchronization, PLM and other areas common to international retailers. Peers are SVP/VP from Carrefour (France), Metro (Germany), Safeway (US), Kroger (US), Tesco (UK), Sainsbury (UK), Sears (US), CVS (US), Walgreens (US), Lotte (Korea) and Jusco (Japan.) As board member, reviewed corporate performance, provided input on strategy and direction, and looked out for Dairy Farm's equity interest.
    1999 - 2004
    Largest business unit in Dairy Farm, based in Hong Kong. Leading Hong Kong supermarket chain, with 250 stores and $1 billion in annual sales. Responsible for consumer strategy, advertising and promotion, customer service, government relations and private label.
    1995 - 1999
    Tops Supermarket Thailand, part of Royal Ahold retail group. Leading Thailand supermarket chain, $330m in annual sales. Responsible for all areas of grocery merchandising including P&L, category planning, store layout, space management, private label.
    1991 - 1995
    Introduced Nielsen's category management consulting services to a wide range of multinational CPG manufacturers and retailers.
    1987 - 1991
    Worked with a wide range of Nielsen's Canadian category management clients on training and consulting.
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  • Educational Background
    2002 - 2004

    Extra-activity: Ivey Scholar for Scholastic Excellence - Top 10% both years of program

    1981 - 1986

    Extra-activity: Phi Delta Theta

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