Rene Tran Van Mang

About Me

Following my previous Top Management positions in Retail and International Purchasing/Sourcing, I have been working as Director for Le Passe-Temps, a Beach Boutique Resort in Krabi.

The Covid-19 pandemic is now leading me to seek a new position.

I am ready to offer my expertise in Management, Purchasing and Marketing.

My personal background (Asian parents, born and educated in Africa and France, employed by international companies) as well as my working experience in Thailand and France make me confident I efficiently help in a multi-cultural environment.




Diploma of higher business, administrative and financial studies. Specialized in Interrnational affairs

High School Diploma 1984

Lycee Blaise Pascal, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

High School Diploma - Major in Mathematics and Sciences

Work & Experience

Director of Marketing & Operations

Le Passe-Temps, Beach Boutique Hotel - Krabi, Thailand


Managing all daily operations, especially in Marketing, Human resources, Guests relations, Food & Beverage, accounting, suppliers, travel agents... Management of 14 staff.

General Manager South East Asia

Birgma Co., Ltd

07/01/2005 - 11/30/2011

Responsible for the Management of the Thailand Office for all sourcing and purchasing activities in South–East Asia for the account of the Swedish Group BILTEMA. • Cover 7 countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia • Suppliers and products selection (all non-food items: DIY, car accessories, household, toys, furniture, kitchenware, cookware, bathroom accessories, stationery, sports, …) • Negotiation (trading terms, purchasing prices…) • Team management: 3 Purchasing Managers, 2 Quality Managers, 1 Accounting Manager • Global Annual Purchasing amount: 14 Million USD

Head of Singer/Digipix Purchasing and Marketing departments.

Singer Thailand

06/01/2004 - 06/30/2005

• Responsible for the purchasing and marketing activities of Singer Retail Business in Thailand. • Launching of Digipix, a new brand of stores specialized in digital products (cameras, camcorders, MP3, accessories) • Suppliers and products selection. • Negotiation (trading terms, purchasing prices…) • Marketing events and promotions. • Responsible for the turnover, profit and inventory. • Team management (3 buyers, 1 marketing manager and 4 assistants)

International Furniture Buyer - Asian area

Singer Asia - Purchasing Office

09/01/2003 - 02/29/2004

Responsible for the furniture line in Singer Retail shops in Asia (Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India…) • Sourcing of suppliers and products on the area. • Negotiation (trading terms, purchasing prices…)

Video National Purchasing Manager

Auchan Hypermarkets France - Purchasing Office

08/01/2001 - 09/30/2002

Responsible for the purchasing activity of the video line (DVD, VCR, camcorders) for the 120 hypermarkets in France • Suppliers and products selection • Negotiation (annual conditions, listing conditions, purchasing prices…) • National, regional and local promotions • Team management (1 assistant and 1 logistic manager) Résults: Buying turnover : 100 millions euros - DVD growth : +40% in one year

Non Food products Purchasing Director

Auchan Hypermarkets Purchasing Office (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

09/01/1997 - 07/01/2001

Responsible for the purchasing activity of the non-food division in Thailand. • Turnover and profit responsibility. • Team Management (6 local buyers and 3 assistants): recruitment, training, organization, meetings … Ability to work in Thai and English. • Negotiation (annual conditions, listing conditions, purchasing prices…) • Product range. • Promotions management. • Results: Purchasing turnover : 13 millions euros. - Turnover : Growth : +32% per year - Profitability : +5,3 points in 4 years Sourcing and prospecting (Southeast Asian area) for Auchan Import-Export activity: :negotiation, production following, quality checking

Audio-vidéo buyer

Paridoc, Docks de France Purchasing Office (Rueil-Malmaison, France)

12/01/1994 - 08/31/1996

Responsible for the audio/video line of products for the Mammouth hypermarkets group : negotiation, selection of products, promotions, range of products setting up and following. • Purchasing and storage management in the national warehouse.

Audio-vidéo section manager

Auchan Bagnolet (France)

10/01/1991 - 12/31/1994

Responsible for the audio/video line of products (orders, stocks, sales management). Team management and staff trainer (5 to 12 salesmen).

Loans affairs (VSNA)

Caisse Centrale de Coopération Economique (Nouakchott, Mauritania)

08/01/1989 - 10/31/1991

Monitoring of the loans and projects financed by France



Management abilities
Interpersonal skills
Analytical skills
Negotiation skills
Sourcing experience


National Winner of "Les Dirigeants Commerciaux de France" 1989
Winner of the "France's Best Business Managers" award for 1989 - France