Saturday, September 26, 2009

My CV

Curriculum Vitae – SIM YAN SUN (THOMAS, TOM) 沈 仰 山
updated - 26 Nov, 2017

Name:  Sim, Thomas

Age:  49

Gender:  Male

Marital Status:  Married

Email:  simyansun@hotmail.com, simyansun@gmail.com, estateagentexam@gmail.com

Website/Blog:  justletak.com, estateagentexam.com

Tel:  012 88 66 090

Address:  Upon Request

Education: 

1. Board of Valuer, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers, Malaysia (2018) - Diploma in Estate Agency, Registration No. PEA2066
2. MICTM AeU, 2013 
3. ICSA, MAICSA 2003 (7051641)
5. B Sc (Hons) Clinical Biochemistry, UKM 1993 

Personal Social Responsibility:  Secretary & Webmaster for Sarawak Hospice Society

StrengthsFinder Profile:  Learner, Futuristic, Connectedness, Relator, Strategic


ICT Knowledge:
  • Master of ICT Management AeU. ICT Strategic Planning, Governance & Entrepreneurship.
  • Blogger.com with more than 2,000 posts since 2001.
  • WordPress and membership restrictions as in estateagentexam.com.
  • CMS (Content Management System) for website management – sarawakhospicesociety.org
  • Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Paint Shop Pro.7, Google Earth, Wireshark, Starting SQLite3.

Business Management Background/Knowledge:
  • Worked as Product Manager (1996-98) handling Dermatology, HIV and later Tranquilizers & NSAIDS.
  • Worked as Personal Assistant to Managing Director (2008-09) in construction conglomerate.
  • ICSA – Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Professional Administration, Corporate Law, Company Secretarial Practice, Corporate Governance, Accounting, Taxation & Corporate Finance.
  • Online E-learning as in Estate Agent Examination – Marketing, Contract Law, Agency Law, Property Taxation, Economics, Accounting and Building Technologies, Estate Agency Law, Land Economics, Valuation.

Language proficiency:
· English Language (throughout Secondary and postgraduate level);
· Bahasa Malaysia (Credit 3 at SPM and tertiary level);
· Mandarin (Primary School level) & Hokkien

Summary of Professional Work Experience:

Now Probationary Estate Agent @ H. Simon Real Estate E (3) 1176

1. 07/2011 – 12/2017 Roche (Oncology) Senior Product Information Executive (Avastin & MabThera & Gazyva) 
2. 08/2009 – 06/2011 Roche (Oncology) Product Specialist (Tarceva & MabThera) 
3. 08/2008 – 08/2009 Titanium Management Sdn Bhd PA & Biz Dev Exec 
4. 1999 – 08/2008 Roche (Oncology) Product Specialist 
5. 1997 – 1998 Roche (Dermatology and Anti-virals) Product Manager 
6. 1993 – 1996 Roche (Hospitals) Product Specialist 
7. 1992 – 1993 INTI College Subang Jaya Lab. Instructor 

Objective and factors for exploring new job 

Selling is a passion. It is the thrills of analyzing customer profile and reading customer response that have kept me going this far. I find most satisfying when I see customers feeling relaxed while being with me. I have been in pharmaceutical industry for more than 2 decades and I am looking for further enrichment in my career in the digital world.

I would like to explore new challenges in life. I strongly believe to live a fulfilling life, one must always embrace change. I wish I can widen my horizon by moving into a new environment in a global organization. I aspire to wake up every morning and find that there are many things to learn. I do not want to regret one day that I have not done enough to enjoy working and learning.

ICT is taking the business in a big way. With so much digitalization of business processes, external and internal stakeholders would galvanize on the digital technology to improve business analytics and its reach to the segment of market.

For, the world of science and business is inter-connected with ICT as a platform to propagate useful information for a global reach, anytime and anywhere.

I aspire to be part of this digital revolution in the local Malaysian market.



WORK EXPERIENCE

Current:

  • Probationary Estate Agent (PEA) with H. Simon Real Estate E(3)1176, Kuching.
  • E-Learning Developer for justLetak EA Exam Quick Guide at EstateAgentExam.com.


1. July 2011 - Dec, 2018 : Roche (M) Sdn Bhd, East Malaysia, Cancer Care Unit, Sr Product Information Executive, Reporting to Sr Group Sales Manager, Government and Private Hospitals, State Medical Stores, Sales of Haematology and Oncology Products (CD20, Lung, Colorectal, Breast, Ovarian Cancers) - MabThera, Avastin & Tarceva/Gazyva. Responsible for conducting Continual Medical Education (CME) presentations to Health Care Professionals.

2. Aug 2009 – June 2011: Roche (M) Sdn Bhd, East Malaysia, Biotech-Oncology, Product Specialist and later Senior Product Specialist, Reporting to Group Sales Manager, Government and Private Hospitals, State Medical Store, Sales of Haematology and Oncology products – MabThera and Tarceva. Area budget of RM3.0 mio per year. During 2010 and 2011, successfully organised:

· FNCA (Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia) Radiation Oncology Workshop in Kuching - 18 - 21 Jan, 2010,

· SIOG2011 - First Asian Congress on Cancer in the Older Patients - 22-23 Jan, 2011; and

· 9MSH2011 - The IXth Malaysian National Haematology Scientific Meeting - 29 Apr - 1 May, 2011.

3. Aug 2008 – Aug 2009: Titanium Management Sdn Bhd, Reporting to the Managing Director as his Personal Assistant cum Business Development Executive. Responsibilities encompassed drafting minutes of meeting, letters and other correspondence, translating materials from Bahasa Malaysia to English Language, managing land banks using GIS (geographical information system), property project initiation and early township planning, IT support and design of IT infrastructure for the new office. During this period, I negotiated, sourced for vendors, contractors and co-managed the project of putting up an entire new corporate office from scratch (2 x 6,000 sqf). I also organized the subletting of the shop houses and corporate office space besides handling the resource centre and other daily operations.

4. 2001 – Aug 2008: Roche (M) Sdn Bhd, East Malaysia, Biotech-Oncology, Product Specialist, Reporting to National/Group Sales Manager, Government and Private Hospitals, State Central Medical Store, Sales of Cancer Supportive Care and Cancer Targeted Treatments. Area performance of RM0.5 mio (2001) to RM2.8 mio (2005). A 5 folds increase in 4 years. 2008 budgeted to hit RM10mio.

5. 1999 – 2000: Roche (M) Sdn Bhd, Sarawak, GP and Pharmacy Team, Product Specialist, Report to National Sales Manager, Private Sector, Dilatrend (anti-hypertensive). Covered all townships in Sarawak, increased user base and successfully launched Dilatrend in GP sector.

6. 1996 – 1998: Roche (M) Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Biotech Team, Product Manager, Report to Business Unit Manager, Dermatology, Sedative, Pain and HIV. Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, stock inventory, marketing and sales strategies for the franchise in Malaysia.

Completed launch of first Protease Inhibitor – Invirase, in Malaysia. Managed the sales of Retinoids centrally in KL, i.e. Roaccutane and Neotigason. Yearly turnover of RM5mio. Opted to return to Kuching as Product Specialist because Mother treated for Breast Cancer.

7. Mid1993 – Early 1996: Roche (M) Sdn Bhd, Sarawak, Hospital Team, Product Specialist, Report to National Sales Manager, Government and Private Hospitals, Antibiotics, Sedatives, Painkillers and Dermatology. Annual turnover about RM1 mio. Earlier at 1993 - mid1995: Sabah, Hospital Team, Product Specialist, Report to National Sales Manager, Government and Private Hospitals, Antibiotics, Sedatives, Painkillers and Dermatology. Annual turnover about RM0.5 mio.

8. 1992 – 1993: INTI College, Subang Jaya, Laboratory Instructor. Report to Chemistry Lecturer for the American Transfer Programme. Responsible for organizing laboratory classes for chemistry subject in the Year 1 university transfer programme (equivalent to STPM).

9. 1988 – 1990: Temporary Teacher, Taught secondary school subjects.


PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT I AM PROUD OF

Self-Study Estate Agent Examination using Blogger (Extra Co-curriculum)

Over 5 years from 2013-2017, 'My-RealProperty1' and later 'My-RealProperty2' were built as E-Learning Blogs with past years questions and answers to assist self-Study of LPPEH Estate Agent Examination, Malaysia. Since then, there has been people (124 as of Nov, 2017) using this online E-Learning System I developed, and 22% of them are sitting for the Board Exam. Currently, my E-Learning Blogs are still free of charge.

This Q&A System collected 7 years of past years questions (1,730 Q&A) for easy reference and self-Study for the Estate Agent Examination - a professional examination carried out by BOVAEA.

BOVAEA - The Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia was set up in 1981 under the purview of the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. The setup and operation of this Board is governed by the provision of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981. Its primary function is to regulate the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents practising in Malaysia.


KEY MILESTONES IN CAREER (25 years)

Event Management - SIOG2011 & 9MSH2011: Apr 2010 - Jun 2011

Key role: Event Secretary and Project Manager

The two events above were Scientific Annual Meetings of great importance in the history of the respective societies. 

SIOG - International Society of Geriatric Oncology is an European based professional oncology society which champions treatment of cancer in elderly patients. The membership of SIOG consists of oncologists from Europe, The United States and other countries throughout the world. It was the first time in SIOG history that such meeting was held in Asia. In fact, its New York Meeting for 2010 was replaced with this Asian Meeting. As such, the subsequent meeting was then pushed on to Nov 2011 in Paris, France. 

MSH - Malaysian Society of Haematology is a professional society for the Health Care professionals who are involved in the research, diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. Its annual scientific meetings had always been held in the Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur as the majority of its members are concentrated in this Capital City of Malaysia. The 9th Annual Meeting was a biennial occasion that it had been held outside the Klang Valley. 

Key Responsibilities as Event Secretary & Project Manager: 

Formation of Organising Committee; Duty of Secretary to prepare for meetings and minutes; Opening of the Bank Accounts & handling with Meeting Resolutions to open A/C; Setting timeline for event milestones; Booking of Air Tickets for speakers (local and foreign) with Ticketing/Tour Agent; Liaising with Speakers on hotel accommodations; Selection of Hotel and Venue for Meeting; Coordination on Scientific Lectures and Topics with Scientific Committee; Obtaining Continual Medical Education (CME) points with Malaysian Medical Association (MMA); Branding of Event Names/Titles; Setting up Event Website and Online Registration; Design & printing of the announcements, posters, banners and fishtail-buntings; Design and printing of Event/Souvenir Booklet; Design and sourcing for Conference Bags; Sourcing of Souvenirs for guests; Help coordination with sponsors, Meeting requirements of sponsors, Sourcing for funding from State Authorities like Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), Setting booth layout and getting booth contractor; Tagging payment from Government LPOs; Keeping track of payment by Sponsors; Following up on Advertisement by Sponsors; Coordination with Event Facilitators/Event Managers; Onsite coordination with all stakeholders for 500 delegates; Liaising with Event Facilitators/Tour Agent for transportation of speakers during Event Actual; Coordination with the Entertainers/Dancers for the Gala Dinner, among others. 

For the SIOG event in particular, the Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology and Palliative Care (DRO), Hospital Umum Sarawak - Kuching had a series of Radiotalks and Newspaper Publications as ancillary event-highlights before the Event Actual. The Radiotalks were on every Friday afternoon with Red FM, and the 'Cancer Awareness Saves Lives' articles were published every fortnightly in The Borneo Post. Being the Secretary of the Event, I had the opportunity to coordinate with the various RTM/Press personnel to ensure timely publication and talk-shows. As the Ceremony was graced by the State Minister of Environment & Public Health, various guests of honour were invited to the Opening Ceremony, including the Director of Health (Sarawak), The Hospital Director, The President and The Executive Director of SIOG.


Titanium Management Sdn Bhd: Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Key role: Personal Assistant to the MD and Business Development Executive


Our Managing Director gave us the task of getting the new Corporate Office ready in 4 months! In a team of four comprising of a Project Manager, his assistant, a Quantity Surveyor and I, we did the Interior Design planning with the consultant architect and ID professionals until the completion from Dec'08 to Apr'09. I was in-charged of sourcing and negotiating for furniture, air-condition ducting, fire shutter doors, security cameras (CCTV), time management systems, IT cabling and network system - including IT security and WiFi, carpets and blinds, toilet wares, decorative stickers, car park barrier gates, tempered glasses and fixtures and fittings. In short, my job was to obtain quotations and get the stakeholders to have the adjustments thrashed out on site while maintaining the cost within a budget. 

As the corporate building was ready for tenancy, I also took charge of its office space for rent. This job is pretty interesting as I was lucky to be involved with the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) expansion plan for East Malaysia. I had the opportunity to meet up with representatives from MDeC - Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd and its consultants. However, at the time of my departure the expansion plan had not materialized. Anyway, it was this experience that I discovered my love and interest in ICT and E-Learning. Since then, I have made up my mind to pursue ICT learning. 

The other area of my expertise was to do with GIS - Geographical Information System. I developed the use of Google Earth Pro in managing the Land Banks within my corporation. As a construction entity, land management is an integral part of its daily activities. Hence, my job on land management, both technical and legal - Land Code requirements, constituted the most important part of my job. It was an eye opener to follow the process of land identification, necessary surveys, the early stages of planning followed by detailed planning with the Town Planners and Architects which eventually yield the final development plans and subsequent submission to the State Planning Authority for approval. 

My other responsibilities included drafting my MD’s business correspondence and upon his request, translated documents from Bahasa Malaysia to English Language. It was both fun and challenging to attend meetings and draft minutes of meeting. Although this involved a lot of revisions and amendments, it was part of the ICSA requirement. Moreover, it improved my writing skill! 

In the company, I was the most computer savvy person and thus most of the computer issues which needed trouble shooting came to me naturally. All in all, I was quite a "jack of all trade" around the office! That is how I developed my TOM's 3 Key Rules – the 3Ms :

1. Manner 礼貌
2. Motive 理由 
3. Manage 管理

I worked well with my colleague, and my MD gave me a significant pay rise (30%) within the probation period (at 4th month during the 6 months period). This, he said he has never given to anyone before! This one year had seen many events that shaped my thinking. 

The way I managed things also changed as I see how to get across to different stakeholders - the contractors, consultants, government officials, the public and parties representing government bodies, suppliers, colleague of different agenda and background, difficult people - accountants, ego and sick personalities, and people who only promise but never deliver...


Roche (M) Sdn Bhd: Aug 1993 - Aug 2008; Aug 2009 - Now

Product Specialist - Product manager – PS - Sr PS – PIR, PIE, Senior PIE

My work experience for the past 24 years in Roche started with Rocephin, Dormicum, Madopar, Lexotan, Tilcotil etc, and in recent years, has been mostly in oncology CCU. I had started in 2001/2 in the Cancer Business. In the early days, it was Xeloda, Neupogen, Roferon-A, and later MabThera, Herceptin and Kytril. I started promoting Herceptin, MabThera, Avastin and Tarceva at launch! 

I have been taking care of Roche Oncology businesses in this region under the Cancer Care Unit since its inception around 2001. I have achieved a 5 folds growth in the East Malaysia biotech-oncology business from RM0.5 million to RM2.8 million over a span of 4 years. This was through increase in user-base, introduction of new products and volume usage in the oncology centres. I was among the very few who won the Merit Award in the company. 

In 3 years, I have made Kytril the anti-emetic of choice in all hospitals in East Malaysia. I am labeled as “Kytril King” and “Xeloda King” in our National Sales Meeting end of 2005. In 8 months that year, the sales had touched RM3 million. Being the only person in East Malaysia for this business unit (4 years), I contributed to high productivity in sales and profitability. I was able to cut cost as I am technically sound to handle all products which normally require two to three persons. 

Furthermore, I am also meticulous in paper work and enjoyed reputation for best paper work done in the company. My bosses had never had any problem with me and I have worked with more than 10 bosses in 13 years. 

In the midst of busy work, I wrote articles and published website, self-studied for 3 degrees. I have contributed opinion in MAICSA publication – The Chartered Secretaries Malaysia, entitled “Chicken or Egg – Repackaging ICSA” in 2004 and recently won a tagline contest with “Good Governance at all times” worth RM300.


SUMMARY OF SKILL SETS

MY TECHNICAL SKILLS


· Biotech-Oncology - Advanced Level (Colorectal, Lung & Haematology Disease Areas)

· Utilizing Blogger as E-Learning for Estate Agent Exam, BOVAEA Malaysia.

· Self-Study in Real Estate Examination, Malaysia

· Scientific Events/Meetings management - Advanced Level (2 International/National Meetings)

· Secretarial Skill for Meetings - Intermediate Level (ICSA trained).

· Various Computer Skills for website/graphic - Intermediate Level.

· Google Earth Pro for GIS - Intermediate Level.

· Company Secretarial Practice/Compliance - Elementary Level (Corporate Governance).


MY STRENGTHS

Able to:

· communicate with different levels of people, and getting ideas across within the organization despite inter-departmental difficulties - Personal Assistant to MD, Event Manager, Secretary.

· manage and diffuse anger in critical situation, managed EQ.

· see issues from another perspective and manage the differences between diversified stakeholders, both within and outside the organization.

· formulate an E-Learning System using Blogger for Estate Agent Examination.

· organize and manage projects, e.g. National and International Scientific Events/Meetings (Event Management); Renovation works and putting up ready-to-use office, including IT-infrastructure, Website Management.

· work independently with minimum supervision, at senior level assisting business owner/Managing Director.

· self-aware of business ethics and values of responsibility and honesty (ICSA & EAExam). · crystallize thoughts and publish essays in own webpage: http://justletak.blogspot.com.


Track Record:

· Excellent field experience in medical sectors for Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia.

· Results driven with high personal (self-disciplined) and career goals in sales.

· Exposure to managerial level (Product Manager, Personal Assistant to MD)

· Possess more than 24 years of pharmaceutical sales experience.

· Excellent track records of high performer with Merit Award.

· Persistent in achieving set goals (sales and academic achievements).


CONCLUSION

I am a person with diverse abilities and focused on what I want to do in life. This can be reflected with my devotion and loyalty to one industry and one company - Roche for the past 24 years. In my quest to attend higher job satisfaction, I attempted to develop more skill in general management when I worked as Personal Assistant to the MD in a construction firm. Notwithstanding, I took up further education as my private endeavor. I have also set up my website/blog of justletak.com since 2001 and wrote articles (200+) encompassing Estate Agency, Management, Marketing, Sales, Governance, Philosophy, Taxation and Clinical Science. I am determined, dedicated and committed to what I want to achieve in life. I am a hardworking person. Over and above, I dare to take challenge and make intuitive headway entirely new when required. I was the first to sign up with Asia e University to pursue a postgraduate Master of ICT Management – MICTM Programme. I am also the first in Malaysia who has set up Self-Study online System (EstateAgentExam.com) for the Professional Estate Agent Examination for BOVAEP. In this system, I have posted 1,306 Q&As within 5 years since 2013. With diversified skill sets, I am confident that I am able to contribute as an all rounder employee.

- Thank you -

Current Remuneration

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Expected Remuneration:


I am looking for a future career in academic and research. Pay and salary would be secondary as I put emphasis on training, exposure and learning in the academia. A mid-point may be arrived at during the interview.

Availability: Notice Period – 1 month.

Referee: Upon request.

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