Well rounded, results-oriented senior level financial professional with a demonstrated ability to evaluate and analyze a broad range of business initiatives and processes. With over 15 years of professional experience, proficient in:
Budgeting Process Strategic Planning Financial Best Practices
Management Reporting Expense Control Supply/Demand Planning
Financial Consolidation Executive Presentations International Management
SENCO PRODUCTS ¡V Cincinnati, OH 2006 ¡V 2008
Leading manufacturer of power fastening systems, used primarily in the housing and construction industries.
Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain (Global Product Supply Division) 04/2008 ¡V 10/2008
Supported Vice President/General Manager in purchase, management, and distribution of $18 million finished goods inventory. Managed extended staff of 67, ranging from hourly to highly skilled professionals with annual operating budget of $7 million.
„X Successfully implemented a replenishment software solution (Demand Solutions) with expected annual inventory reductions of 12%.
„X Evaluated operational efficiency of six distribution centers and set in motion the closing of two centers while expanding the operation and scope of two others.
Division Controller, Global Product Supply Division 06/2006 ¡V 04/2008
Supported Vice President, General Manager Global Product Supply. Responsibilities included constant evaluation of low cost sourcing options, financial reporting and variance evaluation, cash management, make/buy analyses, and other business case assessments.
„X Developed and implemented key financial processes for newly formed division, including monthly measurement cycle, variance reporting, and future expectations. Provided management with key metrics to improve financial performance.
„X Performed as finance lead on European sourcing strategy project, evaluation of manufacturing versus outsourcing staple production.
„X Developed detailed phase-down plan to maximize raw material usage, reduce operating expenses, and minimize cash requirements. Expected cost savings of 30% over two years.
„X Designed and implemented weekly cash management process for Chinese operations. Actively managed accounts payable and receivable to fully utilize low cost financing and daily liquidity requirements. Result: Avoided insolvency four times in one year.
„X Negotiated revised joint venture agreement between Senco and a Chinese manufacturing partner resulting in improved relationships, reduced operating expenses, and improved profitability for both parties
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL ¡V Lexington, KY 1995 ¡V 2006
Global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of printing and imaging solutions for offices and homes. Lexmark's products include laser printers, inkjet printers, multifunction devices and associated supplies, services and solutions.
Supply Chain Project Manager (Customer Services Group) 08/2005 ¡V 06/2006
Special assignment, reporting to Vice President, Finance, tasked with improving supply chain expense visibility in Latin America and Asia Pacific through enhanced system capabilities and operational practices.
„X Finance Consultant on Supply Chain Optimization project, strategic evaluation of supply chain infrastructure and processes worldwide
Finance Team Leader, Worldwide Supply Chain (Customer Services Group) 03/2003 ¡V 08/2005
Reported to Manager, Supply Chain Finance, responsibilities included coordination of all financial and strategic planning processes worldwide. Communicated financial results to executive management.
„X Managed team of analysts in monthly/annual financial reporting activities.
„X Redesigned worldwide consolidation system package. Reduced cycle time and improved analytical and performance metrics. Established financial standards and consistency across supply chain organization.
„X Reduced monthly measurement cycle by five days through development of new financial tools and reporting packages that established clear, concise requirements for team.
Senior Corporate Services Analyst (Corporate Planning Department) 03/2002 ¡V 03/2003
Reported to Director Corporate Planning, responsible for initial design, implementation and analysis of $220 million dollar budget. Coordinated monthly planning and analysis of expense pools and reported results to executive management. This assignment was partially concurrent with role as Manager, Strategic Planning and Analysis.
„X Using Hyperion Enterprises, developed comprehensive mapping of departmental level expense groupings to support new worldwide shared services initiative.
Manager, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Asia Pacific/Latin America 09/2001 ¡V 03/2003
Reported to Vice President, International Operations. Responsibilities included coordination of all financial and strategic planning processes for Asia Pacific/Latin America regions. Liaison between international teams and corporate divisional resources.
„X Led strategic analysis/pricing negotiation process with major Chinese partner, providing Lexmark with instant brand awareness and establishing base for expanding market presence.
„X Developed business model for use in all pricing analyses, which provided total profitability view of business partnerships across Asia. Result: profitability in the region improved 8%.
„X Led reevaluation of Lexmark pricing levels and business relationships. Led financial process redesign for Asia, successfully integrating financial analyses, supply chain, and reporting processes; management began systematically attacking cost structures throughout entire P&L, resulting in significant expense reductions and operational efficiencies. Examples include: Standard orders, warehousing strategy, inbound transportation expense improvements, and marketing support programs.
Worldwide P&L Team Leader (Consumer Printer Division) 12/1999 ¡V 09/2001
Reported to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. Responsible for all P&L related activities for CPD division. Participated in weekly S&OP process and project support. Managed team of analysts.
„X Managed $1 billion P&L with annual revenue growth of 20%.
„X Led divisional strategic planning process, establishing key expectations for performance measurement and investment requirements. Presented key findings to divisional management and represented the division in corporate planning process.
„X Member of divisional management team which required key interfaces between finance, marketing, and development activity.
Business Planner Asia Pacific (Consumer Printer Division) 12/1998 ¡V 12/1999
Special Assignment - Reported to Vice President, CPD Asia Pacific. Responsible for all financial support and strategic assessment for the region. Provided extensive business analysis to improve operational performance.
„X Reduced printer product cost by 6% across Asia Pacific region; cost reductions extended across all geographies with estimated savings of $110 million annually.
„X Coordinated profitability study in Australia/New Zealand markets to address reduced margins in this market. Performed operational review, which included marketing promotions, dealer margins, and competitive positioning of products. Gross profit increased from 53% to 67% on printer supplies, significantly improving EBIT.
„X Conducted strategic market assessments for all business units, implementing winning strategies across region. Example: Identified opportunity to develop new path to market, increasing competitive positioning for ink jet printers in Australia. Result: local management captured #1 market share for low end printers within 12 months.
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL continued
International P&L Analyst (Consumer Printer Division) 03/1997 ¡V 12/1998
Reported to Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, responsible for liaison between international business units and home office. Duties include profitability analysis, forecasting, management reporting, and special projects.
„X Designed revised forecasting process that resulted in clearly understood financial results across the organization.
„X Developed comprehensive financial model that standardized monthly reporting for each operating units.
Financial Analyst-Transfer Pricing (Corporate Planning Department) 05/1995 ¡V 03/1997
Reported to Corporate Pricing Manager. Responsible for development and implementation of worldwide inter-company pricing. Worked extensively with Tax Department to assure compliance to both international and domestic legal requirements.
„X Implemented pricing strategy resulting in more than $9 million tax savings annually.
„X Coordinated Transfer Pricing Documentation as required by IRS statute. This document establishes the required statutory profit to be achieved on international transactions. By completing it internally, saved company $250K.
„X Developed online database for improving pricing requests and documentation which sped up new pricing requests as well as serving as documentation of pricing changes for audit requirements.
US SHOE CORPORATION ¡V Cincinnati, OH 1993 ¡V 1995
Specialty retailing company operating nearly 2,500 stores with recognized brands such as LensCrafters, Easy Spirit Shoes and Casual Corner women's apparel.
Senior Financial Analyst (Corporate Planning Department)
Reported to Vice President of Corporate Planning. Assisted in long-term strategic planning, including all aspects of evaluating and monitoring efficient allocation and use of capital corporate-wide. In charge of the coordination and analysis of home office departmental budgeting.
„X Coordinated portfolio analysis of business units, ranking business results according to risk/return matrix, using market and trend analyses.
„X Developed extensive budget model for corporate group analysis which became the template for use across all the corporate entities.
„X Led project team for Capital Process Re-engineering ¡V establishing process and documentation required for capital requests and ROI calculation, as well as setting approval levels dependent upon required investment.
M.B.A., International Business
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Hyperion Enterprises (Financial Consolidation and Reporting Package)
Khalix by Longview Solutions (Financial Consolidation and Reporting Package)