Senior level Operations Professional offering a successful and diverse background in manufacturing and engineering venues. Change agent recognized for revitalizing underperforming organizations, developing futurefocused processes, and building profitable business entities. Interpersonal skills required to build and sustain valuable relationships with crosscultural individuals at all levels of the organization by soliciting ideas from stakeholders and demonstrating commitment to quality and professionalism. U.S. Citizen. Languages: Fluent in German; Conversational in Spanish and French; Basic Bahasa Indonesia.
" Project Management
" Organizational Development
" Motivational Leadership
" Vendor Relations
" Inventory Control
" Cost Reduction
" Lean Manufacturing
" Productivity Enhancement
" New Product Launch
" Partnership Building
" Process improvement
" Supply Chain Logistics
" Quality systems
" Program Development
" Startups & Turnarounds
" International Operations
" Change management
KIMBERLYCLARK CORPORATION, various U.S and International locations; 1993 Present
General Manager, Operations, ASEAN, Indonesia (02/08 Present)
A regional role accountable for manufacturing and supply chain including capital executions, packaging and talent development at 6 manufacturing facilities in 5 SE Asian countries with an annual turnover of $300 million. 12 direct reports with 1400 indirect reports not including contract personnel.
" Directed Lean transformation in regional manufacturing facilities and delivered average productivity increase of 9% across SE Asia.
" Drove cost management programs generating 5% decrease in YOY costs for the past two years.
" Successfully turned around manufacturing facility from a high cost, high waste facility to one of the most cost effective in the company.
" Produced and managed program reducing inventory levels and working capital by 10% across the SE Asia region.
" Spearheaded capital executions and supply chain for new product launches and met/exceeded launch requirements and inventory levels for the past 4 years.
" Pioneered effort to increase employee engagement.
Vendor Partnership Manager, Neenah, Wisconsin (05/06 01/08)
Responsible for development of research and engineering partner relationships as part of the enterprise wide research & engineering effectiveness program. Capex project load between $150 $200 Million.
" Successfully led the evaluation for technical service providers for the corporation and managed the vendor partnership, lowering overall engineering costs.
" Simplified capital project execution using Lean principles to reduce rework and resources required for execution.
Global Program Manager, Neenah, Wisconsin (09/03 05/06)
Responsible for technical assistance and cost management programs for plants in Asia that included analysis and implementation of programs that improved the manufacturing cost structure and the cross sourcing of finished goods. Indirect team of 4.
" Successfully led the procurement of manufacturing assets and coordinated the startup a new consumer products plant in SE Asia, managing the operation for the first four months beating expectations to reach end of curve operation in 3 months.
" Liaised with the regional management in SE Asia to develop and implement productivity programs to avoid capital outlays of $30M.
" Led finished goods cross sourcing initiatives in the Asia region and to North America leading to a significant reduction in delivered cost and capital avoidance.
Manager Consumer Products Operation, Forchheim, Germany (08/00 08/03)
Charged with managing manufacturing, supply chain planning and maintenance for consumer products operation. The turnover was $80100 million, with about 50 employees.
" Procured and started up new Adult incontinence products line on time and within budget with no safety incidents for 40% less than the comparable line in the US.
" Started up operations department structure and recruited key personnel.
" Instituted productivity improvement programs increasing output by 15% YOY.
Earlier Kimberly Clark roles:
Project Leader, Neenah, Wisconsin
Productivity Team Leader, Forchheim, Germany
Electrical Engineer, Neenah, Wisconsin
Michelin Tire Corporation:
Senior Engineer, South Carolina and Germany
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, SC
Master of Business Administration Degree International Finance
University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Science Degree Electrical Engineering
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, MS Project, MS Visio