Global Operations Exec - R&D - Consumer Products

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Position
Global Operations Exec - R&D - Consumer Products
Location Confidential
No
Location
No preference
Willing to Relocate
Yes
Industry
Consumer-Packaged-Goods
Function
R&D-Research-Management
Compensation
$500,000 to $1 Million

Resume Summary
Senior CPG executive with extensive leadership experience across global Supply Chain, R&D / Innovation, Logistics, Planning, and Manufacturing for a $3B Fortune 500 consumer goods company.

Resume Body      GLOBAL OPERATIONS EXEC - R&D - CONSUMER PRODUCTS

GLOBAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE - CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Global Operations | Supply Chain | R&D | Innovation | Technology

> Senior CPG executive with extensive leadership experience across global Supply Chain, R&D / Innovation, Logistics, Planning, and Manufacturing for a $3B Fortune 500 consumer goods company.

> Innovation and Creativity: Results driven leader with a passion for creative problem solving, innovation, and continuous improvement. Have consistently created working environments where people are empowered to lead, learn and develop. Uniquely capable and experienced at leading and motivating at all functions and levels.

> Value Creation: Place a high value on personal integrity, collaboration, and developing trusting partnerships. Consistently recognized for creating value and implementing sustainable organization improvements.

"Inspiring Organizational Trust and Driving Results"


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

* Multi Site Operations Management
* End-To-End Supply Chain Management
* Consistent Cost, Quality and Service Delivery
* Multi Functional Team Leadership
* Gross Margin Improvement
* Customer Focus and Engagement
* Process Management and Control
* R&D & Innovation Process Management
* Strategic Sourcing Partnerships
* Logistics Management


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FORTUNE 500 $3B CPG COMPANY 1995 - Present

Senior Vice President, Global R&D (2013 - Present)

In recognition of leadership talent, moved into R&D to completely rebuild the organization. Made necessary people changes and established a new, flatter and more effective leadership structure. Direct all global R&D, Regulatory, Quality, Environmental Affairs, and Procurement functions. Develop and execute a $40M R&D and Regulatory budget; manage $1.6B in direct and indirect sourcing.

* Established a winning culture and built a new leadership team, positioning R&D as a contributing business partner, delivering innovative new products and producing incremental revenue and profit.

* Introduced a new product innovation process from idea formulation to concept review, proof-of-concept, development, and commercialization. Achieved a disciplined approach to fully leverage R&D resources and expenses.

* Created momentum and structure to deliver $150M in new product concepts into the new product pipeline.


Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, R&D, IT, & Quality (2014 - 2015)

Led all Global Supply Chain, R&D, Information Technology, and Quality functions with responsibility for managing $2B COGS and $100M+ in cost center expenses. Provided direction to a leadership team of 10+ and more than 3,000 employees in the US and Europe.

* Improved gross margin from 35% to 38% of revenues over a 4-year period through aggressive cost out activities and implementation of extended-range planning cost improvement efforts.

* Implemented plant and distribution network optimization project that has identified over $40M in cost reduction opportunities.

* Standardized product specifications and plant operations to assure consistent consumer experience from products produced across 30+ manufacturing facilities.

* Integrated core operations and technology and functions to increase speed to market, assure flawless new product introductions and optimize product costs.


Senior Vice-President, Global Supply Chain (2008 - 2013)

Led the global supply chain organization with 30+ manufacturing facilities, 15 global fulfillment centers and 3,500 associates. Responsibility encompassed the end-to-end supply chain including planning, procurement, manufacturing, contract manufacturing, environmental health and safety, orders to cash, distribution, customer supply chain, engineering and facilities. Managed a capital budget of $100M+.

* Implemented Operations Improvement Initiative to drive global improvement delivery, cost, quality and safety. World Class Operations is a standard system deployed across all plants to establish best practices, standards of performance and performance management tools.

* Improved global safety performance by implementing safe behavior auditing standards, near miss, and first aid reporting standards, and developing a safety culture focused on elimination of at-risk behaviors. Improved global TRIR from over 3 to less than 1 in 4-year period.

* Developed standardized quality system across all plants focused on delighting consumers and creating sustainable quality systems.

* Initiated sourcing improvements. Developed commodity hedging practices to manage risk of key commodities. Achieved direct material cost reductions of $50M+ by leveraging volume, alternate materials, low cost country sourcing, and sourcing events. Created indirect savings of over $30M through sourcing events, developing strategic sourcing partnerships, contract negotiations, and creative payment solutions.

* Utilized extended-range planning process to consistently deliver over $25M of annual supply chain savings on COGS base of $2B. Through forecast error reduction, strategic capacity additions and product velocity analysis, improved total inventory turns by over 25%.

* Developed optimized distribution model that saved $35M in 4 years while reducing order lead times and order minimums and improving customer category turns.


Vice-President of Global Logistics (2004 - 2008)

Led global logistics team with responsibility for managing 15 order fulfillment centers, 1,500 items, $350M of distribution cost and an annual average inventory of $500M+.

* Reduced global distribution costs as a percent of sales by over 200 Bps while delivering over 8 billion pounds of products to customers.

* Delivered global service levels of 99% and improved global on time delivery from 70% to 92%. Developed the perfect order metric to enhance orders to cash efficiency and reduce over, short, and damage claims by 60%+.

* Leveraged SAP, Manugistics, and Sterling Commerce to standardize 3PL warehousing operations, create warehousing contract cost reductions of over $10M, improve carrier on time performance and reduce carrier accessorial charges by over 65%.

* Optimized distribution and contract manufacturing network in Europe and the US to improve outbound delivery capacity, reduce freight costs by $20M, and reduce warehousing costs by over $10M.


Director of Planning (2002 - 2004)

Led implementation of the company's global fulfillment model leveraging SAP and Manugistics. Implemented demand and fulfillment model that utilizes store level on hand inventory and store level consumption forecasting to create demand plans by customer. Model won several awards and is still recognized as best in class across CPG companies.

* Improved order fill rates by over 400 Bps while improving inventory turns by over 15%.

* Created supply chain teams at key accounts that manage demand signals, customer replenishment, supply chain integration with key customer initiatives, and collaborative customer planning.

* Leveraged productivity improvements and talent management to reduce planning head count by 25 %.


Director of Manufacturing (1998 - 2002)

Led $100M capital investment in manufacturing facility to standardize operations, increase capacity by 50%, and reduce manufacturing costs by over 30%. Role expanded to include multiple manufacturing facilities. Led 400+ associates and managed COGS of $400M. Led contract manufacturing operations.

* Established a safety culture through associate engagement and reducing risk taking, resulting in a 40% improvement in TRIR.

* Reduced COGS by $25M+ while leading operations through significant capital transformations, packaging format changes, and significant volume growth.


Plant Manager (1995 - 1998)

Managed turn-around of facility operating at less than 50% efficiency. Implemented basic operating fundamentals including operating logs, standard operating procedures and basic maintenance management techniques.

* Gained organizational alignment to install $15M of new packaging equipment that delivered a 40% reduction in packaging labor costs. Developed and implemented packaging technician certification process to enable consistent performance across all lines.

* Reduced conversion cost per unit by 20% over a 2-year period while improving first pass yield by 500 Bps.


SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANY 1989 - 1994

Plant Engineer / Production Manager

Led the construction and start-up of new manufacturing facility. Responsible for managing all distribution, manufacturing and maintenance functions within facility.

* Developed operational improvements that increased operational efficiency by over 10% per year while improving first pass yield by over 600 Bps.

* Led all manufacturing, scheduling, demand fulfillment and distribution functions. Developed systems and process improvements to improve inventory turns, on time delivery and order fill rate.

* Selected to 3-person continuous improvement team responsible for implementing Total Quality Management across entire organization. Completed over 8 weeks of TQM training to enable leadership of the initiative.

* Site leader for implementation of ERP system.


EDUCATION

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

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