35 years of broad cross functional experiences with a top tier consumer products food company. Proven track record of Accomplishments leading business and functional activities across multiple business categories , countries and functions. Strong technical background in key functional areas that can be translated into growth and improvement initiatives across Other consumer products , companies or industries . Skill set includes areas of Procurement , Product and Packaging Design , Operations , Strategy , Sourcing ,Financial tools and techniques and business simplification developed thru Multi-year assignments across the company . Highlights Global and strategic sourcing Productivity improvement specialist Strategic planning Analytical proficiency Lean manufacturing and design Multi-Country Multi-Region experience Internal consultant Team building
January 2012 to Current
Global support role leading and or coaching Category Teams in Improvement initiatives across 5 geographic regions .
Accomplishments included leadership of Global benchmarking of Biscuit as well as Gum & Candy , Portfolio.
Simplification of various Global brands , identification of best in class assets for next generation assets as well as helping to
define both short and longer term projects for business benefits.
January 2004 to January 2007
Global Coffee GroupSr Mgr Operations
Manufacturing / Continuous improvement role in Global group supporting launch of new Coffee Technology indiv coffee cups for in home brewer ) across Western and Eastern Europe as well as North America.
Activities included leading the planning of capacity and preparation of investment requests and subsequent development of cost improvement ideas to address competitive challenges.
As leader of Global category improvement agenda for Coffee performed benchmarking and cost assessments across other established Categories Traditional Roast n Ground , Soluble and Dry mixes ).
January 2001 to January 2004
Operations integration role for new acquisition ( Nabisco ) into the existing facility network and operations support.
Functions of Kraft Foods.
Led Operations team to identify and deliver functional support synergies as well as.
Network redesign including closure ,sale and or the relocation of assets.
Also supported development and delivery.
Of multi-year cost improvement agenda for the Planters peanut portion of the acquisition.
January 1998 to January 2001
Moved into cross functional role in Research that looked across businesses and technologies for opportunities to improve the cost profile of Products and Packages used as well as the converting technologies and assets employed.
Over a 4 year timeframe developed a very broad understanding thru education and leadership of initiatives in reformulation , substitution of equivilants and redesign of shapes and sizes in Cheeses , Coffee products , Powdered products.
Meats and Condiments as well included understanding of and optimizing Paper , Flexible and Rigid packaging.
January 1995 to January 1998
Division Purchasing Manager and Commodities
Cross Functional role into Procurement that spanned 4 years and included understanding in Key Commodities andMarket forces ( Sugar,Cocoa,Corn Products and Wheats ) , management of small group of material managers and work With commodity buyers to develop and implement strategies for client.
Accomplishments included lead negotiator with Key Suppliers ( Cargill , ADM , National Starch , CPC ) which generated multi-million dollar benefit to move supply and Technology to new global partner Cargill .
January 1991 to January 1995
Strategy role in Operations finance supporting regional factory sourcing , cross border opportunities leveraging tariffs and Quotas and supporting preparation of major Capital investments ( > 5mm ).
Various Financial Function Support Roles to Operations.
January 1984 to January 1991
Over 7 year timeframe rotated thru a series of Managerial positions building knowledge and skills.
Each position included supervision ,planning , budgeting ,forecasting cycles as well as special project support to Sr functional leaders.
Areas of concentration included : Logistics, Capital budgeting , Manufacturing Cost planning ,Ingredient and Material price forecasting and general headquarters functional budgeting .
January 1980 to January 1984
Development of fundamental accounting skills in External reporting ,Corporate reporting , Cost Accounting.
And general accounting by progressing thru a series of entry level thru to supervisor level .