Planning manager dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in finding cost-effective solutions to company-wide problems.
Manage production schedule for 10 operational sites across North America to ensure above 90% schedule attainment on a monthly basis
Improve the data mining and reporting process by incorporating Lean practices
Increased site production efficiency through root cause analysis on performance inhibitors and taking corrective actions by readjusting current processes
Collaborated on creating the monthly operational site Run Strategy as touch-point meetings with customer and production sites on improving ways of working
12/2012 to 09/2015
Lean CoordinatorMenasha Corporation – Edison, NJ
Defined requirements and ensured the implementation of Lean strategies and initiatives to effectively meet or exceed business requirements & customer expectations.
Facilitated continuous process improvement, and Lean initiatives in accordance with the organization.
Responsible for advancing company metrics (service and productivity)
Developed, modeled, and coached Lean applications.
Reviewed Lean performance expectations with leadership teams across the organization, providing expectations, performance planning, feedback, training & development and performance discussions.
Performed administrative duties in accordance with the requirements of the organization including data gathering, metrics, reports.
Mentored, coached and trained various levels throughout the company.
Applied broad knowledge to act as a key contributor on complex or critical assignments; contributed to the standards around which others will operate and act as an advisor/coach to mentor other team members.
Developed solutions and execution strategies in complicated or novel situations.
Influenced decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services to others in area of specialization.
11/2011 to 12/2012
Strategic Process ManagerRand Diversified – Edison, NJ
Manage continuous improvement processes
Foster and engage internal talent
Increase customer satisfaction
Develop stronger growth potential
Improve competitive advantage
Generate process improvement
Build relationship between strategy and execution
07/2008 to 11/2011
Planning ManagerRand Diversified – Edison, NJ
Managed production scheduling for production lines
Managed four planners who were in charge of communicating customers' schedules and needs for daily/weekly attainment
Provided capacity reports on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
Provided customer-requested KPIs regarding fill-rate and scheduling variations
Worked in cross-functional teams to create new processes to help streamline process flow and continuous improvement
03/2007 to 07/2008
PlannerRand Diversified – Edison, NJ
Performed customer service roles in communicating fill-rate requirements from the customer on a daily /weekly/monthly basis
Created scheduling timelines for production lines to meet customer-requested ship dates
Coordinated with logistics, production, and inventory team to ensure deadlines are met
Provided information to other departments as communicated by the customer
10/2006 to 03/2007
Inventory AnalystRand Direct – Edison, NJ
performed post-production reconciliation
managed product and component packaging inventory numbers were accurate to begin production
processed shipment documentation
01/1998 to 09/2006
Operations ManagerAbsolute Silver Inc. – New York City, NY
Managed operations processes of an import wholesale company for sterling silver and body jewelry company in New York City
Coordinated quarterly trade show exhibitions
Executed launch of inventory catalog from design to print
Implemented an inventory management system
Bachelor of Science: Management University of Phoenix - Online
Reduced company annual costs by more than $3.5 million through reduction of inventory waste by reducing scrap % ordering levels at our manufacturing plants
Collaborated and managed special teams in creating $2 million cost savings through various projects by implementing Lean practices
Created process improvements for planning and scheduling department causing productivity increase of 25%