Performance driven Director leveraging 20 years of culinary and supply chain management experience. Creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains results-oriented teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.
Accountable for Master Data for leading food service company; responsible for maintaining and monitoring the data systems to ensure they met organizational requirements. Spearheaded cross-functional initiative to achieve brand alignment. Analyzed key metrics to measure product effectiveness. Strengthened company's business KPI's by leading implementation of customer-facing product features.
Formalized product master data management to include, organizational accountability, standards and procedures, quality control audit, technology support, monitoring and measurement of progress.
Developed and led industry functional work group, to establish governance for product level data, attributes, trends and gaps. Devised optimal communications strategies to further educate and engage company sales and procurement groups.
Served as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and lead on multimillion dollar SAP implementation of Master data; led management of all deliverables including requirements for rules and training for data management. Coordinated integration with SAP General Ledger (GL) and Accounts Payable (AP) modules.
Implemented design optimization with IT and business sponsor on Informatica MDM. Coordinated with both domestic and international teams on $3M project. While defining meetings, organized teams and resources to meet functional requirements. Verified test plans to launch project for go-live.
Capitalized on industry changes by implementing sales system to provide staff with nutritional and marketing data, along with images to maximize company revenue by 30-40%.
Provided guidance while working with IT management to ensure system standards that resulted in a more efficient application. Served as the business lead defining operations with appropriate service level agreements and disaster relief plan.
Ensured vendor contracts met with the guidelines provided by legal counsel. Capitalized revenue by implementing process for ACH payments to align with supplier cash discounts to maximize company revenue. Designed monthly reports to show duplication of suppliers within the system.
Managed team of 32 professionals. Implemented business and master data management processes, policies, procedures and services to deliver consistent high quality data. Provided reliable and timely service level agreements to the business units. Conducted performance evaluations, trained and mentored associates. Coordinated with finance to manage 1M dollar department budget.
Leveraged in-depth business understanding of mergers and acquisition to identify pain points while working with IT on conversions. Conducted training on master data systems and assisted purchasing education. Approximate nation wide travel 25-35%.
Produced metrics used to determine inefficiencies and areas for improvement in vendor and item level data. Applied strong combination of business needs analysis with strength delivering appropriate technical solutions.
Lead and facilitate the strategic sourcing process for grocery and non-food categories, this included market and industry analysis, supplier research and review, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing events, analysis, negotiations, contracting and implementation. In this position I was able to act independently with little supervision to conduct and analyze the bidding process for all commodities and services purchased in my categories for my company. Troubleshoot contract issues and provided solutions.
Calculated actual savings for the category and was responsible for communicating performance against these measures and their potential budgetary impact. Provided regular reports to senior staff to show visibility on category level compliance and savings.
Reduced warehouse costs by 30 percent by expertly estimating purchasing needs and buying through corporate approved suppliers. Identified opportunities to increase revenue, and maximize departmental productivity without compromising company align goals.
Served as mentor to junior team members. Rode with sales team to consulted with customers on products and services the company can provide. Introduced brands into a 100+ Million Dollar Food Distributor supporting over 50 sales people in the process.
Anticipated completion, Spring 2015
Courses in: Food Preparation, Kitchen Management, Pastries and Confectionery, International Cuisine.Graduated with Magna cum laude honors
Proficient in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,Sharepoint) software
Knowledge of SAP, Informatica and AS400 (ERPs Foodstar & Gemini) systems
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