Highly accomplished and results oriented Logistics and Supply Chain Director recognized for successfully developing, leading, managing and optimizing complex logistics/supply chain networks with complete P&L accountability in manufacturing and distribution environments.
Broad experience leading large cross functional virtual and face to face teams resulting in consistently achieving ongoing internal/external client-focused customer satisfaction.
01/2004 to Current
Director of Logistics & Supply ChainKEMIRA | Finland － East Chicago, IN
Global EUR 2.6B+ chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries by providing expertise and chemicals to improve customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency with a focus on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment industries.
Member of senior management team reporting to $300M North American business unit president.
P&L accountability of $100M cost center that includes 200 employees across multiple logistic sites, providing multimode logistics support through rail distribution, internal and outsourced trucking, terminal operations and sourcing with an emphasis on bulk chemical operations.
Achieved annual logistics savings of $1.0-$2.0M since 2012 through ongoing comprehensive planning and execution of North American logistics optimization projects.
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Class 1 Safe Handing Awards since 2012 through the development of rail car logistics compliance processes for the organization.
99.5% on time delivery service to customers accomplished by leading cross functional teams to produce optimized supply chains.
500k+ annual transportation cost savings through the planning, design and implementation of improved SAP transportation processes.
Order to cash process owner during SAP go live.
2M savings since 2013 by implementing custom web based logistics optimization software interfaced with SAP.
Maintained flat logistics unit costs during rapidly escalating market increases through mode optimization and logistics terminal network redesign.
Integrated logistics operations, planning and transaction execution within North America to align with global policies where applicable.
Restructured and aligned logistics with various acquisitions and divestures of businesses, operations and plants including a $100M polymer business acquisition.
Established cross functional S&OP process within business unit to optimize raw material usage and processes for manufacturing plants and logistics distribution network.
Developed financial and operational metrics used by logistics/supply chain organization as a basis of monthly and annual performance measurement.
Adapted immediately and gained North American logistics/supply chain responsibility after the sale of Eaglebrook Inc.
01/1997 to 01/2004
Director of Logistics & Supply Chain
Designed and implemented logistics and supply chain organization as a centralized function.
Decreased unit freight costs by 10% resulting in savings of over $1.5M.
Achieved $1M+ of distribution cost savings within the first year of the position through better asset utilization, decreased fixed costs and implementation of sound supply chain procedures.
Successfully managed the largest cost center within the firm that encompassed 100+ employees and the majority of the asset base.
Assisted with the strategic planning and completion of two acquisitions.
Reduced lost time accident rate by 75% through championing a culture change.
Secured and negotiated $4M of freight contracts with external customers that eliminated poor equipment utilization and generated complementary business with additional profit.
Established a supply chain function that included custom Internet based software for all facilities that resulted in $.5M savings through more efficient equipment optimization and reduced customer failures.
Completely restructured the supply chain/logistics operations and its management to produce a highly effective, cost efficient, team driven and autonomous functional group.
Negotiated key logistics service provider contracts.
01/1994 to 01/2004
EAGLEBROOK INC － Chicago, IL
Eaglebrook was a privately held water treatment chemical distribution company.
01/1994 to 01/1997
Redesigned and restructured North American accounting functions for a high-growth $60M privately-held revenue firm.
Developed a company-wide budget process and forecasting methodology.
Facilitated all U.S.
Managed all capital including all leasing and financing decisions within the firm.
Supervised purchasing, operations analysis and credit functions.
Implemented product supply and demand forecasting and modeling.
Education and Training
Masters of Business Administration: FinanceDePaul University Kellstadt Graduate SchoolFinance
Bachelor of Science Degree: AccountancyDePaul UniversityAccountancy