Vice President Operations / General Manager A visionary executive with a broad base of experience in operations, finance and Information Systems. Experience working in multi location, multidivisional $500MM + organizations. General Management of $40MM division. A highly experienced manager with 16 years of experience in manufacturing and distributional companies. Excels in operational planning, financial analysis, and scrutinizing systems in support of continuous improvement. Experience working with commodity market products. Areas of Expertise: Demand Forecasting Inventory Control Supply Chain Management Cost Reduction & Profit Improvement Process & Performance Improvement Team Building Professional Experience Built Executive scorecard information system that provided access to critical sales data. Moved from a totally historical forecast to a real-time customer commitment system. Reduced inventory on-hand and percentage of inventory obsolescence. Team member of a labor intensive domestic manufacturing operation to an off shore operation. Strategic thinker and planner; analytical problem solver Proven success in the corporate environment with the ability to assess, modify and strengthen operational infrastructures using technology and software. Well versed in the generation of development plans for manufacturing and distribution, inventory, forecasting, budgets, efficiencies, and information systems
Director of Planning/ Financial Analyst01/2007 to 01/2014Richline Group / Cookson Precious MetalAttleboro, MA
Responsible for forecasting, production planning and scheduling, and Wal-Mart replenishment.
Create customized excel reports from 2 operating systems to satisfy planners needs and requirements.
Create an expedite requirements flow from the finished good level to raw stock level.
Create a process for allocating customer orders fulfillment.
Direct weekly production staff meeting to review and oversee the daily operations of the organization as well as to review existing and future business issues.
Managed 2 planners and 1 Walmart Analyst.
Develop the process to manage customer pricing and review customer margins with the sales staff.
Manage the process of yearly customer prices increases.
Implement customer profitability down to expense level.
Review cost analyst on items with 2 off shore locations.
Include duty, custom, and freight.
Team member on the 2013 transition of moving the manufacturing to the Dominican Republic.
Customer Service and Distribution to Florida.
Worked closely with IT implement necessary requirements as each process was move to a different operating system.
Reduced inventory on-hand and percentage of inventory obsolescence Prepare the inverness P&L budget and departmental budgets.
Ensure YTD actuals are within approved budget.
Design reports to measure job variances, purchase price variances, and inventory variances.
Implemented a cycle count procedure to reduce inventory variances.
Forecast Manager/ Production Planner01/1998 to 01/2007Richline Group / T. SARDELLI & SONS, INCProvidence, RI
Responsible for the overall production requirements by developing a forecast for the global markets by reviewing historical data and analyzing trends through a forecasting package.
Designed and implemented production report to achieved 98% fill rates on customer orders.
Review monthly sales versus forecast on all products.
Maintain 90% accuracy on top accounts Estimated gold usage for gold lock customers.
Review market trends to rebuy against under forecast ounces or move ounces to other accounts.
Prepare comprehensive sales analysis for the sales representatives.
Generated manufacturing requirements and production scheduling.
JuniorAnalyst01/1996 to 01/1998Global Associates, LTDFall Church, VA
Conduct analysis in support of the Joint Multi-Warfare Analytical Game (JMAG).
Assist in the establishment of baseline scenarios for war games and various war games variations required by customers.
Also, assist in a wide variety of research and analysis for senior engineers.
Created web pages using HTML and Java Script Programming.
Intern Staff01/1996Institute For Defense AnalysesAlexandria, VA
Assignment supported a Force Deployment Exercise.
Research involved identifying and summarizing of the host nation's (Saudi Arabia) infrastructure, and materials handling equipment available to support military force deployments.
Integrated operational and logistics support data into a "Read Ahead" book for exercise participants.
BS: Business AdministrationCOLLEGE OF CHARLESTONCharleston, SCBusiness Administration
Intermodal Transportation and Logistics. Software Applications Microsoft Office 2010- Excel, Access, Word Retail Link Demand Solutions (Forecast Package)