A seasoned professional with years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain management, and information technology with particularly deep knowledge of the consulting, software, and process manufacturing industries such as pulp & paper, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods / food. Matthew has extensive project management experience leading cross-functional teams with extensive C-level exposure. Matthew is experienced in sales and sales support roles dealing with all levels of organizations to drive results.
WRITTEN & VERBAL COMMUNICATION
PROJECT / PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH
DIVERSE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANTMIDTOWN CONSULTING GROUP － ATLANTA, GA
an effort charged with reconciling and recommending a product data hierarchy across
multiple functional groups as part of a Product Information Management (PIM / Master
for a large mobile telecom provider. Responsible for research, design, governance recommendation, and implementation of the new product hierarchy and supporting technology (Oracle Fusion Product Data Hub).
the delivery and system release planning for a multi-year Oracle Business Intelligence
Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) program implementation.
the business requirements definition for a new customer master data repository
for the largest healthcare data network.
PROJECTS MANAGEROM PARTNERS － ATLANTA, GA
Managed teams of consultants to deliver OM Partners supply chain management applications delivering real bottom line benefits for industrial organizations. .
Primary customer facing representative for OM Partners at the client.
Responsible for sales & business development for OMP Corrugated and Solid Board System for the U.S.
Performed customer demos, managed RFP process, and drove requirements definition for prospective clients.
Managed the U.S. customer support desk.
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANTROCK RIVER SOLUTIONS － ATLANTA, GA
Managed the implementation of the ORTEMS Advanced Scheduling application for all U.S. clients.
Responsible for visioning, model configuration, data integration, testing, and training.
Position was a continuation of my role at Finmatica / Infor, however Infor dropped ORTEMS as a product line. I was also responsible for all business development in North America for ORTEMS and help desk support of all customers (level 1).
PRE/POST SALES CONSULTANTINFOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS － ATLANTA, GA
Worked closely with Finmatica / Infor Account Executives to position products to solve business pain points through use of software applications and consulting services.
Developed demonstrations of the appropriate product solution set from the Supply Chain Management division's portfolio of offerings.
Principal area of expertise was manufacturing planning (MRP, RCCP) and shop floor scheduling (FCS), but I also utilized knowledge in demand planning / forecasting, distribution planning, and procurement.
Crafted RFP responses, spoke at conferences, developed white papers, and participated in trade show activities.
PRODUCT MANAGERFORESTEXPRESS － Atlanta, GA
Key leader from the creation (employee #11) of the industry trading network for the forest products industry (Similar to Elemica).
Managed product definition and development for the procurement and sourcing products for the PAPER vertical - Commerce One BuySite, SAP EBP, & Moai Complete Source.
Delivered the first platform transactions six months following software purchase.
MANAGERTHE NORTH HIGHLAND CO － Atlanta, GA
Managed consulting engagements in the supply chain and electronic commerce practice area.
Developed proposals, managed client relationships and executed project task activities and deliverables.
Served as the technical advisor for the Fine Paper industry vertical for the inception of ForestExpress. Developed the business plan, functional business requirements for software, demonstration scripts to guide vendor presentations, and co-authored final software product recommendation. This engagement led to the extension of an employment offer from the client.
Led a strategic project to assess the impact of e-Commerce on the material handling industry for a $600 million multinational firm. Conducted market interviews, performed competitive analysis, developed e-Commerce market strategy, and completed a high-level redesign of corporate web site.
BUSINESS CONSULTANT (PRE-SALES)MANUGISTICS － Atlanta, GA
Developed and delivered customized prospect product demonstrations for software products including demand planning, constraint based master planning, distribution planning, shop floor scheduling, network design and optimization, and Internet-enabled business partner collaboration.
Clients and prospects included General Electric Appliances, GE Aircraft Engine, CibaVision, Nabisco, CK Cosmetics, Lever - Ponds, Unilever, Russell Corporation, MagnaTek, and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products.
BUSINESS PROCESS DESIGN MANAGERPARAGON TRADE BRANDS － Norcross, GA
Managed design of Paragon's supply chain management processes including demand planning, distribution, order management, production planning, and production line scheduling.
Coordinated vendor RFP activities, Co-scripted vendor demonstrations, developed mock data for demos and moderated vendor demonstration sessions.
Managed system implementation teams for demand planning, supply planning, and inventory management using the Manugistics software suite.
Oversaw work planning, execution of project deliverables, managed third party resources, and coordination of training activities.
SYSTEMS ANALYSTRIVERWOOD INTERNATIONAL － Atlanta, GA
Directed activities to redesign Riverwood's planning and scheduling processes.
Led selection team for demand planning, operations planning, and line scheduling software.
Led pilot activities for proof-of-concept using Think Systems demand planning software.
SR. PRODUCTION PLANNERGEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION － Atlanta, GA
Developed monthly production plan from sales forecast for GP's Port Hudson paper mill, as well as the folio sheeting operations at the Port Hudson and Ashdown paper mills.
Led the end-user team in design activities, system testing, implementation, and training for order management and production planning & scheduling system upgrade.
Led the functional business team in the design and delivery of a new product master database.
Served as the production planning representative in the redesign of the Sales Reservation system.
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR / PROJECT MANAGERWESTVACO － Chamblee, GA
Directed activities of from 16 to 45 hourly employees in a unionized production environment.
Responsibilities included staffing, training, quality assurance, shipping, and productivity improvement.
Bachelor of Science: ManagementGeorgia Institute of Technology － Atlanta, GA
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, PROCESS INNOVATION, REPORTING & ANALYTICS, MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES, CONSULTING, TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION