Diverse management background in new product development, manufacturing and operations experience in both startup and established companies. Demonstrated success in providing leadership to create synergy between market demands and technical development. Outstanding interpersonal skills, experience in leading cross-functional teams and a proven track record of excellence in:
Project Management Technology Transfer Motivating / Building Teams New Product Development Resource Planning Stage & Gate Processes Supply Chain Management Manufacturing/Operations Continuous Process Improvement
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Consistently meet goals
Client account management
Project Manager, 03/2013
to 06/2013 Nationwide – Columbus,
Responsible for initiation of new projects.
Received approved new project requests and initiated execution with Project Management team Coordinated distribution of projects to various Project Managers Managed weekly meetings with Project Managers to review current status of existing projects and new projects coming in for the week.
Produced updated monthly reports with data reporting resource additions and consumptions across all new project activities.
Product Portfolio Manager, 01/2008
to 10/2012 The Scotts Company (Miracle Gro) – Marysville,
OH Responsible for executing the commercialization of new products and product changes across various businesses in the Scotts product portfolio.
Managed cross functional teams, utilizing Stage & Gate Process, to ensure timely execution from design to launch.
Managed new product and product change launches in various businesses: Round Up, Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed, EZ Seed, Scotts Song Bird Selections Bird Food, Osmocote, Vigoro.
Responsible for all new product project management and execution, new product process implementation and improvement, engineering procedures and specifications, strategic planning for new product launches.
Reported to VP of Research and Development.
Developed and implemented New Product Stage Gate Process to effectively manage new products from idea to launch.
Coordinate New Product Planning with Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and Engineering in order to develop, produce/source and launch new products.
Elmer's branded product launches
Director of Manufacturing, 01/2000
to 01/2002 Codeon Corporation – Maryland
Established the Manufacturing and Operations organizations for a start-up organization including personnel (150+ staff), systems and strategies.
Assembled a Total Quality Management Team.
Implemented SIOP System (Sales, Inventory, Operational Planning).
Developed Product Transfer Group to effectively transfer developmental product and processes to manufacturing.
Performed Project Management duties on key projects.
to 01/2000 PIRI – Columbus,
Manufacturing and Production (4 years) Managed all aspects of production including scheduling daily activities of approximately 20 staff members in order to meet shipping requirements and deadlines.
Interviewed and hired production personnel, performed staff evaluations and performance reviews, and determined pay increases.
Provided direct input and impact to long-term direction of company by
Bachelor of Science: Physics,
The Ohio State University - Columbus,
Established the manufacturing and operations functions for a startup company, including personnel (150+), systems and strategies.
Result: Company began manufacturing and selling product within 6 months.
Developed and implemented Stage & Gate Process for New Product Development and Launch.
Created Project Management Process allowing cross-functional teams to successfully develop and execute launch of New Products.
Implemented SIOP System (Sales, Inventory, Operational Planning) allowing marketing, procurement, finance, engineering, quality and manufacturing to effectively plan, produce and sell product with a 100% on-time delivery status.
Developed product transfer group that would allow marketing and engineering to translate customer requirements & specifications and developmental processes & products to the manufacturing group, resulting in a 20% reduction in project completion and a 3% customer return rate.
Demonstrated project management abilities on key projects by establishing well defined strategies & tasks, assigning ownership & responsibility, and effectively following up on progress.
Result: 100% on-time deliveries.
Increased company's revenues by 300% in one year by maximizing the efficiency of production processes through effective integration of equipment, manpower, and process capabilities, and developing quality programs that ensured reliability and product conformance.
Coordinated and directed a program that successfully completed two technology transfers to international companies (one in Europe, one in Japan) giving the company the ability to expand its revenue capabilities.
Negotiated price decrease of the #1 purchased product, saving the company $500K in one year.
Developed and implemented quality programs allowing the company to meet ISO-certification timeline.
Implemented a cross-training program to effectively train staff in all phases of production, resulting in a 20% reduction in cycle time, and a 150% increase in production volume.