u s business strategy manager resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
Experienced business strategist who has a holistic view of the of the comClairey goals and can effectively communicate complex business strategies across the organization.
Excellent Communicator

Effective Leader

Project Management

Staff training & Development

Effectively multi-task

Ability to Influence Sr. Leadership

Excellent public speaking in large and small groups


Able to work autonomously

Proficient in all Microsoft Office Products, with emphasis in Excel and PowerPoint

Proficient with big data analytics tools such as Business Objects and Power BI

Clemson University Clemson, SC Expected in 2003 Bachelor of Science : Economics - GPA :
University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL Expected in 2009 MBA : Finance - GPA :
Work History
General Logistics Systems - U.S. Business Strategy Manager
Seattle, WA, 06/2012 - Current

Lead all major strategic efforts across all business functions ensuring a unified brand strategy supporting d business objectives as defined by Mazda’s Mid-term Plan. This included prioritizing corporate objectives such as Customer Experience, Customer Retention, sales targets and financial growth.

Primary operational contact for strategic planning influencing senior leadership and cross functional teams to support development of the strategic business plan.

Report on both results and opportunities, create 1-3+ year strategic plans, and shepherd the development and implementation of prioritized strategic initiatives.

Developed and manage Mazda Dealer Annual Business Plan process, ensuring proper alignment between Mazda and the dealer network. 

Set and executed the Mazda Dealer Network Strategy. 

Developed and managed all key Vehicle product launches ensuring alignment between product planning, marketing, public relations, logistics, and sales training.

Defined key performance metrics to measure progress against the strategic plan. - Continuously reassess corporate direction and identify future focus areas for the organization.

Act as a clearing house for all executive communication between Mazda of North America and the Global headquarters in JaClaire.

Led brand building activities such as Brand Heritage training for employees and media.

Lead Mazda Brand Ambassador for media events and Corporate Partner Brand Immersion.

Developed & lead Mazda's Jinba-Ittai Brand Academy

Miragen Therapeutics - Sales Planning Manager, Southeast Region
Boulder, CO, 03/2010 - 06/2012

Managed all vehicle inventory for the Southeast Region, which included 120 dealers across 7 states.

Reduced the inventory carrying cost by 7% annual through a faster turn rate.

Responsible for the ordering, distribution, and placement for all vehicles. 

Improved Mazda's monthly sales forecasting, reducing 30 day error from 15% to 3%.

Managed comClairey car & fleet inventory of 1,500 vehicles for over 200 employees.

Trained and developed staff of 4 Regional Operational Specialists.

Developed and maintained all regional sales reporting.

Consulted with dealers to maximize dealer profitability through financial and process improvements.

Supervised the port operations, minimizing order to delivery time.

Ab Mauri - Business Development Manager
Memphis, TN, 08/2008 - 03/2010

Consult Mazda dealers to maximize cash flow and profitability.

Oversaw the transition of all Southeast Region dealers through the Great Recession.

Provided analysis on key metrics and developed forward looking indicators to forecast future developments.

Trained Regional Sales and Service District teams how to read and analyze financial statements. 

Prepared executive level presentations for leadership teams on various topics.

Scott McRae Automotive Company - Corporate Controller
City, STATE, 08/2005 - 08/2008

·         Closed corporate books every month

·         Reduced month end corporate closing time from 4 days to 12 hours ·         Reconciled all bank accounts daily

·         Reconciled all balance sheet, income, and expense accounts monthly ·         Managed fixed asset and depreciation schedules

·         Compiled the consolidated corporate income statement and balance sheet (13 branches)

·         Wrote and audited all journal entries

·         Managed all corporate accounts payable and accounts receivable schedules ·         Developed and monitored yearly budget

·         Developed forecasting techniques for expense analysis reports

·         Created cash flow efficiency reports for CFO

·         Created purchase order system for all corporate purchases

North Florida Corporate - Controller
City, STATE, 04/2004 - 03/2005
·         Oversaw all accounts payable/receivable for corporate finances ·         Reconciled all balance sheet and income statement accounts ·         Managed cash flow for all developments and corporate offices and prepared weekly management reports ·         Managed corporate payroll and payroll taxes ·         Managed financial accounting and reconciled all bank accounts ·         Supervised all human resource related activities, including employee health and life insurance benefits ·         Developed comprehensive yearly financial strategy with the CEO and prepared bi-weekly reports on progress ·         Supervised customer service function, resolving all issues related to repair and warranty work

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School Attended

  • Clemson University
  • University of North Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • U.S. Business Strategy Manager
  • Sales Planning Manager, Southeast Region
  • Business Development Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • Controller


  • Bachelor of Science
  • MBA

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