Staff training & Development
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
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 Japan.
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
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 company 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.
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.
· 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
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