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Cv, Operations and Logistics Expert targeting specific countries

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Serial No: 13688

List top 5 skills: 
Short Bio:

• Varied but accomplished background in operations management with emphasis on international supply chain management and cost control.
• International and domestic logistics and materials management.
• Excel in resource management, reporting systems and manufacturing cost control.
• Excellent people and organizational skills.
• Expert computer database and Excel skills.
• SQL database
• MACOLA & SAP systems

Current location: 

Ajmān, United Arab Emirates - View on map

Nationality: 

American

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Manufacturing and Operations, Transport and Logistics

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

philippines, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

United Arab Emirates, United States



Education

University Of Redlands, Redlands, CA 1981-1985
• Degree International Business Administration

Skills

• Varied but accomplished background in operations management with emphasis on international supply chain management and cost control.
• International and domestic logistics and materials management.
• Excel in resource management, reporting systems and manufacturing cost control.
• Excellent people and organizational skills.
• Expert computer database and Excel skills.
• SQL database
• MACOLA & SAP systems

Professional Experience

9/1/2012 – Present
Cyrus Group of Companies (500 Million Multinational Private Company)
Vice President Global Operations & Logistics

• Provided global management of Supply Chain, Operations & Logistics.
• Project Leader on the location design and implementation of three new receiving and packaging terminals.
• Managed a wide variety of materials from petro chemicals to bulk and retail food stuffs.
• Maintained control of over $200 million in active cargo movement to and from three continents.
• Reduced logistics costs annually by 15% in one market in less than 80 days.

1/7/2010 – 7/15/2012
SKYY Spirits/Campari America (1.14 Billion Euro Public Company)
Sr. Manager Import Supply Chain
• Managed imports of 1,600 containers of imported spirits from various suppliers globally.
• Maintained a 98% customer fulfillment rate from two distribution warehouses.
• Decreased shipping costs by $300 thousand by using a heavy container technique.

Sr. Innovations Manager
• Successfully completed global re-launch of Wild Turkey brand.
• Successfully completed launch of four new SKYY Infusion flavors.
• Successfully completed launch of new tequila brand Espolon.
• Successfully completed 20 Value Added Package launches.
• Decreased innovation costs of Value Added Packs by $200 thousand.

12/2006 – 4/2009
Annie’s Inc, Napa California ($130 Million equity held company)
Director of Operations
Manage supply chain
• Consolidated vendors and purchasing contracts from three separate supply chains resulting in $100,000 savings due to better leverage.
• Conducted co-manufacture search, qualifying several candidates to improve brand performance and lower costs resulting in $200,000 in positive purchase variance.
• Developed commodity hedging programs resulting in more stable material costs protecting material costs.
• Direct seven planners and purchasing staff.
• Responsible for $50 million in purchasing for over 2,000 component line items.
Maintain high customer fill rate
• Successfully turned around brand fill rates from 85% to over 99% in less than seven months.
• Created new processes and procedures to implement best practices for maintaining lower inventory and better fill rates.
Direct nine co-manufactures
• Improved co-manufactures communication and line efficiencies reducing manufacturing variances.
• Conducted quarterly business reviews to identify and root cause manufacturing and purchasing variances.
• Directly responsible of P&L of Co-manufactures.
• Developed communication systems that improved flow of information which reduced scheduling conflicts due to different time zones.
• Improved Bills of Materials to reduce waste and hidden variances.
Major Projects
• Established Gold Book for each brand providing single point of truth for all reference materials.
• Lead and supervised third party audits of co-manufactures for AIB and Food Safe audits.

4/2003 – 12/2006
G.L. Mezzetta, Inc., American Canyon, CA ($100 Million privately held company)
Manager of International Supply Chain & Manufacturing Cost Accounting
• Achieved over $500,000 in positive purchasing variances.
• Responsible for both domestic and imported procurement of over thirty million dollars of raw material and packaging. Clearing over 400+ TEU per year.
• Negotiated vendor and freight contracts saving over $300,000 over four years.
• Lead three capital improvement projects that all achieved IRI in less than eighteen months.
• Created purchasing and manufacturing reporting process that identified line item variances resulting in an annual savings of over $700,000.
• Perform annual updates, and application of cost to any new products introduced in the system.
• Analyze and explain monthly manufacturing variances, and prepare entries for variances, capitalization and amortization in a multi-product line environment. Monthly analysis and reconciliation of all Inventory and COGS related accounts.
• Participated in all third party audits by AIB and Food Safe Audits.
• Fully versed in ERP & MRP software and systems.

1/1999 – 4/2003
MBA Polymers, Richmond, CA  ($70 million multinational privately held company
Operations Manager
• Developed and implemented manufacturing process and cost improvements resulting in $100,000 in savings.
• Managed international supply chain of over 100,000 tons of material.
• Responsible for operations oversight of sister plants in China and Austria.
• Lead the production engineering design, implementation and commissioning of production and material handling machinery for a cutting-edge engineering plastics recycling plant.
• Developed multi-tier operating plans to support marketing and sales growth plans.
• Staffed all departments within the manufacturing area. Interfaced with other departments in the supply chain, including finance, shipping, receiving, marketing, sales, quality control and new product planning.

1994 – 1999
American Rice Inc./Vina Food II Can Tho, Viet Nam ($500 Million multinational publicly held company)
Facility Director
• Promoted from subsidiary company Comet Ventures Plant Manager of Maxwell and Freeport facilities to direct all Viet Nam operations.
• Full responsibility for P&L and raw material supply chain from farm to shipment.
• Instituted cost control reporting measures to allow for the tracking of fixed and variable cost standards against production resulting in $300,000 in savings.
• Developed and implemented vessel loading processes that saved over $1.5 million in loading and ship charter costs.
• Worked with U.S. Sales to develop projections for bulk commodity sales of over 200 thousand tons of product per year.
• Played a primary role as part of a team of three expatriates in the start up of the first American / Vietnamese joint ventures after normalization of relations.
• Automated the production process and trained plant personnel in the use of networks and computer-controlled manufacturing. Managed all aspects of supply chain procurement, receiving, production, third party inspection and shipping of high-grade quality rice to worldwide destinations and customers.

1992 – 1993
Comet Ventures, Division of American Rice Inc ($50 Million subsidiary of Americal Rice Inc.)
Plant Manager
Maxwell, CA & Freeport, TX
• Developed a container loading system that increased load ability by 10%. Introduced new quality tests and techniques that reduced product rejection by 80% increasing sales more than $10 million in sales. Oversight and management of all supply chain purchasing and vendor relations of both domestically and internationally to a Free Trade Zone production facility.
• Managed all aspects of flourmill plant operations of the Freeport Texas facility of American Rice. Automated the production process and trained plant personnel in the use of networks and computer-controlled manufacturing.
• Developed reporting mechanisms to track all areas of production, quality and maintenance. Worked to improve the selection and shipping of raw material.
• Successfully designed “Japanese Style” rice washing facility to enhance sales to Japanese customers. Reduced overhead costs by 15% while increasing capacity by 5%.
• Formed a cohesive team of local managers for various departments from the over 500 staff.