Vice President/Director of Operation/Supply Chain Resume
|Desired Industry: Executive
|Desired Job Location: Findlay, Ohio
||Date Posted: 8/21/2017
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediately
|Desired Wage: 135000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel:
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Seasoned, astute, and results-oriented professional, offering extensive experience in supply chain and technical operations management
within the manufacturing industry; encompassing strategic planning, project management, pricing negotiation, and change
implementation. Articulate communicator with multilingual fluency in English, Gujarati, and Hindi.
Business Process Improvement: Skilled at developing and executing cost-effective solutions toward the achievement of company goals and
objectives utilizing Six Sigma methodology.
Astute Team Direction: Adeptness in interpreting a wide range of business initiatives into clear team objectives and solid individual
goals; as well as defining and implementing processes and systems to boost productivity, efficiency, and quality of operations.
Staff Motivation and Collaboration: Efficiency in establishing a team environment to maximize best results as well as in delivering
professional service in sharing responsibilities and accountabilities for both routine and important tasks and decisions.
Technical Proficiency: Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab, SIMULIA Abaqus, Python, VBA, and Microsoft Project.
Kuss Filtration Inc., Findlay, OH
Director of Supply Chain 2015–2017
Oversaw daily business operations, including material purchasing, logistics, warehousing, and supplier relations, as well as overall
budget of $14M. Ensured alignment with company manufacturing strategy in developing third-party manufacturers in China. Worked closely
with chief executive officer and leadership group on current key performance indicators (KPIs); forecasting and operational needs; and
90-day work plan development. Interfaced with direct reports to discuss the plan and departmental KPIs; provide instruction on their
own work strategy; acquire necessary feedback; and identify areas for improvement. Facilitated project review sessions and attended
executive staff meetings to present status to the leadership.
Led the migration of 5-10% production volume to third-party manufacturers in China, while maintaining technical specification
standards that brought net positive gain of $500K on various purchases valued at $2M and resulted to additional capacity of the local
Drove key efforts toward the approval of new suppliers in low-cost country, which significantly brought 6% net sales increase, while
maintaining 15% margin within the existing customer base.
New Product Introduction Manager 2014–2015
Managed robust launch process for new filtration products based on inputs from Sales, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and
Manufacturing teams. Interfaced with product engineers, as well as manufacturing and quality managers to review new perspective
business, including capacity requirement estimation and feasibility study. Facilitated the evaluation of past project success and
failures to update and/or create new processes for product launch. Coordinated with manufacturing engineers on feasibility studies of
third-party manufacturers. Managed the procurement of required tooling by selecting the appropriate supplier within the allotted cost
target. Performed follow-ups with the team to estimate delays and cost increase, as well as provide notification to the upper
management as necessary. Conducted facility and process audits to recommend improvements and identify opportunities to optimize
Developed and executed a robust workbook with phase-gate checks, focusing on KPIs for cross-functional leaders within their
Increased total overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by 6% in a year through various in-tank filters.
Procured new molds and tooling at customer’s cost that enhanced operational efficiency, while achieving more than $750K on replacement
tooling purchase valued at $2M.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, Findlay, OH
Commercial Tire Engineer 2012–2014
Took charge of new commercial tires development and project planning for new product launch, including new concept and test creation,
product bench marking, prototype procurement, technical sales support. Provided expert oversight to the Marketing Analytics Team,
while providing support to the Management Team on manufacturing strategy following an acquisition attempt.
Attained annual savings of $250K by converting competitor's truck fleet to company's customer and long-term partner for testing
Succeeded in introducing two new commercial tires, waste hauling application and trailer tire; offered hands-on support to various
teams on five new product launches.
Spearheaded numerous product optimization programs through Six Sigma methodology in collaboration with cross-functional teams and
Presided over technical training to fellow engineers, including seven coops with 95% retention rate.
Research Engineer 2008-2012
Utilized computer-aided engineering (CAE) -based tire modeling system to provide simulation support, while working closely with tire
engineers on products development to expedite product launches. Expertly handled various design of experiments (DOE) projects for
Continuous Process Improvements Team through Six Sigma methodology. Obtained understanding of customer needs to integrate with product
performance requirement. Communicated with product account manager to finalize product specification. Contributed key insights for
concept development and validated through CAE simulations. Partnered with manufacturing plant to schedule production part approval
process (PPAP); as well as commercial team to create product features and aid with technical specification for catalogues.
Enhanced the capabilities of in-house tire modeling system through execution of new tools and procedures with different software
Modern Computational Technologies Inc. Cincinnati, OH
Research Engineer 2006–2008
Endurica LLC Findlay, OH
Independent Contractor 2011–2013
Carried out problem resolution, virtual test design, simulation analysis, and customer presentation and documentation; as well as
material database creation and management. Held accountable for material modeling, online portal creation, and database security.
Master of Business Administration: 2014 | Bowling Green State University, Perrysburg, OH
Postdoctoral Research Associate: 2008
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets (CSAR), IL
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering: 2006 | New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering: 2004 | New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering: 2000 | National Institute of Technology, Surat, GJ, India
Negotiation Training, KARRASS® | AMA Commercial Writing Course, New York, NY
Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro, NC
Six-Sigma Courses: Green Belt (DMAIC) | Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Cooper, Findlay, OH
Basic Microsoft Excel Course, Cooper, Findlay, OH
Internal Auditor for TS 16949, Cooper, Findlay, OH
A Short Course on Tire Mechanics, Tire Society, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Multiple Regional User’s Meetings, SIMULIA Software
Tire Modeling | Introduction of Python and Scripting | GUI customization with ABAQUS, SIMULIA, Erie, OH
| APICS | Senior Executive Network
Awards and Honors
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, PEAK Award | Tire Society, Award Committee Member
Graduate Student Association and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Excellence Awards
United States of America Citizenship, EB-1 Category (Outstanding Researcher)
Student Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi | Alpha Epsilon Lambda
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