|Desired Industry: Manufacturing
|Desired Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia
||Date Posted: 1/10/2012
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Masters
||Willing to Relocate: No
Distribution / Operations / Plant Management
Ensuring Operational Excellence Through Continuous
Improvement & Efficiency Gains
Incisive, action-oriented professional with an
impeccable list of accomplishments spanning more
than 15 years for some of the largest food
manufacturers in the world. A resourceful problem
solver and team leader able to analyze trends and
drive measureable results to boost profitability.
Experienced in all aspects of plant operations
which include planning, distribution, production,
quality and cost control; from the warehouse to
customer service. Extensive training background
with demonstrated success in motivating team
members towards optimal performance.
Sara Lee Bakery Group, Decatur, GA, 2011 to 2011
Charged with providing daily direction and guidance
to 200 employees within 5 departments, with a key
focus on achieving plant efficiency goals. Ensured
strict compliance of FDA, EPA, OSHA and HAACP
**Steered LEAN activities with complete control,
execution and quality, which included training
team members and resolving problems to improve
overall performance to meet plant objectives.
**Established two Continuous Improvement groups
to focus on quality and introduced new huddle
meetings for each shift which improved
communication and overall morale among
supervisors and team members.
**Reduced amount of burnt and foreign materials
in bakery products by 2% within 2 months as a
result of continuous improvement initiatives.
Ralcorp/Bremner Food Group, Princeton, KY,
2008 to 2010
Operations Manager/Cookies and Crackers
Led the planning, coordination and management of
all plant operations which included overseeing
600 employees with 7 managers as direct reports,
and a budget of $7 million. Controlled all costs,
production, quality and distribution to
successfully meet the cracker manufacturing
facility goals. Included capital projects, labor
management relationships with BCTGM and continuous
**Developed top performing task force teams and
spearheaded the completion of The Continuous
Mixer; a new $20 million continuous improvement
project for 2010.
**Successfully remained at or under budget and
ensured managers maintained their budgets.
Implemented several key initiatives to reduce
costs. Designed processes and procedures to
improve packaging and baking.
**Increased performance in a non-union environment
by empowering team leaders, and implementing an
open line of communication between management
and employees through brain storming sessions.
**Improved fermentation time on crackers from 24
to 12 hours without down time in production.
**Outsourced a new sanitation crew resulting in a
significant reduction in maintenance costs.
Interstate Brands Corp (IBC), Cincinnati, OH,
2003 to 2007
Plant Manager/Continuous Improvement Trainer
Brought on board to lead the production and
distribution of products through effective cost
control, budgeting and continuous improvement.
Managed 350 employees throughout various
divisions. Effectively led manager and supervisor
**Reduced labor costs by re-directing three
employees to other departments based on their
**Steered Union negotiations, and successfully
implemented policies that are still in place
**Implemented a new safety program with
walk-throughs for each manager and their leads,
resulting in safety awareness and significant
cost savings. This was part of a LEAN driven
**Achieved top scores for driving quality in
bread resulting in the Cincinnati plant ranking
among the highest in the division.
Country Pure Foods, Akron, OH / Ellington, CT,
2000 to 2003
Recruited to improve low plant deficiencies.
Oversaw multiple plants, product quality, costs,
P&L, budgeting and modification of production and
inventory programs affecting company profitability.
Coached and mentored employees in the areas of
Process and Product Quality.
**Successfully managed vendor relationships and
extended plant contract from three to four years
with favorable terms.
**Turned around Connecticut plant operations
through key continuous improvement initiatives
which also improved downtime such as: re-trained
supervisors and employees on productivity, and
introduced safety meetings.
**Increased efficiency from 44% to 72% within 3
months resulting in a vast improvement in
Frito Lay, Canton/Wooster, OH, 1994 to 2000
Site/ General Manager
Oversaw 14 managers and an additional 70-100
employees while directing Production and
Distribution operations at the Canton and Wooster
facilities. Maintained a key focus on safety,
proper compliance, cleanliness, budgeting and
administration functions for on-time delivery,
accuracy and performance.
**Developed policies and procedures while ensuring
compliance in order to meet operational objectives.
**Successfully managed a manufacturing budget of
over $6.4 million and a materials budget of $20
**Implemented continuous improvement initiatives
resulting in a 21.2% improvement in safety.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Master of Arts: Administration
(All Courses Completed; awaiting thesis for degree)
Bachelor of Science: Business/Education
**Spearheaded several continuous improvement
programs resulting in the following: Over 21%
improvement in safety for Frito Lay, a 2%
reduction in foreign materials for Sara Lee
and 30% efficiency gains for Country Pure Foods.
**Proven track record for ensuring the timely
movement and processing of product, while
promoting a culture of safety throughout
warehouse and distribution environments.
**Skilled in improving downtime and in delivering
the highest levels of cost-savings without
sacrificing revenue. Reduced downtime by 2.4%
within an 8 month period for IBC.
**Ranked #2 throughout the nation in Product
Quality for IBC with a 96.5% score in dough alone.
**Well versed in change management and serve as the
*go to* expert for turning around under-performing
operations. Experienced in managing multiple
managers simultaneously. Additional areas of
*Production and Delivery
*Training & Development
*Cost Savings Implementation
*Vendor Relations Management
*Continuous Improvement Programs
*Quality Assurance/Quality Control
*P&L and Budget Management
*Accounting/Bookkeeping & Payroll
*LEAN Initiatives/LEAN Plant Management
Certified Trainer in Plant Start-Up
Train the Trainer-Diversity Training
A.I.B. Correspondence Course
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