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Vice President of Operations Resume

Desired Industry: Manufacturing SpiderID: 81244
Desired Job Location: Fair Lawn, New Jersey Date Posted: 7/22/2018
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 210000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No

Growth-focused, results-oriented, and seasoned executive with more than 30 years of accomplishment-laden experience in all aspects of global operations and manufacturing management within various industries.
Equipped with strong expertise in developing and implementing innovative strategies, business plans, and initiatives, as well as driving process improvements to attain set-forth objectives and goals. Effective leader and concept-to-execution driver, with proven expertise in accomplishing various projects from inception to completion and delivery. Recognized for strategic and proactive management approach in identifying complex solutions and coordinating team efforts to achieve smooth and productive operations. Technically and functionally proficient with SAP and Microsoft Excel.

VitaQuest Int’l  West Caldwell, NJ
Vice President of Operations Aug 2013–Present
Director of SAP May 2010–Aug 2013
Lead the creation of high-level strategic vision and translate into meaningful and tactical development in partnership closely with department heads.
Spearhead the implementation of the following:
Multiple functionalities in purchasing, manufacturing, sales, and customer service to increase efficiencies, which involve source lists, vendor material information records, auto faxing, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) functionalities, Kanban, scale pricing, and numerous controls for regulatory compliance; and
Major project of “Quote to Production” encompassing the entire organization.

Key Accomplishments:
Received promotion to vice president of operations, while managing SAP.
Headed the acquisition of the most functionality of SAP for operations, as well as the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) recertification.
Made substantial contribution in eliminating the double handling of bulk pack-outs for customer requirements, thereby saving $75,000 annually.
Successfully implemented the automation of labor recordings toward integration to SAP which reduced four headcount; obtained accurate recordings of labor hours, run rates, and downtimes; and identified root causes of downtimes.
Reduced process orders by 14% which equated to a decrease of direct labor charges of $98K & quality control testing and utilities for an additional $22k for total yearly savings of $120K.
Worked with company’s largest customer, Culturelle, to put together an automated calculation for their variable potency raw mat’l. This ensured our continued business with them.

Takasago International  Rockleigh, NJ
Director, Systems / Manufacturing Operations February 1994–May 2010
Took charge of SAP-related development and configuration initiatives throughout Mexico and the United States.
Provided direct supervision to the SAP Team comprised of 4 employees in the United States, 3 overseas, and over 30 consultants.
Ensured fulfillment of company needs through evaluation and recommendations of changes to current and future SAP system.
Performed deadlines arrangements, tasks assignment, and SAP system progress monitoring, while providing assessment to the system and users’ needs.
Devised and modified configuration and ABAP programs by creating detailed description of system functions and steps.
Conducted keen analysis, testing, debugging, support, and reorganization of programs with ABAPERs.
Set strategic direction to the implementation of production planning (PP) module across Mexico and the United States.
Developed business flow, blue print, work Centers, MRP controllers, and all manuals for users relevant to production.
Carried out definition of new plants, storage locations, purchasing organizations, purchasing groups; arrangement of stock transport parameters; generation of new message types for purchase orders; and establishment of tolerance limits for invoices.
Oversaw warehouse management (WM) functions involving the following:
Classification of warehouses, storage types, storage sections;
Development of various stock placement and removal strategies, control parameters for handling all transfers, and movement types to track materials at container level;
Initiation of tolerance values for goods receipt, transfer order, invoice, and production order; and
Testing of IM and WM transactions such as material postings, goods receipt, goods issue, and stock transfers.
Handled plant operations with $70M budget and 50 employees comprised of production, processing, equipment, facilities, safety, compliance, procurement, personnel, planning, quality, inventory, systems, and warehousing as director of manufacturing.

Key Accomplishments:
Earned promotion from plant and process development engineer, assistant plant manager, director of manufacturing to director of business systems development in providing impact to operations of the two plants in Mexico and New Jersey for world’s fifth largest flavor and fragrance manufacturer.
Headed the successful completion of major SAP implementation project in the integration of three manufacturing sites with seven direct reports.
Drove key initiatives toward the achievement of the following reduction:
45% in processing MRP;
50% in processing of purchase orders;
25% in extract processing time;
85% in compounding errors; and
50% in processing of pilot plant orders.
Reduced invoicing to customers by average of 2 days which increased cash flow by $1.2M.
Boosted production rate by 24% with SUM implementation, which involved scanning technology.
Obtained ABA approval and lessened outside auditing from three times a year to once a year through execution of current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) in production and warehousing in compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Improved physical inventory variances, prior to 2005 2-3%, after to 0.19% which amounted to $16K out of $8.5M.
Served as the driving force for the successful purchasing and installation of automatic compounding robot and integration within SAP system in pilot plant and plant operations.
Earned President’s Award for the storage unit management project through virtual elimination of errors in GR’s, GI’s, goods movements, compounding, shipping, and deliveries.
Succeeded in accomplishing Japanese version of Sarbanes-Oxley (J-SOX) through numerous SAP controls such as sensitive fields that required two approvals, segregation of duties, and non-changeable fields.
Handled effective SAP implementation project, boosting profitability and controlling the loss of revenues and customers.

Earlier Career

Crompton & Knowles  Mahwah, NJ
Plant / Project Engineer

Smithkline Beecham  Clifton, NJ
Manufacturing Supervisor / Logistics Manager

National Starch & Chemical  Bridgewater, NJ
Tech. Service Engineer

Dannon Yogurt, East Rutherford, NJ
Production Supervisor

Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University  Teaneck, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University  Syracuse, NY

Plant Management | Production Planning | Quality Control/Assurance| System Implementation
Root Cause Analysis | Continuous Process Development | Organizational and Staff Leadership
Team Building and Training | Customer Service | Regulatory Compliance | SAP, Functional, and Technical

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