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Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Location:
Baldwin Park, California, 91706, United States
Posted:
March 15, 2011

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KENNETH W. SHROPSHIRE

**** ****** **, #* . ******* Park, CA 91706-5136

abg8f8@r.postjobfree.com . 310.***.****

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI

Ross School of Business

Master of Business Administration, April 2001

Awarded JP Morgan Chase Fellowship

Activities: Co-Chairman of Funds Black Business Student Association,

Finance Club

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY

Annapolis, MD

Bachelor of Science Economics, May 1993

Activities: Midshipman's Black Studies Club Officer, H.S. Math/Science

Tutor

EXPERIENCE

HERBALIFE INTERNATIONAL

Los Angeles, CA

2007-Present

Global Operations Director, Process Improvement

Implemented an Continuous Improvement Program at Herbalife International

($4BN Retail Sales) and responsible for overseeing training development,

coaching and mentoring of the Herbalife Executive Team, Project Champions,

MBB, Black Belts (BB) and Green Belts (GB) while ensuring that Herbalife

achieves Value Realization of $3.6M on all project activities within first

12 months of the program.

Aggressively established a process-focus mindset within Herbalife's Global

Operations Group ($350M Budget) through working closely with the

Distribution Centers, Transportation, Planning, Purchasing and Change

Control Groups in North & South America, Central America, Europe & Asia

Instrumental in revamping and synchronizing Key Performance Indicators

(KPI's) for Distribution Centers in North, South and Central America which

identified Global Process Improvement Initiatives and capital investment

gaps for Herbalife Executive Team to target

Led multiple Value Stream Mapping (VSM) sessions at Top 3 Contract

Manufactures ($120M Spend) to identify and execute multiple "Cost-out"

initiatives, which resulted in improved operations and over $750K of

savings for both Herbalife and the Contract Manufacturers

Responsible for mentoring 200-person China Operations Team (Shanghai &

Suzhou, China) in streamlining both the Manufacturing & Distribution

processes to over 90 Retail Stores, 1-3PL Distribution Center which

reduced Backorders to .3% in a double-digit growth environment

ACCENTURE (GEORGE GROUP CONSULTING, LLP)

Washington, DC

2006-2007

Engagement Director, Lean Operations

Spearheaded Lean Six Sigma deployment within the U.S. Army and responsible

for all training, coaching and mentoring of Executives (Civilian & Flag

Officer Level), Project Sponsors, Black Belts and Green Belts while

facilitating the Army's drive toward achieving $6.9 BN in expense

reduction within the next 24 months

Engagement Director to NETCOM/9th SC(A) in FT. Huachuca, AZ advising the

Command Deployment Director and Major General (2-Star) in implementing LSS

in a Global Organization (15000) through facilitating the execution of

projects and training the Staff & Directorate Leaders (Colonels) in

Championing LSS BB/GB Projects yielding in aggregate over $45M in

financial benefit

Deployment Advisor to the 88th and 84th Ready Reserve Commands in driving

multiple process improvement projects to increase readiness within both

commands in support of current operational commitments

ING FINANCIAL SERVICES

Los Angeles,

CA

2005-2006

Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Brokerage Operations

Reporting directly to the COO, responsible for deploying and implementing

Six Sigma within the U.S. for ING Financial Services to include hiring,

developing and mentoring 8 FTEs (5 Six Sigma Black Belts & 3 Project

Managers) while operating a $3.2 million budget

As a change agent, developed strong relations with the Executive and

Senior Leadership team in identifying, prioritizing and executing over 7

Strategic projects which resulted in over $1.5 million dollars in Six

Sigma benefits within the first year

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Fairfield, CT

2002-2005

Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Corporate Audit Staff

In support of GE CFO, complete oversight for structuring, driving,

coaching and executing initiatives for process improvements in financial

and operational excellence for 5 GE Global Businesses (GE Healthcare

Technology, Genworth, GE Energy, GE Transportation & NBC Universal)

through leading a Global Team of over 450 Black Belts on GE's Corporate

Audit Staff

Directed, coached and mentored 45 Exempt personnel in using Six Sigma

methodology to implement 57 Green Belt projects in a manufacturing

environment which resulted in savings of $2.5 million in Operating Margin,

of which $450K was reduced manufacturing losses (40% improvement from

previous year), $1.1 million in Working Capital and $1.7 million in

Customer Savings.

As leader of a 10 member team, initiated a division-wide project to

monitor costs for military aircraft engines spare parts which resulted in

an IT platform implementation for Finance organization to better track

part costs which also aligned tracking for the Supply Chain, Contracts and

Negotiations Teams

UNITED STATES NAVY

Yokosuka, Japan

1993-1999

Surface Warfare Officer

Directed and coordinated 15 satellite offices in recruiting talented

recent college graduates through launching an effective on-campus

marketing campaign which tripled the number of incoming minority naval

officer candidates matriculating through the Los Angeles Recruiting

District.

Executed tactical and logistical support to a multinational task force

consisting of 9 U.S. Navy ships, 5 Japanese Navy ships and 4 Republic of

Korea Navy ships which involved moving over 225 million pounds of military

hardware and 850 personnel from all 18 ships to the South Korean Peninsula

in less than 8 hours which successfully streamlined a contingency plan for

future amphibious assault operations on the peninsula.

Led and managed 45 technicians in daily operations and maintenance of the

propulsion and electrical power generation plants ensuring 100% plant

operability which successfully recertified the plant under the DOD

Engineering Readiness Inspection Teams while onboard USS OBRIEN (DD 975)

in Yokosuka, Japan

Coordinated and directed flawless missile firing exercises onboard USS

OBRIEN (DD 975)in the South Pacific involving U.S. and multi-national

naval warships which successfully provided critical tracking data for use

in future missile firing operations.

ADDITIONAL

GE Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (2005)

GE Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (2003)

Awarded 2 Navy Commendation Medals, 2 Navy Achievement Medals

Enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, military history, grilling

and wine-tasting



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